PICDartmouth MPH, September 2004-June 2005

Dr. Lyimo entered the Dartmouth MPH program from his position as Study Physician in the DARDAR HIV Study in 2004. For his MPH project he returned to Dar es Salaam for 4 weeks to conduct a survey of patient satisfaction among subjects in the DARDAR HIV Study. This survey documented a high level of overall satisfaction but identified areas for improvement (e.g., reducing wait times, improving patient understanding of illness reporting requirements) which were subsequently implemented in the Study. The results of the survey were presented at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto in 2006 and have been submitted for publication. After receiving his MPH degree from Dartmouth in June 2005, he returned to Tanzania as a research study physician in the DARDAR Study in charge of Quality Control. In August 2007 he accepted a new position in Tanzania as HIV Program Manager for IMA World Health Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and the following year (2008) he decided to concentrate more on TB by moving to the National TB and Leprosy Programme within the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare where he work has been focusing on TB and MDR TB.

Kim Mwamelo

Kim Mwamelo

Kim Mwamelo, MPH '17, leads the TDI graduation procession at Dartmouth's Commencement ceremony.