Prof. Sayoki Mfinanga is the EACCR2 TB coordinator but also works on the on the Non -communicable diseases. NIMR has 8 research centers of medical research coordinated at Muhimbili in Dara salaam, Tanzania. His research work has mainly been on TB and HIV and recently on models for integrating HIV and the NCDs as a chronic care service.
Prof. Mfinanga is a public health and clinical research expert working for National institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Tanzania. He is a medical doctor and epidemiologist, as he holds a Degree of Medicine (MD) and a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Medical Epidemiology focusing in tuberculosis, HIV and Non-communicable. Prof. Mfinanga supervises and mentor fellows at junior and mid-career level in various local and international academic and non-academic institutions, and he has published over 100 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine. He has expertise in epidemiology, clinical trials, and public health surveillance for infectious diseases.
Prof. Mfinanga is a Director and Chief Research Scientist for NIMR Muhimbili Cenre, Honorary Professor of Global Heath, at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Honorary Lecturer at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and
Prof. Mfinanga is leading several scientific research networks in Africa. He is Deputy Director -UK NIHR Global Health Research Group on prevention and management of non-communicable diseases and HIV-infection in Africa, Deputy Director for Afrique one ASPIRE consortium, and Coordinator of TB node of excellence in East Africa under East Africa Consortium for Clinical Research (EACCR2).
Prof. Mfinanga has led/is leading several multi countries clinical trials and contributed to national and global policies in management, prevention and control mainly in TB and HIV. In addition, He has research experience in other scientific topics including non-communicable diseases, zoonosis, maternal and child health (immunizations).
Prof. Mfinanga supervisors Master and PhD students, as well as post-doctoral fellows, and he facilitates various courses in epidemiology, clinical trials, and tuberculosis at various institutions and networks in Africa and Europe.
Prof. Mfinanga won several research grant and scientific awards including the NIMR Best Journal Publishing Scientist Award and American Thoracic Society (ATS) certificate of Scientific Merit.