Juliet Katoba obtained her bachelor’s degree in the early 2000’s from the University of Zambia and joined the University Teaching Hospital as a laboratory technician in the Virology laboratory. She worked on a project that aimed to understand the infection of HIV from mother-to-child. She later became interested in pursuing a career in public health and was awarded a prestigious scholarship to study at the University of Bergen in Norway. Upon graduation with MPhil in health sciences, she joined the School of Community Medicine at the University of Zambia as a junior faculty. She later became a fellow at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and worked as a research co-ordinator at the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the US. Never losing her passion to contribute to ending paediatric HIV infection, which continues to be a public health problem, she enrolled into a PhD programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Durban, South Africa, in the public health department. Her project investigates factors that act as barriers to access point-of-care diagnostics for prevention of mother to child HIV infection in resource-constrained settings.