Ester Elisaria

In the News

Muhas don is new IHI board member

Prof. Kaaya. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Board of Governors (BOG) has appointed Prof. Sylvia Kaaya member of the IHI Board of Trustees (BOT) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The appointment …

Marcel steps down from IHI boards

Prof. Marcel Tanner has stepped down as Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) and Board of Governors (BOG) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The Former …

Recent Projects

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 …

Demonstrating complete disruption of residual malaria transmission by eliminating Anopheles funestus mosquitoes from rural Tanzanian villages

In rural south-eastern Tanzania, where malaria prevalence has reduced by >60% since 2000, low-to-moderate transmission still persists despite very high coverage with long-lasting insecticidal bednets. Like in most residual transmission …

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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