Denna Michael Mkwashapi, MD, MSc

Denna is a Clinician and Research Scientist at the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Mwanza Centre, Tanzania. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine from University of Dar es Salaam (MD) and Masters in Epidemiology from LSHTM. He is interested in the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS specifically the evaluation of the clinical consequences of the use of ART.

Project – Assessing the impacts of option B+ on ART use and fertility of HIV‐infected women in Kisesa, Tanzania

For his PhD, Denna will assess the impact of Option B+ on ART use, compliance and observe whether fertility changes in HIV infected women in the Kisesa Health and Demographic Surveillance site HDSS in Tanzania. He will also assess how effective HIV/AIDS medication performs in real life situations.


  1. Dr. Michael Johnson Mahande, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, P.O.Box 1638, Moshi, Tanzania
  2. Dr. Jim Todd, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & NIMR Mwanza
  3. Dr. Mark Urassa, National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza

THRiVE-2 Fellows