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‘Let’s do more to end malaria for good’

Dar es Salaam, November 29, 2017. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Chief Executive Director (CED), Dr. Honorati Masanja, has challenged scientists and other partners in the global fight against malaria to …

Joint statement: Scientists update on residual malaria situation

Dar es Salaam, November 29, 2017. The Residual Malaria Transmission workshop enters the second day today. The workshop, which is scheduled to end tomorrow, discusses findings of research projects investigating …

Recent Projects

Understanding and enhancing approaches to quality improvement in small and medium sized private facilities in sub-Saharan Africa

This is an evaluation study that IHI is conducting in collaboration with London school of hygiene and tropical medicine. The research takes place in the context of an innovative intervention …

Vaccine Delivery Costing Study

As countries drive towards achieving high and equitable coverage of life-saving vaccines, the availability of sustainable, equitable, and predictable financing for vaccine delivery is essential. Over the last two decades, …

Dar es Salaam — It is now confirmed. Mass vaccinations with the world’s first malaria vaccine, RTS,S, whose trial involved over 15,000 children from Tanzania and six other African countries, are due to begin in 2018. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said the vaccine, developed by GlaxoSmithKline through a network of African research centres, will be rolled out in pilot projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Here in Tanzania, it involved scientists from the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI). RTS, S is the first malaria vaccine to have successfully completed pivotal Phase 3 testing. Full story follow this link http://allafrica.com/stories/201611210557.html

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