Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is a Ugandan veterinarian and founder of Conservation Through Public Health, an organisation dedicated to the coexistence of endangered mountain gorillas, other wildlife, humans, and livestock in Africa.
Kalema-Zikusoka was Uganda’s first wildlife veterinary officer and was the star of the BBC documentary, Gladys the African Vet. In 2009 she won the Whitley Gold Award for her conservation work. In December 2021 she was proclaimed a United Nations Environment Programme‘s Champion of the Earth for Science and Innovation for her work with the One Health initiative.
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