Tanzania lung health study: prevalence and...

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Vacancy: Office Assistant – IHI Mtwara site office

IHI is looking for an Office Assistant to fill a vacant position at the IHI Mtwara Site Office. She/he will be responsible for handling all day to day activities of …

Join us for the Innovation Workshop on April 8-19

(Ifakara, Morogoro) If you can develop truly novel approaches to health in Tanzania and beyond, and you’re an inventor or entrepreneur, join us for the 2019 #Innovation Workshop in Ifakara …

Recent Projects

Calcium supplementation on pregnant women

Project summary This is a trial-based study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It intends to generate evidence for decision-making on the potential non-inferiority of a lower dose …

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 …

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

Projects Location

A PIXELBASE DESIGN
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