John Tembo

Position in DATURA: Co-Leader WP 4
Job title: Scientific Coordinator HerpeZ
Home Institution: HerpeZ based at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia.
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Dr John Tembo is a Post-doctoral research scientist with a doctorate in pathogen biology. He has worked with HerpeZ on T.B diagnostic trials as well as work done into Betaherpesvirus infections like CMV within the Zambian context. He will be leading the laboratory component of the study at the Zambian site.

I am excited to be part of this clinical trial that will hopefully inform on treatment and management of tuberculosis in our region. Tuberculosis is still a leading cause of death in Zambia as evidenced by results from our previous autopsy studies conducted in adults hence we are proud to be involved in all efforts aimed at curbing the impact of these disease in our community.