Dr. Blandina Theophil Mmbaga is the deputy Coordinator of the EACCR2 consortium. She is a Medical doctor trained at the Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy in Russia; she has her pediatric training at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College of Tumaini University Makumira and her PhD trained at the University of Bergen. She is a Director of the Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute (KCRI) and paediatrician at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), senior lecturer Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College and adjunct Ass. Professor Duke Global Health Institute, USA.
Her research experience is maternal and child health, infectious disease research including Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS clinical trials both in paediatric and adults, febrile illnesses, zoonoses diseases and antimicrobial resistance under one health. She is also working on non-communicable diseases such as esophageal cancer and connective tissue disorders-Arthritis. She is participating in several EDCTP2 and European Union funded consortia and research works: Pan-African Consortium for the Evaluation of Ant-ituberculosis Antibiotics (PanACEA2), East African Consortium for Clinical Research (EACCR2), Tuberculosis Working together to Empower National Diagnostics Efforts (TWENDE), PhArmacoVIgilance Africa (PAVIA) and EXIT study.