Alida Ngwije has her Master's degree in International Public Health from the University of Sydney, Australia. She is currently studying HIV drug resistance among female sex workers at Project San Francisco In Rwanda. She has worked with TB laboratories for the introduction of polymerase chain reaction for TB and MDR/TB diagnosis in Rwanda as well as for laboratory quality improvement. She believes that improved diagnosis methods applied in quality laboratories are key to the progress of research on TB, HIV and infectious diseases in general. Ngwije is interested in HIV and TB, especially studies involving the immune system response.