The session will be hosted by HDIF. It will engage 4 selected grantees who have previously or are currently implementing ICT solutions in the provision of health services within Tanzania with the support of
AMREF Health Africa
Programme Manager (RMNCH)
Dr Serafina Mkuwa – A Medical Doctor and Public health specialist. Currently she works with Amref Health Africa in Tanzania as a Programme Manager for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH), one of the huge technical area of the country program. She has also worked at different positon as a National Program Coordinator for SRHR alliance - Pamoja Tunaweza - SRHR alliance for three years and as a Research and Advocacy Program Manager another three years. SM has over 10 years of public health experience in programmes ranging from HIV/AIDS to Maternal Newborn, child and adolescent Health. Her programming skills involves projects design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, analysis of priorities for targeted programmes across the country. She also worked as a Research and Advocacy Program Manager where she supported projects to develop and conduct a number of implementation/operation researches used for advocacy and programing. She also championed the establishment of a local Institutional Research Board (IRB) at Amref that deals with ethical review and approvals of research proposals.
She has worked as a National Program Coordinator for SRHR alliance - Pamoja Tunaweza - SRHR alliance, and has worked with multiple donors, including HDIF, PEPFAR, GAC (Global Affairs Canada), Big Lottery fund, Allen and Ovary, UN –Trust Fund, as well as Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Netherlands among others. She works very close with various Ministries and other government departments and urgencies.