University of Rwanda
Institution: University of Rwanda
Area of Research: The Burden and Care Seeking Behavior for Ear Infections in Children Under Five in a District of Kigali City in Rwanda
Kaitesi is a Rwandese Otolaryngologist and Audiologist living and working in Rwanda. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Rwanda’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Pharmacy where she Head of ENT department. She is also a CARTA fellow and a DAAD scholar 2014-2016, pursuing a PhD in Public health at Makerere University, Uganda. Her research interest is audio-otology with a bias in primary health promotion and prevention interventions as well as advocacy and policies for ear and hearing health. She holds an MSc in Audiology from the University of Southampton in the UK, a Masters of Medicine degree in Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery from the University of Nairobi in Kenya prior to which she was awarded a degree in Human Medicine from the now the University of Rwanda. Kaitesi has a vast experience in collaborations for medical education as well as involvement in community-based health care interventions. Her other responsibilities include General Secretary, Rwanda Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Society (ROHNSS), Treasurer, Rwanda Medical and Dental Council (RMDC), Program advisor, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Rwanda, Member of the Starkey Global Hearing Healthcare Advisory Board, Member, Independent monitoring board on the implementation of the “Short duration treatment protocol for MDR-TB patients in Rwanda Kaitesi is a member of the following societies: Rwanda Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Society (ROHNSS) and Rwanda Surgical Society (RSS).