Mr. Lwitiko joined Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) as a research officer in 2009. His major roles include: 1) Coordinating a rabies project funded by the UBS Optimus Foundation (UBSOF); The project was collaboration between IHI, Sokoine University of Agriculture and the University of Glasgow (UoG), 2) Surveillance and conducting Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) surveys, 3) Training local public health and veterinary officers in implementing community-level mass dog vaccination. From 2014 to date, he is the PI for the Rabies Awareness/Community Against Rabies Exposure (CARE) projects. Lwitiko ha received various training including community mobilization, empowerment and poverty reduction organized by the Regional Partnership for Resources Development and Institute of Fundraising and Resources Development (Nairobi, Kenya) which improved his knowledge of community-based initiatives towards poverty alleviation. He attended the 11th Conference of the Southern and Eastern Africa Rabies Group (SEARG), where he shared his experience to rabies experts from across Sub-Saharan Africa. Lwitiko has worked very very closely with Tanzania government professionals from the health and livestock sectors to implement a rabies elimination demonstration project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and coordinated by the World Health Organization.