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Scientists: Target TB interventions on these transmission hotspots

(Dar es Salaam, September 14, 2017). Scientists at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have recently adapted a method for identifying tuberculosis (TB) transmission hotpots using a new technique that could revolutionize …

Research Office, Lab Technicians required

IHI is looking for suitably qualified Research Officer and Laboratory Technicians to fill vacant positions in the Laboratory Unit in Bagamoyo. To apply or share, get more details about these …

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Understanding and enhancing approaches to quality improvement in small and medium sized private facilities in sub-Saharan Africa

This is an evaluation study that IHI is conducting in collaboration with London school of hygiene and tropical medicine. The research takes place in the context of an innovative intervention …

Vaccine Delivery Costing Study

As countries drive towards achieving high and equitable coverage of life-saving vaccines, the availability of sustainable, equitable, and predictable financing for vaccine delivery is essential. Over the last two decades, …

Intervention on Providers' Compliance to Malaria Treatment (Arteseminin based Combination Therapy-ACTs) in Tanzania

This is a cluster randomized controlled trial at 52 health care facilities in Rufiji District, rural Tanzania. aimed at we developed to determine whether text message reminders delivered to health workers mobile phones can improve health workers’ poor compliance with the national malaria treatment guideline. Half of the health facilities are randomly allocated to an intervention group in which all health workers’ mobile phones receive text message reminders on malaria case management for 6 months. The other half serves as a control arm. Health workers re-training on case management was done before the intervention in both study arms by National Malaria Control Program. The primary outcome measure is correct management with artemether-lumefantrine (AL) defined as dichotomous composite indicator of correct testing and treatment tasks consistent with Tanzania treatment guideline.–

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Rashid A. Khatib

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