Alwisa Urassa

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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 …

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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