Dr. Andrew Baguma
Andrew Baguma is microbiologist, currently a Lecturer (Microbiology and immunology) at Kabale University (KU), School of Medicine. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Microbiology, Master’s Degree in Medical Microbiology (MSc.) and Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology (BBLT) and completing Masters of Public Health (Infectious diseases).
He brings on board many years of national and international experience in laboratory medicine and vast expertise in laboratory systems strengthening, laboratory readiness and rapid response to both infectious disease epidemics and pandemics. He has high-level of leadership, training and mentorship skills in laboratory quality management systems (LQMS), Biosafety and Biosecurity (BSBS), infection prevention and control (IPC) with emphasis on waste management and Antimicrobial stewardship. In addition, Andrew is also highly specialized Laboratory scientist, who is significantly proficient to use scientific approach to builds systems efficiency and research implementation. He has an excellent planning, problem solving and strategic thinking skills with track record of proven leadership ability to work amongst diverse groups.
Infection/viral Pathogen Biology, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), and Molecular Diagnostics, Biosafety and biosecurity and Laboratory quality management (LQMS), and systems strengthening.