Dr Josephine Muhairwe
Dr Josephine Muhairwe is the Country Director for SolidarMed (a Swiss-based health non-governmental organisation) in Lesotho. She is a Uganda-trained physician with a master’s in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. She is also currently pursuing a PhD in global health in the Department of Medicine at the Institute of Global Health at the University of Geneva. In addition to directing all the health-related work for SolidarMed in Lesotho, Dr Muhairwe’s research interests include investigating how low- and middle-income settings can better respond to their health and health system challenges through the process of identifying and implementing changes in policy and practices. She is particularly interested in innovative approaches to the treatment and management of infectious and chronic diseases that include improvements in access, coverage, quality or efficiency for marginalised rural populations. During her free time, she likes to travel, read and provide free medical treatment during medical missions.