About Dr. Hamisi A. Kigwangalla
Dr. Hamisi Kigwangalla (b. August 8th, 1975) is a Member of Parliament in Tanzania representing the Nzega Constituency. He originates from the Tabora region of central-western Tanzania. He was trained as a medical doctor at the University of Dar es Salaam. In addition he holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and a Master of Business Administration from the Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden). He is currently writing his doctoral thesis on Social Justice and Priority Setting in Public Health at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Kigwangalla chairs the parliamentary Standing Committee on Regional Administration and Local Government. He is married to Dr. Bayoum Awadh Kigwangalla and they have three children together. Last year in September, he became the youngest and first politician to declare openly his intention to run for the Presidency of the United Republic of Tanzania in the October 2015 general elections.
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