Prof. Wafaie Fawzi
Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences
Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology and Global Health
Chair of the Department of Global Health and Population
Harvard School of Public Health

For over 15 years and in collaboration with partners in Tanzania and at Harvard, Prof. Fawzi has developed and led research and training initiatives focused on nutrition and epidemiology in relation to infectious diseases, perinatal and child health, and non-communicable diseases. Fawzi has led over 30 different research studies and grants in Tanzania. These studies and grants have been funded by the NIH, HRSA, the Gates Foundation and others, and have been carried out by a multidisciplinary team of investigators.

Several of these NIH-funded clinical trials have examined the safety and efficacy of micronutrient supplements on pregnancy outcomes, child health, and immune response and progression of HIV disease and TB

Dr. Fawzi leads the NIH-funded Harvard-Tanzania Clinical Trials Unit of the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical trials (IMPAACT) Group. IMPAACT conducts multi-centered research to develop and evaluate safe and cost-effective approaches for the prevention of mother-to-infant transmission and evaluates treatments for HIV-infected children, adolescents and pregnant women. Fawzi was the Country Director of the PEPFAR-funded HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Program in Tanzania (currently MDH).

For over a decade, Dr. Fawzi has taught a course on Nutritional Problems of Developing Countries. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and has provided mentoring for more than 30 doctoral students and fellows. He completed his medical training at the University of Khartoum, Sudan and his doctorate of Public Health in 1992 at Harvard School of Public Health in the Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition.

MasanjaDr Honorati Masanja

Dr Honorati Masanja (PhD Epidemiology) is a new Chief Executive Officer of  Ifakara Health Institute (IHI). Dr Masanja has over twenty years (20) of professional experience in designing and conducting clinical trials and managing various intervention trials and evaluation system wide maternal, newborn and child health programs. He successfully established the Rufiji Health and  Demographic Surveillance System for evaluating health system interventions and the Sentinel Panel of Districts; a national platform for evaluating health sector performance.He has led the scientists at the Institute to win numerous grants as director of research division during the past 7 years.He has co-authored over 70 publications in the peer reviewed journals, edited four book chapters and supervised numerous MSc students.

Dr. Masanja a member of several technical working groups including the Ministry of Health Monitoring and Evaluation and eHealth Steering committee.

MandariAdvocate Victoria Mandari

Advocate Victoria Mandari is a full time practicing Advocate and a  Managing Partner  at Authentic Attorneys. Mrs.Mandari  has served as a chairperson of Tanzania Women Lawyers Association from 2007-2010. A Senior Partner at Law Care Chambers, which is the fast growing law firm in Tanzania. Prior to joining the Law Care Chambers, Mrs.Mandari was the Corporation Secretary for National Housing Corporation, the position that she held for sixteen (16) years (16) from December 1994-February 2011. Mrs.Victoria Mandari obtained her LLB (Hons) in 1984 and Master’s Degree (LLM) in 2001 both from the University of Dar es Salaam. She joined the Tanzania Legal Corporation in 1985-1994 where she worked for ten (10) years as a Corporation Counsel. She attended a Young Lawyers Course - London University, African studies in 1993 and attached to Solicitors and Barristers Chambers for six months for practical training. International Visitors Leadership Program alumna, 2001



ManningMr.Irving Manning

Mr.Irving Manning is INNOVEX’s partner with more than ten years of experience in accounting, audit and consulting.  He holds an MSc. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Essex, UK, CPA (T) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Dar es Salaam.  He is a member of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).  He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 1998.  Between 1998 and 2004 Irving worked with PwC in Tanzania and later Ernst & Young where he gained an extensive experience in leading and delivering wide range of professional services focusing mainly in assurance, business risk services and financial reporting.  Assignments ranged amongst others in audit of financial services, consumer and industrial products entities, not-for-profit organizations and public sector entities.  Irving also has an in-depth experience in internal auditing.  

RugumyamhetoMr.Joseph Rugumyamheto

Mr.Joseph Rugumyamheto, a graduate of Stanford University, spent 30 years in the Tanzania public service, ultimately serving for five years as the Permanent Secretary for Public Service Management in the President’s Office, where he reported directly to the President of Tanzania. He was responsible for all civil servants in the Government of Tanzania and for human resource management and development policies. He is widely credited with being instrumental in achieving wide-ranging reform in the Tanzanian public service and for achieving enormous improvement in public service delivery to the poor. He contributed to development in numerous capacities including serving as Chairman of the Government Board of the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute, Member of the Board of Research on Poverty Elimination, and Chairman of the Board of Global Development Learning Centre Network. Mr Rugumyamheto retired in January 2006, and is now Chairman of the Board/Director at Douglas Lake Minerals Limited, a joint venture company holding mineral concession rights in Tanzania. In April 2006 he was awarded, at the World Bank, the Jit Gill Memorial Award for Outstanding Public Service. His steadfast encouragement of good governance reforms and his distinguished contribution to the public good through effective public service reforms were honored.

magoriMr Crescentius Magori

Mr. Crescentius Magori is a Director of Operations of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). He is one of the people behind success of NSSF. His leadership has contributed to the following achievements; significant increase of the number of people covered by social security schemes in the country, a number of income generating projects and a reputable social security fund institution

KawawaDr Hawa  Kawawa

Dr. Hawa  Kawawa is Dar es Salaam Regional AIDS Coordinator. She obtained her degree in medicine from the Beijing Medical College 1979 and a Masters in public health from the Institute of Public Health Antwerp Belgium in 1992. She has attended several short courses including counseling of HIV/AIDS patients, Health Management Information in System, and has obtained certificates in 'Urbanization and Health', and 'Gender Studies'. She has worked in the government system in a number of positions such as District Medical Officer Ilala ( 1996-1998) and Coordinator of Urban Health Project (1996). Also, she worked with PLAN International Tanzania as Country Health Advisor since 1998





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