Date: 8 April 2020
Time: 3pm GMT +1
During this webinar, you can learn:
1. The laboratory testing currently available for sub-Saharan Africa
2. Equipment, staffing and commodity requirements with special attention to infection prevention and staff safety
3. How to perform common laboratory tests for COVID-19
During the webinar, you will receive downloadable resources for your patients and staff to get informed and stay safe during this pandemic.
Bios of expert speakers:
Professor Gerald Misinzo, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
Dr. Matilu Mwau, Director, Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases Control Research
Matilu Mwau is an infectious diseases researcher at the Kenya Medical Research Institute and a Visiting Professor, Nagasaki University. He is currently the Director, Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases Control Research (KEMRI). He was the Executive Director, Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR), from 2014-2016. Between 2013 and 2014, he was Associate Professor in Medical Microbiology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He holds a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Nairobi, a Master’s degree in Tropical Medicine from Nagasaki University and a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Medicine (Immunology) from Oxford University. His infectious diseases research revolves around HIV, malaria, human papillomavirus, leishmania, hepatitis, and arthropod-borne viruses, and he has published extensively in these areas.