Mary Mwangome

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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 …

Study reports boys, girls start working in the mines at 7

(Dar es Salaam, May 8, 2018). New findings of a formative study by Ifaraha Health Institute (IHI) and partners which focused on children in mining show that child miners, both …

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 …

Mary Mwangome

Research Scientist and Deputy Head of Health Systems, Impact Evaluation & Policy

Dr. Mary Mwangome is a medical doctor with a MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of hygiene and tropical medicine. She attained a PhD from the Free University Amsterdam working on the topic “Health care for chronic diseases in rural Tanzania: Including non-communicable diseases in primary health care towards health for all.” Her main interests are in clinical research on HIV prevention, care and treatment as well as in health systems research focussing on health services for chronic diseases especially HIV and diabetes. Her other interests include impact evaluation of large health programmes specifically those related to interventions on health service. Health service quality is her most recent interest and she is currently the principle investigator of an evaluation study about “Understanding and enhancing approaches to quality improvement in small and medium sized private facilities in sub-Saharan Africa.” Dr. Mwangome completed her medical degree at Moi University in Kenya, after which she joined the public service, working in various levels of public hospitals in Kenya as a general practitioner. She left public service to start her career in research at the Kenya Medical Research Institute where she was involved in clinical research on HIV prevention related to HIV vaccine development. She Joined Ifakara Health Institute in 2012.

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

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