John PA Lusingu
National Institute for Medical Research, Tanga Medical Research Centre
Dr. John Lusingu is a Principal Research Scientist of National Institute for Medical Research NIMR with main focus in epidemiology and immunity of malaria. He completed Degree in Doctor of Medicine MD in the University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania in 1994 and one compulsory year of internship in Mbeya Consultant Hospital. He worked as General Practitioner in Clinical Departments in Mbeya Consultant Hospital under the Ministry of Health of Tanzania. He obtained Diploma in Health Care and Management in Tropical Countries in Swiss Tropical Institute Basel Switzerland in 1998 and attended several other short courses and awarded certificates in District Health Management and Health Care in Tropical Countries with limited resources. In 2000 he joined National Institute for Medical Research NIMR at Amani Medical Research Centre. He was involved in malaria epidemiology studies and Clinical Trials of antimalarial drugs as part of either NIMR or Joint Malaria Programme JMP collaboration between Centre for Medical Parasitology Denmark Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre Tanzania London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine UK and NIMR. In 2002 he was awarded a PhD Scholarship by Gates Malaria Partnership GMP. He studied malaria morbidity and immunity in communities with different Plasmodium falciparum transmission intensity. He completed successfully and awarded PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Copenhagen Denmark in 2006 During PhD training he attended several courses including epidemiology training in Centres for Diseases Control CDC in collaboration with Emory University Atlanta sponsored by GMP. He acquired Good Clinical Practice training under AMANET immunohistochemical methods Epidemiology and Biostatistics Linear and Logistic Regression and Ethics and Health Research in LowIncome Societies by University of Copenhagen Denmark.
Malaria epidemiology, Malaria immunity, Antimalarial vaccine trials, Immunization.