Bruno Fokas Sunguya, MD, MSc, PhD

International Scholar

  •  Director of Research and Publications
  •  Tanzania, United Republic of
  •   HIV/AIDS | Maternal Child Health | Non-communicable disease | Nutrition

Languages- English, Japanese


Dr. Sunguya is a Senior lecturer of Public Health Nutrition, and the Director of Research and Publications at MUHAS., and a Visiting Associate Professor of Kumamoto University (Japan). His research areas include Nutrition, Adolescent, Maternal and Child Health, and HIV/AIDS, conducted and disseminated widely in more than 60 papers, and chapters. He serves as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and BMC nutrition journal; a member of number of national committees; the WHO Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group-Subgroup on Diet and Health; chairs the REC; and a contact person for research and grants for MUHAS


1.Leading the Tanzania National Surveillance of Acquired HIV Drug Resistance. This nationally representative survey is funded by the Global Fund for HIV, TB, and Malaria. The project will in addition to establishing the baseline national burden of HIV drug resistance, it will also lead into add in the process of accreditation of National Public Health Laboratory as a WHO site for regional HIV drug resistance testing. This work is being done in collaboration with the Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender Elderly and Children in Tanzania.

2. Leading the National Antenatal Surveillance for HIV and Syphillis. In addition, the project will evaluate the performance of prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT). The project is funded by the Global Fund for HIV, Malaria, and Tuberculosis, and conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender Elderly and Children

3. Leading the Data Quality Assurance for HIV response in Tanzania 2020 on behalf of the Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender Elderly and Children and supported by the Global Fund for HIV, Malaria, TB. The project seeks to examine quality of data for HIV response particularly towards the fast track targets.


1. Sunguya BF, Zhu S, Paulo LS, et al. Regional Disparities in the Decline of Anemia and Remaining Challenges among Children in Tanzania: Analyses of the Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey 2004-2015. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17(10): E3492. Published 2020 May 17. doi:10.3390/ijerph17103492 

2. Natukunda J, Sunguya B, Ong KI, Jimba M. Adapting lessons learned from HIV epidemic control to COVID-19 and future outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa. J Glob Health Sci. 2020 Jan;2:e21

3. Masoud S, Kamori D, Godfrey B, Mahiti M, Sunguya B, Lyamuya EF, Ueno T. Circulating HIV-1 integrase genotypes in Tanzania: Implication on the introduction of Integrase Inhibitors-based ART regimen. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2020 Mar 4. doi: 10.1089/AID.2020.0021. PMID:32126792

4. Darling AM, Sunguya B, Ismail A, Manu A, Canavan C, Assefa N, Sie A, Fawzi W, Sudfeld C, Guwattude D. Gender differences in nutritional status, diet and physical activity among adolescents in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Trop Med Int Health. 2020 Jan;25(1):33-43. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13330. PMID: 31693777