Fatuma Manzi

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IHI names winners of research, innovation fund

[Right-Left] Getrud, Beatrice, Theckla, and Tutu.Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has named recipients of the 2017/18 Director’s Research and Innovation Fund. This is an internal funding mechanism aimed to support specific …

Study reports boys, girls start working in the mines at 7

(Dar es Salaam, May 8, 2018). New findings of a formative study by Ifaraha Health Institute (IHI) and partners which focused on children in mining show that child miners, both …

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 …

Fatuma Manzi

Research Scientist and Deputy Head of Health Systems, Impact Evaluation & Policy

Dr Fatuma Manzi, is a Principal Scientist based at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) for over 16 years. She is a health system and policy analyst with PhD from Basel University, Switzerland. She has an economics degree from University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania, and Health Economics specific training from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. She has experience leading health systems and policy research projects. She is interested in the development and evaluation of public health interventions for maternal, newborn and child health including cost and cost effectiveness analysis. Dr Fatuma also has a wide experience developing, evaluating and policy engagement for programs on community health workers, human resources, quality improvement at district managerial level, health facilities and community level; conducting mega health facilities and community surveys. Dr Fatuma has published widely in the areas of maternal, child and newborn health, human resources, malaria and cost and cost effectiveness studies. She developed a number of training manual and Behaviour Change Communication materials.

View Dr. Manzi’s Research Interests and Publications


Vaccine Delivery Costing Study

Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD)

Expanded quality improvement for maternal and newborn health using information power

Priority indicators of care for mothers and newborns around the time of birth

Quality improvement in maternal and newborn health at district-level

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