Florance Nago is Social scientist at the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU). She is currently working with MAISHA study, which combines two cluster-randomized controlled trials, a qualitative study, an integrated process evaluation and an economic evaluation, all aimed at assessing the impact of combined microfinance and gender training intervention for women and their partners to reduce violence against women. She has previously worked with the Microbicide Development Program (MDP) that aimed at determining the feasibility of using a viginal microbicides to prevent HIV among women at high-risk in Mwanza city. She also worked with the Intravaginal Practices (IVP) Project, which aimed at putting together a Vaginal Practices Diary documenting women’s vaginal practices in Kahama, Tanzania.
Before joining MITU, she was a Program Officer with Epitome of Excellence LTD in Arusha, Tanzania where she dealt with Monitoring and Evaluation. She was also an Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Swedish Co-Operative Center – Vi Agroforestry Program in Mwanza, Tanzania.
She is interested researching about gender-based violence, as well as diverse social, cultural and economic factors that lead to poverty and ill health.
Ms. Nago holds a B.A. in Rural Development from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, and Tanzania and a Diploma in Animal Health from the Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute (MATI) – Tengeru in Arusha, Tanzania.