Dr. Fatma Mrisho – TANZANIA     

Tanzania AIDS Commission (TACAIDS)
E-mail: fmrisho@tacaids.go.tz
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Makerere Univ. Uganda)
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Master of Science in Human Nutrition (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK)
Diploma in Management for Development (Ede Institute for Development, The Netherlands)
Certificate Women in Management, CEDPA Washington DC, USA
Work history:
February 2007 – present time: Executive Chairman, Tanzania AIDS Commission (TACAIDS); coordinating all national HIV and AIDS response initiatives in Tanzania
January 2006 – January 2007: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Representative Uganda
January – December 2005: Private international health consultant – mainly in Reproductive Health inclusive of Family Planning
June 2000 – January 2005: Regional Advisor Reproductive Health, UNFPA Country Support Team – covering
East, Central and West Africa. Participated in development of RH strategies and action plans for a number of African Countries
June 1995 – December 1999: Chief Technical Advisor in Reproductive Health, Ministry of Health, Ethiopia. Facilitated expansion of RH services, development of tools and guidelines and development of a RH monitoring system.
1985-1993: Director, Preventive Health Services, Ministry of Health, Tanzania. Initiated the Safe Motherhood Program and supervised 8 National Programs
1993-1995: Director and Manager, National Family Planning Program, Ministry of Health, Tanzania. Initiated the National Family Planning Program including CBD Program in Tanzania which doubled the CPR in 3 years
1983 – 1993: Senior Lecturer, Department of Community Health, Muhimbili School of Medicine
1980- 1983:District Medical Officer
Membership and Key Committees:
Committee Member, UNAIDS Global Committee on Gender and HIV; Former Member WHO African Reproductive Health Committee; International AMREF Board and current Member Tanzania AMREF Advisory Board

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