Ester Elisaria

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Laboratory technician is required

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is looking for a laboratory technician to work with NC. TB – DAR project in Bagamoyo.The candidate will perform routine experimental laboratory test- mainly in the …

Field Supervisors required

IHI is looking for Field supervisors to fill a vacant positions in a new project on “Calcium supplementation in pregnant women” The Field supervisor will supervise all field activities at …

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 …

Ester Elisaria

Research Scientist

Dr. Ester Elisaria has worked extensively in the area of Nutrition, Public Health and Epidemiology program implementation. She has a solid passion on maternal and child health. Dr. Ester has a great understanding of health system in Tanzania, having spent seven years working with Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre as a Nutritionist. She gained a great understanding of working with international organisations, including UNICEF country office, AMREF international, and Curtin University in Australia. She has a good a management and financial skills gained over a period of working with the aforementioned organisations managing large grants programs, projects and researches. Dr. Ester has good research skills acquired when working with Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre, Ifakara Health Institute, C-MARC Curtin-Monash Accident Research Centre in Australia and Curtin University in Australia. During the past four years, Dr. Ester was comprehensively involved in teaching four units at Curtin University and Curtin College managing over 200 undergraduate students and supervising four master’s students per year.  During her teaching role, she was recognized among the best tutors/ lecturers of the year. Dr. Ester has a B.Sc in Home Economics and Human Nutrition from Sokoine University in Tanzania, an MSC in Nutrition and Public Health Epidemiology from Wageningen University in the Netherlands; A certificate in Basic and Advanced Epidemiology from Harvard University and a PhD in Public Health specializing in Infant feeding and maternal health.

View Dr. Elisaria’s Research Interests and Publications


Household ownership and usage of bed nets delivered through primary schools

Evaluation of integrated nutrition interventions in Tanzania

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