Dr. Magdalena Lyimo (Skills development)

Dr. Lyimo, a physician and biomedical scientist, is the current head of the department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. The department is the host of an undergraduate degree program for medical laboratory sciences and two clinical based post-graduate programs in Haematology and Blood Transfusion.

Dr. Lyimo is working towards building capacity and strengthening diagnostic services and laboratory medicine in Tanzania. Her research interests are in HIV immunology and transfusion medicine. She has worked closely with the National Blood Transfusion Service and has been involved in the development of guidelines and policy for the Ministry of Health in Tanzania.