Mwelecele Ntuli Malecela

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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, …

Mwelecele Ntuli Malecela

Board Member

Dr Malecela is a Chief Research Scientist and formerly the Director General of the National Institute of Medical Research, Tanzania (NIMR). She has been working with NIMR since 1987, first as a research scientist, becoming the Director of Research Coordination and Promotion in 1998; and in 2010 she was appointed as the Director General. Dr Malecela gained his PhD in Medical Parasitology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, where her research focused on parasite immunology and immune evasion mechanisms of Brugia pahangi. She is a world renowned expert on Neglected Tropical Diseases and has been at the forefront of the  Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination movement.

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