Dr. Maira Bholla is a Molecular Epidemiologist with over 21 years of broad-based health sector experience in East Africa. She managed the Medical Laboratory at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi for 11 years. During this time, her technical focus was on HIV diagnostics and in the later years on tuberculosis in children. She is therefore specifically qualified to do the much needed COVID-19 molecular test.
She currently consults in the Health Sector in Africa and Canada and has extensive networks in the public and private sectors in East Africa. Part of her portfolio in the Health industry includes professional counsel and advisory on healthcare projects; including Greenfield, Brownfield, human resource, biotechnology and devices, digital healthcare technologies, supply logistics and foreign partnerships coordination, through her local and international associations, with a special focus on access to cancer care and now, all matters COVID-19. Quality assurance, market research, data analytics, teaching and supervision of postgraduate students are also her forte.