|Samuel Mwangi Njoroge|
Laboratory Technologist/ Microbiologist - KEMRI/ MKU
My names are Samuel Mwangi Njoroge. I am 26 years of age living and born in Kenya. I am the first child in a family of three, with one young brother and one sister. I am currently pursuing Master of Science in Medical Microbiology and working on my project. I am also currently attached at The Centre for Microbiology Research- KEMRI. I have a background in Medical Laboratory Science, a field I hold a Bachelors from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology where am also registered for my graduate studies.
I am eager to start a career in infectious diseases research. This is because Africa still struggles with a heavier infectious disease burden. And maybe it’s because Antimicrobial susceptibility profiling of bacteria after initial identification is overlooked in Kenya and Africa as a whole. My career goals are therefore to take part in Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance in Kenya and sensitize clinicians on the importance of drug susceptibility profiles before prescription. Clinical inappropriate use of antimicrobials could greater lead to drug resistance than self-medication of antibiotics. In a capacity building initiative, my career objectives are; to acquire knowledge of accurate identification of bacteria pathogens, to acquire molecular knowledge base of drug resistance mechanisms of common aetiologies of diarrhoea in both community and nosocomial acquired infections, to acquire skills in antimicrobial stewardship, to acquire leadership skills in orchestrating a research team and learn communication skills that will lead to effective relations with other collaborators.
I’m currently working on antimicrobial resistance of E. coli. I would want to compare if E. coli from severely malnourished and normal children who have diarrhoea and below five years of age differ in their resistance patterns. Offering me as an ASM in country consultant, will greatly motivate me, and help me gain the much hands on field experience to know the bottlenecks in microbiology research and participate in capacity building back in Kenya.
The ASM in country consultancy will also influence me attain my career objectives and in return to pass the acquired knowledge to fellow work-mates and students in the microbiology field back home as a way of giving back to the community.
If offered an ASM in country consultancy, I am willing to abide to the guidelines and policies of the ASM.
Senior Scientist - medical research council
Dr. Patience has extensive experience for project management, scientific reviews, protocol development, monitoring & evaluation, experience in providing technical support for TB laboratory diagnostics services, drug susceptibility testing procedures, internal and external quality systems, proficiency testing programmes, capacity building for strengthening health systems and knowledge sharing, aspects of infectious disease and general bacteriology. This is compounded with proven experience in the financial management, leadership, marketing, general management, procurement procedures, delivery and evaluation of research methodologies.
Public Health Consultant - Governmental public health (State)
Epidemiologist , Kashmir Province , JK ,India
•MPH/ ICHD, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) , Amsterdam , The Netherlands (www.kit.nl)
•Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science (MBBS) registered by the Jammu and Kashmir State Medical Council and the Maharashtra State Medical Council and recognised by the Medical Council of India (M.C.I)
World Health Organization (WHO) Fellowship in Field Epidemiology Training (FETP- WHO) -2006
Medical Laboratory Professional- Cl.Microbiologist - SRM Institute for Medical Science, Chennai, India
Has over 25 years of experience in Lab management, Cl.microbiology specific interest in Tuberculosis, Quality system and accreditation as per ISO15189.