• Dr. Esther Kyungu - (Promoting Medical Training and Patients Care in Tanzania)

    Esther Kyunguhas eight years of experience as a Medical Doctor and Lecturer at the Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health(TTCIH) –Ifakara.The premature loss of her close relatives due to preventable diseases and the urge to save lives influenced her decision to pursue her MedicalDegree at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Dar Es Salaam, followed by a MSc in Vaccinology and Pharmaceutical Clinical Development from Siena University, Medical School in Italy. Esther has received advanced training in Good Clinical Practice, Health Research Ethics and Implementation Research.
    Her extensive experience in curriculum development and review have helped incorporatePatient-Centered Tuberculosis Treatment approach and Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)using e-learning tool, ICATT (IMCI Computerized Adaptation and Training Tool) into the pre-service medical training curricula in order to relieve the already overburdened human resources for health, promote patients’ care and boost the national campaign to combat ill-health. She is currently pioneering the integration of vaccines and immunization updates at the pre-service medical training institutions.
    Esther is Heading International Health Department and an Observer to the TTCIH Board of Governors. She is also a Core Member of the Tanzania Immunization Technical Advisory Committee (TITAC), and Board Member of Health and Allied Sciences (HAS) – Subject Board of the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE).
    When she is not working, Esther likes doing embroidery and crafting, listening to a great music playlist, watching football and movies, and reading novels.
    Esther can be contacted at    esther.kyungu@healthtrainingifakara.org