Meet Our Speakers And Mentors

Dr Margaret Lubwama

Dr. Margaret Lubwama is a medical microbiologist and lecturer with Makerere University College of Health Sciences at the Department of Medical Microbiology. Her main research focuses on understanding the resistance mechanisms of bacteria. She also sits in the infection prevention and control and antimicrobial stewardship committees at the Uganda Cancer Institute where much of her work on antimicrobial resistance has been carried out. Due to the scarcity of new treatment options for resistant bacteria, Dr Lubwama also studies about antimicrobial activity of herbs against resistant bacteria. The goal is to determine if the herbs used in Africa are an option for treatment for resistant organisms. As a mentor and lecturer, Dr Lubwama is passionate about teaching the community about ways to prevent antimicrobial resistance with the hope that the community will embrace their role in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.