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Muhas don is new IHI board member

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 …

Marcel steps down from IHI boards

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 …

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 …

Decoding perceptions, barriers and motivators of net care and repair in Tanzania

The project aims to explore local perceptions and practices of net care and repair in the Lindi region after continuous mosquito net distribution through the School Net Programme. As fewer nets are provided to communities for free due to diminishing donor commitment, personal responsibility in net care and repair is becoming ever more important. We need to understand the language required to motivate, barriers that need to be addressed and the target audience for Behavioural-Change Campaigns to extend the useful life span of nets inside households, thereby reducing the required frequency of net replacements. This will not only reduce malaria morbidity and mortality but it will also save the National Malaria Control Program money by lowering the costs required for net procurement, logistics and distributions.

Lead Scientists:

Zawadi Mageni

Lena Lorenz


The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK


President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)
Tulane university

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