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Scientists: Target TB interventions on these transmission hotspots

(Dar es Salaam, September 14, 2017). Scientists at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have recently adapted a method for identifying tuberculosis (TB) transmission hotpots using a new technique that could revolutionize …

Research Office, Lab Technicians required

IHI is looking for suitably qualified Research Officer and Laboratory Technicians to fill vacant positions in the Laboratory Unit in Bagamoyo. To apply or share, get more details about these …

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, …

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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