George A. Loy, MD, MPH, PgDip Pal Med

George A. Loy, MD, MPH, PgDip Pal Med

Clinical Advisor, AIDSRelief Tanzania
Dar ES Salaam, Tanzania

Skype: galoy1

Dr. Loy, Tanzanian, Palliative Care and Public Health physician has been working extensively in Tanzania in HIV care, treatment and palliative care for over seven years. He is involved and interested in HIV and palliative care research, primarily focusing of showing evidence that palliative care have additional contribution when integrated in the standard HIV services. He is also a trainer in HIV, Palliative Care, Management and Leadership in Health Care Services

Download and Read George’s Personal Story (401 KB)

Other Appointments

  • Clinical Advisor, AIDSRelief HIV Care & Treatment program, Tanzania
    LPTF TA Team Leader, AIDSRelief HIV Care & Treatment program, Tanzania
    M & E Advisor, SHIRIKI Project
    Liaison Officer, AIDSRelief Palliative Care Initiatives, Tanzania

Key Accomplishments

  • Member, Tanzania Palliative Care Association
    Member, International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care
    Principle Investigator, ongoing Tanzanian Study: The Patients’ Level Outcome Of Antiretroviral Therapy For Adult Patients
    Principle Investigator, Tanzanian Study: Looking For Evidence of Additional Values of Integrating Palliative Care in Standard HIV Care and Treatment Services

Education / Honors

  • Leader, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, CA, USA, 2010-2011
    Masters in Palliative Medicine (Candidate), Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. 2010–2012
    Post Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, 2007–2009
    Master’s in Public Health, Debrecen University, Debrecen, HUNGARY, 2005–2006
    Rotary International Good will Ambassadorial Scholar, 2005-2006
    Medical Degree, University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania

Key Publications

  • Mashinji V.B., Loy G.A., Sungwa R., Kasanga F., Ngowi C., Majigo M.V., Maghimbi A.M and Mwakyusa S.D; Intensified Tuberculosis Case Finding: Lessons from Tracking the Hidden Tuberculosis Patients in the Community, 2011; Abstract, Submitted
    Loy G, Harding R, Sigalla G, Memiah P, Alexander C: Evaluation of Effectiveness of HIV/AIDS Palliative Care for Outpatients Attending HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Clinic at Muheza DDH and Sekou Toure Hospital in Tanzania, 2010 In press
    Loy G, Memial P, Tulli T, Majigo M, Alexander C: Adherence and Treatment Outcomes of Adult Patients on ARV Therapy in Tanzania, 2009. Publication submitted

read more...close

  • Loy George; Characteristics of HIV/AIDS Patients Receiving Anti-retroviral Drug Therapy at Muheza District Designated Hospital, Tanzania; Successes And Challenges, 2006; Thesis for MPH
    Loy G; Contraception and Teenage Pregnancies; A Case of Secondary School Girls in Arumeru District, Arusha-Tanzania, 2002; Research for Public Health course as MD requirement
    Loy G; A KAP Study on Choice of Place of Delivery Among Women of Child Bearing Age in Selected Wards, in Bagamoyo-Tanzania, 2002: Unpublished
    Loy G; A KAP Study on Transmission, Prevention and Treatment of Malaria Among Adults in Turiani, Morogoro- Tanzania, 2001, University of Dar-ES-Salaam, Paper for Community Medicine study
    Loy G; Prevalence of Malnutrition and Factors Associated With It among Under-Fives in Rural Moshi-Tanzania, 2000. Part medical school research work.

Key Presentations

  • Role of Palliative Care in HIV care and treatment: Evidence from Tanzania, AIDSImpact Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sept 2011


About the International Palliative Care Leadership Initiative (LDI) at the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice (100 KB)

Read About Other International Leaders

Leaders Page

Subscribe to

New videos and content are released weekly. Be the first to know and share with your colleagues. Newsletter

Or text 22828 to "TreatThePain" to join our email list


Follow us on:

Donate to the IPM International Programs

Partners generously supporting the International Leadership Development Initiative:

Comments are closed.

Help us to expand the resources on this site quickly.
Please send your suggestions to
Technical Issues? Contact