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Named after Rev. Prof. Ann Bayley
Environment: Fully Air-conditioned
Learning Aid: Overhead Projectors,Whiteboard
Learning Aid:Public Address System
Capacity: 160

Rev. Prof. Ann Bayley Lecture Theatre

Rev. Prof. Ann Bayley

aAnne Bayley was born in 1934 and trained at Middlesex Hospital Medical School, qualifying in 1958. At the beginning of her career she held various posts in UK hospitals, although she also spent some time abroad, e.g. in 1961-1962 as Medical Officer at St. Francis' Hospital, Katete, Northern Rhodesia, and in 1968-1970 as Senior Registrar, Department of Surgery, Korle Bu Hospital, Accra Ghana. From 1971 to 1990 she held various posts in the Department of Surgery in the Medical School at the University of Zambia. She was also the first lady president of the Association of Surgeons of East Africa (1983 – 1984) and from 1977 onwards sat on its Council.

From 1974 to 1983 Anne Bayley's interests were in the area of primary hepatocellular carcinoma and in 1977 she developed a particular interest in Kaposi's Sarcoma, particularly the African endemic type. She first observed aggressive HIV-related Kaposi's Sarcoma in Lusaka in 1983 and confirmed this in 1984, when an antibody test had been developed and she was able to send samples to the UK for analysis. She subsequently followed the evolution of epidemic AIDS in Zambia closely. She saw very early AIDS patients in Zambia and elsewhere in East Africa, especially in Uganda in 1985, and attended the very first international AIDS conferences in the mid-1980s. She also undertook a serology survey in Lusaka in 1985 of patients with unusually aggressive form of Kaposi’s Sarcoma. The sent samples for testing came back as positive for the virus then known as HTLV-III