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Study establishes link between gender, extramarital affairs and HIV

Dar es Salaam. A new Ifakara Health Institute study has found “a significant association between lifetime (proxy) extramarital affairs and HIV infection among women only,” with the risk being significantly …

IHI names winners of research, innovation fund

[Right-Left] Getrud, Beatrice, Theckla, and Tutu.Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has named recipients of the 2017/18 Director’s Research and Innovation Fund. This is an internal funding mechanism aimed to support specific …

Recent Projects

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 …

Demonstrating complete disruption of residual malaria transmission by eliminating Anopheles funestus mosquitoes from rural Tanzanian villages

In rural south-eastern Tanzania, where malaria prevalence has reduced by >60% since 2000, low-to-moderate transmission still persists despite very high coverage with long-lasting insecticidal bednets. Like in most residual transmission …

Data-driven Models to Assess Impacts of Integrated Vector Management strategies on Mosquito-borne Diseases.

The project intends to develop and support informatics system for collating and standardizing entomological and environmental datasets. Also, to develop effective user-friendly interfaces that enable multiple researchers to more effectively collaborate, share, and synthesize data using standardized formats across multiple studies and sites. The main focus is the development of vector control optimization model that can be used to evaluate impacts and cost-effectiveness of combined vector control tools at the mosquito population level in a range of eco-epidemiological settings. The model that can assist researchers and program decision-makers on the design of experimental or operational research to test vector control interventions – the model that can potentially be extended to work for other mosquito-borne diseases.

Lead Scientists:

Samson Kiware

Dickson Msaky


University of California – San Francisco
University of California-Berkeley
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Insitute


Wellcome Trust

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