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Dr Mwele Malecela: sad news

18 February, 2022

Colleagues that knew Dr Mwele Malecela from her role as Director of WHO’s Department of Control of NTDs and her previous role as the Director-General of the National Institute for Medical Research, United Republic of Tanzania will be sad to hear of her passing. Her death will particularly be felt by the lymphatic filariasis community; she was the founding Director of the Tanzania Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Programme.

A statement from TDR's Director, Dr John Reeder, can be read here: https://tdr.who.int/newsroom/news/item/14-02-2022-remembering-dr-mwele-m...

Best wishes


Dr Julie N Reza

HIFA profile: Julie N Reza is a UK-based specialist in communications for biosciences, global health & international development (www.globalbiomedia.co.uk). She predominantly works with NGOs and not-for-profit organisations. Previously she was the senior science editor at TDR, based at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva; prior to this she worked at the Wellcome Trust, UK, leading educational projects on international health topics including trypanosomiasis and trachoma. She has a PhD in immunology and a specialist degree in science communication. She also has several years research and postgraduate teaching experience. She is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and HIFA Social Media Working Group. www.hifa.org/people/steering-group



Email: naimareza AT hotmail.com