Daudi Simba is a medical doctor qualified as a specialist in Community Health. He completed his PhD at Karoliska University Sweden in 2010. Currently he is working as Associate Professor at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

He has worked with DANIDA as a Technical and Training Officer for Health Management Information System (1993-1998) also with Ministry of Health as Public Health Specialist in the Planning and Policy development, health information and research section (1998- 2001).

  • MSc., Medical Microbiology, UCL-LSHTM UK, London, United Kingdom
  •  MD, st.petersburg medical academy, st.petersburg doctor of medicine.
  • Diploma in General agriculture and veterinary science(jimma college of agriculture)
  •  Post graduate diploma in research ethics, ARESA,NIH sponsored
  • various in work trainings


  • Assistant professor , Faculty of Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Ethiopia, July 2009 – to date
  • Head and Specialist in Medical Microbiologist-regional research and diagnostic laboratory(Ethiopia)2007-2009
  • Medical doctor, referral hospitals(1999-2005)
  • Laboratory skills acquired: Viral load using m2000rt instrument; DNA PCR standard operating procedure,CD4 count ;bacterial Culture & sensitivity ; malaria & TB microscopy; laboratory quality assurance methodology; Rapid tests algorithms(for HIV, Malaria);sample collection techniques(vein-puncture; cut-downs, lumbar puncture for CSF; Infection prevention SOP in the lab

Dr Richard Ayah MbChb, Msc. Lecturer in health policy, health systems management,

School of Public Health, University of Nairobi.

Fellow, Implementation Science, University of Nairobi. Medical Doctor.

Adjunct Associate Professor School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Science, James Cook University Australia.

Focal Person – Africa Hub.

Select publications.

  • Ayah, R. et al., 2013. A population-based survey of prevalence of diabetes and correlates in an urban slum community in Nairobi, Kenya. BMC public health, 13(1), p.371. Available at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/13/371
  • World Health Organization, 2012. Joint National Capacity Assessment on the implementation of effective tobacco control policies in Kenya, Geneva.
  • Ayah, R., 2011. Introduction to public health: A textbook for medical students 1st ed., Nairobi: ISBN 9966-05-370-0. Recommended as a textbook by the SPH

Mafuta Musalu Eric has more than 5 years of public health experiences as lecturer in Kinshasa School of Public Health. He is involved in the design and in the conduct of studies on field as supervisor and in practical work and cases studies. He has some experience in health system organization, human resource and leadership management, health program and service assessment of health programs, applied research methods. Mafuta had also worked three years as physician, OBGYN intern, in Christ Roi Hospital Center in mother and child health service (2003-2005) to assure the curative and preventive benefits notably the consultations, the follow-up of the patients, the surgical interventions and the medical explorations, to collect sanitary data and with Femmes plus foundation to prevent HV transmission from mother to child.

His interest includes health programs in poor setting countries, Health systems management, Health project and program assessment, Economy of HIV-AIDS, Health Systems Research and Maternal and Child Health. He participated in the Global Funds HIV-G Modelling workshop on April 24-25, 2008 (Nairobi Kenya) and in Health Alliance Workshop on November 9-12, 2011 (Kampala, Uganda).

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