Alwisa Urassa

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Vacancy: Assistant Nursing Officer (6 posts)

IHI is looking for Assistant Nursing Officers to fill vacant positions in the CLEAN project. The key task of the ANO is collecting research data. This is a two to …

IHI officially launches its master’s program

(Bagamoyo) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) officially launched its master’s program in public health research on Friday afternoon February 8 2019. Hubert Kairuki Memorial University Deputy Vice-Chancellor, who is also IHI …

Recent Projects

Calcium supplementation on pregnant women

Project summary This is a trial-based study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It intends to generate evidence for decision-making on the potential non-inferiority of a lower dose …

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 …

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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