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Members of BOG and BOT include representatives of Tanzania Ministry of Health, National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC), and Chief Executive Director (CED) of IHI, who is the secretary to both the BOG and the BOT. Members of the MC, which is chaired by the CED, are the Director of Science (DOS), Chief Operations Officer (COO), and heads of research departments.
The Board of Governors mainly comprises the Founder Members of the Institute. The main duties of the BOG are to appoint the Members of the BOT, to approve the strategy of the Institute, to appoint auditors, and to oversee the BOT.
The main duties of the Board of Trustees are to appoint the Director; approve the annual budgets, operational plans, and annual reports of activities; approve the financing strategy of the Institute; and to adopt and approve audited accounts. In addition, the BOT ensures the MC formulate regulations for efficient and effective management of the funds as well as to direct the MC. The BOT has two sub committees: Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and Finance, Audit & Risk Committee (FARC).
Prof. Charles MgoneChairperson profile
Dr. Honorati MasanjaSecretary to the Board profile
Dr. Thomas TeuscherMember profile
Dr. Paul KazyobaMember profile
Dr. Amos M. NunguMember profile
Ms. Victoria ChaleMember profile
Ms. Fortunata TemuMember profile
Dr. Ahmed MakuwaniMember profile
Prof. Christian LengelerMember profile
Prof. Abraham MnzavaMember profile
The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)’s primary function is to review scientific strategies of the Institute and advise the BOT on the most appropriate pathway. The committee meets twice a year and deliberates on current programs and also future plans.
Based on these deliberations, the Committee advises the BOT on key areas of investment, and also on core focus areas to be pursued in the subsequent period. The SAC membership is predominantly from outside Ifakara Health Institute.
Current SAC members and their roles:
The Finance, Audit and Risk Committee is one of the two sub committees of the Board of Trustees (BOT). The committee has five members, with the Chairman of the committee also being a member of the BOT. The members are appointed by a resolution of the BOT.
Functions of the Committee include:
Current FARC members and their roles:
The Management Committee manages day-to-day affairs of the Institute and the appointment and discharge of its staff. The MC reports to the BOT by submitting quarterly progress reports and annual plan of operation and financial statements including audited accounts. The management team is led by the Chief Executive Director who reports to the BOT.
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