Christian Lengeler

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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 …

Christian Lengeler

Board Member

Prof. Christian Lengeler is the Unit Head at the Swiss TPH and professor of Epidemiology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He has been working for the past 30 years in the epidemiology and control of tropical diseases, with a strong focus on malaria. His main research interest is operational research and the process of generating, packaging and disseminating evidence on health interventions for communicable diseases.

Prof. Lengeler was involved in developing insecticide treated nets (ITNs) as a malaria control tool in the 1990s and has pioneered many developments in large‐scale vector control in sub‐Saharan Africa. Since 1999, he has been involved in the establishment and running of the national ITN programme in Tanzania.

Currently, his group is working on understanding and improving access to malaria treatment in malaria‐endemic countries, improving the quality of health care, the introduction of improved diagnostic strategies and the basic science of non-malarial illnesses.

Prof. Lengeler is also working on understanding and improving access to malaria treatment in malaria‐endemic countries, improving the quality of health care, the introduction of improved diagnostic strategies and the basic science of non-malarial illnesses. He is also the chair of two product development scientific committees at Medicines for Malaria Venture and Innovative Vector Control Consortium and a member of numerous scientific committees.

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