Kafuruki Shubis

In the News

Study establishes link between gender, extramarital affairs and HIV

Dar es Salaam. A new Ifakara Health Institute study has found “a significant association between lifetime (proxy) extramarital affairs and HIV infection among women only,” with the risk being significantly …

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 …

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 …

Kafuruki Shubis

Head of Training & Capacity Building

Dr. Kafuruki is a the Head of Training & Capacity Building Department  at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI). He holds a Masters degree in Medical Education from Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee, UK, and has extensive training experience including curriculum design, assessment and teaching methodologies. Dr. Kafuruki joined the institute in 2007, and played a leading role in establishing the clinical trials quality assurance processes at Bagamoyo branch. He has also been a study site coordinator for the phase III malaria vaccine trial. Dr. Kafuruki is the coordinator of the Tanzania Malaria Vaccine Secretariat that coordinates and links malaria vaccine researchers and policy makers. Dr. Kafuruki has also been instrumental in establishing Community Advisory Boards at the Bagamoyo, Ifakara and Kigoma sites of IHI, the members of which are elected representatives of the villages in study areas. He has published many scientific papers on CAB, community perspective on malaria vaccines in Tanzania and Moqsuirix™ malaria vaccine candidate. Dr. Kafuruki  is also a regular contributor to various initiatives designed to disseminate research study results to policy makers. These include the annual Tanzania Malaria Control Forum coordinated by IHI at which researchers present the latest results to policy makers and discuss their policy implications.

View Dr. Shubi’s Research Interests and Publications

Projects

Advanced postgraduate training in health research for IHI staff and guest students

Masters of Science degree course in public health research: offered jointly by Ifakara Health Institute & NMAIST

Short courses in life sciences, health systems and public health research for targeted teams

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