Prof Msuya is a medical doctor with additionaltraining in epidemiology, public/community health, maternal newborn, & child health, HIV/AIDS, and sexually transmitted infections. She has over eighteen years of experience in teaching at the university level covering epidemiology, basic biostatistics, research methods, community health, SRH, STIs, and HIV. She has mentored/ supervised students at all levels of training and has authored more than 70 scientific articles.
Prof Msuya has over twenty-three years of experience working with health systems in developing countries focusing on programs in STIs, HIV/AIDS, and reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH). She participated in the planning and execution of community-based quantitative and qualitative studies and has performed monitoring and evaluation of RMNCAH programs, HIV/STI programs as well as health systems in multiple countries.
She has been the lead consultant in developing the national RMNCAH strategic plan in 3 African countries. She is a member of the Reproductive and Child Health Section Technical Working Group and a maternal health task force of the Tanzanian health ministry and has worked with all levels of government. Her experience has included collaboration with different international organizations (UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA, KOICA, LSTM) and universities (Cornell University, University of Copenhagen, Harvard University, and the University of North Carolina) in teaching, and research, planning, monitoring, and evaluation.
Research interests include adolescent, infant, and young child nutrition, maternal and child health, as well as interventions to improve the quality of antenatal and postnatal care.
Country experience: Tanzania, Zanzibar, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Somaliland, UK, Norway, USA.