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An innovative approach to sickle cell screening in Uganda – Interview with Charles Kiyaga

April 22, 2021

An innovative approach to sickle cell screening in Uganda - Interview with Charles Kiyaga

Charles Kiyaga, MSc, MPhil

Charles Kiyaga is a biomedical scientist who earned Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology from Makerere University Kampala, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Systems Management from the University of Manchester UK. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Science and Management from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda, and a Master of Philosophy degree in Medical Science (MPhil) from the University of Cambridge UK. He also holds a Diploma in Health Management from Galilee International Management Institute, Israel.

harles has held a number of portfolios at the Central Public Health Laboratories in Uganda as; the National Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) Program Coordinator, the National Viral Load Coordinator, the National Sickle Cell Program Coordinator, and the National Sample Transport Coordinator. He initiated all these programs. Charles has worn several international awards for his outstanding performance, including the ASLM Best Practice Award 2012, 2014, and 2016.

Charles currently works as the Program Manager of the Laboratory System Strengthening Community of Practice (LabCoP) project, funded by the Gates Foundation under the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM).

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