AWARD FOR PROF. MWAIKAMBO
Britain Tanzania Society’s veteran Vice-President Prof Esther Mwaikambo has been awarded the 2013 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drum Major for Justice award at a ceremony in the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam. She is a Senior Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the Hubert Kariuki Memorial University in Dar es Salaam and was the first Tanzanian female medical doctor. Her career spans over 40 years in public service and carries with it a longstanding concern on health issues, worker-patient relationships, ethical conduct of health personnel, promotion of human rights in the delivery of the services and most importantly; a good clinical practice. She has published more than 100 research papers in the areas of medicine and maternal care and has the distinction of having founded and served as the Chairperson of the Medical Women Association of Tanzania from 1997 until 2006.