Dr Godwin Anywar has been selected as one of the four recipients of this year’s Uganda Textbook Academic and Non-Fiction Authors’ Association (UTANA) Grant Scheme Award to complete and publish his book titled "A handbook on medicinal plants and HIV/AIDS".
The UTANA Grant Scheme for Authors (UGSA) supports both academic and general non-fiction writers to complete and publish their work. Supported by the Norwegian Association of Non-Fiction Writers and Translators (NFFO), the grant covers book review, editing and publication.
The overall goal of UGSA is to strengthen authorship capacity for increased availability and accessibility of Ugandan authored books on the world market.
Dr Anywar is a Lecturer in the Department of Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University. He is actively involved in research, formulation and development of different natural products, which include herbal teas for different ailments, mosquito repellents, and skin ointments. He has researched the antiviral and immunomodulatory effects of some Ugandan medicinal plants used by traditional healers in the management of HIV/AIDS.