Director General, COSTECH, Tanzania
Dr Hassan Mshinda is the Director General of Tanzania Commission for Science and
Technology in Tanzania.
He completed his Master's of Science in Applied Parasitology and
Medical Technology with University of Liverpool and PhD in Epidemiology with University of
Basel in Switzerland.
Dr. Mshinda has led several research projects funded by Multilateral
Initiative of Malaria in Africa, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, International
Atomic Energy Agency, International Development Research Centre in Canada, European
Union, Ireland Aid and Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development.
He has published several papers in communicable diseases and health system. He was the Director of Ifakara
Health Institute for
Dr Mshinda has conducted several international and national consultancies assigned by
Department of International Development, Danish Development Agency and World Health
Organisation. Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Dr Mshinda is the Chairperson of the Board of Ifakara Health Institute was the Member and
Chairman of INDEPTH Board, and now a Board member of several research and technology
based institutions in Tanzania.
Currently, He is a Commissioner for the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving
Commodities for Women and Children and Honorary Professor of University of Liverpool.