Dr. Innocent Turate

Dr. Innocent Turate currently serves as the Head of Department of the Institute of HIV/AIDS Disease Prevention and Control (IHDPC) at Rwanda Biomedical Centre. He is also the National Director of Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP), and the Principal Investigator of RBC-COAG-TSSS Project.

Dr. Turate is a Medical Doctor with specialization in Public Health, Orientation Disease Control and Reproductive Health. He graduated as Medical Doctor in 2002 from the University of Rwanda. In 2012, he received his Master of Science in Public Health (MScPH), Orientation Disease Control, Option Reproductive Health, at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium.

He is also skilled in program management and strategy analysis, especially in HIV Clinical Services Programs, Tuberculosis, and Reproductive Health, including Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning, as well as Quality Assurance and Healthcare Accreditation.

Dr. Turate has served as HIV Clinical Officer, where he pioneered the scaling up of HIV Care and Treatment in District Hospitals across Rwanda. He also served as a Course Tutor for the Electronic Short Course on Antiretroviral Therapy (eSCART) at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; at the same time, he conducted a map analysis to develop research priorities on Multi drug-resistant Tuberculosis.