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IHI, partners unveil new malaria control technology

Principal Investigator (PI) of the project, Dr. Ladslaus Mnyone, briefs the media on the sidelines of the dissemination meeting in Dar es Salaam today. PHOTO/JOSEPH MADATA (Dar es Salaam) Ifakara …

Ex-First Lady Salma Kikwete among MPs visiting IHI

Former First Lady Salma Kikwete with other members of the Bunge Committee on HIV/Aids Affairs and Drug Abuse when they visited Kilombero District Commissioner’s office to pay a courtesy call. …

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Principal Investigator (PI) of the project, Dr. Ladslaus Mnyone, briefs the media on the sidelines of the dissemination meeting in Dar es Salaam today. PHOTO/JOSEPH MADATA

(Dar es Salaam) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) researchers working in the Eave Tubes for Malaria Elimination in Peri-Urban Tanzania (Met) Project share in Dar es Salaam today results of a study known as “Eave Tubes” technology which is primarily designed not only to prevent mosquitoes from entering houses but also kill them.

Principal Investigator (PI) of the project, Dr. Ladslaus Mnyone along with Research Scientists Dr. Issa Lyimo,  Valeriana Mayagaya and Stella Kessy, give out results of the study before a gathering of public health stakeholders, among them Dr. Mpoki Ulisubisya, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children.

The study was undertaken from 2012 – 2018 at Mbweni suburb in Dar es Salaam and Mikese in Morogoro focusing on key challenges facing malaria intervention generally at the moment: dealing with the problem of resistance and affordability of technologies used to fight against malaria causing mosquitoes.

The team of scientists from IHI in collaboration with the In2Care, Netherlands under the sponsorship of the European Union, UK Aid through the Human Innovation Development Fund (HDIF) and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supported the study.

In a nutshell, the technology comprises of “Eave Tubes” and removable gauze inserts placed in the wall under the roof of houses where they attract malaria mosquitoes at night, block them from entering the house, contaminate and kill them with insecticides. #

(Ifakara) Former First Lady Salma Kikwete is among parliamentarians visiting Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) offices in Ifakara Town today. The tour has been organized as part of implementation of IHI’s number one strategic objective for the period of 2018-2023: strengthen engagement with key stakeholders. The Parliamentary Committee on HIV/Aids Affairs and Drug Abuse under the…

(Ifakara) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) hosts the Parliamentary Committee on HIV/Aids Affairs and Drug Abuse in an official tour aimed at strengthening engagement with key stakeholders. The Parliamentary Committee on HIV/Aids Affairs and Drug Abuse under the chairmanship of Oscar Mukasa is in Ifakara for three days (September 7-9) to learn how IHI contribute in…

(Dar es Salaam) Four former friends from Karolinska Institute have paid tribute to the late Dr. Godfrey Mbaruku. The fallen seasoned public health researcher obtained his PhD at the Swedish institution in 2005 where he left a memorable mark there. The friends – Claudia Hanson, Stefan Peterson, Ulrika Baker, and Peter Waiswa were joined by…

(Dar es Salaam) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) seasoned researcher and former Deputy Director Dr. Godfrey Mbaruku, who died at his Mbezi Beach home on Sunday September 2, 2018 has been laid to rest at the Kinondoni Cemetery in Dar es Salaam today. IHI Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja, led staff of the Institute who…

(Dar es Salaam) Former Prime Minister and Secretary General of the then Organization for African Unity (OAU) – now African Union (AU), Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim joined multitudes in paying last respects to Ifakara Health Institute’s seasoned researcher and former Deputy Director Dr. Godfrey Mbaruku. Dr. Salim paid his last respects at St. Alban cathedral…

(Dar es Salaam) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja, led staff of the Institute in paying their last respects to seasoned researcher and former Deputy Director Dr. Godfrey Mbaruku at the latter’s Mbezi Beach home in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday September 5, 2018. IHI joined Dr. Mbaruku’s children, close families…

(Dar es Salaam) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) seasoned researcher and former Deputy Director Dr. Godfrey Mbaruku, who died at his Mbezi Beach home on Sunday September 2, 2018 has been laid to rest at the Kinondoni Cemetery today. IHI Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja, led staff of the Institute who joined Dr. Mbaruku’s children,…

(Dar es Salaam) Ifakara Health Institute seasoned researcher and former Deputy Director Dr. Godfrey Mbaruku has died. IHI chief human resources and operations officer Martha Baare revealed the sad news in her brief email to Institute’s staff yesterday. “My hands are trembling as I’m writing this email to you now. We have received very shocking…

IHI has partnered with the World Health Organization and SIKIKA to implement a study bearing the title: Community and Provider driven Social Accountability Intervention (CaPSAI) in Mbeya City, Chunya District, Iringa Municipality and Iringa District, Tanzania. The objective of the study is to show how a social accountability process in the context of Family Planning…

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