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IHI scientists in Dodoma for Water Week

(Dodoma) TWO IHI scientists, Alfred Boniphace and Dr. Beda Levira, represented the Institute in this year’s Water Week commemorations which was held at the national level in Dodoma during the …

Recent Projects

Calcium supplementation on pregnant women

Project summary This is a trial-based study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It intends to generate evidence for decision-making on the potential non-inferiority of a lower dose …

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 …

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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