Dr. Godwin Ndossi

2001 Trainee

Dr. Ndossi is Director of the Directorate of Food Science and Nutrition in the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Center, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In this role he oversees activities in three sections including Nutritional Biochemistry, Food Quality and Safety, and Food Preservation and Product Development. He has his BSc in Botany, Zoology and Education from University of Dar es Salaam in 1976, his MSc in Biology from University of Dar es Salaam in 1983 and his PhD in International Nutrition from Cornell University in 1992. His work involves designing and implementing nutrition interventions at the community level as well as undertaking nutrition research related to the role of specific nutrients in health and disease. He has worked on collaborative research projects with scientists from the Institute of Child Health (London), Harvard School of Public Health, Cornell University and Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences. Recently he was Co-PI of two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled field trials to test the efficacy of multiple micronutrient supplements in school children and pregnant women. Recent publications include papers related to predictors of anaemia among children from Dar es Salaam, the use of red palm oil for promotion of Vitamin A status, the development and field testing of a protocol for the rapid assessment of anaemia and a randomized trial of vitamin A supplements in relation to child mortality among HIV infected and uninfected children in Tanzania. Dr. Ndossi’s practicum involved assessing the ethics capacity of 6 IRBs in Tanzania.


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