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Ngowi Aiwerasia Vera Festo

E-mail: verangowi@yahoo.com

Dr. Aiwerasia Vera Ngowi, BSc (General) (Dar), Dipl. EST (Delft), MSc (OHS) (Manchester, UK), Dipl. (OSHIP) (Stockholm), PhD (Tampere) is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Public Health and Social Sciences at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. She has participated and contributed scientific papers in national and international meetings, workshops, symposia, conferences and congresses and published several papers in proceedings, reports, and international journals. She teaches undergraduates and postgraduates in the field of occupational and environmental health with special emphasis on pesticides and their impact on human and environmental health. She is a member of several national and international professional associations and has received 13 grants from different national and international organizations. She serves on the WHO Drinking-water Quality Committee as Pesticide coordinator for the Chemical aspects Working Group, the WHO Scientific Resource Group on Equity Analysis and Research, the National Food Safety Coordinating Committee, and the National Codes of Hygiene for Food Processing Units (AFDC 1) of the Tanzania Bureau of Standards. She is a subject of the biographical record in Marquis Who is Who in Science and Engineering, Seventh Edition 2003-2004.

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