I hold a Master of Science in Global Health degree from Karolinska Institutet with substantial experience in biomedical sciences practice in Zimbabwe’s tertiary hospitals and in an international public health NGO. My work revolved around improving laboratory quality management toward accreditation, increasing access to tests for monitoring HIV treatment, and TB monitoring and surveillance testing.
I am a former board member of the Swedish Organization for Global Health, where I led the Decolonizing Minds project, and an alumnus of the Global Shapers Community (an initiative of the World Economic Forum).
My research is on the development and deployment of diagnostics for infectious diseases in low-resource settings (LRS). I have been involved in the Global Child Health and Sustainable Development Goals group’s PIPOC project since February 2020 and am currently part of the KI representation in the HoliCare consortium. The projects are focussed on the development and use of point-of-care diagnostics for infectious diseases in LRS, including the development of the supporting infrastructure for localized and sustainable diagnostics ecosystems.
Master of Medical Science in Global Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2020
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (Honors), University of Zimbabwe, 2010
Academic honours, awards and prizes
Swedish Institute Scholarship for Global Professionals, 2020