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Prof. Richard Seth Massana Lema

Vice Chairman , APHFTA

CEO Massana Hospital and Massana College of Nursing, Dar es Salaam – Tanzania.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND:

1990-1991          Fellow, Medical Sociology/Anthropology, Dept. of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA USA.

1981-1984          Postgraduate Medical Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Dar es Salaam.

1973-1978          Undergraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Dar es Salaam.

Jan-June 1973     Compulsory National Service at Ruvu, Coast Region, Tanzania.

1971-1972          Higher School Education at Mkwawa High School, Iringa Tanzania.

1967-1970          Secondary School Education at Old Moshi Secondary School.

1959-1966          Primary School Education at Woongo Primary School, Machame Moshi.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS;-

1991                 Fellowship Certificate in Medical Sociology FBRH (Fellow Behavioural Research in Health). Harvard Medical School, Department of Social Medicine Boston MA, USA.

1984                 Master of Medicine M.Med (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) Degree of the University of Dar es Salaam.

1978                 Doctor of Medicine (M.D) of the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

OTHER COURSES ATTENDED:

  1. July 28 – 31, 2003 – Attended Regional Training Workshop of Reproductive Health Core Group of Experts and sharing of best practices; Johannesburg South Africa.
  1. Entrepreneurship course for private medical practitioners, an introductory course, organized by UDEC (University of Dar es Salaam Entrepreneurship Centre) Dar es Salaam Tanzania 26th Sept and 3rd  October, 2002.
  1. Academic skills course for TOT in Reproductive Health and Family Planning, organised by JHPIEGO in Harare Zimbabwe 1993.
  1. Certificate – Training Course in Teaching and Research skills held at CEDHA Arusha, Tanzania from 16.09.91 – 29.09.91 course Organized and sponsored by JHPIEGO, CEDHA and Department of Obstetric and Gynaecology, MUCHS.
  1. Fellow and Faculty, Harvard University and East African Universities Social Medicine Collaborative Research Program in Behavioural Research in Health Dept. of Social Medicine,           Harvard Medical School, 1990-1991.
  1. Research Development Workshop of the Reproductive Health Research Program of Commonwealth Regional Health Secretariat for East, Central and Southern African Medical Schools held at KEMRI (Kenya Medical Research Institute), Nairobi Kenya from 14th – 27th Jan. 1990. Awarded a Certificate of Attendance.
  1. Teaching and Leaning Improvement Course organised by UTLIP (University Teaching and Learning Improvement Program) at University of Dar es Salaam Sept., 1989.
  1. Academic Skills Course for Reproductive Health for Faculty Members at John Hopkins Centre for International Studies June 1989 (JHPIEGO) Baltimore USA. Awarded a Certificate of attendance.

ACADEMIC AWARDS:

Muhimbili Medical Centre Award of Best M. Med Grandaunt in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1984.

PRESENT POSTS HELD:

Dec. 2005 todate Associate Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Examiner and Part Time Senior Lecturer at International Medical and Technological University College of Medicine Dar Es Salaam Tanzania.

1997 – to-date     Honorary Consultant, Senior Lecturer and Examiner in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences – Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

1995 – to-date     Hospital Director and Founder: – MHS -Massana Teaching Hospital Dar Es Salaam Tanzania.

2005- to-date      Director of Massana Nursing College at MHS Massana Teaching Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS:

Dec. 2003 – 2005             Associate Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology – International Medical and Technological University College of Medicine Dar Es Salaam.

Sept 2001 – July 2003     Asst. Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology-

International Medical and Technological University College of Medicine Dar Es Salaam.

July 1991- June 1997       Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Obstetric and Gynaecology Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences University of Dar es Salaam.

1991 – 1997                   Head of firm “D” in Department of Obstetric and Gynaecology Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences.

Editor –                          Medical School Curriculum in Reproductive Health and Family Planning of  Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences 1995. Sponsored by JHPIEGO.

May 1984- June 1991       Specialist and Lecturer in Obstetric and Gynaecology, Muhimbili Medical Centre University of Dar es Salaam.

Sept. 1990-June 1991       Visiting Fellow and Faculty, Dept. of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

June 1981- May 1984       Resident in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Muhimbili Medical Centre

June 1979-June 1981        District Medical Officer, Kilwa District, Lindi, Tanzania.

May 1978-June 1979        Internship at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, Tanzania.

PRESENT AND PREVIOUS SERVICES IN OTHER ORGANIZATIONS:

March, 2004 –                 President, The Association of Gynaecologist and Obstetrician of Tanzania (AGOTA).

August 1987-1991           Treasurer, The Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Tanzania (AGOTA).

May 1978-April 1979       Chairman, Intern’s, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), Moshi Tanzania.

MEMBERSHIP OF ASSOCIATIONS AND SOCIETIES:

March 2003 –     Member of ECSAOGS Scientific Task Force Group.

June 1991 to –     Member of Social Science and Medicine Africa Network (SOMA-Net).

1995     to   –    Member of the Surgeons Associations of Tanzania.

Sept. 1988 to –    Member of British – Tanzania Society.

May 1984 to –     Member of the Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Tanzania.

May 1978 to –     Member of the Medical Association of Tanzania.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL ATTENDED:

April 23 – 24th 2007        Attended a National Partnership in MNCH Technical Consultation Meeting in New Africa Hotel, Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

April 7th – 20th 2007        Attended the Global Partnership Forum for Maternal Neonatal and Child Health at Movenpick Hotel, Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

Jan 15th – 17h 2007         Attended a MOHSW on Reviewing the Ministry’s National Policy in Health in Morogoro Hotel, Tanzania.

19th June 2006                Attended a MOHSW Stakeholders meeting on Assessment of Maternal and Newborn Care at Community level in Dar es Salaam.

May 8th – 14th 2006         Represented AGOTA in a Workshop on Developing a Trainers Guide for Maternal and Perinatal death review for Reproductive and Child Health Unit of Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

May 3rd – 7th 2006           Attended FIGO/ECSAOGS Workshop on Women Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (WSRHR) in Pretoria S.A.

April 4 – 7th 2006                        Attended an African Region Workshop on Preventing Mortality from Post Partum Haemorrhage in Africa: “Moving from research to practice”, Entebbe, Uganda.

Nov. 13th –17th 2005        Attended and Chaired the AGOTA/ECSAOGS International Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting held in The Golden Tulip Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

August 15th – 20th 2005    Represented AGOTA in a Maternal and Perinatal Death Review. Guideline Review for Reproductive and Child Health Unit of the MOH Tanzania, Dar es Salaam.

September 15th 2004        Attended Government of Tanzania/UNICEF ECD (Early Childhood Development) Mid Term Review Meeting – UNICEF Headquarters Dar es Salaam.

August 19th, 2004                        Attended a WORLD BANK/FIGO Millennium. Goals Workshop on Women Sexual and Reproductive Right in Kampala.

August 18th , 2004           Attended a UNICEF Millennium Goal MDR Workshop in Kampala.

August 15th – 19th 2004     Attended ECSAOGS International Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala Uganda.

February 23-28,2003       Attended an ECSAOGS (East Central and Southern Africa Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) International Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting held in Mombasa Kenya.

Dec. 17th – 21,2003         Attended ECSAOGS SCIENTIFIC TASK FORCE Meeting on Women Sexual and Reproductive Right (WSRR) in Nairobi Kenya.

January 20-22-2003          Attended Workshop to develop strategies for attracting and retaining health Professionals in East, Central and South Africa region held at Johannesburg Republic of South Africa.

Nov.25 – 28, 2001          ECSAOGS (East Central and Southern Africa Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) International Conference held in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

Mar.6th –8th, 2000            ECSAOGS (East Central and Southern Africa Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) International Conference held at White Sands Hotel in Dar es Salaam.

Aug. 11-14 1992             Attended International Conference in Social Science and Medicine Network (SOMANET) in Nairobi Kenya.

Sept. 1990-June 1991       International Seminar Series on Population and Health Transition in the Third World, Harvard University Centre for Population Studies; Cambridge, MA, USA.

Oct. 29-31 1991              Organized and Attended a Social Science and Medicine Seminar at Kibaha Coast Region Tanzania

June 6-7, 1991                Attended Seminar at The Centre for Population and Family Health on Prevention of Maternal Mortality at Columbia University, New York “The PMM Network the West African experience”

May 1-2, 1991                International Conference on Health Transition in Africa. Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA USA

29th Sept.-1st Oct. 1990     Fourth Taro Takemi Symposium on International Health, Harvard School of Public Health; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Sept. 1988                     International Conference on AIDS and Associated Cancers in Africa Arusha International Conference Centre.

PUBLICATIONS, RESEARCH PAPERS AND PAPERS READ AT CONFERENCES:

Lema,    RSM – Maternal Mortality Review in Tanzania, paper read at ECSAOGS Task Force Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya – 28th – 31st Dec. 2003.

Lema,   RSM – Social Cultural and economic determinants of fertility, infertility and fertility regulation in Peri-Urban Kinondoni District Dar Es Salaam. Paper read at 3rd ECSAOGS Scientific Conference, White Sands Hotel, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 6th – 8th, 2000.

Lema,    R.S.M, Urassa E.J.N. Pregnancy outcome among Primigravidae in Muhimbili Medical Center,    Dar es Salaam. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of East and Central Africa 1987, 6:5.

Lutale,   J, Justesen A, Lema RSM, Swai ABM and McLarty DG.Outcome of Pregnancy Diabetic Patients in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Diabetic Medicine, 1991:   8: 881-884.

Lema,    R.S.M. Contraceptive Practice, Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs in Rural Tanzania. J. Obst. Gyn. East and Central. 9:88, 1991.

Lema,    R.S.M. Preliminary Survey on Prevalence of Pre-invasive Cervical Malignancy among a group of female workers in Dar es Salaam. Paper read at AGOTA Conference in Mbeya, Tanzania August 1987.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN PROGRESS:

Lema,    R.S.M , Kapona Y, Chuwa M, Mtawa A, A Safemotherhood FIGO/ICM Initiative Project.

Prevention of Postpartum Haemorrhage through Active Management of Third Stage of Labour. A

POPPH Project in Municipal Hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Lema,   R.S.M, Prof. Sinha, Prof. Anate, Dr. Mtango and Dr. Reddy

®Project: An IMTU Model of care of orphans in Peri-Urban and Rural Communities in

Tanzania. Pilot Project ongoing in Tegeta Peri-Urban Village Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

started January, 2002.

Lema,    RSM, Berege Z, Nyambo, M – Maternal Mortality Review in Tanzania – A Facility and community

based Review in Kinondoni Municipality Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (ECSAOGS initiative proposal).