Emmy Metta

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Chief Operation Officer – COO required at IHI

(Dar es Salaam) IHI is looking for an experienced individual to take the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Reporting to the Chief Executive Director (CED), the COO will play …

IHI hosts WaSH collaborators from South Africa

(Dar es Salaam) South Africa’s collaborators in the Leading Integrated Research for Agenda (LIRA) 2030 project visited Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and a number of sites where the project is …

Recent Projects

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 …

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 …

Emmy Metta

Research Scientist

Dr. Emmy Metta is a research scientist at IHI and a co-investigator for a project on health systems governance for an inclusive and sustainable social health protection in Ghana and Tanzania (R4D Project). She joined IHI in 2003 where she coordinated the community acceptability component of the interdisciplinary monitoring project for anti-malarial combination therapy (IMPACT – TZ) and of another project on improving access and targeting of anti-malaria combination treatments (ACT consortium project). She has participated in various implementation and evaluation projects and has a vast experience in designing and conducting qualitative studies in different settings in Tanzania. Her research interest range from community perspectives of health, ill-health and diseases both infectious and non-communicable diseases, social determinants of health and in the field of social health protection. She is a member of the IHI curriculum development team for a two-year Master’s program on Public Health Research with Nelson Mandela Institute for Science and Technology.  She obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts (Sociology) from the University of Dar es Salaam. Her PhD project – from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands – was on health seeking behaviour among adults in the context of the epidemiological transition in Southern Tanzania where she focused on malaria and diabetes.

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Health systems governance for inclusive and sustainable social health protection in Ghana and Tanzania

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