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Joyce Nyoni


Institute of Social Work, Tanzania

Involvement at the ISC

  • Member of the Standing Committee for Freedom and Responsibility in Science (2022-2025)


Dr. Joyce Elzear Nyoni, senior lecturer and the Rector of the Institute of Social Work in Tanzania. I am trained as a medical sociologist. I have worked as a lecturer and researcher for the past 25 years. I worked at the University of Dar es salaam teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses before moving to the Tanzania Commission of Science and Technology as the Director of Social Sciences. I later moved to the Institute of Social Work as the Head of the Institution. My main areas of research are on HIV/AIDS among key populations, maternal and child health and reproductive health. I have received a number of research grants including NIH and amfAR grants on key populations. As a researcher I have been instrumental in advocating for research ethics and integrity and championed the drafting of the Tanzania National Research Integrity Framework. My publications address the dynamics and challenges facing MSM population in stigmatized settings, especially on how HIV/AIDS interventions are not adequately their needs. Championed the development of a SPEND model that provided the MSM population access to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment without having to go through the hassles of the health care system.

This page has been updated in May 2024.

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