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Mohammed Makame

Mohammed Makame leads our work in Tanzania. Photo: PATH/Mike Wang.

Program Leader, Tanzania

Mohammed Makame, MD, MPH, serves as PATH’s country program leader for Tanzania. He joined PATH in 2005 as a regional tuberculosis (TB) specialist supporting programs in the eastern Africa region and the director of a TB–HIV project in Tanzania. His areas of technical expertise include disease epidemiology and surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, health management information systems, public-private partnerships, and primary health care.

Dr. Makame has more than 24 years of experience in the medical field and more than 17 years in public health. He has consulted with the World Health Organization and worked for Development Cooperation Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland in Dar es Salaam, the Ministry of Health and Social Services in Namibia, and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Zanzibar. He founded and chaired the Diabetes Association of Zanzibar, a nongovernmental organization that cares for the welfare of people with diabetes and their families in the islands of Zanzibar.

Dr. Makame holds a medical degree from the University of Dar-Es-Salam in Tanzania and an MPH in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He is fluent in KiSwahili.