AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP)

The Dartmouth-Boston University Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) was established in 2003 to provide HIV and tuberculosis research training to physicians, scientists and other health care professionals from Tanzania.

The principal collaborating partner in Tanzania has been the Muhmibili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), and additional collaborations have been established with the National Institute for Medical Research and the Ministry of Health. Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, The Dartmouth Institute, and the Boston University School of Public Health offer masters and doctoral level degree training in basic science research, epidemiology, health sciences research, and pharmacology.

In Tanzania the Dartmouth-BU Fogarty program sponsors selected degree programs at MUHAS and offers 1-3 day conferences and workshops on issues on HIV and tuberculosis. Short term training in a variety of HIV- and TB-related topics is also offered. A south-south research collaboration known as the Fogarty Africa Consortium on Tuberculosis (FACT) was established in 2010 in collaboration with the Georgia-Case Western Reserve AITRP in Uganda.

Degree Programs

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Masters Degrees

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (visit offsite)


Doctoral Degrees

Molecular and Cellular Biology (visit offsite)

Fellows: Teddy Mselle, MD (PhD, September 2009)

Molecular, Cellular & Systems Physiology (visit offsite)

Fellows: Magdalena Lyimo, MD (PhD, June 2010)

Program in Experimental & Molecular Medicine (visit offsite)

Fellows: Emmanuel Balandya, MD (PhD, 2008 -   )

Boston University School of Public Health

Epidemiology Department (visit offsite).

Fellows: Conrad Kabali, MS (MPH, PhD, May 2010)

Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences

Masters of Public Health - Executive Track (learn more offsite).


  • Elimira Swai, RN (MPH)
  • Amelda Mrasa, RN (MPH)

Non-Degree Programs


Short-term Training

  • November 2010: Pediatric HIV Research Training
  • August 2009: Ethics from the Dartmouth Perspective for the IRB Administrator
  • April 2009: T-SPOT Tuberculosis Training at Oxford Immunotec, UK
  • September 2008: Sputum Induction Training at the DarDar Pediatric Program
  • July 2008: Guidelines for NIH and Other US Government Funding Organizations Electronic Grant Applications
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  • March 2008: Staff Development Training and Consulting at the MUHAS Library
  • June 2005: Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Treatment Training and Design of ART Clinical Research Trials
  • January 2005: Information and Communication Technology Training at the MUHAS Library
  • September 2004: Advanced Training at the Finnish Mycobacterial Reference Laboratory

Kim Mwamelo

Kim Mwamelo

Kim Mwamelo, MPH '17, leads the TDI graduation procession at Dartmouth's Commencement ceremony.