Maja Weisser

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Scientists: Target TB interventions on these transmission hotspots

(Dar es Salaam, September 14, 2017). Scientists at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have recently adapted a method for identifying tuberculosis (TB) transmission hotpots using a new technique that could revolutionize …

Research Office, Lab Technicians required

IHI is looking for suitably qualified Research Officer and Laboratory Technicians to fill vacant positions in the Laboratory Unit in Bagamoyo. To apply or share, get more details about these …

Recent Projects

Understanding and enhancing approaches to quality improvement in small and medium sized private facilities in sub-Saharan Africa

This is an evaluation study that IHI is conducting in collaboration with London school of hygiene and tropical medicine. The research takes place in the context of an innovative intervention …

Vaccine Delivery Costing Study

As countries drive towards achieving high and equitable coverage of life-saving vaccines, the availability of sustainable, equitable, and predictable financing for vaccine delivery is essential. Over the last two decades, …

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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