Elizabeth Lule, a Ugandan national, is currently the Manager of the World Bank AIDS Campaign Team for Africa (ACTAfrica), responsible for the overall policy direction and coordination of the World Bank’s HIV/AIDS work in Africa. She leads the ACTAfrica team’s efforts to facilitate the implementation of the Multi-Country HIV/AIDS Program (MAP) for Africa that has committed over $US 1.6 billion dollars in over 30 countries.
Prior to this, she was the World Bank’s Senior Advisor for Population and Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health holding the Human Development Vice-Presidency (2001-2006). She worked with the Bank’s Health, Nutrition and Population Sector Board to strengthen the Bank’s capacity and effectiveness in addressing population, reproductive health, maternal and child health issues in Bank operations and global knowledge management and sharing. She conducted analytical work, policy dialogue with client countries, including forging global partnerships and coalitions with other development partners.
She has published several journal articles and book chapters and is regularly invited to speak at international events and give lectures at Universities, including: Harvard University, The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University, and Johns Hopkins University. She has particular research interest in population issues, youth development, adolescent health, and reproductive health; she serves on various UN Task Teams for several of these issues. She is the Executive Producer of the award winning film Yellow Card that examines risky behaviors facing youth in Africa. She has advanced degrees from the London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Demography and Epidemiology.