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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 …

Evaluating background rates of health conditions of interest for vaccine safety using health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) data

This project conducts an assessment of the feasibility and utility of using Rufiji and Ifakara HDSS site and associated healthcare facilities in catchment areas to estimate background rates of health conditions of interest, explore options for assessing other vaccine safety issues with partners.  This project will ultimately establish a framework for conducting future vaccine safety related surveillance and investigation in these two sites.

Lead Scientists:

Rashid A. Khatib


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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