Theonest K. Mutabingwa

Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, Tanzania

Theonest K. Mutabingwa is a Professor of community medicine at Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Previously, he was an International Associate Member at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (from June 2005 to 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. Previously, he worked for the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) from July 1982 to March 2002 as a Principal Research Scientist. Before NIMR, he was a Tutor at Mbeya Medical Assistant Training Centre (from 1979 to 1980) and District Medical Officer of Kisarawe District (from 1980 to 1981). He holds an M.D. degree from University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, M.S. degree in community health from University of London, London, UK, and D.Phil. degree from the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research focuses on clinical drug trials in children and pregnant women in search of safe, effective, and affordable malaria treatments. He has been a 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 (from 1996 to 2006). He is a WHO Clinical Monitor having monitored clinical drug trials in various African countries. 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 M.S. degree in Public Health (MScPH) course at HKMU with an emphasis on research methodology, international/global health, and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Biography Updated on 1 January 2014

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