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Lilian Nkirote Njagi

University of Nairobi

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Institution: University of Nairobi

Area of Research: Novel solutions to monitoring the treatment of latent TB to improve outcome


Bio:

Lilian is a Senior Project Officer at the University of Nairobi, Centers of Excellence in HIV Medicine. She is currently a PhD fellow at the University of Nairobi undertaking a PhD in Tropical and Infectious Diseases. In 2019, she attended a certificate course in writing winning dissertations, the productive PhD, project management principles, and analysis of experimental data at Stellenbosch University, African Doctoral Academy (ADA). In December 2017, she completed a Certificate in Leadership and management, Leading High-performance Health Care Organizations at Strathmore Business School. She holds a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and hygiene (EA-DTM&H) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine, an MSc in Tropical and Infectious Diseases, and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB), both from the University of Nairobi.
She aims to lead research in the areas of tropical and infectious diseases of global health concern. She has a special interest in HIV/AIDs and TB, focusing on finding solutions to prevent infection and optimize treatment to improve outcomes while preventing antimicrobial drug resistance. Her current doctorate research is looking at novel solutions to monitoring latent TB treatment to improve outcomes.
She plans to use the expertise she has gained in her professional journey to help establish and coordinate programs that will positively influence policy, ensuring delivery of quality services at all levels.