Krystal Mwesiga Birungi

Field Entomology Coordinator
Target Malaria Uganda


Krystal Mwesiga Birungi is the Field Entomology Coordinator for Target Malaria Uganda which is part of the Target Malaria consortium and based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute. For the past seven years, Krystal has been involved in research concerning An. gambiae sl populations in Uganda, mostly focusing on population dynamics, behaviour and species composition of this complex across the country.

Krystal holds a double major in Zoology and Botany from Makerere University. She is a speaker for the Global Fund Advocates Network and is passionate about reducing the malaria disease burden in Uganda and Africa as a whole. In September 2022, she spoke as Global Fund Malaria Ambassador at the Global Fund 7th Replenishment Conference in New York City.