Tanzania lung health study: prevalence and...

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IHI at the first Malaria World Congress in Melbourne

(Melbourne) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) was represented by three scientists to the inaugural Malaria World Congress in Melbourne, Australia. Research scientists, Dr. Gerry Killeen and Nancy Matowo took to the …

IHI researcher Nancy on Australian radio SBS

(Melbourne) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Research Scientist Nancy Matowo recently was invited to a 26-minute radio interview with the SBS, a Swahili Australian radio, to share her research work and …

Recent Projects

Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

The Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods is an exciting project in which IHI works with a consortium of partners from Asia and Africa to 1) develop capacity for improved …

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 …

Tanzanian Lung Health Study-A pilot study on prevalence and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Tanzania

Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) caused by smoking and long-term exposure to other inhalable noxious substances has a high disease burden worldwide and is the fourth most common cause of death globally.  There is a high suspected burden of COPD due to exposure to long-term indoor and outdoor air pollution in Africa.  No systematic investigations have been previously carried out. Tanzanian Lung Health Study (TLHS) gives first data on COPD prevalence in a rural as well as in an urban population sample and investigates risk factors including the potential influence of TB infection on chronic lung disease. The study equally aims to provide for training of Tanzanian scientists and study personnel in methodology and techniques of lung health research.

Lead Scientists:

Frederick Haraka

Thomas Zoller

Partners

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Insitute

Funders

Rudolf Geigy Foundation

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