Maja Weisser

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Malaria: Call for action to curb insecticide resistance

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) scientist Gerry Killeen has called for the international community to be bolder in adopting new products for existing interventions such as insecticide treated bed nets, so …

Muhas don is new IHI board member

Prof. Kaaya. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Board of Governors (BOG) has appointed Prof. Sylvia Kaaya member of the IHI Board of Trustees (BOT) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The appointment …

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 …

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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