Principal Research Scientists, National Institute for Medical Research. Founder and Managing Director, St Laurence Diabetes Centre.Dr Mayige graduated with; a bachelor_s degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2003 from Makerere University, Uganda and received her Masters_ degree in 2008 from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Dr Mayige received her PhD training at Newcastle University, United Kingdom in 2014. Dr Mary has been passionate about non communicable diseases especially diabetes and has also been active in doing research in this area. Dr. Mayige was a member of the National Non Communicable Diseases Steering Committee and is the coordinator of the National Survey for Non Communicable Diseases. Dr. Mary has also been actively involved in drafting the National Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases in Tanzania.Dr Mayige is a principal research scientist at the National Institute for Medical Research and also the founder and Director of St. Laurent Diabetes Centre, a Centre dedicated to providing diabetes care and preventive services in Tanzania.Dr. Mayige is an author of several peer reviewed publications.