Dr. Mwele Receives her NTD Champion Award

Dr. Mwele Malecela is Director General of the National Institute for Medical Research in Tanzania. #fightNTDs 
She received her NTD Champion award handed to her by Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID at Wasington DC,USA at RTI International Celebration of Achievements of the Global Partnership to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases



 Dr. Mwele Malecela is Director General of the National Institute for Medical Research in Tanzania, the first woman to hold this position.  She is well known for her role in advocacy campaigns that have brought to light the real extent of NTDs in Tanzania. As Director General, Dr. Malecela prioritizes institutional strengthening, research capacity building, and the translation of research into action, policy, and practice. She is a strong advocate of evidence-based planning and the use of research results in district- and subdistrict-based planning.  She has extensive research experience in efforts to eliminate filariasis, and has run the national lymphatic filariasis program since its inception in 2000.
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