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TZ Team

Dental Programme Team

  • team-blank-mDr Joseph

    Clinical Director, Tanzania

    Dr Joseph has been with Bridge2Aid for four years, and has just successfully negotiated with the Tanzanian Government for a release for a further two years. Previously a District Dental Officer, Dr Joseph is very familiar with Government structures and individuals, which is vital for his role in providing clinical leadership and support for the organisation. Dr Joseph is also often seen helping with the training on dental programmes.

  • simonSimon Loishiye

    Programme Director

    Simon has great experience working with NGOs and is responsible for overseeing all of our programme activity in Tanzania with a particular focus on helping to lead us forward alongside Dr Joseph.

  • innocentInnocent Bikere

    Dental Programmes Site Administrator

    Innocent has been a member of the team since 2008. He has gradually been given more and more responsibility, and is now our most experienced site administrator. Along with Haji and Mussa, his role involves planning and preparation for each programme, reaching the programme site and preparing for the arrival of the teams. He then has overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of the programme, in liaison with the visiting site clinical lead.

  • abelAbel Masaba

    Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant

    Abel is our most recent recruit, although he has known of the work of Bridge2Aid for many years. As M&E assistant, Abel attends most of the training programmes, gathering data for our monitoring programme. He has proved a dab hand with the video camera, recording individual patient stories. He is also in charge of the Bridge2Aid database, spending many hours inputting data, and also does much of the follow-up monitoring work, communicating with the trained clinical officers and their District Dental Officerss.

Operations Team

  • jackieJackie Kajabago

    Operations and Finance Manager

    Jackie has been part of the team since October 2010, and now takes overall responsibility for the operation of Bridge2Aid in Tanzania. Her main focus is on managing the organisation’s finances, as well as providing the dental team with administrative and financial support

  • johnJohn Simba

    Honorary Administration Officer

    John has been with Bridge2Aid since the foundation of the charity. He is a well-known figure in Mwanza, and takes responsibility for many of our dealings with local authority and government bodies in the city. Now in the process of retiring from full-time work, John has taken up this honorary position and will be available to give advice and support to the operations team.

  • mosesMoses Anthony Makasi


    Moses joined the Bridge2Aid team in early 2013.  Along with Emmanuel, he is one of our two drivers; responsible for ensuring our volunteer teams arrive safely and on time. Moses is starting to spend more time on site with the dental teams, learning the on-site roles of site administration and data collection.

  • emanuelEmmanuel Paul Rukwabu


    Emmanuel joined the Bridge2Aid team in 2011.  As one of our drivers, Emmanuel is responsible for ensuring our volunteer teams arrive safely and on time, and for keeping the cars maintained and in good condition. Emma also undertakes administrative tasks in support of the team.

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