Dr. Corine Karema is a Medical Doctor with a Master’s degree in Sciences in Epidemiology from the University of Rwanda. She is a global health leader and recognised malaria expert.
Dr. Corine Karema is the 1st woman to serve as the head of a global malaria organization as the new interim CEO of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, the largest global platform for coordinated action comprised of ~500 partners worldwide.
Dr. Karema has most recently served as Special Advisor to the Board Chair of The Global Fund, a partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria as epidemics. Previously, she was the Malaria Senior Programme Officer at the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) and led the malaria experts’ group of the technical Panel review of the Global Fund.
Dr. Karema served as an independent consultant for many years, where she provided technical assistance to National Malaria Control and Elimination Programs in Africa.
Before that, Dr. Karema was Director of the Rwanda National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) for ten years, following five years as Head of the Malaria & Other Parasitic Diseases (Neglected Tropical Diseases) Division. During her time at the NMCP, she led the development of malaria control strategies, policies, and research, which has guided the implementation of evidence-based malaria control interventions resulting in increased coverage of key interventions and reductions in malaria morbidity and mortality in Rwanda.
She has served as a member and leader of different malaria technical, scientific advisory, and steering committees of many international institutions such as WHO, RBM, MMV, ASTMH, etc.
Dr. Karema has published and co-authored many scientific journals on malaria as a researcher.