Dr. Helga Elineema Naburi
Dr Helga Naburi is a practicing pediatrician and a faculty member at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS). She holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Medicine degree from the University of Dar es Salaam, Masters of Public health (MPH) from Dartmouth Medical School, and a PhD from Karolinska Institutet.
She has 17 years of experience in clinical pediatrics including 12 years of practice in newborn care.
As a faculty member she is involved in teaching and mentoring both undergraduate and postgraduate students focusing on newborn care; care of HIV infected children and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
She is also actively involved in curriculum development and implementation as well as conducting teaching methodology sessions to faculty and postgraduate students.
As a researcher she has been involved in high-level research including the milk transmission studies (MITRA+) in Tanzania, a cluster randomized trial comparing the effectiveness of PMTCT option A and option B in real life in Dar es salaam, Tanzania, and also establishment and supervision of the Pediatric HIV clinic (Dar Pediatric), a joint effort of a collaboration between MUHAS and Dartmouth Medical School.
Currently she is working with the WHO as a Tanzania site Co-PI for the multi-country immediate Kangaroo mother care research project.
She has disseminated her work in various peer-reviewed
journals, as well as local and international scientific
At the national level she serves as a member of the
National Pediatric HIV Technical Working Group and
participates in review of various pediatric guidelines.