Mwifadhi Mrisho

In the News

Ifakara scientist explains why ending Tuberculosis requires better diagnostics

Ending tuberculosis through better diagnostics Author: Dr. Frederick Haraka, MD Yes, to end tuberculosis (TB), we need better diagnostic tools! TB is among the deadliest diseases in the world. In …

Study: 12% of people living with HIV in rural Tanzania have hypertension

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (March 9, 2017). IHI Research Scientist Dr Kim Mwamelo presents findings of the study in Boston, US, last year at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic …

Recent Projects

Assessing the progress towards rabies elimination from Pemba Island, Tanzania

Rabies is a deadly disease endemic in dog populations across Africa. Although rabies can be eliminated through mass dog vaccination, there has been little investment in dog vaccination in Africa …

Engaging pastoralists in controlling malaria mosquitoes in their communities

The project is aimed at applying pastoralists’ knowledge to find water bodies during the dry season and accurately identify aquatic habitats that can be treated with larvicide pyriproxyfen (PPF) to …

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.

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Projects

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

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