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National Institute for Medical Research

Muhimbili Medical Research Centre

Staff Profile


Staff Profile

Dr. Nyagosya S. Range is a female, Tanzanian. She is a chief Research Scientist and an employee of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), based at NIMR, Muhimbili Medical Research Centre, P. O. Box 3436, Dar Es Salaam. E mail: Tel: +255 754 311 952. She holds PhD in epidemiology (TB, HIV and nutrition). She has actively been working in TB research, TB/HIV for more than 30 years and over 20 years on nutrition and TB/HIV and non-communicable disease in particular diabetes. She has enormous experience in TB, TB/HIV co-infection, as well as TB programmatic issues. Dr. Range has been a Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI, Co-Investigator and supervisor for several studies since 2001 to date. Currently she is a Co-PI of the DANIDA funded project entitled: “Diabetes and Associated Complications in HIV Patients” (2016-2022) and Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy of Xpert MTB/Ultra Against Culture for the Detection of M. tuberculosis in Tanzania – 2021 and co-investigator for several projects. Project coordination: Dr. Range has a wide and a good experience in national coordination of projects. She was a National coordinator of TB/HIV epidemiologic study (1994-1998) at the Ministry of Health under NTLP, was a Research coordinator at the TB central unit Ministry of Health (1998-2001). National coordinator and consultant for Patient Centred TB Treatment (PCT) – (2004-2015). Research Grants: Dr. Range has attracted several research grants from DANIDA, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Global fund. Publications and Presentation of scientific papers: Dr. Range has over 63 peer review publications including; papers, policy brief and book chapter. She has attended and presented scientific papers and technical reports in over 50 local and international conferences/meetings/workshops since 1990 to date. Consultancy: Dr. Range has conducted both long term and short term consultancies, with GTZ Tanzania, ECSA, Novartis Foundation, Management Science for Health and Global Fund. Leadership and Membership: Dr. Range is currently head of laboratory Services department since 2017, NIMR-Muhimbili centre editor since 2010; tender board member. MKUTA board member since 2012 and was head of monitoring and evaluation department, (2008-2017), Development of manual, National Guidelines and SOPs: Dr. Range has actively participated in the development of different manuals and guidelines for TB, HIV, TB/Diabetes, e.g. PCT manual for health workers (2005), NTLP manual, National Guideline for Tuberculosis Control at Workplace (2013), National Guidelines for Collaborative Care and Control of Tuberculosis and Diabetes (2014). Review and strategic plans development for TB program: Dr. Range has actively participated in the review of NTLP, in the development of the NTLP strategic plans and development of TB Laboratory strategic plans since 1997. Review of publications: Dr. Range has for several years saved as reviewer for internal and local journals. Teaching and facilitation of trainings: Dr. Range has a good experience in organizing and conducting trainings. Organised and conducted nationally, eight training seminars involving Regional and District TB and Leprosy Coordinators and other health staff working for TB Program, 1994 -1997; training of TB program health staff, and NIMR Technicians and Scientists on the implementation of different projects. Participated and facilitated the country-wide training of Health Workers on PCT and Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) -2006 -2008. Facilitated training for tutors and lecturers from health training institutions in eight zones in Tanzania in 2013 on PCT, with a focus to incorporate PCT in medical training institutions curriculum. Supportive supervision and mentorship: Dr. Range has extensively been involved in a countrywide supportive supervision and mentorship of the National TB/Leprosy Program (NTLP) activities. She has also supervised and mentored several undergraduate, master and PhD students as well as junior staff.