Fredrick Massawe

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Institution: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Position: Lecturer Education: -Doctor of Medicine -Masters of Medicine in Paediatrics and Child Health -Masters of Science in Nephrology Brief explanation of duties and responsibilities I am currently working as a lecturer in the department of paediatrics at MUHAS and consultant nephrologist at Muhimbili National Hospital. I am involved in teaching undergraduate students and post graduate students in medicine. My clinical duties involve seeing patients admitted and in out-patient clinics. I am also deputy secretary general of Medical Association of Tanzania (MAT) which is the professional association of all medical practitioners in Tanzania. I am a council member of Paediatric Association of Tanzania (PAT). I am the founder and secretary general of Nephrology Society of Tanzania (NESOT) which was established last year with aim of improving nephrology services in Tanzania. As part of my responsibilities I am working to scale up and improve nephrology services in Tanzania and organizing training for health care providers on nephrology. This is a relatively new field which has very few trained health personnel.