The 2nd IASTED African Conference on
Health Informatics
AfricaHI 2012

Science and Technology - A Platform for Sustainable Development

September 3 – 5, 2012
Gaborone, Botswana


Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Sweet World with a Bitter End

Dr. C.L. Onen
Gaborone Private Hospital, Botswana

Biography of the Invited Speaker

Invited Speaker Portrait

Dr Churchill Lukwiya Onen
Senior Consultant Physician
Centre for Chronic Diseases, Gaborone Private Hospital
Dr. Onen qualified from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda with MBChB in 1979, and an M.Med (Internal Medicine) in 1984. He was the first black African to give the prestigious Lilly Lecture at the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2004. The following year, he was awarded a Fellowship to the Royal College of Physicians.
Dr. Onen obtained an MD from Makerere University in 2010 based on a thesis on macrovascular complications of diabetes in adults in Botswana. He is the founder and president of Diabetes Association of Botswana. He was also Project Manager of MASA, the pioneering antiretroviral therapy programme in Botswana, which began in 2002.
Centre for Chronic Diseases is a private practice integrating a melting pot of interests including Diabetes, Cardiology, Cardiovascular diseases, Gastroenterology and Infectious Diseases, among others.