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Abstract submission for international workshop on infection prevention and control opens

Abstract submission for International Workshop on Infection Prevention and Control opens The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children and Infection Control …

The CED sums up year 2016/17 in latest message

2016/2017: Year of success despite challenges Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Chief Executive Director (CED), Dr. Honorati Masanja, has penned a message which sums up the last (2016/2017) financial year. Read …

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, …

This App can save thousands of mothers’ lives at childbirth
July 16, 2017

This App can save thousands of mothers’ lives at childbirth The Safe Delivery App which is now being tested in Mpwapwa district, Dodoma region, is designed to empower skilled birth…

Concern over malaria in children with no symptoms
June 16, 2017

Malaria in children showing no symptoms raises concerns Dar es Salaam. June 16, 2017.  Researchers at Ifakara Health Institute have detected a substantial amount of parasites in children without any…

IHI researcher secures Swiss scholarship
June 14, 2017

IHI researcher secures Swiss govt excellence scholarship Dar es Salaam, June 14, 2017. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Research Scientist Yeromin Mlacha (pictured) has secured the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship (ESKAS)…

The quest for affordable mosquito repellent plant
June 9, 2017

The quest for affordable mosquito repellent plant Dar es Salaam, June 9 2017. The Lantana camara study had a social science aspect where it conducted interviews with villagers in Tanzania…

IHI scientist wins Oxford grant
June 5, 2017

Dr. Sumari (right) has been named recipient of Africa Oxford Initiative Travel Grant. IHI scientist wins Oxford grant Dar es Salaam, June 5 2017. IHI Research Scientist, Dr. Deborah Sumari,…

Mosquito behind 90% of malaria identified
May 19, 2017

Scientists identify notorious mosquito species behind 90% of malaria in rural Tanzania This is anopheles funestus. Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Joachim Pelican (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland)…

Tanzania scientist wins global research prize
May 9, 2017

Tanzania scientist wins international research prize Dar es Salaam, May 9, 2017. Tanzania’s Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Science Director, Dr. Fredros Okumu, is among 41 scientists from around the globe…

RTS’S Malaria Vaccine: Ifakara Scientist Says Tanzania Must Be Proud of Its Contributions
April 25, 2017

RTS’S Malaria Vaccine; Tanzania Must Be Proud! By Dr. Frederick Haraka The WHO African region has recently announced the beginning of a pilot malaria vaccination programme in Africa. The pilot…

Ifakara Health Institute Committed to Developing and Testing New Tools Against Malaria Vectors
April 24, 2017

Ifakara Health Institute Committed to Development and Testing of New Tools Against Malaria Control By Dr. Gerry F. Killeen Vector control with long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying…

Ifakara scientist explains why ending Tuberculosis requires better diagnostics
March 24, 2017

Ending tuberculosis through better diagnostics Author: Dr. Frederick Haraka, MD Yes, to end tuberculosis (TB), we need better diagnostic tools! TB is among the deadliest diseases in the world. In…

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