Dr. Mackfallen has more than ten (10) years of experience in teaching Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodology in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E); Biostatistics; Research Methods in Health Systems Management; and Public Policy Research and Analysis. He is also a key facilitator in several short courses organized by the Centre of Excellence in Health Monitoring and Evaluation, including M&E and Health Information Systems (includes DHIS2, FFARS and HRHIS/TIIS). He posses a Diploma in Clinical medicine from Mtwara Clinical Training Centre; Bachelor degree on Public Administration-Health Systems Management from Mzumbe University; a Master of Science in Population Studies from Groningen University, the Netherlands.
He has successfully organized the Health Monitoring and Evaluation Best Practices Conference for three consecutive years (2017-2019) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Current he is a Project Coordinator and Technical Lead of the following projects under Mzumbe University:
- Data Use Partnership project – a collaboration under the Capacity Building Consortium (CBC) that includes the University of Dodoma, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ifakara Health Institute, and the Tanzania Training Centre of International Health.
- Senior Technical Lead for CDC Project which provides “Technical Assistance (TA) to Government of Tanzania (GOT) and Public Health Institutions (PHIs) toward Sustained Health Systems Strengthening in Tanzania under PEPFAR” and “Support the Government of Tanzania to Strengthen Leadership and Management System” under sub-award mechanism from Benjamin Mkapa Foundation, project called USAID-Afya Endelevu.
Dr. Mackfallen is also the Head of Department and head of the Centre of Excellence in Health M&E (COEHME) at Mzumbe University, with 20 special assignments; research and Consultancies.
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Lawrencia Mushi (PhD) is a Lecturer, researcher and consultant in the School of Public Administration and Management (SOPAM), Department of Health Systems Management at Mzumbe University. She holds a bachelor degree of Public Administration in Health Systems Management of Mzumbe University and a master’s degree in Urban Management and Development of Erasmus University in the Netherlands. She has Fourteen years teaching experience in the areas of Health Systems/ Hospital Management, Social Science Research Ethics, Health Care Financing, Health Systems Research, Health Monitoring and Evaluation, Health Policy and Planning, Human Resource for Health and Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations. She has published both review and original research papers focusing on Low and Middle-Income countries such as; The cost of dialysis in Low and Middle- Income Countries, Downward Accountability in a Decentralized System of Governance, Health Insurance for Informal Workers in Tanzania, Uptake of ARV among Pregnant Women in Mbeya, Tanzania, Adherence to Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations for Public Health Improvement, as well as papers related to the entrepreneurship field. Her research area of interest includes: Monitoring and Evaluation of health Policy, Programme and Projects, Health System Strengthening, Cost of illness in Low and Middle- Income Countries, Management of Urban Governance, Primary Health Care, Community Health System and Health care financing. She is also a peer reviewer for East African Journal of Applied Health Monitoring and Evaluation (EAJAHME). Currently, she is the Head of Department of Research, Consultancy and Outreach Services Directorate of Quality AssurancePuplications: ResearchGate ||
Deogratias F. Mpenzi is a Lecturer and Researcher in the department of Health Systems Management, Mzumbe University. He holds a Bachelor of Health Administration degree and a Master of Health Systems Management degree both from Mzumbe University. He has more than 12 years of teaching experience in the areas of Strategic Management and Leadership of Health Systems, Health Care Financing, Health Systems Management, Health Management Information Systems, Public-private partnership in health sector and Health Systems Research. Others include, Supports Epidemiology, Public Health, Sociology, HRH, Planning and Policy, and Qualitative & Quantitative Methods/Analysis. He has wider field experience of above eight years steaming from Local governments, Projects and other Administrative poistions under Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Eldery and Children. He is also experienced in running short courses : M&E, Data Management and Analysis , Leadershid&Management, Total Quality Management in health sector.Puplications: ResearchGate ||
Bertha Mwinuka is an Assistant Lecturer from the Department of Health Systems Management, Mzumbe University. She has more than four (4) years of professional experience in Health Systems Management. Her research interest areas include Emergency and Disaster Management, Health Care Financing, Epidemiology & Biostatistics. She holds a Bachelor of Public Administration-Health Services Management degree and Master of Health Systems Management degree both from Mzumbe University. Currently she is a PhD candidate of Public Health at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.Puplications: ResearchGate || Google Scholar
Richard Ngowi is a Lecturer from the Department of Health Systems Management, Mzumbe University. He has a Bachelor of Health Administration degree from Mzumbe University Tanzania, and an MBA (Health Services Management) degree from University of Applied Sciences Neu Ulm Germany. He further obtained a Joint Erasmus Mundus Master in Public Health Degree from Universities of Vilnius Lithuania, Verona Italy, Deusto Spain and Corvinus Budapest Hungary in the European Union.
Mr. Ngowi has worked as a Senior Public Health Administration and Human Resources Officer for different Public and Private Health Care Organizations. His current research interests include improving access to Maternal Health care services, Non communicable disease Epidemiology, Health Financing, Obesity, HIV/AIDS as well as Patient flow and Logistics in Hospitals. Besides, he is a consultant in Hospital Strategic Planning, General Management as well as Health policy development.Puplications:
Godfrey Kacholi is a Lecturer in the Department of Health Systems Management at Mzumbe University. Kacholi is currently pursuing a PhD degree at the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. He holds Master of Science in International Health degree from University of Heidelberg in Germany, Master of Arts in Health Policy and Management degree from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania, Post-Graduate Diploma in Poverty Analysis from International Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands; and a Bachelor of Public Administration degree in Health Services Management from Mzumbe University in Tanzania. Kacholi has over 10 years of working and teaching experience in health systems management and social protection. Kacholi has worked with international non-governmental organisation in various programs and projects. He has been teaching and supervising research for both undergraduate and post-graduate students. He has participated in several consultancy services such as review and development of various national guidelines—particularly those related to human resources for health and vulnerable populations such as orphans and most vulnerable children. Similarly, Kacholi has participated in program evaluations and has been conducting tailor-made trainings for various institutions and organizations. Kacholi has authored and co-authored articles and a book in a peer reviewed publishing houses. His major research interests include quality improvement in the health sector, international health, monitoring and evaluation, hospital management and health and social welfare system strengthening.