|Ruby Mcharo Is a study physician/research scientist at the National Institute for Medical Research- Mbeya Medical Research Center (NIMR-MMRC), Tanzania. Dr. Mcharo studied Medicine at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) before pursuing a Masters in Public Health_International Health at the University of Nottingham, England. She is an expert in human cohort studies and clinical management of HIV infected patients. Importantly, Dr. Mcharo has been working with NIMR-MMRC since 2011 where she leads the clinical research activities of the DFG funded “HIV and HPV interaction” study. She also leads the NIMR-MMRC contribution to the collaborative setup of the National Cervical Carcinoma Screening Project in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania in 2011, and has been fully involved in the clinics’ screening for pre-cancerous lesions using Visual Inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and Colposcopy; sample collection for cytology and/or histology, and treatment of such lesions using cryotherapy. She is a regular lecturer at the University of Nottingham. Additionally, Dr. Mcharo has been involved in other observational studies in Tanzania and the UK, and presented complete or preliminary findings from these studies in national and international conferences.