Emmy Metta

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Vacancy: Innovation Hub Director (1)

The Ifakara Innovation Hub is looking for a qualified individual to take the post of Innovation Hub Director. The ideal candidate is someone who has the right mix of leadership, …

Vacancy: Environmental Scientist required (1 post)

(Dar es Salaam, July 23 2019) IHI is looking for an experienced Environmental Scientist with analytical chemistry skills to join the Bohemia project team around November/December this year. Please note …

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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 …

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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