Home Institution: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
Fellowship Site: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
Research Topic: Pneumonia and HIV
Dr. Ngocho will spend his fellowship year at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi under the mentorship of Matthew Rubach MD and Blandina Mmbaga, MD, PhD. His research will focus on the diagnostic accuracy of multiplex PCR on lung tissue autopsy specimens in determining the etiology of fatal pneumonia among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected inpatients in the Kilimanjaro Region. Dr. Ngocho is an infectious disease epidemiologist with training in medicine, clinical research, and public health - epidemiology. His career goal is to become a leading global health researcher in infectious disease epidemiology.