Phuthumani Mlotshwa

Phuthumani Mlotshwa

Phd Student
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Alfvén, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I hold a Master of Science in Global Health degree from Karolinska Institutet
    with substantial experience in biomedical sciences practice in Zimbabwe’s
    tertiary hospitals and in an international public health NGO. My work
    revolved around improving laboratory quality management toward accreditation,
    increasing access to tests for monitoring HIV treatment, and TB monitoring
    and surveillance testing.
    I am a former board member of the Swedish Organization for Global Health [1],
    where I led the Decolonizing Minds project, and an alumnus of the Global
    Shapers Community [2] (an initiative of the World Economic Forum).
    Swedish Institute Scholarship for Global Professionals, 2020
    Master of Medical Science in Global Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2020
    Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (Honors), University of Zimbabwe,


  • My research is on the development and deployment of diagnostics for
    infectious diseases in low-resource settings (LRS). I have been involved in
    the Global Child Health and Sustainable Development Goals [1]* *group’s
    PIPOC project since February 2020 and am currently part of the KI
    representation in the HoliCare [2] consortium. The projects are focussed on
    the development and use of point-of-care diagnostics for infectious diseases
    in LRS, including the development of the supporting infrastructure for
    localized and sustainable diagnostics ecosystems.

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