My name is Edith Chege. I am a laboratory technologist working at the Central Veterinary Laboratories, Kabete at the Directorate of Veterinary Services. My work entails laboratory diagnosis of infectious animal diseases and conditions, generating results and findings that inform clinical interventions on disease treatment and prevention.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Karatina University, class of 2016.
I am currently a fellow with the Fleming Fund Fellowship (United Kingdom) on Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal Health Laboratory, with the aim of building capacity and strengthening quality AMR diagnosis and laboratory quality management systems as well supporting low and middle-level countries in implementing their national workplans on prevention and containment of Antimicrobial Resistance in a One Health approach.
I am also pursuing a Master of Science in Microbiology from the Kenyatta University.
The training I received from Karatina University led to my selection and appointment as a Fleming Fund fellow, opening a myriad of experiences through interaction with other fellows from around the world and meeting renowned experts in the field of AMR under the One Health umbrella.
I encourage young women to take up science courses as careers to be problem solvers and critical thinkers in different spheres of sciences.
Thanking the Karatina University management, lecturers, nonteaching staff and students for the support and hard work. God bless you all.