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Dr. Alexander Martin-Odoom (Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc)

Dr. Martin-Odoom is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Biomedical & Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana, teaching Virology to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students and training Medical Laboratory Scientists for the health sector. He is the president of the Association of Private Medical Laboratories, Ghana. He is the Board Chairman of Quadushah Medical Diagnostic Centre Ltd in Tema and the Board Chairman of Hamagen Molecular Laboratory Consult Ltd in Tema. He is a member of the National Laboratory Network for COVID-19 PCR Testing (working on the National Quality Assessment Programme for COVID 19 Testing). He is the Medical Coordinator of Baobab Medical Centre, Biriwa- an Amicus Onlus Project (Not-for-Profit Organization). He is a Member of the Examination Committee and External Assessor for the National Board for Professional and Technicians Examinations (NABPTEX)-Health Sciences Committee. He is a Consultant Clinical Virologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist. He has oversight responsibilities in satellite laboratories in 3 hospitals in the Greater Accra Region. He has several publications in Peer Reviewed journals on research interest spread across viruses causing major human diseases. He has more than a quarter of a century of experience in medical laboratory sciences practice in hospitals, clinics, and independent medical laboratories.

Dr. Laud Anthony Basing

Dr. Laud Anthony Basing is Medical Laboratory Scientist, Engineer, Innovator and Entrepreneur. He is a lecturer at the Department of Medical Diagnostics, KNUST and the Founder and CEO of Incas diagnostics. He is also the Executive Director of Incas Impact Foundation.  Dr. Basing is a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow in the Business and Entrepreneurship track and was previously, the Chairman of the Linkages Committee of the West and Central African Regional Advisory Board for the fellowship. He is a member of American Society for Microbiology (ASM)’s Young Leaders Circle, and the former ASM Young Ambassador to Ghana. He is the former Vice Curator of the Kumasi hub of the Global Shapers Community, a global network of young people driving dialogue, action and change, a former President of the Young African Leaders’ Network-Ghana and a member of the Alliance for Young entrepreneurs Ghana. On the professional front in Medical Laboratory Practice, he is a former regional executive of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) having been the Secretary of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Chapter, Ashanti Regional Secretary, Ashanti Regional Financial Secretary and Ashanti Regional Vice Chairman. Laud Anthony is the first Ghanaian to have been nominated for the Innovation Prize for Africa, a prestigious award aimed at strengthening African innovation ecosystems through supporting a culture of innovation and competitiveness, whilst spurring growth of innovative, market-driven African solutions to African challenges.

Air Commodore Edward Abayomi Akinwale (Rtd)

Air Commodore Edward Abayomi Akinwale (Rtd) is a Fellow Member of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria. He holds a Master’s degree in Biochemistry, a Master’s degree in Public Administration, and PhD in Haematology.  He is a Certified Laboratory Auditor of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine.  He was commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in December 1985 and rose to the rank of Air Commodore in December 2009. He voluntarily retired from the NAF in October 2015. During his tour of duty in the NAF, he commanded most of the medical laboratories in the Service. He is the author of the book titled ‘A Guide for Unlocking SLIPTA Checklist and ISO 15189’- A preparation tool for 5-star performance towards international accreditation of medical laboratories. After retiring from the Nigerian Air Force, he has been working with the Henry Jackson Foundation, US Military HIV Research Program Nigeria as the Laboratory Quality Assurance Manager overseeing the research laboratories across West Africa. 

Kwame Asante

Kwame Asante, an ASCP-certified Medical Laboratory Scientist, received his undergraduate degree in 2000 in Virginia, U.S.A. Since graduating, he worked as a Generalist in several clinical laboratories in departments such as Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Blood Bank, and Microbiology. In 2005, he joined the Georgia Public Health Laboratory in Atlanta, Georgia where he was part of the Immunology Department and the Bioterrorism Unit that performed testing on suspected white powder for anthrax. Later, he was the Science Lead and Program Manager for the BioWatch surveillance program across the U.S. With his Master’s in Business Administration, Kwame Asante joined the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute in 2016 as a Program Manager overseeing Quality Management Systems activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. In 2018, he joined the Association of Public Health Laboratories and relocated to Ghana as Technical Lead to support PEPFAR and GHSA funded activities. Kwame is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Health.

Dr. Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe

Head 

Disease Surveillance Department 
Ghana Health Services

Dr. Ignatius Abowini Nchor Awinibuno

Ignatius Abowini Nchor Awinibuno is Consultant Medical Laboratory Scientist with over 22 years of professional experience; the Chief Programme Officer(Director) Allied Health- Technical Coordination Directorate, MOH, Ghana; Found an Fellow of West African Postgraduate College of Medical Laboratory Science; Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Science; Institute of Directors, Ghana
Qualifications: Cert. in Medical Laboratory Technology, Korle Bu, Part I ACCA-Uk, Leadership & Management in Health/ Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health from University of Washington; BSc in Medica Laboratory Science from University of Ghana and Doctor of Medical Laboratory Science from the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale; Master of Philosophy in Chemical Pathology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) and a Master of Business Administration in Corporate Governance from University of Professional Studies, Accra. Foundation Fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Medical Laboratory Science (WAPCMLS)
Previous Roles: President of Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS); Council of Presidents for Ghana Federation of Allied Health Professions(GFAHP);GAMLS National Financial Secretary, Greater Accra Financial Secretary GAMLS; Vice-Chairman of the Health Service Workers Union, Korle Bu Branch; Board Member-Medical Laboratory Credit Union; Chief Medical Laboratory Scientist/Supervisor, KBTH.
Current Roles: Member-Health Commodities Group for Covid-19 of Ministry of Health, Ghana; WAPCMLS Council, Ghana Chapter; Part-time Lecturer in Chemical Pathology, Management/leadership and Ethics at University for Development Studies. Facilitator and resource person for several fora, committees and conferences. Quality Expert and trainer in Quality Management System. Ambassador-CelebrateLAB,  West Africa.

Nene Salamata Bah

Nene Salamata Bah is a Senior Lab Technologist at the National Service of Occupational Medicine, Guinea. She holds a master’s degree in Medical Biology from Gamal Abdel Nasser University, Conakry, Guinea.

Dr. Alexander Yaw Debrah

Alexander Yaw Debrah is an Associate Professor of Parasitology and Global Health at the Department of Medical Diagnostics and the Dean of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. He holds a Master’s in Clinical Microbiology and PhD in Medical Parasitology. He became a lecturer at the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences at KNUST in 2007, where he teaches Medical Parasitology at the Medical School and the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences. He has held a number of positions at the KNUST, including Head of Department and the Dean of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences.

He is also a research scientist and has over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals. He has received a number of international awards including American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Travel Award in 2007, a nomination by VW Foundation of Germany to attend a forum of Nobel laureates and young promising scientists in Lindau, Germany in 2010, the prestigious bi-annual main prize of the German Paul-Ehrlich-Society for anti-infective therapy (“PEG”) in 2013 and the German “Momento Research” Prize of 2015 for Neglected Tropical diseases (NTDs). He has also won both Junior and Senior fellowships of European Foundation Initiative on Neglected Tropical Diseases (EFINTD) and EDCTP Senior fellowship award (2020).

He has a number of ongoing research activities sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, European Commission, European Foundation Initiative on Neglected Tropical Diseases (EFINTD), VW Foundation of Germany and German Research Foundation (DFG) of Germany, EDCTP among others. 
He has held a number of international positions including being a member and co-Chair of the planning committee of Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) of the American Society of Microbiology from 2014-2016. He was the first African to hold this position since the formation of ICAAC about 60 years ago. 
Prof. Debrah has research collaborations with many international universities including the University of Bonn, Bernhard Nocht Institute of Hamburg, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Case Western Reserve University of Cleveland, and the University of Buea in Cameroon among others. 

Kassaye Tekie Desta (MSc, MPH & PhD)

Kassaye Tekie Desta is a senior Laboratory Scientist and certified public health professional with 18 years of technical and managerial experience in diagnostic laboratories, pharmaceutical quality control laboratories, hospital management, and health science colleges. Kassaye holds an MSc degree in Medical Microbiology from Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Medicine, Master of Public Health (MPH) and PhD in Health Science from the University of South Africa. From 2011-2017, He worked for Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Liberia and Ethiopia as a laboratory specialist. From 2009 to 2011, He worked as a national quality assurance manager for the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI); former Ethiopian Research and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI) seconded by CHAI Ethiopia.  From 2011-2017, He provided the necessary support for the completion of several in-service training in HIV point of care testing, HIV 1 DNA PCR for Early Infant Diagnosis and Viral load testing in Ethiopia and Liberia as well as several laboratory quality management system trainings. Kassaye led the Initiation of the first HIV molecular test at the national reference laboratory of Liberia and the first MTB/RIF GeneXpert testing in Liberia. 

Candace Eastman

Candace B. Eastman, CEO and founder of Africabio Enterprises Inc., began her professional career as a bench scientist and worked in all areas of the clinical laboratory. She also worked as a bench scientist for biotechnology companies before taking on more managerial roles in quality management systems. She focused the majority of last 20 years of her profession in business development. She built strategic relationships with firms whose products were at various phases of clinical development in the U.S, as well as building experience in W. Africa.  

She holds an MBA with a concentration in strategic management from Johns Hopkins University. 
At the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in the U.S, she worked alongside the Midwest Investor Network to showcase economic development efforts to companies in other parts of the country, which resulted in a fertile ground for new life science investment opportunities in Mid-America.  She assisted in starting up BIO Ventures for Global Health.  In W. Africa, she’s worked in various leadership positions in Liberia’s Ministries of Health (MoH) and Commerce.  As the Director of the National Diagnostic Unit of MoH, she spearheaded the creation of the first strategy and national policy.  

As Liberia’s Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry, she created avenues for trade mainstreaming and led the development of Liberia’s export strategy of agricultural products.  As Founder of Africabio Enterprises, her diverse range of experience has allowed for its growth and expansion through opportunities in developing a diversified company with a core technical focus in laboratory systems strengthening and horizontal services in organization and leadership development.  Now in its 5th year, Ms. Eastman’s experience in business planning, organizational development, financial analysis, and creating opportunities for business to business partnerships positively impacts the bottom line of Africabio Enterprises, Inc.   She is also the co-founder of CelebrateLAB, a regional W. Africa event for laboratory professionals. 

Dr. Dennis Adu-Gyasi

Dr. Dennis Adu-Gyasi a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Principal Medical Laboratory Scientist with Kintampo Health Research Centre, an institution he has worked with since 2007. He has a PhD in Immunology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). 

Over the past 12 years, his research has focused on epidemiology and immunology of infectious diseases (mainly malaria, HIV and neglected tropical diseases (Soil Transmitted Helminths)), test method development and validation to improve medical laboratory diagnosis, quality assurance and training in research capacity development and medical laboratory services within the Ghana Health Service. He contributed to the validation of CareStart G6PD RDT, a novel rapid diagnostic test kit for the screening of Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) in the tropics.

He has been involved in the clinical trials of development and testing of the RTS, S malaria vaccine, having participated in the Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials that brought the vaccine to a pilot implementation phase currently ongoing in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi. His current research work looked into the immune-epidemiology of soil transmitted helminths and plasmodium species co-infection in the middle belt of Ghana. He was awarded the first Meritorious Award for Best Scientists in Kintampo Health Research Centre for the year 2018.

Sarah Kwao

Sarah Kwao is the Quality Manager of the Pathology Division of the 37 Military Hospital. She was employed by the Ministry of Defense to serve at the military hospital as a Medical Laboratory Scientist after her one-year national service at the same institution. By dint of hard work, she rose through the ranks and was appointed to serve on the quality steering committee as logistics officer of the Pathology Division of the Military Hospital in 2012. She diligently combined this appointment with service as the Deputy Head of the Chemical Pathology Department until July 2018 when she was appointed to fill the role of her former boss as the Quality Manager. She was also nominated in August 2014 to serve as the Laboratory Officer of the Ghanaian Medical Contingent 11, a United Nations’ level II hospital in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI-GHANMED 11). She is also the laboratory’s representative of the National Aids Control Program (NACP) in the hospital and a member of the Joint West African Research Group constituted by the US Naval Research Unit 3 (JWARG/NAMRU 3)” She brings on board a 14-year working experience as a Laboratory Scientist.

Mrs. Ellen Munemo

Trained as a medical laboratory scientist at the University of Zimbabwe, Ellen is a very experienced technical expert in laboratory system strengthening as she is an all-rounder in the medical laboratory field. She is a medical microbiologist with 20+ years of progressive experience and a proven record of significant, successful contributions in the public health laboratory field. She spearheaded the setting up of the TB culture laboratory at the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory in Harare, Zimbabwe (2010), and served as a TB laboratory consultant for the WHO-AFRO Region from 2013 – to 2017. She has vast experience in the implementation of laboratory quality management systems based on ISO15189 and the implementation of the SLIPTA/SLMTA program. Ellen was heading the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory when they attained ISO15189 accreditation in 2017. She worked with a CDC-funded project under the University of Massachusetts, Academic Consortium Combating Ebola in Liberia (ACCEL) which was instrumental in the introduction of the SLMTA program in Liberia. She also has experience in project management and leadership development. Ellen has vast experience which she acquired through exposure to working in diverse roles that involved Leadership and Strategy Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Risk management, Resource management, Budget, Grant application, and contract management. Ellen has worked in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Liberia and with her TB work, she has provided consultancy to Ghana, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Gambia, Mozambique, Botswana, and Namibia.
Currently, Ellen is a Team Lead for the USAID funded IDDS project which is strengthening the diagnostic network in Liberia.

Dr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan

Dr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan is a Liberian medical doctor, biomedical research scientist, inventor and social activist. He earned his medical degree in human-medicine from the Medizinische Fakultät (Charité) der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Germany. Dr. Nyan has expertise in infectious disease research. He was trained and worked as scientist at the US National Institutes of Health, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the US Food and Drug Administration in the USA. He is the inventor of the US-patented rapid multiplex pathogens diagnostic test that detects and simultaneously identifies multiple infections in less than an hour. 

The “Nyan-Test” is rapid, portable, affordable and easy to use in many settings. During the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Dr. Nyan testified before the US Congress and provided a road map to ending the Ebola outbreak as well as proposed the establishment of the African Center for Diseases Control and National Public Health Institutes in the African regions. He has published in peer-reviewed scientific journals including “Nature” (Scientific Reports), “Clinical Infectious Diseases” and the “International Journal of Infectious Disease.” He is the winner of the 2017 African Innovation Special Prize for Social Impact and Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Research in Medicine from the Ward Educational Fund. Dr. Nyan currently serves as Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of Shufflex Biomed, a diagnostic start-up company that develops testing kits for infectious diseases. He is a member of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), and the American Association for the Advancement of the Sciences (AAAS). Dr. Nyan is currently active in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the US and Africa as Member of the Maryland Medical Reserve Corps and the Diaspora COVIV-19 Pandemic Focus Group.

Dr. Adrian N.O. Oddoye

Dr. Adrian Oddoye is the Founder and Medical Director of Akai House Clinic. A General Practitioner with over 20 years of practice, Dr. Oddoye is a proponent of preventive medicine and community health. He is a Trustee of the University of Ghana College of Health Sciences, and a member of the Ghana Medical Association, the University of Ghana Alumni Association, the Society of Private Medical and Dental Practitioners and the International Panel Physicians Association. Dr. Oddoye has been the US Embassy Post Medical Adviser since 1996, and is a panel physician for the US Embassy, Canadian High Commission and Australian High Commission. Dr. Oddoye has served as the KLM Air France Consulting Physician for over 10 years, and has consulted both on the ground and in-flight. He is the current president of the Ghana Club, a social club dedicated to preserving the cultural and social history of Ghana. He also supports the creative arts, and enjoys gardening, tennis and golf.

Dr. Adeola Olanrewaju Oluboyo

Prof. OLUBOYO Adeola is a Lecturer, Researcher, and Scientist. She has Ph.D in Medical Laboratory Science. Her area of specialization is Chemical Pathology (Clinical chemistry). She is a fellow member of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), West African Postgraduate College of Medical Laboratory Science (WAPCMLS) and Science by women for Africa. She has more than 25 years’ experience in teaching and laboratory services in Nigeria with a proven track record of research in both communicable and non-communicable diseases and special interest in HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Cancer, Hypertension, and Diabetes. She has more than seventy publications in both local and International journals. 
She has been actively involved in clinical laboratory operations, management, teaching, mentoring, and clinical research. She has served in several capacities as a public speaker, coordinator, and Head of the department and Dean of Faculty. She has passion for training, mentoring and providing support in form of consultancy services to young researchers. She also has a passion for women and children’s health and participates in voluntary and free health services to people in various communities.

Blessing Ekanem Opoola

Blessing Ekanem Opoola is a Laboratory Specialist with more than 15 years of working experience in microbiology, research TB and HIV diagnostics. In-depth knowledge pf laboratory quality management system. She is currently working as a Medical Laboratory Specialist at the National Professional Officer Laboratory, World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria.

Prof. James Garba Damen

Prof. Damen, James Garba (PhD, FWAPCMLS, FMLSCN, MASCB, KSM), is a Professor of Medical Microbiology and Head, Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, College of Health Sciences, University of Jos. He worked in Jos University Teaching Hospital and rose to the rank of Principal Medical Laboratory Scientists before taking up an appointment with the University. James holds a MSc. Degree in Medical Microbiology from University of Jos Faculty of Medical Sciences, Nigeria, a Doctorate degree in Medical Parasitology from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria. He is a Fellow, West African Postgraduate College of Medical Laboratory Science, Fellow, of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, a member of American Society of Cell Biology, and a Member of Knight of St. Mulumba, Nigeria.
He has experience working in an accredited molecular biology Laboratory. He conducted a lot of research on HIV, Tuberculosis and malaria. He has served as a consultant to many international and national organizations such as United Agency for International Development (USAID) on HIV strategic implementation, The carter center Nigeria on training malaria microscopists and quality assurance, US DOD, Malaria consortium. Prof. James has facilitated several quality management trainings and was appointed into the Covid -19 research team by his state Governor.
He is the National President, the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria.

Haja Dr. Isatta M. Wurie

Dr. Isatta Mamyiye Wurie is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Pathology and Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences. She holds a MSc. Modules Virology from the Liverpool John Moore University and a Post Graduate Module Intensive Epidemiology and Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Dr. Wurie also possesses a Post Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science from the University of Westminster, where she majored in Clinical Chemistry (Chemical Pathology) and Biology of Diseases. She also holds IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice (CEP) and a collaborative Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Viral Epidemiology from the University of Portsmouth and the LSHTM.
She is currently the Vice Chair of the Medical Research Council, Sierra Leone, a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science in UK and the ECOWAS Regional Medical Laboratory Quality Auditor. She co-chairs the National Laboratory Technical Working Group and the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group for Emergencies in Sierra Leone. In addition to being a member of the WHO Regional 5-man Expert Technical Working Stream, she serves as a member of Sierra Leone’s Scientific and Ethical Review Committee, a member of the African Society for Laboratory Science, a Board Member of the Directors of African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) as well as a member of PREVAC-UP External Advisory Board: The Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccinations-extended Follow-up and Clinical Research Capacity Building Build-up. She also played instrumental and enviable roles which resulted in the establishment of an accreditation systems (SLMTA) in Sierra Leone and the Molecular Unit in Central Public Health Reference Laboratory in Sierra Leonne.

Dr. Toyosi Y. Raheem

Dr. Raheem, Toyosi Y. (MSc, Ph.D., FMLSCN, FWAPCMLS, FAMLSN, Cert Immunol.) is a Research Fellow/Medical Laboratory Scientist at the Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Department of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba-Lagos, Nigeria. He attended the School of Medical Laboratory Science, University College Hospital, and Ibadan, Nigeria where he graduated in 1988. He holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Medical Microbiology from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria and a Certificate in Immunology from College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria and a Foundation Fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Medical Laboratory Science where he is currently an ex-officio member of the Nigerian Chapter and a member of the Bacteriology Faculty. Dr Raheem worked in some private health institutions in Nigeria before he joined NIMR in 1996. He worked astutely for ten years (2006-2016) at the National TB Reference Laboratory of the Institute as Laboratory Supervisor before his current position in the Institute. He currently heads the Respiratory Disease Research Laboratory in the Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, NIMR. He is a member of the Committee for the Establishment of Biorepository Laboratory/Bio-Bank and also a member of the Institutional Review Board (Health Research Ethics Committee) at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research. Currently, Dr. Raheem is a member of the Governing Board of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Nigeria; a Member, of the MLSCN External Quality Assessment Advisory Committee, and a member, of the Accreditation Advisory Committee of the Nigerian National Accreditation Service (NiNAS). Dr. TY Raheem served meritoriously as the National President of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) between 2014 and 2017. His area of research interest includes mechanisms of antimicrobial drug resistance, especially in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other priority bacterial and fungal pathogens in respiratory infections. He is a member of Sandia National Laboratories’ West African Trainers Network / Trainers Development Program on Bio-risk Management.

Dr. Mosoka P. Fallah, PhD, MPH, MA

Dr. Mosoka P. Fallah, most recent positions before joining SLL Project of Africa CDC was a short term Health Security Technical consultant for the World Bank where he worked on Pandemic diagnostics for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the Context of the COVID-19. He also served as a contract Consulting Senior Scientist for the US National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) through Medical Science & Computing, LLC (MSC) based in the USA.
He is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine and Global Health at the Harvard Medical School. He was recently appointed as an Adjunct Faculty at the newly created Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy & Research (CEID) at Boston University.

Dr. Mosoka P. Fallah is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of an NGO in Liberia and the USA (Refuge Place International) to address the issues of access to quality affordable health care that impacts maternal and infant mortality among poor urban and rural dwellers in Liberia and is about to open an office in Sierra Leone. He was awarded the USAID Liberia Health Worker and the Development Person of the Year 2017 award for his work with Refuge Place International.
He was the recent past Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) that he co-founded. NPHIL was developed as a consequence of the devastation of the 2014/2015 Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
Dr. Fallah completed his PhD in Immunology at the University of Kentucky, his MPH in Global Health/Infectious Disease Epidemiology, at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. For his work building community-level trust in the Ebola response, Dr. Fallah was named a Time Magazine Persons of the Year in 2014.
In June of 2019, he visited the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a part of a team of local NGO and York University in Canada, to evaluate and advice on the Ebola response.

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