Juma A. Mfinanga received his medical degree at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 2008. He completed EM residency training at MUHAS in 2013, being in the first batch of locally trained Emergency Medicine Physician in Tanzania, serving as a chief resident and chairman of All postgraduate in the University.
He is currently the Head of Department of Emergence Medicine at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), the largest National referral Hospital in the country and serves as coordinator of EMS and Disaster in the Hospital and coordinator of PTC in the Country. Juma Mfinanga has an significant research interest in EMS, disaster and Trauma
He is also serves as general secretary of the Emergency Medicine Association of Tanzania (EMAT), the national professional association charged with disseminating emergency care in Tanzania, treasure of Medical association Tanzania (MAT) and a member of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM).
This award recognises that the individual has organised at least 4 PTC Course cascades and has trained at least 10 instructors.