Jennie Eliezer Jaribu

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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 …

Recent Projects

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 …

Jennie Eliezer Jaribu

Research Scientist

Dr. Jennie Eliezer Jaribu is a Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute. She received her Medical Degree from University of Dar es Salaam, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and a Master of Science in Epidemiology from University of London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom and PhD in Epidemiology from Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, an affiliate of university of Basel, Switzerland. She has worked for five years as a health care quality improvement coordinator in projects on Improving Newborn Survival in Southern Tanzania and Expanded Quality Management Using Information Power. In addition to quality improvement activities, she was engaged in epidemiological field research and leadership of the branch office. Her work has served to increase the capacity of primary health care providers and community members in Ruangwa district, Mtwara Rural district, and Tandahimba districts in Tanzania. She conducted a series of workshops and provided on-site supervisions resulting in an improved ability to apply quality improvement methods, to improve data quality and to use data for decision making in maternal and newborn health. Currently she is a Technical Advisor at Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender Elderly and Children, Monitoring and Evaluation Section under the project Data for Health Initiative(D4H). She is facilitating development of a Tanzania Health Information Policy guideline and integration of PlanRep and DHIS2 systems among other activities.

View Dr. Jaribu’s Research Interests and Publications


Using a safe-delivery mobile application to improve care for mothers and newborns

Data for Health Initiative: using data to inform decisions on critical public health policies in Tanzania

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