Sayoki profile


Professor Sayoki Godfrey Mfinanga is a Chief Research Scientist and Director of the Muhimbili Research Centre of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Tanzania. He is also a Deputy Director for Afrique One Consortium and Coordinator for the Tuberculosis Node of Excellence of East Africa under East African Consortium for Clinical Research. He is Academic Supervisor for masters and PhD students at University of Bergen, Centre for International Health and he supervises master students for Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences.

He is Chair of NIMR Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) Technical Working Group, Member of National NCDs Working Group and International Standards for Tuberculosis Care Core Working Group
He is also a member the Capturing the One Health Momentum for Global Implementation and Proof of Concept Global Working Group of Operationalising “One Health”.

Professor Mfinanga holds a Degree in Medicine (MD) from the University of Dar es Salaam and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Medical Epidemiology from the University of Bergen, Norway, focusing on tuberculosis and HIV co-infection. He has received several others courses at level of advanced postgraduate diploma including courses in Epidemiology, Bio-statistics and Medical Informatics, and Good Clinical and Laboratory Practices.

Dr Mfinanga has been involved in a number of research projects, most of them related to Tuberculosis, HIV infection, Zoonoses, Maternal and Child Health, Influenza A virus infection, molecular epidemiology, and non communicable diseases. He has over 18 years of research experience and has published 61 articles in peer reviewed national and international journals.

A list of Professor Mfinanga’s publications can be found here.