Kudos to Dr. Ireen Kiwelu who, on September 24th, successfully defended her PhD thesis, “The molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 among female bar and hotel workers in Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.” Her work was supervised by Drs. Max Essex and Vladimir Novitsky at the Harvard AIDS Initiative. Born in Moshi, Tanzania, at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Kiwelu was educated in Tanzania, Denmark, England, and Norway. She returned to her hometown to work as a Senior Research Scientist at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre.
Julio Frenk, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), visited Tanzania and Botswana this February, accompanied by David Hunter, Dean for Academic Affairs, and a number of distinguished visitors.
The delegation arrived first in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where HSPH Professor Wafaie Fawzi has conducted clinical trials and pioneered nutritional interventions to improve the quality of life for HIV/AIDS patients, pregnant women and children. Continue reading