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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 …

Recent Projects

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, …

Evaluation of the impact of a community health agent intervention on antiretroviral therapy retention and adherence in Tanzania

Given the problem with retention in, and linkage to, HIV care and treatment and the need for a systematic Community-based HIV/AIDS services (CBHS) intervention in Tanzania is essential. It is anticipated that implementation of CBHS providers enhances service package to improve retention in HIV care and treatment, which will include ART provision for eligible clients and health screening by CBHS providers at the community level. To test this hypothesis, we will recruit cohort of 3,300 people newly diagnosed with HIV at 20 sites in three regions of Tanzania (Pwani, Mbeya, and Kagera). We use a randomized cluster study design with facilities as the clusters to test a well-defined intervention using CBHS providers within intervention health facilities and their related communities. This will enable us to compare program enrollment rates, retention rates, other health outcomes, and viral load (VL) measures between clients enrolled at intervention sites to clients enrolled at control sites. This evaluation aims to determine impact of a coordinated, integrated model of CBHS delivery at community level. The results will improve understanding of how CBHS providers can contribute to the HIV continuum of care and provide an evidence base to inform the development of GOT policies and programmatic guidelines surrounding use of CBHS providers.

Lead Scientists:

Abdallah Mkopi

Eveline Geubbels

Partners

University of North Carolina (UNC)
Management and Development for Health (MDH)
Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS)
Tanzania National AIDS Control Programme (NACP)
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Funders

Population Council
USAID

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