Bazil Baltazar Kavishe is a Senior Research Scientist at the National Institute for Medical Research Mwanza centre. He holds a degree in Medicine from the University of Dar es salaam and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of London. His primary research focus is on non-communicable diseases (NCD), including the investigation of the relationships between infectious diseases and NCDs. As part of this training programme, Dr Kavishe is enrolled in a PhD training in a joint program at the Bugando Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences and the University of Copenhagen. His PhD project aims to assess the burden of sub-clinical atherosclerosis and risk factors for cardiovascular diseases among HIV-infected patients in Mwanza.