Prof. Theonest K. Mutabingwa
Mutabingwa (MD 1979 University of Dar-es-Salaam, MSc. Communicable Diseases 1984 London University, PhD 1993 University of Amsterdam) is a professor at Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU), Dar-es-Salaam; Founder and president of Tanzania Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance, Founder and past-president of the East Africa Network for Monitoring Antimalarial Treatment. He was: WHO/Technical Expert Group (TEG) member on malaria chemotherapy, malaria prevention in pregnancy (IPTp) and in infants (IPTi), and is still a WHO Clinical Monitor. Was a Board member: Malaria Clinical Trials Alliance (MCTA), Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium (MiPc), and Board member, World Antimalarial Resistance Network (WARN). Recipient of NIMR Best scientist and International Society of Infectious Diseases travel awards. Founder and coordinator of Master of Science in Public Health degree at HKMU since 2012. Member of the Editorial Board of malaria and treatment Journal.
Professor, Founder and past President Tanzania Non-communicable Diseases Alliance, Hubert Kairuki Memorial University & Tanzania Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance
Theonest K. Mutabingwa, is a Professor at Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU), Fellow of Academies of Sciences for Tanzania, Africa and the World. Was an International Associate member at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (2005- 2009), Senior Clinical Lecturer at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2001-2005), Principal Research Scientist at Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (1982 – 2001), Tutor at Mbeya Medical Assistant Training Centre (1979-1980) and Kisarawe District Medical Officer (1980-1981). Holds Doctor of Medicine, University of Dar-es-Salaam (1974-1979), Master of Science, University of London (1984-1985) and Doctor of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam (1990-1993).
His research addresses drug trials in children and pregnancy seeking safe and effective medicaments, also epidemiology and control of infectious diseases. Received ten international research grants and published 104 scientific papers in peer reviewed Journals. Founded and chaired the East Africa Network for Monitoring Antimalarial Treatment (1996- 2006) that generated the evidence base for effective treatment policies in the sub-region. Prof. Mutabingwa is a certified WHO clinical monitor since 1996. Until recently, was member of three WHO Technical Expert Groups, Executive Boards for Malaria Clinical Trials Alliance, Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium and the World Antimalarial Resistance Network. He established the Master of Science in Public Health degree at HKMU.