• Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Senior Medical Officer, PATH

Everett, WA
United States

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Aziza Mwisongo is a medical doctor, public health physician, health systems specialist, academic and researcher with 19 years of experience. She possesses key skills and experience in technical support for global health, research, and training. Her research interest is mainly in health systems; introduction of new technologies, health policy, decision-making science, change management, human resources for health, monitoring and evaluation, intervention related to EPI systems, malaria, HIV, TB, and reproductive health. She is a proponent of mixed-method and implementation research methods. In the past, she has provided technical assistance for health systems strengthening activities at the global, regional, and national level. She currently leads the country preparation and introduction work for typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) with the Typhoid Vaccine Accelerating Consortium (TyVAC). In this role, she is responsible for supporting countries with decision-making, Gavi applications, TCV implementation, and post-implementation evaluation and research. In the past, Dr. Mwisongo has worked in Tanzania, South Africa, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, and Indonesia.

  • MD (University of Dar es Salaam)
  • MS (Erasmus University (Rotterdam))
  • PhD (University of Copenhagen)
  • Hindi
  • Swahili
Health Topics 
  • Community-Based Primary Health Care
  • Delivery Logistics
  • Diarrheal Diseases
  • Digital Media
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Distance Learning
  • Drug and Vaccine Development
  • Education and Training
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health Governance
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Policy
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Health Technologies
  • Immunizations
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Intervention Design and Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Malaria
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Mortality
  • Operations Research
  • Policy Monitoring
  • Political Economy of Health
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Quality Improvement
  • Research
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • TB
  • Urban Health
  • Workforce
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Health Metrics and Evaluation, Health System Strengthening, Infectious Disease, Implementation Science, Women's, Children's & Adolescent Health


Mwisongo A, Nabyonga-Orem J, Yao T, Dovlo D. The role of power in health policy dialogues: lessons from African countries. BMC Health Serv Res. 16 Suppl 4:213; 2016

Aziza Mwisongo, Vuyelwa Mehlomakhulu, Neo Mohlabane, Karl Peltzer, Jacque Mthembu and Heidi Van Rooyen. Evaluation of the HIV lay counseling and testing profession in South Africa. BMC Health Services Research 2015, 15:278

Maestad O and Mwisongo A. Informal payments and the quality of health care: mechanisms revealed by Tanzanian health worker, Health Policy 99(2011) 107-115, 2009