Nadia Hitimana

Speaker: Optimizing pandemic preparedness and response to health threats and emerging pandemics through Data Sciences and Innovations
For about 10 years now, Miss Nadia HITIMANA has worked in different public health and research projects/programs in Rwanda. She holds a masters of science in Public Health for Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK, and a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Development from the former Kigali Health Institute in Rwanda. Nadia has prior work experience in leading and implementing overall public health programs both in humanitarian and non- humanitarian settings. During her past tenures, she worked with different stakeholders to assess population needs and tailor relevant public health programs that responded to identified gaps. This includes experience in building research capacity for district hospital staff, providing trainings on policy development, supporting disease elimination agendas, reviewing national strategic plans, conducting genetics research on colorectal cancer, establishing new refugee camps, responding to epidemic crisis and moderating local as well as international scientific conferences on health. In addition, Nadia is also pursuing a PhD in the domain of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) with the university of Rwanda and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) in the UK. Her area of focus is on the economic evaluation of NTDs interventions, and on their impacts on the Quality of Life for affected populations.
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