Alwisa Urassa

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Vacancy: Scientific Programs Officer required at IHI

IHI is looking for a suitably qualified individual to take the position of Scientific Programs Officer. SUMMARY Position:         Scientific Programs Officer (1 post) Reports to:     Director of Science Work …

IHI wins Grand Challenges Explorations grant

Dar es Salaam. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Ms. Zawadi Mageni, a Research Scientist at …

Recent Projects

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

This is an evaluation study that IHI is conducting in collaboration with London school of hygiene and tropical medicine. The research takes place in the context of an innovative intervention …

Vaccine Delivery Costing Study

As countries drive towards achieving high and equitable coverage of life-saving vaccines, the availability of sustainable, equitable, and predictable financing for vaccine delivery is essential. Over the last two decades, …

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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