Dr Godson Maro

Chief of Party-USAID Afya Shirikishi

Godson Maro MD. MPH is a Tanzanian Public Health specialist with 15 years of extensive experience as a leader with a keen interest in program management, coordination, data-driven solutions and research. His work has been mainly towards contributions to strengthening the health system in less developed areas in Africa. He has experience of working with the public health sector of Tanzania and as well partnering with other local and international institutions to support and strengthening health care system while partnering with communities in marginalized and hard to reach areas.  

He joined National Institute for Medical research as Research scientist in 2006 and later joined Amref Health Africa in 2008 as a Project Manager for Maternal and Reproductive health responsible for project design, implementation, advocacy, policy review, documentation, research, reporting, dissemination, monitoring and evaluation.  

In 2013 he joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) in Dar es salaam Tanzania as Public Health specialist on Maternal and Child Health with the primary responsibility of supporting  the development, coordination, and implementation of an evaluation of initiatives to improve maternal and reproductive health care in 3 regions of Tanzania, in collaboration with the CDC Division of Reproductive Health (DRH), Division of Global HIV/AIDS (DGHA) in the United States, and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Reproductive and Child Health (MOHSW/RCH).   

In 2015 he Joined Bloomberg Philanthropies as a Country program lead, coordinating, and providing leadership to the Five implementing partner organizations named Thamini Uhai, Engender Health, Vital Strategies, CDC Foundation, and US Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) while ensuring integrations and alignment with Tanzania government and international policies. 

In October 2020 He joined Amref Health Africa in Tanzania as Chief of Party for USAID Afya Shirikishi activity leading a Community based Tuberculosis and Family planning program implemented in nine(9) regions of Tanzania and Zanzibar.  Godson was trained as Medical Doctor (MD) at University of Dar es salaam and earned MPH at Muhimbili University of Health and allied sciences.