Twalib Ngoma

 

Twalib Ngoma Is a lead expert and a pioneer of cancer research in Tanzania. Prof. Ngoma is a founder and former Executive Director Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI), Tanzania. He also heads the department of Oncology at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Tanzania. For much of his career, Prof. Ngoma has been dedicated to improving services of cancer patients throughout the country--reflected in his clinical, administrative and academic activities as well as his research efforts.  He received his medical degree in1978 at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and did post-graduate training in clinical oncology in the UK (University of Manchester for DMRT and University of Glasgow for FFRRCS) from 1982 to 1989. Upon returning to Tanzania in 1986, he worked as a Consultant in Clinical Oncology at Muhimbili University Teaching Hospital until 1996, when he was appointed by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania to be the Executive Director of ORCI, established by a Parliament Act in 1996.  Prof. Ngoma worked as the Executive Director of ORCI from 1996 to October 2014 where his responsibilities included: overseeing of day-to-day operations of the Institute and ensuring that all patients (4,000 new cancer patients per year and 12,000 follow up patients per year) received high quality care.  During that time, he was also (and still remain) involved in academic and research activities as the Head of the Oncology Department of MUHAS. In his on-going academic role, he has supervised the training of undergraduates in medicine, nursing, and radiotherapy technology and directs the residency program in Clinical Oncology.  Prof. Ngoma has demonstrated a record of accomplished and productive research projects in cancer and palliative care demonstrated by his track of publications and research grants.  He is a member of more than 10 national and international societies on Cancer.

 

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