Mambu Momoh is a laboratory scientist in the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Laboratory at the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. He manages sample collections, clinical laboratory testing and diagnostics. He is involved in a large collaboration with the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium (VHFC) in performing variety of research work in the lab.
Mr. Momoh works closely with international partners in the VHFC to better understand Category A pathogens such as Ebola and Lassa virus. His work focuses on developing better diagnostic platforms for Lassa, Ebola and other hemorrhagic fever diseases, work related to making viral hemorrhagic fever diseases manageable, and building capacities towards strengthening the health care system in Sierra Leone.
Mr. Momoh also serves as a Lab Instructor at Eastern Polytechnic College in Kenema. In 2007, he obtained a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Eastern Polytechnic College. In 2015, he took part in Genomic and Infectious Disease Training organized at Harvard University in collaboration with the Africa Center of Excellence for Genomic and Infectious Diseases (ACEGID). He is also part of the Sierra Leone’s National Infectious Disease Response Team trained by College of Medicine, University of Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and its international partners. He also has experience in molecular diagnostic techniques and is proficient in conducting hematology, chemistries and microscopy.