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(Dar es Salaam) A documentary film depicting around half a century legacy of the founding father of Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Prof. Rudolf Geigy has premiered in Dar es Salaam tonight October 2 2018 before government officials, scientists and the media.

The film entitled, ‘The Legacy of a Driven Man: Why Rudolf Geigy Set Out for Africa’ was released and screen at the Swiss Ambassador’s Residence on 17 Kenyatta Drive in an occasion of its kind which was graced by the Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly And Children, Dr. Faustine Ndugulile.

Invitees to a special occasion to release a documentary film on the legacy of the founding father of IHI, Prof Rudolf Geigy follow one of the scenes depicting Geigy’s engagement with the first President Julius Nyerere over 60 years ago. PHOTO/IHI

The event started with a panel discussion during which panelists – IHI Chief Executive Director Dr. Honorati Masanja, former IHI board member and director Prof Marcel Tanner and Innovation champion Mariam Mgonja – shared experiences and exchanged ideas focusing around the topic, ‘Health Research and Innovation: The Role of the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) in Tanzania and Beyond’.

To view more photos from the occasion, hit here.

…More stories on the occasion coming.

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