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Eltony Mugomeri
Dr. Eltony Mugomeri

Lecturer

Department of Public Health and Nursing

College of Health, Agriculture and Natural Sciences

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mugomerie@africau.edu

Biography

Dr Mugomeri is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Sciences in the College of Health, Agriculture and Natural Sciences at Africa University. He earned a Doctor of Health Sciences and a Master of Biomedical Technology degrees from the Central University of Technology (CUT), Free State, South Africa and a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (Hons) (2005) from the University of Zimbabwe.In 2021, He has received Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship training at Tshwane University of Technology funded by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) Higher Education Institution (HEI) Seed Fund. Through this fund, Dr Mugomeri worked on a multiplexed lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA) device that can concurrently detect HIV and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). Through this funding, Dr Mugomeri was trained to design lateral flow devices from DCNovation® company in the USA. In 2018, he received training on grant writing at Imperial College London through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). In 2022, he received training on Patent Law and Global Public Health ‘PATENTX’, a program for training of trainers organized by The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Harvard University.Dr Mugomeri has interests in simple biomedical innovations. He innovated the U-Safe® alcohol-based hand sanitizer product certified by Standards Association of Zimbabwe and is currently working on an herbal-based lozenge product.Between 2020 and January 2023, Dr Mugomeri has served as a technical lead in the Tuberculosis Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA)/USAID-funded projects in Zimbabwe. Dr Mugomeri has several journal publications focussed on his research interests.

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