Work: Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania
Mark Rweyemamu is the Executive Director of the Southern African Centre for Infectious Diseases and Surveillance (SACIDS), at the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania and a Visiting Professor at both the RVC, London and Sokoine University in Tanzania. His area of interest is on infectious diseases through a One Health approach.
Formerly, he was Head of the Infectious Diseases Programme of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations at its Headquarters in Rome. This included coordination of the Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme (GREP).
He has worked in government, industry and academia. He has consulted widely for national governments and international organisations. He was a member of the EFSA Working Group on assessing the risk of Foot and Mouth Disease introduction into the EU from developing countries, and The Foresight study on Infectious Diseases – Preparing for the Future. He is a Member of the Board of GALVMed, a public-private partnership that supports the development of biologicals and therapeutics for animal diseases in developing countries. He is a member of the Executive Board of CORDS, a One Health focused global network that connects organizations for regional disease surveillance.
Mark is a member of The Pirbright Institute Scientific Advisory Board.