Wednesday, 4 November 2015

University of Witwatersrand appoints new focal point for CARTA

Dr. Jude Igumbor
Dr. Jude Igumbor has been appointed as the new focal person at the University of the Witwatersrand, for the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) program. Dr. Igumbor is a senior lecturer, PhD program in the School of Public Health, which offers an interdisciplinary PhD program.

He is a public health specialist, epidemiologist and biostatistician with 10 years experience in public health program design and management, strategic information systems and capacity building related to monitoring and evaluation.  His other experiences include teaching, research and communication of data to inform programmatic decision-making. 

Before he joined Wits, he provided technical assistance to district health teams to meet DoH, and USAID evaluation requirements on the PEPFAR cooperative agreement with USAID/South Africa. He also provided operations research to support company innovations with empirical evidence; documentation of program outcomes and impact as well as ensuring all data collected and reported meet data quality standards and guidelines.

He has served in various capacities as Researcher, Senior Lecturer and Project Manager in HIV and TB related interventions and academic capacity development projects. Dr. Igumbor has also published numerous peer review papers on HIV, diarrheal diseases, health-related quality of life and health system strengthening. Dr. Igumbor takes over this role from Prof. Sharon Fonn who is the co-director for the CARTA program.

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