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Prof. Kaaya. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Board of Governors (BOG) has appointed Prof. Sylvia Kaaya member of the IHI Board of Trustees (BOT) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The appointment …

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Prof. Marcel Tanner has stepped down as Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) and Board of Governors (BOG) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The Former …

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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 for Health (D4H) Initiative: using data to inform decisions on critical public health policies in Tanzania

Data for Health (D4H) is an initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Australian government to equip public health leaders with tools to collect and use data to prioritize health challenges, develop policies, deploy resources, and measure success. With better data and training in data use, governments in 20 locations across Latin America, Asia, and Africa will be able to turn insights from data into public policy, and direct resources to specific targeted issues affecting public health.

The Initiative has three areas of focus: (1) strengthening civil registration and vital statistics systems, (2) introducing new methods for collecting information on behavioral risk factors, and (3) promoting the strategic use of data in setting public health policies and planning and evaluating public health programs.  Vital Strategies, an international public health NGO, is leading the initiative’s third area of focus (the strategic use of data) and is collaborating with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and the Ifakara Health Institute through this multi-year initiative to improve the use of data to inform decisions on critical public health policies in Tanzania.

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Lead Scientists:

Honorati Masanja

Jennie Eliezer Jaribu


Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) Tanzania


Bloomberg Philanthropies
Vital Strategies

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