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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 …

The role of Essential Health Benefits (EHBs) in the delivery of integrated services: Learning from Practice in East and Southern Africa

The EQUINET-EHB project is policy-focused research on ‘The Role of Essential Health Benefits (packages) in the delivery of integrated services: Learning from practice in East and Southern Africa’. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), alongside Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC) of the Regional Network for Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa (EQUINET), are coordinating a four-country study on Essential Health Benefits. The four countries include Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Swaziland. The research is funded by IDRC, Canada. Many East and Southern African countries have set up health benefit packages (termed the essential health package/ basic health care package/ core health services), as policy interventions used in the public sector to define and cost a platform of health services, to align disease specific programmes and take proven interventions to national scale. This research aims to understand the role, facilitators and barriers to nation-wide application of the EHB in the resourcing, organisation and accountability on integrated services in four ESA countries (Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Swaziland).

Lead Scientists:

Gemma Todd

Masuma Mamdani



Ministry of Health Zambia
Ministry of Health Uganda
Ministry of Health Swaziland
Presidents-Office Regional Administration and Local Government Tanzania
Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) Tanzania


International Development Research Center (IDRC)

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