Dr Bulemba Katenda
BRCCH Consortium Member
Bulemba Katende, MD, MSc is the MistraL Project manager under SolidarMed in Lesotho. His research interest includes clinical infectious disease, infectious disease epidemiology and, immunology.
For the past ten years, he worked in various clinical settings as a medical doctor in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Lesotho before moving to a public health setting where he served as technical advisor for Mokhotlong, Butha Buthe and, Thaba Tseka districts in rural Lesotho under the Elisabeth Glaser Paediatric Aids Foundation. In this position, in collaboration with the District Health Management Teams (DHMTs), he managed to implement a comprehensive HIV/TB program, program that had a positive impact on HIV and TB cases identification, linkage and, retention in care.
In 2015, he was awarded the Novartis scholarship that allowed him to complete a Master’s degree in clinical epidemiology at Stellenbosch University in the Republic of South Africa. During this time, he successfully conducted a countrywide research project that explored the impact of the GeneXpert on patients diagnosed with Rifampicin resistant Tuberculosis in Lesotho. Dr Katende has experience in clinical general medicine, medical research, epidemiology and program management.