Mwifadhi Mrisho

In the News

Study establishes link between gender, extramarital affairs and HIV

Dar es Salaam. A new Ifakara Health Institute study has found “a significant association between lifetime (proxy) extramarital affairs and HIV infection among women only,” with the risk being significantly …

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 …

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 …

Mwifadhi Mrisho

Research Scientist and Deputy Secretary, Institutional Review Board

Dr. Mwifadhi Mrisho joined Ifakara Health Institute in 2011 and holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Basel, Switzerland (2008). Dr Mrisho’s thesis on “Neonatal survival in rural Tanzania: home deliveries, neonatal mortality and subsequent help and health seeking behaviour for the newborn by mothers in rural Tanzania” made a very important contribution to the opening up of the institutes research portfolio for newborn health. He has also contributed to the development of research on old people and people with disability, as well as eye health care. His research interest lies in the development and evaluation of public health interventions for infant and child health and survival, including maternal and newborn health; old people and people with disabilities, and eye health care. His experience ranges from designing studies, supervising data collection, data processing, quantitative and qualitative analysis, report writing, and the writing papers for publications. He has published several articles on maternal and newborn health in numerous peer-reviewed international journals. Dr. Mrisho is an active board member of Hindawi Publishing Corporation and a reviewer for different scientific journals. Dr. Mrisho has extensive experience in consultancy work with local and International Non-Governmental Organizations, the Government, and United Nations agencies. He is a research scientist but also Deputy Secretary of the Institution Review Board.

View Dr. Mrisho’s Research Interests and Publications

Projects

Voices of the marginalized: participatory research among older people and people with disabilities in Tanzania

A PIXELBASE DESIGN
© Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), 2016