Dr. Omar Juma graduated from Kazan state Medical University, Russia, did his internship program at Muhimbili National Hospital in Tanzania, and Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia. He has also done vaccinology courses in France,South Korea and South Africa. He joined Ifakara Health Institute,Bagamoyo Branch in 2005 as a Field Coordinator. He has been involved in many studies like Malaria Vaccine RTS,S,Malaria drugs,TB,WASH etc. He has supervised students from various universities. Omar is the principal Investigator for a WASH project funded by Red cross Japan and POLY-GLU Japan. His current responsibilities include Research and Public Engagement coordination. His particular research interest is, reducing maternal and child mortality. He has multiple publications and was involved in various media activities like kill or cure,BBC coverage of Malaria vaccine RTS,S,Japanese Media among others.