Dr Edward Mberu Kamau
Dr Kamau is a Technical Officer at TDR, a Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases based at WHO office in Geneva. My primary responsibility is to provide support for research and capacity strengthening and research project management with a focus on infectious diseases of poverty in low and middle-income countries.
Prior to joining TDR, I worked as a Research Associate and Laboratory Specialist at Family Health International (FHI360), Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya. Before joining FHI360, I worked as a Diagnosis Officer in the Malaria Unit, WHO/AFRO, Harare, Zimbabwe. I held a two-year TDR Career Development Fellowship on Project Management of Tropical Diseases Research in Africa and used malaria operational research as an entry point to strengthen malaria treatment and diagnosis at all levels in collaboration with National Malaria Control Programs.
In addition, I held a one-year postdoctoral fellowship with the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA that focused on the molecular basis for antifolate in vitro resistance in Plasmodium falciparum. I worked at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust collaborative research program for fifteen years.