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IHI at the first Malaria World Congress in Melbourne

(Melbourne) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) was represented by three scientists to the inaugural Malaria World Congress in Melbourne, Australia. Research scientists, Dr. Gerry Killeen and Nancy Matowo took to the …

IHI researcher Nancy on Australian radio SBS

(Melbourne) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Research Scientist Nancy Matowo recently was invited to a 26-minute radio interview with the SBS, a Swahili Australian radio, to share her research work and …

Recent Projects

Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

The Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods is an exciting project in which IHI works with a consortium of partners from Asia and Africa to 1) develop capacity for improved …

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 …

Analysing longitudinal population-based HIV/AIDS data in Africa from a network of ten community-based cohort studies

ALPHA is a network of ten community-based cohort studies on HIV in Africa. These sites are:  Masaka, Rakai, Kisesa, Karonga, Manicaland, uMkhanyakude (Hlabisa) Kisumu, Nairobi, Ifakara, and Agincourt. The network regularly contributes detailed statistical estimates of HIV incidence, mortality patterns and fertility impacts to the UNAIDS Reference Group on Estimates, Modelling and Projections, which oversees the data and methods used for producing HIV epidemic updates and projections in African countries.  It also supplies anonymised individual level data to the modelling community through an agreement with the HIV Modelling Consortium. In Ifakara, the network has been working on the Mzima data set which collected information from Ifakara urban DSS. Beyond estimating HIV incidence and mortality trends, the network also conducts contextual studies to understand these trends in each site. In Ifakara, these studies include facility surveys and analyses of policies related to HIV services.

Lead Scientists:

Eveline Geubbels

Francis Levira

Sally Mtenga


The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK


Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Nuffield Foundation
World Health Organization
Wellcome Trust

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