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Georgina Msemo

Acting assistant director reproductive health and child health section, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare

Since 2013, Dr. Msemo oversees the implementation of national strategies to reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths, implementation of national strategies geared towards ensuring reproductive health and rights; coordinates the development of guidelines and training packages on Reproductive and Child health services; she oversees, supervises and monitors quality of reproductive and child health services at all levels; she provides guidance to development partners in areas of reproductive and child health needing support.

Dr Georgina Msemo was born in Tanzania. She successfully completed her MD in 1985 at Muhimbili Medical University College, now known as the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Tanzania.  Thereafter, she did her Internship training at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) for one year.  She worked as a Registrar in Paediatrics at Mbeya Referral Hospital in Mbeya from 1986-1987. In 1992, she successfully completed her Masters course in Paediatrics at Muhimbili Medical University College. She worked as a Specialist in Muhimbili National Hospital –Neonatal Unit for fifteen years (1992-2007). She was later appointed to become the Newborn health program officer in the Ministry of health where she coordinated the neonatal health interventions country wide from 2007 up to 2009. In 2009 she was appointed as a Newborn and Child Health Program Manager for Tanzania, responsible for programming child health interventions up to 2013. In September, 2013 she was appointed as Acting Assistant Director, Reproductive and Child Health in the Ministry of Health and Social welfare the position she is holding currently.