The Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU) based at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) campus
in Mwanza, Tanzania is a collaborative research unit of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
and NIMR. The mission of MITU is to contribute to improving health through the development and evaluation
of interventions against HIV and other health problems by conducting research, including clinical trials, to the
highest international standards; to enhance the capacity to carry out such research in Tanzania and the East
African region; and to contribute to the translation of research findings into health policy.