Strategic Partnerships and Capacity Development Manager & Head of Africa Office, European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
Dr Thomas Nyirenda is Strategic Partnerships & Capacity Development Manager and Head of Africa Office of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnerships (EDCTP). He has 28 years’ experience of working in sub-Saharan Africa in Clinical Medicine, Public Health and Clinical Research. He trained in Medicine at University of St Andrews (Scotland), St Mary’s Hospital (London) and Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS) in Malawi. He studied Public Health training at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He has held positions at Ministry of Health in Malawi, World Health Organisation (WHO) Stop TB Department in Geneva, and WHO Country Office in Malawi before joining EDCTP. He has had academic roles at University of Witwatersrand (South Africa), and the Department of Global Health of University of Stellenbosch (South Africa). He chairs the Advisory Board of Clinical Trials Community (CTC), and sits on committees at AUDA-NEPAD AMRH, TB Vaccine Initiative (TBVI), WHO Advisory Group on Clinical Trials Coordination and Strengthening, AVAREF, GloPID-R Africa Hub, MRCT- Subject Matter Expert (SME) Group for ICH E8 training, and the Global Health Trials Network of University of Oxford.