Alwisa Urassa

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IHI at the first Malaria World Congress in Melbourne

(Melbourne) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) was represented by three scientists to the inaugural Malaria World Congress in Melbourne, Australia. Research scientists, Dr. Gerry Killeen and Nancy Matowo took to the …

IHI researcher Nancy on Australian radio SBS

(Melbourne) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Research Scientist Nancy Matowo recently was invited to a 26-minute radio interview with the SBS, a Swahili Australian radio, to share her research work and …

Recent Projects

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 …

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 …

Alwisa Urassa

Head, Quality Assurance Unit

Alwisa Urassa, is an experienced clinician (2000) from Ifakara Clinical Officers’ Training Centre (COTC) with a Bachelor of Public Administration (Health Services Management) (2006) from Mzumbe University and Masters of Public Health (2009) from The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) Netherlands. She has attended a number of short courses in GCP/GCLP, Quality system and Quality Auditing between 2007 and 2014. She has extensive experience in research coordination and Quality assurance assessments for clinical trials and non clinical studies. Alwisa has been coordinating malaria vaccine/drug studies conducted in Bagamoyo for over 9 years now. She has also performed a number quality assessment for TB and epidemiological studies. She further works as one of the facilitators for the Master in Public Health Research offered by the institute. Currently she is the Head of Quality Assurance for the whole institute under the Research Quality Assurance Unit (RQA); her main role is to ensure health research conducted have and conform to the set standards. The RQA Unit provide Quality Assessments to projects within and outside the institute.

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Projects

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

Using protein labels for entomological investigations into malaria transmission and control

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