Hassan Mshinda

In the News

Ifakara scientist explains why ending Tuberculosis requires better diagnostics

Ending tuberculosis through better diagnostics Author: Dr. Frederick Haraka, MD Yes, to end tuberculosis (TB), we need better diagnostic tools! TB is among the deadliest diseases in the world. In …

Study: 12% of people living with HIV in rural Tanzania have hypertension

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (March 9, 2017). IHI Research Scientist Dr Kim Mwamelo presents findings of the study in Boston, US, last year at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic …

Recent Projects

Assessing the progress towards rabies elimination from Pemba Island, Tanzania

Rabies is a deadly disease endemic in dog populations across Africa. Although rabies can be eliminated through mass dog vaccination, there has been little investment in dog vaccination in Africa …

Engaging pastoralists in controlling malaria mosquitoes in their communities

The project is aimed at applying pastoralists’ knowledge to find water bodies during the dry season and accurately identify aquatic habitats that can be treated with larvicide pyriproxyfen (PPF) to …

Hassan Mshinda

Chairperson

Dr. Hassan Mshinda is the Director General of Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH). He gained his MSc in Applied Parasitology and Medical Entomology from the University of Liverpool and received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Basel Switzerland in 2000. He was the Director of Ifakara Health Institute from 1999-2008. Dr. Mshinda remains active across the international research community, with a history of being awarded numerous grants in the field. Other responsibilities include being Chairperson to a variety of networks for evaluating and strengthening health outcomes and being a member of advisory committees in the fields of Malaria, Biotechnology and other Global Health components. Dr. Mshinda has published extensively within internationally renowned journals.

Projects

No items found
A PIXELBASE DESIGN
© Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), 2016