Corine Karema, MD, MSc Epi

Lecturer, Faculty of Global Health Delivery

Corine Karema, MD, MSc Epidemiology, joined the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in 2001 as head of epidemiological surveillance/operational research and served as NMCP Director from 2006 to 2016. In addition to Epidemiology, she has been trained in Malariology, Biosafety Laboratory, Good Clinical and Laboratory Practices, Clinical Trials, and planning and management of tropical diseases control programs. From 2009-2011, she was the acting Director General of the Treatment and Research Center of HIV/AIDs, TB, Malaria and other epidemic infectious diseases (with NTDs control program). She has been involved in developing malaria control strategies and policies as well as all research studies, which has guided most of the evidence-based malaria control interventions in Rwanda. She has designed and led the impact evaluation of malaria control interventions which shown important reduction on malaria morbidity and mortality in Rwanda.

Since 2011, she has been appointed the head of Malaria & Other Parasitic Diseases Division that also includes NTD Control program in the Rwanda Biomedical Center, an agency for the Ministry of Health in the Republic of Rwanda. Corine was the vice–chair of the East African RBM Network Coordination committee for 6 years and member of the Global Malaria Control and Elimination technical working group as well as of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) for malaria policy and access of TDR/WHO Special Program. She is also a member of the WHO Drug Resistance and Containment Technical Expert Group and an observer of the WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC). Corine is member of the WHO Steering committee of the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria control and elimination 2016-2025 and RBM GMAP II Task Force. She has published and co-authored many articles on malaria and health in Rwanda. She is also a graduate and faculty member of the Global Health Delivery Course in Rwanda. Corine is a PhD student at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), an associate institute of the University of Basel-SWITZERLAND.