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Ministry of Health launches the Uganda Public Health Fellowship program – Laboratory Leadership Track

Africana - 25th July 2023 

The Ministry of Health launched the Uganda Public Health Fellowship program, specifically focusing on the Laboratory Leadership Track. The official inauguration of this program took place at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

This pioneering cohort of the fellowship program consists of five fellows, two of whom have been assigned to the National Health Laboratory and Diagnostic Services Department. The five fellows are Martha Nankya, Anthony Kiyimba, Priscilla Atim, Shem Mwebaza, and Leah Naluwaga Baliruno.

The Laboratory Leadership Program is a comprehensive two-year, in-service training fellowship. During this period, participants dedicate their efforts to enhancing their competencies in various aspects of laboratory leadership. These aspects include lab-based surveillance, lab quality management systems, policy and management, as well as outbreak investigation and coordination.

More details are in the July 2023 edition of the Lab digest.