Biomedical scientist in global health research

Phuthumani Mlotshwa

Affiliated to research

About me

I am a Master in Global Health graduate 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 currently a board member of the Swedish Organization for Global Health, functioning as the Decolonizing Minds project coordinator, and an alumnus of the Global Shapers Community (an initiative of the World Economic Forum).

Research description

I have has been involved in the Global Child Health and Sustainable Development Goals group’s PIPOC project since February 2020. My work started as a Master's thesis on the use of biomarkers for central nervous system infections in pediatrics and then evolved to ensuring data quality for the PIPOC clinical trial, and I am currently involved in the writing of two publications associated with the clinical trial.


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