Theonest K. Mutabingwa
Theonest K. Mutabingwa is a Professor of community medicine at Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Prior, he was an international Associate Member at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (June 2005-December 2009), based in Tanzania leading the Mother Offspring Malaria Studies (MOMS) project. Between 2002 and 2005, he was a Senior Clinical Lecturer at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, also mostly based in Tanzania leading clinical drug trials. Previously, he worked for the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) from Jule 1982 to March 2002 as a Principal Research Scientist. Before NIMR, he was a Tutor at Mbeya Medical Assistant Training Centre (1979-1980), District Medical Officer of Kisarawe District (1980-1981). He holds an M.D. degree from University of Dar es Salaam, MSc. degree in community health from University of London, and Dr.Phil. degree from University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on clinical drug trials in children and pregnant women in search of safe, effective, and affordable malaria treatments. He has been principal investigator of ten internationally funded research projects and published 96 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Professor Mutabingwa founded the East Africa Network for Monitoring Antimalarial Treatment and chaired it for 10 years (1996 -2006). He is a WHO Clinical Monitor having monitored clinical drug trials in various African countries. He sits on WHO technical expert committees on malaria chemotherapy and malaria in pregnancy. He is also a member of management boards for Malaria Clinical Trials Alliance (MCTA), World Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN), and, until recently, the Executive Committee of Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium. He has now (2013) established the Master of Science in Public Health (MScPH) degree course at HKMU with an emphasis on research methodology, international/global health and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
Biography Updated on 4 December 2013