Scientific Advisory Board


PROTID’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) consists of five independent scientists who together act as an advisory capacity to review results and research plans, to provide the Executive Group with recommendations on the continuation and to safeguard the interest of the project.

Professor Ramaiya Kaushik

Consultant Physician and Assistant Medical Administrator at Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Board Member of the World Diabetes Foundation, Vice President of the International Diabetes Federation, Hon. General Secretary of Tanzania Diabetes Association and member of the Board of the National Health Insurance Fund, Ministry of Health, Govt. of United Republic of […]

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Professor Naomi Levitt

Professor and Head of Division of Diabetic Medicine and Endocrinology in the Department of Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town. A Clinical Endocrinologist/Diabetologist integrally involved in the development of guidelines for people with diabetes nationally, regionally and internationally over the past decade. Areas of research include the burden of diabetes, health […]

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Professor Moffat Nyirenda

Diabetologist/Endocrinologist and Professor of Medicine (Global Non-Communicable Diseases) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Deputy Director and NCD Research Theme Leader at MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit. Previous positions include Professor of Research and Associate Director of Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme (University of Malawi) and Director of Malawi Epidemiology […]

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Professor Tony Harries

Senior advisor at International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and Honorary Professor at London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine, UK. Spent over 20 years in sub-Saharan Africa, working on TB, HIV/AIDS and TB-HIV. Led development of the 1st collaborative framework on TB and diabetes (2011), policy formation (e.g. the Bali declaration in […]

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Professor Gibson Kibiki (chair)

Professor of Medicine and a Consultant Physician. The former and founding Executive Secretary/CEO of the East African Health Research Commission. And the former and founding Director of the Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute.

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