Health Programs Director, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT)
Dr. Mmbando is a Health Programs Director at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT). He also heads the ELCT Palliative Care Program – which is the largest palliative care program in Tanzania with about 25 active hospital-based palliative care teams. Dr. Mmbando helped lead the development of these programs in collaboration with FHSSA (now Global Partners in Care) and USAID. He is a Hospice and Palliative Care Physician with over 20 years of experience in the field of medicine and public health. He is a trainer and visiting lecturer for tertiary institutions, conducts clinical research and is a strong advocate for access to health services especially in rural and less privileged communities.