Mussa Kelvin Nsanya
Mussa Kelvin Nsanya is a medical doctor with postgraduate training in clinical epidemiology. He is currently a research scientist at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) Mwanza Centre and is part of the research team in MITU since 2014. Dr. Nsanya research interests are on the health of adolescents and young people, with a major focus on the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases, contraceptive use, and reproductive health. He is currently conducting a cohort study to determine the onset, causes and progression of high blood pressure among secondary school students in Mwanza city. This is part of his Ph.D. program at the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, in Mwanza, Tanzania. He is also coordinating a study to evaluate the impact of a reproductive health programme aiming to increase the voluntary use of modern contraceptive methods among adolescent girls in Tanzania.
Before joining MITU, Dr Nsanya worked as a clinician and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza, Tanzania and at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College in Moshi, Tanzania.