Ngao Sichalwe holds a post graduate diploma in Public Health, obtained at the University of London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She is also a final year medical student at the Copper-belt University School of Medicine, Ndola, Zambia. She is currently a laboratory scientist working on a collaborative project focussing on Intravaginal Practices (IVP) and their impact on genital tract infections in Female Sex Workers (FSW) and Single Mothers (SM) in Ndola, Zambia. For the past 9 years, she has worked on International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) sponsored research studies in which she has processed and trained laboratory technicians and scientists on Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC’s) isolation. She has also been involved in running of the safety, immunology and parasitology laboratories at RZHRG sites in Lusaka and Ndola. She has served as a primary laboratory scientists for IAVI protocol C study which is evaluating laboratory, clinical, immunological and viral markers of disease progression in recently HIV-infected volunteers and she has also worked on IAVI sponsored HIV vaccine trial IAVI B002. Sichalwe has also worked on other protocols including an NIH sponsored project that aimed to assess Impact of Couples Voluntary Counseling and Testing (CVCT) on HIV Transmission in sero-discordant couples that were identified at Government clinics in Lusaka, Southern and Copperbelt provinces in Zambia. Currently she is running laboratory assays in Simulated Vaccine Efficacy Trials (Sivet) using MMR and Tdap-IPV in Healthy, HIV negative women at High Risk of HIV infection in Ndola, Zambia.