Paul Kazyoba

In the News

Announcement: Provision of goods and services to IHI in 2019/20

(Dar es Salaam) IHI invites applications from eligible, competent and qualified companies for the prequalification to provide goods and services for the 2019/2020 financial year. Learn more about this here: …

IHI, Bagamoyo council launch anti-worm campaign

(Bagamoyo) Ifakara Health Institute joined hands with the Bagamoyo District Council at the launch of a 12-month campaign aimed to guard children aged 5-14 years in Bagamoyo against schistosomiasis and worms. …

Recent Projects

Calcium supplementation on pregnant women

Project summary This is a trial-based study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It intends to generate evidence for decision-making on the potential non-inferiority of a lower dose …

Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

The Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods is an exciting project in which IHI works with a consortium of partners from Asia and Africa to 1) develop capacity for improved …

Paul Kazyoba

Board Member

Paul Erasto Kazyoba (Ph.D) is Chief Research Scientist and Head of Health Innovations and Technology Transfer at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR). He is actively involved in research activities focusing on medicinal chemistry (drug discovery), field validation of new in vitro diagnostic technologies, application of nanotechnology in solving public health problems and health system strengthening projects.

Over the last five years, he has been leading projects on the discovery of anti-mycobacterial compounds from medicinal plants, development of convenient in vivo assay models for pharmacological evaluation of natural products and new drugs against mycobacterium species. He has also led projects on exploitation of nanotechnology in addressing public health concerns associated with the use of heavy metals and microbial contaminated fresh waters in the mining areas and strengthening of the country’s capacity to identify and address gaps and/or bottlenecks that affects implementation of various health interventions.

Dr Kazyoba serves in several institutional committees within and outside NIMR which adds up to his leadership skills. He is a member of the Public Health and Medicine Advisory Committee of the Commission for Science and Technology (Costech).

Dr Kazyoba started his career in 2007 as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Pharmacy at Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. He thereafter joined the Institute of Traditional Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Muhas) as a Research Fellow. In November 2012, he left Muhas to join NIMR as Chief Research Scientist. #


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