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.


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Infection/viral Pathogen Biology, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), and Molecular Diagnostics, Biosafety and biosecurity and Laboratory quality management (LQMS), and systems strengthening.


Andrew Baguma1*, Benson Musinguzi2, Patrick Orikiriza3, and Joel Bazira4 . (2022) . Diversity and Distribution of Spa Types among Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Isolated From Humans and Livestock in Kabale District – South Western Uganda . Journal of Veterinary Health Science, 3(3), pp. 283-290.
Atek Atwiine Kagirita,1 Andrew Baguma,1,2 Tonny Jimmy Owalla,3 Joel Bazira,2 Samuel Majalija4 . (2017) . Molecular Characterization of Salmonella from Human and Animal Origins in Uganda . International Journal of Bacteriology, [online] Volume 2017( 4604789, ), p. 9. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4604789
Baguma Andrew 1, Atek Kagirita 2, Joel Bazira 3 . (2017) . Prevalence of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases-Producing Microorganisms in Patients Admitted at KRRH, Southwestern Uganda . International Journal of Microbiology, 2017


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