Tafadzwa Dzinamarira, MSc, MPH, PhD


Tafadzwa Dzinamarira, MSc, MPH, PhD, is ICAP’s interim country director in Zimbabwe. He is a public health expert with a strong background in clinical and epidemiological research, and more than seven years of experience providing technical support for public health systems and clinical laboratories strengthening the management of HIV/AIDS programs. Dr. Dzinamarira has expertise in providing technical leadership in the design, development, planning, and implementation, of national household-based biomarker surveys. Tafadzwa holds a Master of Science in HIV/AIDS Management, a Master of Public Health (Disease Prevention and Control), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health Medicine. Prior to this role, Dr. Dzinamarira was the Regional Laboratory Technical Advisor for the PHIA project where he successfully supported the implementation of national HIV impact assessment surveys in Namibia, Rwanda, Haiti, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Prior to joining ICAP, Tafadzwa worked for the University of Zimbabwe Department of Medicine on a series of prospective operation research aimed at decreasing mortality associated with initiation of antiretroviral therapy in Sub-Saharan Africa through early detection and prevention of cryptococcal disease in Zimbabwe. Prior to joining the University of Zimbabwe, Tafadzwa worked for UCSF on a study that investigated HIV-target cell response in women initiating various contraceptive methods in high HIV-incidence areas.