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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 …

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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