© 2015 Sarah E. Rich

Godwin Anywar

RISE Degree(s) 

MSc in Botany from Makerere University

RISE Network(s) 

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda


MSc topic: Ethnobotanical research of medicinal plants used for treating malaria in different parts of Uganda

Mr. Anywar is Co-Principal Investigator on the Multidisciplinary University Traditional Health Initiative (MUTHI) project. The project research team is currently carrying out a retrospective treatment outcome (RTO) study for presumed malaria in Uganda. MUTHI is an EU-funded project aimed at strengthening capacity in research on traditional medicines. It consists of a consortium of universities from Europe and Africa including Oxford, Amsterdam, Oslo, Bamako (Mali), Makerere (Uganda), Free State and Western Cape (South Africa).

He is actively involved in formulating and developing different natural products, which include herbal teas for different ailments, mosquito repellents, and skin ointments, among others.

He is currently writing a PhD proposal on the antiviral properties of selected Ugandan medicinal plants used in treating HIV/AIDS, specifically HIV-type 1.

He has also researched the antiviral and immunonomodulatory effects of some Ugandan medicinal plants used by traditional healers in the management of HIV/AIDS.

Mr. Anywar's CV can be found here.

Selected Publications 

Kakudidi E, Kirimuhuzya C, Anywar G, Katuura E, Kiguli J. 2016. Medicinal plants used in the management of noncommunicable diseases in Uganda. In Medicinal Plants: Recent Advances in Research and Development, pp. 397–418. Springer.

Anywar GU, Kibuuka M. 2015. Medicinal plants species used in the management of hernia by traditional medicine practitioners in central uganda. J. Ethnobot. Appl. Res.

Anywar G, van’t Klooster CIEA, Byamukama R, Wilcox M, Nalumansi PA, et al. 2016. Medicinal plants used in the treatment and prevention of malaria in Cegere Sub-County, northern Uganda. Ethnobot. Res. Appl. 14:505–16.

Anywar GU, Kirimuhuzya C. 2015. Phytochemical profile and antibacterial activity of crude extracts of the pod of Aframomum angustifolium (Sonn.) K. Schum. Eur. J. Biol. Res. 5(2):36–41.

Ntume R, Anywar GU. 2015. Ethnopharmacological survey of medicinal plants used in the treatment of snakebites in Central Uganda. Curr. Life Sci. 1(1):6–14.

Kakudidi E, Anywar GU, Fredric A, Ogwal-Okeng J. 2015. Antifungal medicinal plants used by communities adjacent to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. European J. Med. Plants. 7(4):184–92.

Kakudidi E, Ayorekire F, Okeng-Ogwal J, Anywar G. 2015. Phytochemical analysis and screening of Ugandan medicinal plants for antifungal activity against Candida albicans Kakudidi. Int. J. Trop. Dis. Heal. 9(1):1–8.

Anywar G, Oryem-Origa H, Kamatenesi-Mugisha M. 2014. Wild Plants Used as Nutraceuticals from Nebbi District, Uganda. European J. Med. Plants. 4(6):641–60.

Anywar G, Oryem-Origa H, Kamatenesi-Mugisha M. 2014. Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties of Some Wild Nutraceutical Plant Species from Nebbi District, Uganda. Br. J. Pharm. Res. 4(14):1753–61.

Email Address(es) 
ganywar@sci.mak.ac.ug / godwinanywar@gmail.com
RISE Degree(s) Completed 
January 2014