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NM-AIST invites applications into MScPHR

The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) invites applications for admission into the Master of Science in Public Health Research (MScPHR) degree programme for the 2017/18 academic …

Tanzania scientist wins global research prize

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 …

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, …

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…

Study: 12% of people living with HIV in rural Tanzania have hypertension
March 9, 2017

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (March 9, 2017). IHI Research Scientist Dr Kim Mwamelo presents findings of the study in Boston, US, last year at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic…

How healthy is city life in Tanzania?: Ifakara scientists reveal surprising results
January 12, 2017

How healthy is city life in Tanzania? By Gemma Todd At Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), we recognise the changing burden of disease and its geography. A team of researchers at…

Ifakara Health Institute set to offer a unique post-graduate degree course in health research
January 9, 2017

Ifakara Health Institute set to offer a unique post-graduate degree course in public health research:  A unique masters’ degree program is set to be offered by Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)…

Ifakara takes bold and historic steps in search for second generation malaria vaccines
January 3, 2017

It has been said that Ifakara scientists are best known by their constant desire to identify and address priority health needs of the disenfranchised. In the past 15 years, perhaps…

Ifakara scientists go after persistent malaria transmission
December 2, 2016

In a new nine minute radio show by DW Radio, Julia Gross speaks to young stars in Ifakara Health Institute, on why and how they are addressing the persistent malaria…

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