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Williams Makunde

About Williams Makunde

National Institute for Medical Research


Williams is a Tanzanian physician by profession, married with two children, conducting research, teaching, supervising Post-graduate ( Msc & PhD students) and attending patients. He is also the head of Global health Department currently and scientific editor, reviewer of the centre.

His area of research is Tropical Medicine focusing on filarial disease (lymphatic filariasis (wolbachia endosymbionts & genetics)) Onchocerciasis , Onchocercal Associated Epilepsy (OAE), NCDs,STH, HIV/AIDS.


[Principal Research scientist at the Department of Global Health],
[NIMR Tanga centre], [Tanga, Tanzania]
[2008—to date]
[Researcher], [Employer NIMR], [Tanga, Tanzania] [1991—to date]


[PhD in New Approaches to the treatment of bancroftian filariasis], 
[University of Liverpool], [Liverpool UK ]
[MMed], [Liverpool University], [Liverpool, UK] [1993—1996]
[MD ],[University of Orient], [Santiago de Cuba, Cuba] [1981—1986]