Dr. Sayoki Godfrey Mfinanga is a Chief Research Scientist and Director of the Muhimbili Research Centre of the National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania. He is also a Deputy Director for Afrique one consortium and coordinator for the tuberculosis node of excellence of East Africa under East African Consortium for Clinical Research. He was born in September 1, 1962 in Mwanga District of Kilimanjaro Region. He joined NIMR as a research scientist in 1994.
Dr. Mfinanga holds a Degree in Medicine (MD) of the University of Dar es Salam (1991) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Medical Epidemiology of the University of Bergen, Norway (2004). He has received several others courses at level of advanced postgraduate diploma including courses in epidemiology, biostatistics and medical informatics, and Good Clinical and Laboratory Practices.
Dr. Mfinanga holds a position as Academic Supervisor for Master and doctorate degree students at University of Bergen, Centre for International Health and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences.
Dr. Mfinanga is a Chair of NIMR Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) Technical Working Group, Member of National NCDs Working Group and International Standards for Tuberculosis Care Core Working Group
He is also a member the Capturing the One Health Momentum for Global Implementation and Proof of Concept Global Working Group of Operationalising “One Health”.
He has been involved in a number of research projects, most of them related to Tuberculosis epidemiology and clinical trials, HIV vaccine and epidemiology, Non Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health, Zoonoses including brucellosis and Influenza A virus infection and Health Systems.
Dr. Mfinanga has over 18 years of research experience and has published 61 articles in peer reviewed national and international journals.