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IHI wins Grand Challenges Explorations grant

Dar es Salaam. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Ms. Zawadi Mageni, a Research Scientist at …

IHI partners support Ifakara women group

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) partners at the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC), Jed Stone and Christopher Larkin, recently distributed 300 conference bags made of cotton from the Ifakara Women’s Weavers …

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, …

Understanding the potential for Malaria Vector Behavioural adaptations

The overall aim of this project is to survey the behaviour of the three main vectors in Tanzania (Anopheles gambiae, An. arabienisis and An. funestus) to demonstrate that LLINs do not alter innate behavioural preferences of malaria vectors but rather increase crepuscular biting through phenotypic plasticity. We are also testing whether earlier feeding times arise from the predominance of younger, nulliparous mosquitoes following LLIN scale up and assess the impact of fine scale climatic and meteorological variations on biting behavior.

Lead Scientists:

Nicodem J. Govella

Gerry Killeen

Heather Ferguson

Partners

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
University of Glasgow

Funders

Wellcome Trust

Projects Location

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