About Us

Who We Are ?

Roll Back Antimicrobial resistance Initiative (RBA Initiative) is a registered non–governmental organization in Tanzania whose aim is to fight back antimicrobial resistance. Headquartered in Dodoma, the center of the country, the organization sees both rural and urban communities as critical players in addressing antimicrobial resistance. The organization promotes the rational use of antimicrobials, conducts research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and promotes behavioral change, with the aim of reducing the rate of infection due to AMR. The organization covers both rural and urban communities, working with schools, colleges and universities, health professionals, private individuals and policy makers across multiple sectors from health to agriculture to encourage them to mobilize and help prevent the spread of antimicrobial resistance(AMR).


To fight back antimicrobial resistance through promoting rational use of antimicrobials,conducting research on antimicrobial resistance,promoting behavioral change,reducing the incidence of infection and facilitating the dissemination of knowledge of antimicrobial resistance


To be a leader in fighting antimicrobial resistance in Africa and contribute to the global solutions to this public health threat.

Core Values

Highest Professional Standards




Community Participation

Good Stewardship

Our board

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Senior Lecturer-St.John’s University of Tanzania.

Eva Ombaka, PhD
Board Chair Person
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Senior Lecturer-St.John’s University of Tanzania.

Romuald Mbwasi, PhD
Board Vice chairperson
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Senior Pharmaceutical Public Health Expert-Swiss Centre for International Health.

Karin Wiedenmayer, PharmD
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Head-ReAct Africa.

Mirfin Mpundu,PhD
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Pharmacist- Population Services International (PSI).

Alicia Kahumuza
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Pharmaceutical Management Expert,Ministry of Finance-Tanzania.

Winna Shango
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Director of Laboratory Services-Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority(TMDA).

Danstan Hipolite, PhD
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Internal Auditor - Bank Of Tanzania (BOT).

Jastine Martine
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Senior Lecturer in Public Health-University of Manchester.

Roger Harrison, PhD

Our Staff

Erick Venant
Chief Executive Officer

Project Coordinator & Safe guarding officer

Administrative Officer

Lilian Swai
Accounts Officer

Rose S. Francis
Intern Accountant

Pendo Masanja
IPC/WASH Coordinator

Henry Bukuru
Media & Content Creator

Israel Mwingira
AMR Animal & Plant Health Coordinator

DorineGrace. J .Mushi
Project Facilitator

Michael Mosha
Monitoring,Research and Evaluation Lead

Daniel Deus

Our Partners

Queen’s Commonwealth Trust

SS Partner

BUKO Pharma-Kampagne

Swiss TPH

AMR Dictionary