Dr. Nzovu Ulenga
Dr Nzovu Ulenga is the current director of Health Systems Strengthening and Strategic Information at the Management and Development for Health (MDH). Dr. Ulenga has over 12 years of experience in HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs in sub-Saharan Africa and has worked in Nigeria, Tanzania, and Botswana. He received his doctorate degree in Biomedical Sciences in Public Health from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in 2008; his training focused on HIV/AIDS specifically HIV viral genomic dynamics that influences infection, diseases progression/pathogenesis, and treatment outcome. His doctoral work at Harvard received a distinguished thesis award and resulted in several publications in peer reviewed science journals. Dr. Ulenga directs and provides technical guidance in a number of programmatic areas including the training of physicians, nurses, laboratory staff, and other healthcare workers to support various service including PMTCT, ART, TB/HIV, GBV, and pediatrics. He also lead and provide overall technical guidance in strategic information on data collection, compilation, cleaning, analysis, reporting, and public health evaluation. He also oversees and play leadership role in all program Quality Improvement (QI) activities to ensure continuous improvement to meet challenges and opportunities in all programs areas. Furthermore, he directs and provided technical guidance in laboratory services, Information technology, and supply chain so that supported sites receive technical assistance and adequate amount of drugs, laboratory reagents, and other supplies from MSD for smooth program operation. Dr. Ulenga is the principal Investigator (PI) on a number of projects including Bioinformatics funded by the NIH; laboratory EQA funded by CDC; and HIV drug resistance surveillance funded by GSK. Dr. Ulenga has demonstrated a history of successful project implementation; he has experience and training necessary to provide overall leadership as the PI of proposed work.