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1 CURRICULUM VITAE DR. DOROTHY ONESPHORO GWAJIMA (MD/MPH). Deputy Permanent Secretary for Health (DPSH) President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government Authority (PORALG) PERSONAL DETAILS Surname: Gwajima Other names: Dorothy Onesphoro Date of Birth: 21 March 1971 Place of Birth: Singida-Iramba-Kiomboi Hospital Nationality: Tanzanian, Sex: Female Marital Status: Married to Methuselah Steven Gwajima. Present address; Presidents Office, Regional Administration and Local Government Authority, P.O. Box 1920, DODOMA. Official landline telephone numbers; +255 (0) 026 232 1312 Mobiles phone: 0765-345777, 0682-961180, E-mail official: dorothy.gwajima@tamisemi.go.tz, Email private; dorothygwajima@gmail.com ACADEMIC PROFILE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Master’s degree Program Qualification: Masters of Public Health (MPH) Institute: Royal Tropical Institute of Netherlands. Period: September, 2008-September, 2009 Bachelor degree Program Qualification: First Degree in Medicine Institute: Nizhniy Novgorod Medical Academy-Russia, Period: September, 1994-2001 2 Advanced Level Secondary Education Qualification: Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Institution: Mwenge High School-Singida Region Period: July, 1989-May, 1991 Ordinary level Secondary School Qualification: Certificate of Secondary Education Institution: Marangu Secondary School-Kilimanjaro Region Period: January, 1985-November, 1988 Primary Education Qualification: National Primary School Leaving Certificate Institution: Wembere Primary School-Singida Region Period: January, 1978-October, 1984 ADDITIONAL SKILLS Computer Skills; Microsoft office word, Microsoft office excel, Microsoft office power point, Internet explorer nk. WORK EXPERIENCE Position 1: Doctor in charge In Patient Department (Ward in charge) Institution: Bagamoyo District Hospital Period: January 2005-October 2005 Duties: To supervise preparation and oversee the implement of ward activities To participate in the provision of curative and preventive services both at Outpatient and Inpatient departments To manage human resources at the ward section level and ensure delivery of quality services. 3 Position 2: Medical Officer In charge of the District Hospital Institution: Bagamoyo District Hospital Period: January, 2005-August 2008 Duties: i. To supervise preparation and oversee the implementation of hospital strategic and operational plans ii. To oversee, supervise and participate in the provision of key hospital activities mainly, a. Clinical case management b. Clinical meetings and analyze daily morning health reports c. Clinical ward rounds d. Clinical case management audits e. Monthly hospital management team meetings f. Preparation of Comprehensive Hospital Plan and its harmonization in the Comprehensive Council Health Plan g. Management of health resources (human, medicines, supplies, medical equipment etc) h. Collaboration with CHMTs in health prevention activities i. To generate, analyze and compile monthly and quarterly hospital reports Position 3: District Medical Officer Institution: Iramba District Council Period: August 2008-February 2012 Duties: To oversee and supervise provision of the Curative, preventive and rehabilitative services in the district mainly, i. Preparation and implementation of the comprehensive council health plan (CCHP), 4 ii. Generate, analyze and compile monthly and quarterly District Health reports and finally, utilize in planning, iii. Participate in the delivery of clinical services at the district hospital and also, in overseeing and supporting hospital administrative operations, iv. Secretary to the Council Health Service Board (CHSB), v. Chair of the Council Health Management Team (CHMT), vi. Member of the Council Management Team (CMT), vii. Coordination and implementation of the monthly and quarterly council health management Team & Council Health Service Board meetings, viii. Coordination of health development and implementing partners in the district, ix. Coordination and implementation of quarterly supportive supervisions and inspections to all health facilities. Position 4: Regional Medical Officer, Institution: Singida Region, Period: February, 2012 to December, 2014, Duties: To oversee and supervise provision of the curative, preventive and rehabilitative services in the region mainly, i. Provide good leadership and governance to the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT), ii. Develop disseminate and support the translation of the policies, strategies and guidelines of the MOHSW / PMO-RALG, iii. Coordinate services in the Region and ensure delivery of quality health and social welfare services, iv. Support an appropriate environment for private sector development, 5 v. Supervise and oversee preparation and implementation of the comprehensive council health plans in 6 districts (CCHP), develop and implement RHMT strategic and operational plans, supervise and oversee preparation and implementation of the Comprehensive Regional Referral Hospital Operational Plan (CHOP), vi. Support human resource management specially to ensure capacity building to CHMTs on managerial functions, vii. Compile and analyze monthly and quarterly health implementation reports, viii. Member of the Regional Hospital Advisory Board (HAB), Member of the Regional Secretariat (RS), Chairperson of the Regional Health Management Team, ix. Coordination and implementation of the monthly and quarterly regional health management team meetings and overall regional health stakeholder’s meetings also, coordination and implementation of quarterly supportive supervisions to CHMTs and related health facilities, x. Harmonize emergency and disaster preparedness teams for the best health emergency response, xi. Support and backstop regional referral hospital, participate in the delivery of clinical services and support hospital administrative operations. Position 5: Assistant Administrative Secretary Health and Social welfare (AAS) Institution: Singida Region Period: April 2013 to December, 2014 Duties: i. Monitor proper management of health services provided by public and private sector facilities at all levels, ii. Harmonize availability and better management of health resources, iii. Direct and advise on implementation of health policy in the region, 6 iv. Coordinate health and social welfare matters in the region, v. Build capacity to local governments in health service delivery, vi. Provide technical advice on preparation of HIV/AIDS combating plans and implementation of activities, vii. Provide backstopping support during health epidemics in the region, Position 6: Assistant Director Public& Private Health Facilities (ADPPHFs) Institution: Permanent Secretary Office, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Head Quarter, Tanzania Period: December, 2014 – February, 2017 Duties: Oversee implementation of Curative Services in Public and Private Health Facilities, mainly: - i. Assess and disseminate policy guidelines and standards, ii. Review guidelines on technical medical supplies and equipment, iii. Collaborate with the registrar of private health facilities, iv. Supervise, monitor and evaluate adherence of medical professional Standards and Ethics as well as services provided by health providers, v. Oversee implementation of health services in health facilities and Coordinate implementation of hospital reforms, vi. Contribute to the keeping up of the statistical data for health facilities, vii. Perform other tasks as per instructions of the Director of Curative Services. Position 7: Acting Director of Curative Services (Ag. DCS) Institution: Permanent Secretary Office, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC). 7 Period: February 2017 –Juni, 2018 Duties: Oversee and give advice on the provision of general and specific curative services in the country mainly, formulation and review of curative health policies, laws, Regulations and guidelines and overseeing the implementation of the same. Position 8: Director of Curative Services (DCS) in the Ministry of Health. Institution: Permanent Secretary Office, (MOHCDGEC). Period: June, 2018-January, 2019 Duties: Oversee and give advice on the provision of general and specific curative services in the country. This is done by ensuring there is ongoing; i. Formulation and review of curative health policies, laws, Regulations and guidelines and overseeing the implementation of the same. ON JOB TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS I have attended a number of on job trainings and workshops organized by the Ministry and other health implementing partners. Most of trainings were on governance and leadership. NATIONAL EXPERIENCE 1) Member of the Board of Directors of the National Health Insurance Fund 2) Member of the Private Hospital Advisory Board 3) Chair of the Private Health Laboratory Board 4) Member of the Board of Governors of Bugando Zonal Hospital 5) Member of the Ministry Tender Board 6) Member of the Ministry Technical Working Group 1 7) Chair of the National Steering Committee of the electronic health strategies 8) National Assessor of the Comprehensive Council Health Plans (CCHPs) 2015/2016 8 9) Participated in the Presidential Delegation to Nordic Countries and India in May-June 2015. 10) Played active part in the preparation of the Ministry budget 2015/2016 11) Participated in the preparation of the Ministers Budget Speech 2015/2016 COMPETENCIES& STRENGTHS 1. Self-motivated 2. Open mind for positive changes 3. Inspirational and motivational skills 4. Recognition and rewarding skills 5. Coordination skills, monitoring skills I believe in 1. Coordination, Team work, transparency, 2. New idea and talents 3. Learning from others 4. Reasonable and justifiable flexibility NATIONAL LEVEL EXPERIENCE Participated and facilitated development of several policy guidelines, documents and plans; - i. National Standard Medical Radiology and Imaging Equipment Guidelines, April, 2018 (approved) ii. National Standard Medical Laboratory Equipment Guideline, March, 2018 (approved) iii. Health Facility Registry System, 2018 (approved) iv. Standard Health Facility Guidelines, 2018 (approved) 9 v. National Guideline for Dialysis Services, February, 2018 (pending approval) vi. National Cancer treatment guideline (pending approval) vii. National Referral guidelines (pending revision for approval) viii. Mobile and outreach clinical services guide (pending revision for approval) ix. Fast track guidelines (pending revision for approval) x. Proposal for the National Organ Transplant law (ongoing preparation). xi. National Clinical Audit Guidelines (ongoing preparation). xii. Development of the strategic direction for the Regional Referral Hospitals followed by the Regional Referral Hospitals Implementation Guideline. xiii. Establishment of the NBTS satellite sites in Dar es Salaam whereby 7 new sites were established (approved). A shared effort between the ministry of health and the regional health administration. xiv. In collaboration with the PORALG, conducted a need assessment for improved health services at the primary health care level, (November-December, 2016) followed by an approved plan for construction and rehabilitation of about 350 facilities using force account. KEY TEAM PERFORMANCE, AWARDS AND REWARDS i. Improved availability of medicines and health financing systems in Iramba District Council was recognized nationally and awarded by Hon Dr Hussein Mwinyi, Minister for Health and Social Welfare, 2012 and by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Insurance Award 2012. 10 ii. Improved maternal and child health services in Singida region was recognized nationally and awarded by the former President of 4th Government His Excellence Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (May, 2014). iii. Improved maternal and child health specific programs (FANC na BEmONC) in Singida Region was awarded by the Vice President His Excellence Ghalib Bilali (April, 2014); iv. National Award on IPC&IS April, 2014 Singida Regional Referral Hospital. v. National award 2013 on 5s Kaizen TQM Singida Regional Referral Hospital. REFEREES: 1. Dr. Mpoki M. Ulisubisya Former Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children) Tel 0755 693324. 2. Eng. Musa Iyombe Former Permanent Secretary, President Office, Regional Administration and Local Government Authority, Tel 0754 434930. 3. Dr. Lianna Hassan Former Regional Administrative Secretary, Singida Region, Tel 0754 693155) CERTIFICATION: I, Dorothy O. Gwajima declare that, the information given above describes my personal qualification and experience. Date: 7 February, 2019.1 CURRICULUM VITAE DR. DOROTHY ONESPHORO GWAJIMA (MD/MPH). Deputy Permanent Secretary for Health (DPSH) President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government Authority (PORALG) PERSONAL DETAILS Surname: Gwajima Other names: Dorothy Onesphoro Date of Birth: 21 March 1971 Place of Birth: Singida-Iramba-Kiomboi Hospital Nationality: Tanzanian, Sex: Female Marital Status: Married to Methuselah Steven Gwajima. Present address; Presidents Office, Regional Administration and Local Government Authority, P.O. Box 1920, DODOMA. Official landline telephone numbers; +255 (0) 026 232 1312 Mobiles phone: 0765-345777, 0682-961180, E-mail official: dorothy.gwajima@tamisemi.go.tz, Email private; dorothygwajima@gmail.com ACADEMIC PROFILE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Master’s degree Program Qualification: Masters of Public Health (MPH) Institute: Royal Tropical Institute of Netherlands. Period: September, 2008-September, 2009 Bachelor degree Program Qualification: First Degree in Medicine Institute: Nizhniy Novgorod Medical Academy-Russia, Period: September, 1994-2001 2 Advanced Level Secondary Education Qualification: Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Institution: Mwenge High School-Singida Region Period: July, 1989-May, 1991 Ordinary level Secondary School Qualification: Certificate of Secondary Education Institution: Marangu Secondary School-Kilimanjaro Region Period: January, 1985-November, 1988 Primary Education Qualification: National Primary School Leaving Certificate Institution: Wembere Primary School-Singida Region Period: January, 1978-October, 1984 ADDITIONAL SKILLS Computer Skills; Microsoft office word, Microsoft office excel, Microsoft office power point, Internet explorer nk. WORK EXPERIENCE Position 1: Doctor in charge In Patient Department (Ward in charge) Institution: Bagamoyo District Hospital Period: January 2005-October 2005 Duties: To supervise preparation and oversee the implement of ward activities To participate in the provision of curative and preventive services both at Outpatient and Inpatient departments To manage human resources at the ward section level and ensure delivery of quality services. 3 Position 2: Medical Officer In charge of the District Hospital Institution: Bagamoyo District Hospital Period: January, 2005-August 2008 Duties: i. To supervise preparation and oversee the implementation of hospital strategic and operational plans ii. To oversee, supervise and participate in the provision of key hospital activities mainly, a. Clinical case management b. Clinical meetings and analyze daily morning health reports c. Clinical ward rounds d. Clinical case management audits e. Monthly hospital management team meetings f. Preparation of Comprehensive Hospital Plan and its harmonization in the Comprehensive Council Health Plan g. Management of health resources (human, medicines, supplies, medical equipment etc) h. Collaboration with CHMTs in health prevention activities i. To generate, analyze and compile monthly and quarterly hospital reports Position 3: District Medical Officer Institution: Iramba District Council Period: August 2008-February 2012 Duties: To oversee and supervise provision of the Curative, preventive and rehabilitative services in the district mainly, i. Preparation and implementation of the comprehensive council health plan (CCHP), 4 ii. Generate, analyze and compile monthly and quarterly District Health reports and finally, utilize in planning, iii. Participate in the delivery of clinical services at the district hospital and also, in overseeing and supporting hospital administrative operations, iv. Secretary to the Council Health Service Board (CHSB), v. Chair of the Council Health Management Team (CHMT), vi. Member of the Council Management Team (CMT), vii. Coordination and implementation of the monthly and quarterly council health management Team & Council Health Service Board meetings, viii. Coordination of health development and implementing partners in the district, ix. Coordination and implementation of quarterly supportive supervisions and inspections to all health facilities. Position 4: Regional Medical Officer, Institution: Singida Region, Period: February, 2012 to December, 2014, Duties: To oversee and supervise provision of the curative, preventive and rehabilitative services in the region mainly, i. Provide good leadership and governance to the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT), ii. Develop disseminate and support the translation of the policies, strategies and guidelines of the MOHSW / PMO-RALG, iii. Coordinate services in the Region and ensure delivery of quality health and social welfare services, iv. Support an appropriate environment for private sector development, 5 v. Supervise and oversee preparation and implementation of the comprehensive council health plans in 6 districts (CCHP), develop and implement RHMT strategic and operational plans, supervise and oversee preparation and implementation of the Comprehensive Regional Referral Hospital Operational Plan (CHOP), vi. Support human resource management specially to ensure capacity building to CHMTs on managerial functions, vii. Compile and analyze monthly and quarterly health implementation reports, viii. Member of the Regional Hospital Advisory Board (HAB), Member of the Regional Secretariat (RS), Chairperson of the Regional Health Management Team, ix. Coordination and implementation of the monthly and quarterly regional health management team meetings and overall regional health stakeholder’s meetings also, coordination and implementation of quarterly supportive supervisions to CHMTs and related health facilities, x. Harmonize emergency and disaster preparedness teams for the best health emergency response, xi. Support and backstop regional referral hospital, participate in the delivery of clinical services and support hospital administrative operations. Position 5: Assistant Administrative Secretary Health and Social welfare (AAS) Institution: Singida Region Period: April 2013 to December, 2014 Duties: i. Monitor proper management of health services provided by public and private sector facilities at all levels, ii. Harmonize availability and better management of health resources, iii. Direct and advise on implementation of health policy in the region, 6 iv. Coordinate health and social welfare matters in the region, v. Build capacity to local governments in health service delivery, vi. Provide technical advice on preparation of HIV/AIDS combating plans and implementation of activities, vii. Provide backstopping support during health epidemics in the region, Position 6: Assistant Director Public& Private Health Facilities (ADPPHFs) Institution: Permanent Secretary Office, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Head Quarter, Tanzania Period: December, 2014 – February, 2017 Duties: Oversee implementation of Curative Services in Public and Private Health Facilities, mainly: - i. Assess and disseminate policy guidelines and standards, ii. Review guidelines on technical medical supplies and equipment, iii. Collaborate with the registrar of private health facilities, iv. Supervise, monitor and evaluate adherence of medical professional Standards and Ethics as well as services provided by health providers, v. Oversee implementation of health services in health facilities and Coordinate implementation of hospital reforms, vi. Contribute to the keeping up of the statistical data for health facilities, vii. Perform other tasks as per instructions of the Director of Curative Services. Position 7: Acting Director of Curative Services (Ag. DCS) Institution: Permanent Secretary Office, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC). 7 Period: February 2017 –Juni, 2018 Duties: Oversee and give advice on the provision of general and specific curative services in the country mainly, formulation and review of curative health policies, laws, Regulations and guidelines and overseeing the implementation of the same. Position 8: Director of Curative Services (DCS) in the Ministry of Health. Institution: Permanent Secretary Office, (MOHCDGEC). Period: June, 2018-January, 2019 Duties: Oversee and give advice on the provision of general and specific curative services in the country. This is done by ensuring there is ongoing; i. Formulation and review of curative health policies, laws, Regulations and guidelines and overseeing the implementation of the same. ON JOB TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS I have attended a number of on job trainings and workshops organized by the Ministry and other health implementing partners. Most of trainings were on governance and leadership. NATIONAL EXPERIENCE 1) Member of the Board of Directors of the National Health Insurance Fund 2) Member of the Private Hospital Advisory Board 3) Chair of the Private Health Laboratory Board 4) Member of the Board of Governors of Bugando Zonal Hospital 5) Member of the Ministry Tender Board 6) Member of the Ministry Technical Working Group 1 7) Chair of the National Steering Committee of the electronic health strategies 8) National Assessor of the Comprehensive Council Health Plans (CCHPs) 2015/2016 8 9) Participated in the Presidential Delegation to Nordic Countries and India in May-June 2015. 10) Played active part in the preparation of the Ministry budget 2015/2016 11) Participated in the preparation of the Ministers Budget Speech 2015/2016 COMPETENCIES& STRENGTHS 1. Self-motivated 2. Open mind for positive changes 3. Inspirational and motivational skills 4. Recognition and rewarding skills 5. Coordination skills, monitoring skills I believe in 1. Coordination, Team work, transparency, 2. New idea and talents 3. Learning from others 4. Reasonable and justifiable flexibility NATIONAL LEVEL EXPERIENCE Participated and facilitated development of several policy guidelines, documents and plans; - i. National Standard Medical Radiology and Imaging Equipment Guidelines, April, 2018 (approved) ii. National Standard Medical Laboratory Equipment Guideline, March, 2018 (approved) iii. Health Facility Registry System, 2018 (approved) iv. Standard Health Facility Guidelines, 2018 (approved) 9 v. National Guideline for Dialysis Services, February, 2018 (pending approval) vi. National Cancer treatment guideline (pending approval) vii. National Referral guidelines (pending revision for approval) viii. Mobile and outreach clinical services guide (pending revision for approval) ix. Fast track guidelines (pending revision for approval) x. Proposal for the National Organ Transplant law (ongoing preparation). xi. National Clinical Audit Guidelines (ongoing preparation). xii. Development of the strategic direction for the Regional Referral Hospitals followed by the Regional Referral Hospitals Implementation Guideline. xiii. Establishment of the NBTS satellite sites in Dar es Salaam whereby 7 new sites were established (approved). A shared effort between the ministry of health and the regional health administration. xiv. In collaboration with the PORALG, conducted a need assessment for improved health services at the primary health care level, (November-December, 2016) followed by an approved plan for construction and rehabilitation of about 350 facilities using force account. KEY TEAM PERFORMANCE, AWARDS AND REWARDS i. Improved availability of medicines and health financing systems in Iramba District Council was recognized nationally and awarded by Hon Dr Hussein Mwinyi, Minister for Health and Social Welfare, 2012 and by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Insurance Award 2012. 10 ii. Improved maternal and child health services in Singida region was recognized nationally and awarded by the former President of 4th Government His Excellence Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (May, 2014). iii. Improved maternal and child health specific programs (FANC na BEmONC) in Singida Region was awarded by the Vice President His Excellence Ghalib Bilali (April, 2014); iv. National Award on IPC&IS April, 2014 Singida Regional Referral Hospital. v. National award 2013 on 5s Kaizen TQM Singida Regional Referral Hospital. REFEREES: 1. Dr. Mpoki M. Ulisubisya Former Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children) Tel 0755 693324. 2. Eng. Musa Iyombe Former Permanent Secretary, President Office, Regional Administration and Local Government Authority, Tel 0754 434930. 3. Dr. Lianna Hassan Former Regional Administrative Secretary, Singida Region, Tel 0754 693155) CERTIFICATION: I, Dorothy O. Gwajima declare that, the information given above describes my personal qualification and experience. Date: 7 February, 2019.Education History :


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