Professor Charles Stephen Mgone

Nationality: Tanzanian

Charles Mgone is a paediatrician by training and holds a PhD degree in Medical and Molecular Genetics. He has worked in Africa, Europe and the Pacific where he has served as advisor at national and international levels.

He has considerable experience in research, research administration, capacity development and training, particularly in sexually transmitted infections, HIV, malaria and other tropical diseases.

Professor Mgone was formerly the Executive Director of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). Prior to that he was the Head of EDCTP’s Africa Office working closely with the African research community, programme managers and policy-makers in inspiring African commitment and co-ownership of health research programmes.

His special interest is in the development of sustainable capacity and appropriate environment for research and development of tools against diseases of poverty.