Dr. Seif Abdallah Shekalaghe

Dr Shekalaghe Seif, Permanent Sectretary, Ministry of Gender- Tanzania

Dr. Seif Abdallah Shekalaghe

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Gender- Tanzania

Currently, he is a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Groups.

He has worked as a District Commissioner at Maswa in Simiyu region, Regional Administrative Secretary Songwe and Kilimanjaro regions at different times; and Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health before being promoted as a Permanent Secretary at the same Ministry.

He obtained a degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Tumaini University, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College (KCMC) in Tanzania. Thereafter, he obtained an MPH at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. He holds a PhD on malaria transmission awarded by Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

He has extensively worked in the area of malaria transmission by conducting epidemiological and intervention studies (including mass drug administration (MDA) using different antimalarial drugs), that aimed at identifying strategies to interrupt malaria transmission and has published over 10 papers on these topics. Academically, he has experience in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He was a lecturer at Tumaini University KCMC College teaching epidemiology, research methodology and community health subjects. He has experience with course coordination and has developed a new curriculum for a master's course in epidemiology and applied biostatistics with other colleagues at KCMC.

All Sessions by Dr. Seif Abdallah Shekalaghe

11:53 am - 12:53 pm
Auditorium (Selous)

Leaders Panel: Transformative Leadership in a Rapidly Evolving World

Now more than ever, the world needs visionary and transformative leaders to help navigate uncharted and complex territories. Often, this means leaders who are willing to question established norms around leadership and do things differently. Parity between men and women in leadership is one critical but insufficient step toward this goal; equally important is examining the nature of effective leadership itself, including how historic ideas around leadership interact with gender norms and expectations. This panel will explore what redefining leadership looks like in action in the health space and beyond, how to cultivate qualities needed, and how new approaches are vital to driving lasting change in organizations and society.

Video Address: Dr. Sania Nishtar, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Moderator: Ms. Sia Nowrojee, Senior Director, Girls & Women Strategy, UN Foundation

1. Dr Anita Zaidi, President, Gender Equality, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2. Mary Rusimbi, Board Member & Founder Women Fund Tanzania Trust
3. Dr. Michael Adekunle Charles, CEO, Roll Back Malaria
4. Dr Shekalaghe Seif, Permanent Sectretary, Ministry of Gender- Tanzania