Alwisa Urassa

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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 …

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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