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Tariro Makadzange Appointed as Board Member at PSI


2007 Fellow and Medical Scientist, Tariro Makadzange has been appointed as board member at Population Services International (PSI).

Tariro is a highly-qualified medical scientist, doctor and infectious diseases physician scientist who has degrees from Zimbabwe, Harvard and Oxford Universities and is a senior manager at the global biotechnology research multinational, Gilead Sciences.  She told AFLI that she had PSI had confirmed her appointment in January.

PSI is a global non-profit organization focused on the encouragement of healthy behaviour and affordability of health products. PSI was founded in 1970 to improve reproductive health using commercial marketing strategies, and it has expanded the scope of its work to more than 50 countries in the areas of malaria, family planning, HIV, diarrhea, pneumonia, and sanitation. PSI is headquartered in Washington, DC. 

Tariro Makadzange earned a BA at Smith College, obtained her medical degree at Harvard Medical School, and a PhD from Oxford University. She trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington and completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital where she later joined the faculty. Her research has focused on HIV immunology, clinical trials and implementation science. She has been engaged in training and mentoring HIV clinicians and researchers and co-established one of the largest HIV treatment programs in Zimbabwe. She currently leads a program focused on the development of a therapeutic HIV vaccine.

Her board appointment can be read on the PSI website.

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