Mr Donewell Bangure is an epidemiologist with African Union in the Laboratory Systems and Networks Division of Africa CDC. He has more than 15 years of work experience in public health laboratories and public health. He was among the first set of field epidemiologist responders for the African Union Support for Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) in 2014-2015 and one of the first epidemiologists to respond to the 9th and 10th Ebola Virus Disease outbreaks in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2018. Before joining Africa CDC, Mr Bangure served for two years as Field Coordinator for the Zimbabwe Field Epidemiology Training Programme and as a Principal Medical Laboratory Scientist for 10 years with the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe. He was part of the team of experts that conducted the Joint External Evaluation for Liberia and Afghanistan, which assessed their capacity under the International Health Regulations (2005) to prevent, detect and rapidly respond to public health threats. He played a key role in the response to the mudslide disaster that killed more than 500 people in Sierra Leone in August 2017. Mr Bangure is a graduate of the Africa CDC Fellowship programme and has expert skills in event-based and indicator-based surveillance and management of public health emergency response. In the past 15 years he has published more than 55 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. Mr Bangure is a medical laboratory sciences graduate with graduate level training in public health from the Zimbabwe Field Epidemiology Training Programme. He is currently enrolled in a doctorate degree programme in public health.