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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 …

Health systems governance for an inclusive and sustainable social health protection in Ghana and Tanzania

The main challenges in social health protection in Ghana and Tanzania is to understand how to increase and sustain coverage, including people in the informal sector, and how to ensure effective essential health services as well as financial risk protection to the poorest segments of the population and other groups who are excluded.

islandThe R4D project intends to address the two related challenges that are crucial for supporting the development of an inclusive social health protection system in Ghana and Tanzania:

1) How can the excluded population be better identified and reached to include them in financing protection mechanisms and access to needed services?; and

2) How can health system governance (with a focus on voice, transparency and accountability) be improved to support inclusive and sustainable social health protection systems.

The results of this project will have impact at several levels contributing to increase access to higher quality, more accountable and better governed health services in the countries and ultimately helping to achieve the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets.

Lead Scientists

August K. Joachim

Emmy Metta

Eveline Geubbels


College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Ghana
Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) Zurich, Switzerland
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Lugano
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Insitute


Swiss Program for Research on Global Issues for Development

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