Dr Kenneth Makata is a registered medical doctor with postgraduate training in public health. He is currently working as a research project coordinator for a three years project funded by the UK MRC. The study aims to build a sustainable model to promote menstural, sexual and reproductive health among secondary school girls in Tanzania. Before working on this project, Dr Makata was coordinating a cluster randomised trial evaluating hand hygiene intervention to optimize helminthic infections control among primary school children in northwestern Tanzania (Mikono Safi Trial).
Before joining MITU, he worked in a number of TB and HIV/AIDS implementation projects and research studies including a multi-centre clinical trial assessing safety and potency of higher dose of rifampicin drug for treatment of drug sensitive Tuberculosis at Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute.