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James Muleme

Biography

James Muleme currently works at the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Makerere University as a research Associate. His background is in Environmental Health Science and has a Masters in Veterinary Preventive Medicine all from Makerere University. This has positioned James to conduct research in Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at the human-livestock-wildlife interface. James has participated in several community-based outreaches and interventions all over Uganda with special interests in the cattle corridors where we find a greater number of animals and good evidence for human-wildlife-livestock-environment interface. This presented chance for James to conduct a series of research in zoonotic diseases not only in Uganda but also in South Sudan. He has done work with national (Universities, Uganda National Bureau of Standards, Local government, community based projects, private sector); regional (University of Zambia, University of Bahr El Ghazal, South Sudan) and international (University of Edinburgh, UK; Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway) networks with evidence of published work. Previously, James has worked in several positions i.e. • Quality assurance and control officer in Acholi region- for the Measles-Rubella post campaign survey (Jan-2020) • Research assistant- Peanut-innovation laboratory project, Makerere University, School of Public Health (2019-to date) • Senior Consultant (Projects), Food Safety Associations Limited (since 2018) • Research associate, Makerere University, Department of Biosecurity, Ecosystems and Veterinary Public Health, (2015-2018) • Assistant Project coordinator, CAPAZOMANINTECO-zoonotic diseases management Project-Makerere University (2014-2018) • M&E officer, YOLIDA-Charity NGO, Kibiito Western Uganda (2013-2015) James Muleme has obtained several short course certificates in; • Good Emergency Management Practices (Strengthening Capacity to respond to Animal Disease Emergencies), FAO-ECTAD and CMC-AH • Advanced Epidemiology, University of Missouri, (CMV) for Skills development Measures of Esteem and Awards • Executive Director, Health Masters Uganda Limited, Kampala (Uganda)-Public Health Company founder • Guild representative to the council GRC of the school of public health Makerere University • Team leader: Health promotion Project when working with Uganda Village Project, WASH project in Pader and Amur districts by UNICEF, WASH promotion project in Kasubi parish • Presented on Environmental Health and Veterinary Public Health Conferences • Supported both Masters and PhD students in their write-ups Honors and Awards • High school: Recognition of excellence • Undergraduate: scholarship from the government of Uganda (tuition and stipend) • Graduate (masters): Scholarship from DAAD in country/ in region (tuition and stipend) and CAPAZOMANINTECO project (Research facilitation) • Small grants fund for research in Antimicrobial resistance from MakSPH • CARTA fellowship: PhD scholarship to study in Africa (2020-2024)

Zoonoses and Antimicrobial resistance

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