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Study establishes link between gender, extramarital affairs and HIV

Dar es Salaam. A new Ifakara Health Institute study has found “a significant association between lifetime (proxy) extramarital affairs and HIV infection among women only,” with the risk being significantly …

IHI names winners of research, innovation fund

[Right-Left] Getrud, Beatrice, Theckla, and Tutu.Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has named recipients of the 2017/18 Director’s Research and Innovation Fund. This is an internal funding mechanism aimed to support specific …

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 …

Randomised Control Trial of Permethrin Treated Uniforms and 30% DEET Skin Repellents to Reduce Malaria Incidence in Military Personnel on Active Duty in Regions of Hyperendemicity.

This is an individually randomized double blind placebo controlled trial with a 4 arm non-inferiority design among healthy male recruits of the Tanzanian National Service Program: JKT Jeshi la Kujenga Taifa in the Mgambo Camp, Tanga, Tanzania. The trial is designed to evaluate the relative contribution of 0.52% w/w permethrin treated uniforms and 30% DEET Ultra 30 Insect Repellent Lotion toward protection from Plasmodium falciparum malaria measured by active case detection with PCR confirmation, when used correctly as part of the DOD Insect Repellent System to quantify protective efficacy among other factors. The relationship between uniform age and reduction in mosquito landings measured under controlled conditions to enhance understanding of he relationship between laboratory and field correlates of protection against vector borne disease.

Lead Scientists:

Sarah Moore

Daniel Msellemu

Partners

Department of Defense, USA
Tanzania People’s Defense Force
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Funders

Deployed War-Fighter Protection (DWFP) Program

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