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Msafiri Swai

Gender program officer, IntraHealth International

Msafiri was IntraHealth's field manager responsible for overseeing HIV testing and counseling for Tanzania projects from 2007 to 2013. He has substantial experience working with refugee health and relief operations in western Tanzania and clinical trials at KCMC consultant hospital in Moshi.As gender program officer, Msafiri now provides technical leadership and assistance in the planning, organizing, implementing, and monitoring and evaluating of gender integration activities for IntraHealth's Tanzania HIV Prevention Project, including clinical management of gender-based violence and violence against children. Through his work, Msafiri addresses a wide range of socio-economic and health concerns, particularly to communities with limited resources. He's eager to learn and train others, and feels professionally invested facing challenging and diversified local and global socio-economic dynamics. He has diplomas in clinical medicine and health education, a bachelor's degree in sociology, and a master's degree in public health.   

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