Prof. Claude Mambo Muvunyi is a full professor of clinical Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine and currently the Director General of Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC). He has more than 10 years of technical, managerial, and strategic experience and expertise in the field of clinical and public laboratory medicine with special focus on clinical microbiology, laboratory systems and service strengthening, and global health security.
Prof. Claude Mambo Muvunyi holds a degree in general medicine from the university of Rwanda, a specialization and a PhD in Clinical Microbiology from the University of Ghent, Belgium. He also holds a master’s in Medical Virology from the University of Manchester.
Prior to joining the RBC, Prof Claude Mambo Muvunyi was the Senior Regional Laboratory Advisor at ICAP at Columbia University, providing technical and strategic leadership support to the Laboratory program/project in building quality assured diagnostic capacities public and clinical health laboratories of countries in Africa, South and Central Asia, and central America. He has also been a senior consultant for World Health Organization (WHO) supporting WHO’s programs for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) surveillance and diagnostic capacity building in African countries. He has been the Head of National reference Laboratory, and the Director of Microbiology unit as well as a study physician for AIDS Vaccine clinical and feasibility research at Project San Francisco.
He has published papers in several international and regional peer-reviewed journals and has made numerous presentations in international conferences. His research interests include evaluation of diagnostic methods for infectious diseases and operational research on diagnostic implementation and scale up to assess the impact of the new diagnostic for the prevention and control infectious diseases.