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National Institute for Medical Research

Muhimbili Medical Research Centre

Staff Profile


Staff Profile

I Saidi M. Mfaume, Laboratory Scientist at Muhimbili Medical Research Centre of the National Institute for Medical Research, at Central TB Reference Laboratory. I joined NIMR in March 1989 as Laboratory Assistant. In 1991 I admitted for Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences, at Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences and completed in 1994. In 1994 I was re-categorized as Laboratory Technician. In 2008 to 2011, I joined Sokoine University of Agriculture for Bachelor of Science in Laboratory Sciences. Among the short courses I attended includes; 1) Introduction to Molecular Technique – Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania 2000, 2) Comprehensive course in shipping Infectious and Diagnostic Specimen, Dar es Salaam December 2003, 3) International Tuberculosis Course, Arusha Tanzania 8th – 26th November 2004, 4) Advanced Course on AFB Smear Microscopy, Kampala, Uganda December 2008, 5) TOT training in External Quality Assurance (EQA), Tanga August 2008, 6) Good Clinical and Laboratory Practice (GLCP) Dar es salaam, August 2012, 7) The 6th Quality Management of Concurrent Infections Control of TB and HIV for Africa” (Nile Basin Countries) and Djibouti, Ismailia - Egypt May 12th – June 11th 2013, 8) Advanced Training on Xpert MTB/RIF, Maurens - Scopont, France 26th to 28th August 2013, 9) Training on Root course Analysis and Management of Non-conforming Events, Morogoro 22nd – 26th September 2014, 10) Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Durban, South Africa, 6-7 October 2014. Publications: a. Genetic profile of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and treatment outcomes in human pulmonary tuberculosis in Tanzania: Tanzania Journal of Health Research , Volume 16, Number 2, April 2014 b. Active case finding for tuberculosis among people who inject drugs on methadone treatment in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: INT J TUBERC LUNG DIS 18(7):000–000 Q 2014 The Union c. The quality of sputum smear microscopy diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tanzania Health Research Bulletin Vol. 9 (3) 2007: pp. 164-168. d. Anti-tuberculosis drug resistance pattern among pulmonary tuberculosis patients with or without HIV infection in Mwanza, Tanzania: Tanzania Journal of Health Research. Volume 14, Number 4, October 2012. e. Implementation of a national anti-tuberculosis drug resistance survey in Tanzania. BMC Public Health 2008, 8:427 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-427 Email: