In collaboration with the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

  • MITU mission statement

    The mission of the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit is to contribute to improving health through the development and evaluation of interventions against HIV and other health problems by conducting research, including clinical trials, to the highest international standards; to enhance the capacity to carry out such research in Tanzania and Read More
  • Our values: A focus on intervention trials

    The Unit’s work will focus on testing the efficacy and/or effectiveness of interventions, with initial emphasis on promising interventions against HIV and other sexual health problems. Read More
  • Our values: Multidisciplinary approach

    The Unit recognises that most health problems are caused by a complex interplay of multiple biological and social causes. As a result, the Unit promotes the pursuit of multidisciplinary research, applying both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Read More
  • Our values: Evidence-based approach

    The Unit conducts research that is scientifically-sound, based on empirical data and rigorous analysis, and is subject to critical peer review. Read More
  • Our values: Addressing most important public health problems

    The Unit is committed to conducting research which will generate the knowledge required to address the most important public health problems affecting Tanzania and the East African region. Read More
  • Our values: A commitment to building sustainable capacity

    In pursuing activities to meet its mission, the Unit recognises the critical need to train local research scientists to become leaders capable of conducting research to the highest international standards and attracting international research funding. Read More
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The overall goal of this study is to conduct a three-armed...



The purpose of this six year (2011-2016) DFID-funded STRIVE...



This study aims to describe the incidence and diversity of HPV...

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Correlates of HIV-1 Genital Shedding...

Tanton C, Weiss HA, Le Goff J, Changalucha J, Rusizoka M, Baisley K, Everett D, Ross DA, Belec L, Hayes RJ...

AIDS education programmes hit some...

Plummer ML, Wight D, Obasi AIN, Changalucha J, HAYES RJ, Ross DA.

Risk factors of alcohol problem ...

Ao TT, Sam N, Kiwelu I, Mahal A, Subramanian SV, Wyshak G, Kapiga S.

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Latest news

New deputy Director at MITU

In August 2012, Dr George Pray-God joined the Unit to work as a Deputy Scientific Director. George is a senior clinical epidemiologist with over 10 years experience in public health research, based at NIMR, Mwanza centre. During this time he has conducted research and published scientific papers on Tuberculosis, HIV, nutrition, and the link between diabetes mellitus and Tuberculosis...

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