I am a Tanzanian physician working at the Dardar Health study, a collaborative Project between Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and Dartmouth Medical School and currently pursuing a master's degree in Public Health at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Hanover NH under the fogarty scholarship. Being a physician has been my life long dream as I have always wanted to be that person to help the society become healthy. With research experience I am in a position where I can provide primary, secondary as well as tertiary prevention within my society.

I have been involved in various community projects towards building a healthier society. For several years I have been producing as well as presenting a popular community radio talk show focusing on community health issues. Also I have been volunteering in providing health care services to orphans and vulnerable children at orphanage centers through own initiative called Health care ambassadors.

Throughout MPH course at Dartmouth, I have done several projects focusing on Tanzania perspective. The projects included;

  • Malnutrition and AIDS, twin evils to an African child: analysis of existing programs in East Africa
  • Vitamin A supplements in children with HIV/AIDS: A systematic review
  • Patient Education on Type 2 diabetes mellitus in Tanzania clinics: A quality improvement approach.
  • Silica dust exposure and risks for silicosis and Active Tuberculosis among Tanzania small scale miners: evidence and strategic preventive approaches.

I have published one report on prevalence, modes of management and treatment outcomes among patients with HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis co-infections in Dar es salaam, Tanzania 2005. Dar es salaam Medical Students' journal, Vol 14 No 2 December 2007

I have been able to present one poster on Patient education on type 2 Diabetes mellitus in Tanzania Clinics at the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes. Athens, Greece, February 25-28, 2009. The manuscript for this project is in the process of being published.

Vitamin A supplementation in children with HIV/AIDS: A systematic Review is also in the process of being submitted for publication as well.

Currently I am working on two exciting projects on active tuberculosis on Nutritional status and Disseminated Tuberculosis in Hospitalized patients in Tanzania the two projects of which I am expected to complete before June 2009 for the former and before June 2010 for the later.

Kim Mwamelo

Kim Mwamelo

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