Dr Florence Temu is a Country Director for Amref Health Africa in Tanzania. Florence has worked for Amref Health Africa in different capacities in Tanzania and Ethiopia- as project manager, head of programmes, deputy country director in Tanzania and as country director for Ethiopia and now Tanzania. Within Amref, Florence has spearheaded a number of initiatives that include development of country strategies, technical reviews and development programme specific strategies, technical advisorory on NCD programming, leading in the programme development and designing for a range of health interventions in the areas of Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health; Maternal and New-born and Child Health; HIV and AIDS, Water, Hygiene and Sanitation. As a Country Director, Florence provides oversight for country programmes, leads the strategic and technical direction for the organization in country; leads in identifying health intervention priorities, manages donor relations and drives strategies for fundraising and resource mobilization for the country. Before joining the organization she was Head of Cancer Prevention Services Division at Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Tanzania; and also general medical practitioner and researcher under maternal and HIV research projects at Muhimbili National Hospital. Dr Temu holds a Degree in Medicine, Masters in Public Health, Diploma in Palliative Care, as well as a University certificate in Geriatric Health Care Management. Florence has also served as Vice Chairperson for Medical Women Association of Tanzania, and is a member of Institute of Directors Tanzania. She has undergone several leadership courses including PEAK Fellowship by Population Fellows Programs of the University of Michigan, USA; and Women Leaders for the World leadership programme. Florence is a member of Global Women Leadership Network and a member of the Board of Directors for White Ribbon Alliance Tanzania, and Board of Director for Guaranty Trust Bank in Tanzania.
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