The EACCR TB node is coordinated by Dr Sayoki G Mfinanga who is also the Chairperson of the TB node management committee, assisted by Dr Beatrice Mutayoba and Dr Bernard Ngowi is the TB node liaison officer who is also serving as the secretary of the TB node management committee.

The node is aiming at building capacity in TB clinical research and operational links and affiliations among East African Regional Institutions working to improve the TB research. Further more the node will strive to work with the institutions with complementary strengths and mentoring capacity to form a consortium with enhanced multi-disease (HIV/AIDS, TB & Malaria) capacity to conduct ICH-GCP compliant clinical Trials.

This will be achieved through:

  • Networking within and between institutions within the region and northern partners that is also open to other excellent research centers in East Africa the node will build capacity in terms of infrastructure and human resources in terms of competence in doing TB clinical trials

  • Mentoring and training of the staffs from the different sites within EACCR the node will build relevant human resource capacity for implementation of clinical trials in TB

  • Supporting the sister institutions within EACCR in terms of supervision and staff exchange, the node will build a capacity in human resources among the sister institutions
    • Central Pathology Laboratory (CPL) at NIMR-Muhimbili in Tanzania.


The Central Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory (CTRL) is under Muhimbili Medical Research Centre and National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme is housed in the Central Pathology Laboratory at Muhimbili National Hospital