Mwifadhi Mrisho

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IHI at the first Malaria World Congress in Melbourne

(Melbourne) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) was represented by three scientists to the inaugural Malaria World Congress in Melbourne, Australia. Research scientists, Dr. Gerry Killeen and Nancy Matowo took to the …

IHI researcher Nancy on Australian radio SBS

(Melbourne) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Research Scientist Nancy Matowo recently was invited to a 26-minute radio interview with the SBS, a Swahili Australian radio, to share her research work and …

Recent Projects

Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

The Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods is an exciting project in which IHI works with a consortium of partners from Asia and Africa to 1) develop capacity for improved …

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 …

Mwifadhi Mrisho

Research Scientist and Deputy Secretary, Institutional Review Board

Dr. Mwifadhi Mrisho joined Ifakara Health Institute in 2001 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

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