EMMANUEL NASINGHE

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

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Dr Nasinghe Emmanuel is a medical doctor and research associate with the department of immunology and molecular biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University. In 2016, he worked as resident medical officer in Eastern Uganda with Mbale Regional Referral Hospital. During this period, he managed patients with HIV/AIDS, and Tuberculosis including those with drug resistant Tuberculosis. Dr Nasinghe Emmanuel carried out lifesaving surgical interventions for emergencies like appendicitis, intestinal obstruction traumatic injuries etc. He has also managed obstetric emergencies, with interventions like emergency caesarean section and assisted vaginal deliveries. He has worked in a neonatal unit handling day to day care of neonates. In 2018, Dr Nasinghe Emmanuel joined the department of Immunology and Molecular Biology as a research associate. Currently, am a study coordinator with NIH funded Collaborative African Genomics Network(CAFGEN). The project is examining host pathogen factors affecting pediatric HIV/TB among a pediatric cohort in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019, he joined the integrated biorepository of H3Africa as the Ethical, Legal and Society implications (ELSI) officer. My new role is to ensure wider participation of the general public in biobanking, in order to build a large repository of biospecimens for biomedical research and innovation.  Dr Nasinghe Emmanuel am pursuing a masters in Epidemiology and Biostatics and my masters research proposal is on validating TMK antigen assay as a possible marker for active Tuberculosis in urine. He is a self-driven individual with ability to work with teams, diligent with his duties and skilled in problem solving. He has further training in handling paediatric emergencies, public speaking, counselling and Good Clinical Practice.