Dr Hassan Mshinda

Dr Hassan Mshinda is the Director General of Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology in Tanzania.

He completed his Master’s of Science in Applied Parasitology and Medical Technology at University of Liverpool and PhD in Epidemiology with University of Basel in Switzerland.  Dr. Mshinda has led several research projects funded by Multilateral Initiative of Malaria in Africa, Tropical Diseases Research Program, World Health Organisation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Comic Relief, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, International Atomic Energy Agency, International Development Research Centre in Canada, European Union, Ireland Aid and Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development. 

He has published several papers in communicable diseases and health system. He was the Director of Ifakara Health Institute for more than 5 years.    

Dr Mshinda has conducted several international and national consultancies assigned by UK Department of International Development, Danish Development Agency and World Health Organisation. Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. 

Dr Mshinda is the Chairperson of the Board of Ifakara  Health Institute, Board member of several research and technology based institutions in Tanzania. 

Currently, He is a Commissioner for the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children and Honorary Professor of University of Liverpool.