Pallangyo_PeterPeter is a highly motivated, enthusiastic medical doctor committed to providing outstanding patient care. He graduated with MD at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in 2009. He then worked for a year as an Intern Doctor at the St Francis Designated District Hospital – Ifakara, Tanzania. Since his undergraduate career, the health and health behaviors of disadvantaged populations around the world has been of great personal concern. He desired a career that helped a large number of people, emphasized prevention and primary care rather than tertiary care, and would continue to challenge and motivate him to improve. He joined The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice during the Fall of 2010 for his Master of Public Health. He believes public health practice and global health is an evolving science that entails being a catalyst to build relationships and create programs that empower participants to achieve success through shared learning and connectivity across disciplines and institutions. Now that he has graduated he is confident that he has the energy and creativity to harness the knowledge of existing centers and faculties to forge new directions and discoveries in public health practice in Tanzania.

In August 2011, Peter was hired as an assistant lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine at St. Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

In the nearby future Peter is looking forward to pursue a PhD in the field of Clinical Epidemiology. He has joyfully realized that while the world around him is constantly changing, the opportunities to combine his interests and pursue his passions are growing exponentially.

Kim Mwamelo

Kim Mwamelo

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