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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 …

Testing the recording of priority facility-based, maternal and newborn coverage indicators for use in health management information systems

Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) metrics facility based testing study is a two and a half years project that is implemented at Muhimbili National Hospital and Temeke Regional referral Hospital in Tanzania. The overall aim is to validate a proposed set of coverage indicators on care for mothers and newborns at and around the time of birth. The study team will work with the Ministry of Health Community Development Elderly and Children (MoHCDEC) and partners to improve measurement of core newborn and maternal health coverage indicators as identified by Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) and Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) for wide-scale use in routine health management information systems (HMIS). For more information, visit the  Project Consortium Webpages/

Lead Scientists:

Donat Shamba

Josephine Shabaani

Godfrey Mbaruku

Fatuma Manzi


Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK


London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

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