Dr Maruta serves as the Acting Director of Programs at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine. He is a Public Health and Medical Laboratory professional with 22+ years of experience in the areas of laboratory systems strengthening, emergency preparedness and response and biosafety and biosecurity. Dr Maruta has worked with renowned institutions including Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), East Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC), Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) where he managed programs and projects across the Africa Region, the Caribbean and East Asia. His work in the region was recognized at the ASLM 2012 Conference with a ‘Distinguished Leadership” award and the “Best Employee” award in the World Bank supported Southern Africa TB Health Systems Strengthening (SATBHSS) project in 2019. Dr Talkmore Maruta PhD in Public Health, Masters in Public Health (MPH), Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy BSc and a (Hons) degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences.