Dr. Martin Odiit is a Medical Doctor with a MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to his current position he was the UNAIDS Country Director for Somalia and UNAIDS Strategic Information Advisor in Namibia. His previous positions were with the UNAIDS Uganda office, the Uganda AIDS Control Project funded by the World Bank, and the USAID funded Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care in Kampala. He has also worked as an epidemiologist and researcher with the Uganda Government. In total, he has 28 years experience in the field of health and development. He is married and has 3 children.    
Overall Mandate  Through a series of goals, resolutions and declarations adopted by Member Nations of the United Nations, the world has a set of commitments, actions and goals to stop and reverse the spread of HIV and scale up the universal access. UNAIDS is an innovative United Nations partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.