Celebrating former 2012 Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) trainee. Dr. Ombeva Malande is an award winning Vaccinologist & Paediatric Infectious Diseases Sub-specialist. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Vaccinology. He is a certified fellow of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa (infectious diseases subspecialty).
He holds a Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) subspecialty in Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Vaccinology from the University of Cape Town South Africa. He holds a Masters of Medicine (MMed) degree in Paediatrics & Child Health of Makerere University, and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree of Moi University. He is a sub-specialist consultant Paediatrician and Lecturer of Paediatrics & Child Health, Egerton University, and an Honorary Lecturer at Makerere University, where he teaches and supervises students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
He is the Director of East Africa Centre for Vaccines and Immunization (ECAVI), a vaccines Systems support, Research, Advocacy and Training program in Eastern Africa.
He is a weekly Columnist and Advocate on Child Health with the Eve magazine of the Saturday Standard Newspaper of Standard Media Group in Kenya. Working with the Manu Chandaria Foundation, he helped set up two NOT FOR PROFIT Community Health Clinics in Kampala (in 2007) and Tororo (in 2012), Uganda.
He has won several awards including the Cambridge award for outstanding achievement in medicine 2017 and Great men and Women of Science 2017. He is a celebrated book author, he has published and is also a reviewer for various scientific journals on Immunology, Vaccinology, Infectious Diseases, Child Health and Paediatrics.