Dr. Nahya Salim Masoud
Dr. Nahya Salim Masoud is a Pediatrician and a faculty member at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS). She has a wide experience in the conduct of high level research work specifically clinical trials on Malaria vaccine in collaboration with Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) as a researcher and safety lead physician since 2007. She has coordinated and led phase I, II and III malaria vaccine Trials. Additionally, she was involved on pharmacological malaria drug studies. Dr. Nahya has a PhD in Epidemiology from University of Basel, Switzerland based on interaction and impact of Plasmodium and soil transmitted helminth co-infection among children living in endemic areas of Bagamoyo, coastal region of Tanzania in 2015. Furthermore, she took part on TB, HIV and immunology studies.
She has an interest on infectious diseases specifically the role of comorbidities among African children. Currently working with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) on maternal and newborn health as a postdoctoral level researcher with Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) project.