Tanzania lung health study: prevalence and...

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Muhas don is new IHI board member

Prof. Kaaya. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Board of Governors (BOG) has appointed Prof. Sylvia Kaaya member of the IHI Board of Trustees (BOT) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The appointment …

Marcel steps down from IHI boards

Prof. Marcel Tanner has stepped down as Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) and Board of Governors (BOG) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The Former …

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 …

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


Swiss Tropical and Public Health Insitute


Rudolf Geigy Foundation

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