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CCDD ID Epi Spring Seminar Series
April 8th, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Talk title: How Rwanda Managed to Control COVID-19?
Presenter: Mr. Muhammed Semakula, Senior Statistician and Health Scientific Innovation Analyst, Research Innovation and Data Science Division, Rwanda Biomedical Center.
Muhammed Semakula, BSc, MSc is a Statistician with a strong knowledge in statistics methods and data analysis. During COVID-19 pandemic, Muhammed was assigned by GoR to lead COVID- 19 data science and IT solutions response for Rwanda Joint Task Force COVID-19. He has been a Director of research statistics in Medical Research Center and member of National Health Research committee. He is a member and chair of steering committee in charge of establishing council of Rwandan statisticians under National institute of statistics of Rwanda. He is active member of civil registration and vital statistics experts group in Africa and Gradstat member of Royal statistical society in United Kingdoms (UK). He has been Deputy President of Young African Statisticians and demographers. He has contributed to strategy for the harmonization of statistics in Africa (SHaSA). In addition to national strategies for the development of statistics in Rwanda (NSDS). He coordinated elaboration of Rwanda HIV national strategic plan and operational plan 2017-2023. He has a strong knowledge in data modelling and management of big datasets such as national surveys.
About the series: Each spring, CCDD hosts an annual seminar series featuring talks from experts on the latest research in infectious disease epidemiology and modeling. The ID Epi Seminar Series aims to bring in speakers from various disciplines within infectious disease epidemiology, broadly defined to include the population biology of pathogens and other allied topics. Seminars will be held on Thursdays at 1pm ET between February 11th and May 6th with the exception of March 18th. Recordings of presentations will be made publicly available each week.