Professor Wendy Stevens

Principal Investigator of iLEAD - MBBCh MMED (HAEM) FCPath (Haem)

Professor Wendy Stevens is a global leader in HIV and TB-related laboratory medicine. She is Head of the Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and heads up the National Priority Programme within the National Health Laboratory Service

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Professor Souleymane Mboup

Co-Investigator of iLEAD - PhD - Country Lead for Senegal

Professor Souleymane Mboup is a world-renowned researcher and professor. He is Head of the Bacteriology-Virology Laboratory at le Dantec Hospital in Dakar, which is a teaching hospital of Cheikh Anta Diop University. The Bacteriology-Virology Laboratory is Senegal’s reference laboratory

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Dr Ilesh Jani

Co-Investigator of iLEAD - MD PhD - Country Lead for Mozambique

Dr Ilesh Jani is the Director General of the Instituto Nacional de Saúde (National Institute of Health) in Mozambique. Dr. Jani’s research interests involve HIV/AIDS vaccines and point-of-care laboratory tests, including the deployment of these technologies in resource-limited health systems.

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Professor Lesley Scott

Research and Development Lead

Lesley Scott, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, with a focus on accelerating HIV and TB patients’ access to care through improved diagnostics.

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Lynsey Stewart-Isherwood

Business Innovation Manager

Lynsey Stewart-Isherwood, MSc. (med) is the Business Innovation Manager who serves to assist the Executive Committee in the overall management of the Innovation Pipeline. Ms Stewart-Isherwood has over 18 years experience in HIV and TB research

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Lucky Ngwenya

Financial Manager

Lucky Ngwenya holds a Master’s degree (MBA) and has over 15 years’ experience in contracts, grants and finance management. Ten years of Senior management experience within the health sector.

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Lara Noble – South Africa

Medical Scientist & Project Manager

Lara Noble, MSc, is a research and development scientist in the department of molecular medicine and haematology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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Anura David – South Africa

Medical Scientist & Project Manager

Anura David is a medical scientist focused on research and development of molecular technology for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in limited resource settings.

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Kyle Fyvie – South Africa

Biomedical Engineer

Kyle Fyvie studied Biomedical and Information Engineering at Wits University, and has recently completed his Masters Degree. His thesis involved EMG signal processing, with a drive towards making prosthetics more affordable in the African context.

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Dr Moussa Sarr – Senegal

Deputy Country Lead

Dr Moussa Sarr is a senior epidemiologist at Westat and Head of the Cooperation Group at IRESSEF.

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Dr Djibril Wade – Senegal

Project Manager

Djibril Wade obtained a Master’s degree in Biology and a university diploma in Biological Retrovirology before being awarded a scholarship from the Belgian Directorate of Cooperation and Development to start a PhD at the University of Antwerp in Belgium.

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Dr Sofia Viegas – Mozambique

General Laboratory Advisor

Dr Sofia Viegas, PhD, is the overall laboratory advisor for iLEAD in Maputo, Mozambique, providing technical and scientific advice for all laboratory activities.

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Nádia Sitoe – Mozambique

Project Manager

Nádia Sitoe, MSc, is the head of the Cellular Immunology Laboratory at the Instituto Nacional de Saúde (National Institute of Health) in Mozambique

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João Baptista – Mozambique

João Baptista is the Budget and Finance Lead at the Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS).

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