Maja Weisser

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Ifakara forms winning team at Nane Nane show

(Morogoro) Ifakara Health Institute was among institutions which formed ‘the dream team’ that was picked by judges as the second best exhibitor at the Farmers’ Show for eastern zone exhibitors …

Talk by IHI scientist on TED crosses a million views mark

(Dar es Salaam) A talk on the biology of mosquitoes by IHI seasoned researcher Fredros Okumu on TED.com – an international platform holding conferences and posting talks online – has …

Recent Projects

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 …

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 …

Maja Weisser

Research Scientist and Deputy Head of Interventions & Clinical Trials

Maja Weisser joined the Swiss Tropical and Pubic Health Institute and Ifakara Health Institute in 2015. Dr. Weisser is the current Head of the Chronic Diseases Clinic Ifakara (CDCI) located in St. Francis Hospital, Ifakara. She is a Medical Doctor and Research Scientist with an Associate Professorship from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health institute, University of Basel. She worked for many years at the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, and did her Research Fellowship at the Medical Microbiology Department in Utrecht, Netherlands. Her focus of interest includes infections in the immunocompromised host, specifically transplant recipients, HIV- infected persons, and persons suffering from Tuberculosis. Dr. Weisser has published extensively in the field of infections in the immunocompromised host, and is currently working on projects focusing on Tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients, Co-morbidities in HIV-infected patients and nosocomial infections. Alongside leading the CDCI, Dr, Weisser is lecturing at the University of Basel on Infectious Diseases and supervises students for PHD, Master thesis, and medical dissertations.

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Projects

Evaluation of Lopinavir-based anti-retroviral therapy for HIV-Infected children: a phase IIIb clinical trial in Ifakara

Screening and treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in Kilombero and Ulanga districts in Tanzania

Kilombero and Ulanga antiretroviral cohort study (KIULARCO)

Epidemiology and molecular monitoring of HIV drug resistance in Tanzania

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