Dr. Ruby Mcharo

Ruby is a research scientist at the National Institute for Medical Research- Mbeya Medical Research Center (NIMR-MMRC), Tanzania and a Lecturer at the University of Dar es salaam-Mbeya College of Health and Allied Sciences (UDSM-MCHAS). She also regularly lecturers at the University of Nottingham. Dr. Mcharo studied Medicine at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences before pursuing a Masters’ in Public Health-International Health at the University of Nottingham, UK. She has experience with human cohort studies and clinical management of HIV infected patients. 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.

Her research interests include Sexually Transmitted Infections, reproductive health, and health research ethics.

PhD Project – Sexually Transmitted Infections and sexual behaviour among young adults attending Higher Learning Institutions in Mbeya region, Tanzania.
For her PhD, Ruby will study the prevalence of potential sexually transmitted infections and sexual behaviour among 18-24 year old university students in Mbeya, Tanzania.