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Ifakara scientist explains why ending Tuberculosis requires better diagnostics

Ending tuberculosis through better diagnostics Author: Dr. Frederick Haraka, MD Yes, to end tuberculosis (TB), we need better diagnostic tools! TB is among the deadliest diseases in the world. In …

Study: 12% of people living with HIV in rural Tanzania have hypertension

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (March 9, 2017). IHI Research Scientist Dr Kim Mwamelo presents findings of the study in Boston, US, last year at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic …

Recent Projects

Assessing the progress towards rabies elimination from Pemba Island, Tanzania

Rabies is a deadly disease endemic in dog populations across Africa. Although rabies can be eliminated through mass dog vaccination, there has been little investment in dog vaccination in Africa …

Engaging pastoralists in controlling malaria mosquitoes in their communities

The project is aimed at applying pastoralists’ knowledge to find water bodies during the dry season and accurately identify aquatic habitats that can be treated with larvicide pyriproxyfen (PPF) to …

Assessing the progress towards rabies elimination from Pemba Island, Tanzania

Engaging pastoralists in controlling malaria mosquitoes in their communities

Videographic analysis of mosquito behaviours around humans and mosquito traps

Using protein labels for entomological investigations into malaria transmission and control

Evaluation of whole sporozoite vaccines for malaria elimination

Using a safe-delivery mobile application to improve care for mothers and newborns

Control of malaria vectors by the auto-dissemination of insecticides

Effects of El Nino events on malaria risk in the Kilombero river Valley, Tanzania

Evaluation of push-pull strategies for malaria control and prevention

Household ownership and usage of bed nets delivered through primary schools

Evaluation of integrated nutrition interventions in Tanzania

Low-cost mosquito contamination devices for sustainable malaria control

Evaluation of the eave tube technology for malaria control in Tanzania

Safety and immunogenicity of direct venus inoculation of Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite vaccine in adults, children and infants

Safety, immunogenicity and efficacy of intravenously administered attenuated Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite vaccine

Background rates of health conditions of interest for vaccine safety within the health and demographic surveillance system

Providers’ compliance to malaria treatment using Artemisinin-based combination therapy-ACTs in Tanzania

Using human biomass and its spatial distribution to predict mosquito-borne disease transmission patterns

Developing interventions to raise rabies awareness in rural Tanzanian communities

Investigating the magnitude and drivers of residual malaria transmission in Zanzibar

Evaluation of the Push-Pull strategies for the control of outdoor biting mosquitoes

Movement rates of African malaria vectors and the impact of mosquito control interventions upon them

Improving obstetric care using non-pneumatic anti-shock garment & closed-user group mobile phones services

Rabies: integrated surveillance and response systems in resource-limited settings

mHealth Strategy for management of pre-eclampsia & postpartum hemorrhage

Unmanned aerial vehicles to improve medical delivery in rural and remote communities

New tools for monitoring heterogeneities in vector species and behavior

Evaluation of intravenous iron supplementation compared to oral supplementation among women with iron-deficient anemia

Are malaria mosquitoes starting to actively avoid insecticide treated bed nets?

Zoonotic viral sharing among bats, primates and people in high-risk areas in Tanzania

Control of Zika transmission using low-cost transfluthrin repellent emanators

Data for Health Initiative: using data to inform decisions on critical public health policies in Tanzania

Evaluation of Lopinavir-based anti-retroviral therapy for HIV-Infected children: a phase IIIb clinical trial in Ifakara

Quality improvement in maternal and newborn health at district-level

Evaluation of combinations of bedaquiline, moxifloxacin, PA‐824 and pyrazinamide for treatment of newly-diagnosed TB patients

Expanded quality improvement for maternal and newborn health using information power

Quality assurance for country-wide entomological surveillance of malaria vectors in Tanzania

Innovative solutions for sanitation challenges in pro-poor settings of urban Dar es Salaam

Voices of the marginalized: participatory research among older people and people with disabilities in Tanzania

Effectiveness of WASH interventions against vulnerabilities associated with climate change in Tanzania

Understanding malaria vector behavioural adaptations following deployment of insecticide treated nets

Priority indicators of care for mothers and newborns around the time of birth

Impact of community-based HIV/AIDS services on antiretroviral therapy retention and adherence in Tanzania

China-Tanzania joint malaria project: application of community-based integrated strategies to reduce malaria burden

Care and repair of bed nets: perceptions, barriers and motivators associated with care and repair of mosquito nets in Tanzania

Evaluation of efficacy, safety and tolerability of a three-drug regimen (Moxifloxacin+PA‐824+Pyrazinamide) for TB and MDR-TB

Short courses in life sciences, health systems and public health research for targeted teams

Screening and treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in Kilombero and Ulanga districts in Tanzania

Kilombero and Ulanga antiretroviral cohort study (KIULARCO)

Evaluation of insecticide-treated military uniforms for malaria prevention and control in regions of hyperendemicity

Measuring the useful life of bed nets for malaria control in Tanzania: attrition, bioefficacy, chemistry, durability and insecticide resistance

Masters of Science degree course in public health research: offered jointly by Ifakara Health Institute & NMAIST

Tanzania lung health study: prevalence and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

How important are holes and insecticide for stopping mosquitoes getting through bed nets

Health systems governance for inclusive and sustainable social health protection in Ghana and Tanzania

Understanding and enhancing approaches to quality improvement in small and medium sized private facilities in sub-Saharan Africa.

Analysing longitudinal population-based HIV/AIDS data in Africa

Using mathematical models to assess impacts of integrated vector management strategies

Advanced postgraduate training in health research for IHI staff and guest students

Phase III evaluation of DawaPlus 2.0 bed nets: biological efficacy, fabric integrity, survivorship and community acceptability

Improved IRS: evaluating the neonicotinoid, clothianidin for indoor residual spraying against malaria

The role of Essential Health Benefits (EHBs) in the delivery of integrated services in east and southern Africa

Improved housing for migratory rice farmers in south-eastern Tanzania

Low-cost mosquito repellent sandals to protect against Zika, dengue, chikungunya and malaria

Fighting insect-borne diseases and enriching urban agricultural land by using molasses from sugar factories

Measuring residual malaria transmission in East and West Africa

Assessing malaria infections among migratory rice farmers in a residual transmission setting in rural south eastern Tanzania

Targeting mosquito swarms to control outdoor malaria transmission in Tanzania

Targeting residual malaria vectors in areas where bed nets are already widely used

Homestead agriculture for improving the nutrition and health of children and women in rural Tanzania

Socio-cultural Context of Overweight

Malaria in Pregnancy Preventive Alternative Drugs(MiPPAD)

Epidemiology and molecular monitoring of HIV drug resistance in Tanzania

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