​Dr Eunice S. Pallangyo

Associate Professor and the Associate Dean at the School of Nursing and Midwifery,​ Tanzania​

She holds a PhD in Medical Sciences (Maternal & Child Health) from Uppsala University in Sweden; MSc in Nursing from University of Cape Town-South Africa; BSc in Nursing from Muhimbili University of Health Sciences in Tanzania and a Postgraduate Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education at Oxford Brookes University-UK. Dr Pallangyo is currently an Associate Fellow in AdvanceHE-UK and an Honorary research fellow at the Liverpool John Moores University-UK. She recently was appointed as an inaugural member of new Teachers Academy at the Aga Khan University.

Dr Pallangyo has a deep passion for improving the quality of healthcare through research and teaching, and empowering women and girls in low-income settings who are inequitably striving for a better life. She strongly believes that most problems in low-income settings (including Tanzania) are well-known, however, the translation of this knowledge into practice is inadequate. Her work has focused on designing and implementing several low-cost interventions to improve the quality of care. In 2016/2017, Eunice Pallangyo initiated 26 postpartum care clinics within reproductive health units in government-owned healthcare facilities in Dar es Salaam. Eunice has over 19 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and two coffee table books. She is a reviewer of several international academic journals and has supervised more than 11 masters students and five PhD candidates.

Eunice has contributed extensively to developing and reviewing numerous programmes at AKU and other organisations. She has spearheaded interactions with regulatory authorities within the University and nationally. Eunice has consistently managed to influence policies through active engagement with stakeholders, her scholarly research work, and several newsletter articles published nationally and internationally.