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Jane Juma

Jane Juma has over 20 years working experience in a medical research set up and currently works at- the Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) – Mali in several research studies, including the Enterics for Global Health (EFGH) study where she oversees all sample testing. She hold a master’s degree in Community Health and Development from Greats Lake University of Kisumu, Kenya. She has a higher diploma in Medical Biotechnology and diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Kenya Technical University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Jane has a wealth of experience pertaining to bacteriology (isolation and identification of bacterial pathogens from different sample types and AST testing) and molecular testing (conventional PCR, RT-PCR, TaqMan array card and sequencing of various pathogens). From 2000 to February 2021, Jane worked at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)-Center for Global Health in Kisumu, Kenya in various capacities as a laboratory scientist collaborating with partners both locally and internationally. She participated in several diarrheal disease studies including the WHO-funded Rotavirus study, RIPEK, GEMS and VIDA, which have contributed to the existing scientific knowledge and led to interventions that improves public health worldwide. Additionally, she has contributed to standard operating procedures and scientific manuscripts writing with one publication as the leading author and over 10 publications as a co-author.