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IHI names winners of research, innovation fund

[Right-Left] Getrud, Beatrice, Theckla, and Tutu.Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has named recipients of the 2017/18 Director’s Research and Innovation Fund. This is an internal funding mechanism aimed to support specific …

Study reports boys, girls start working in the mines at 7

(Dar es Salaam, May 8, 2018). New findings of a formative study by Ifaraha Health Institute (IHI) and partners which focused on children in mining show that child miners, both …

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Development of a new tool for malaria mosquito surveillance to improve vector control

Malaria transmission is influenced not only by vector abundance, but as well by demographic traits such as vector species and age structure, as these influence the intensity by which the …

Demonstrating complete disruption of residual malaria transmission by eliminating Anopheles funestus mosquitoes from rural Tanzanian villages

In rural south-eastern Tanzania, where malaria prevalence has reduced by >60% since 2000, low-to-moderate transmission still persists despite very high coverage with long-lasting insecticidal bednets. Like in most residual transmission …

[Right-Left] Getrud, Beatrice, Theckla, and Tutu.
Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has named recipients of the 2017/18 Director’s Research and Innovation Fund. This is an internal funding mechanism aimed to support specific short projects by IHI staff, relevant to the Institute’s scientific strategy, for a period of 6-12 months.

According to an announcement signed by IHI Director of Science Fredros Okumu on Friday, the awardees are: Getrud Mollel, who is investigating postpartum depression among women attending post-natal clinics; Beatrice Chipwaza, who is optimizing molecular tests for arboviruses in human and mosquitoes, and, Techla Kazimoto and Tutu Mzee, who have joined forces to profile antibiotic resistant bacteria from different sources.

Read the announcement in full here: Inaugural winners of the Directors Research and Innovation Fund

(Dar es Salaam, May 8, 2018). New findings of a formative study by Ifaraha Health Institute (IHI) and partners which focused on children in mining show that child miners, both girls and boys, are reported to start working in the mines from the age of 7 years. The same study reports that children younger than…

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) scientist Gerry Killeen has called for the international community to be bolder in adopting new products for existing interventions such as insecticide treated bed nets, so that the huge gains in malaria control are not lost to insecticide resistance. In a comment in The Lancet journal on April 11 2018 he…

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Board of Governors (BOG) has appointed Prof. Sylvia Kaaya member of the IHI Board of Trustees (BOT) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The appointment of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Muhas) Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health was announced during the BOT meeting held in…

Prof. Marcel Tanner has stepped down as Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) and Board of Governors (BOG) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The Former Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Switzerland and Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Parasitology at the University of Basel,…

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 evaluate and step up measures taken to eliminate the disease. Addressing scientists from Africa, Asia, Europe and America attending the Residual Malaria Transmission workshop in…

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 the magnitude and causes of residual transmission. IHI scientists – Dr. Honorati Masanja, Dr. Fredros Okumu, and Dr. Sarah Moore – released on the first…

IHI is looking for a suitably qualified individual to take the position of Scientific Programs Officer. SUMMARY Position:         Scientific Programs Officer (1 post) Reports to:     Director of Science Work station:  Dar es Salaam Apply by:        December 10, 2017 Learn more about this employment opportunity here: Vacancy – Scientific Programs Officer

Dar es Salaam. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Ms. Zawadi Mageni, a Research Scientist at IHI, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Engaging local shopkeepers to enhance last-mile delivery of essential medical supplies in hard-to-reach…

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) partners at the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC), Jed Stone and Christopher Larkin, recently distributed 300 conference bags made of cotton from the Ifakara Women’s Weavers Association (IWWA). More on IVCC, IWWA IHI is one of many institutions that IVCC works with in Africa, testing new vector control products. Inside the…

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