Omar Juma

In the News

Muhas don is new IHI board member

Prof. Kaaya. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Board of Governors (BOG) has appointed Prof. Sylvia Kaaya member of the IHI Board of Trustees (BOT) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The appointment …

Marcel steps down from IHI boards

Prof. Marcel Tanner has stepped down as Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) and Board of Governors (BOG) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The Former …

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 …

Omar Juma

Research Scientist and Public Engagements Coordinator

Dr. Omar Juma graduated from Kazan state Medical University, Russia, did his internship program at Muhimbili National Hospital in Tanzania, and Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia. He has also done vaccinology courses in France,South Korea and South Africa. He joined Ifakara Health Institute,Bagamoyo Branch in 2005 as a Field Coordinator. He has been involved in many studies like Malaria Vaccine RTS,S,Malaria drugs,TB,WASH etc. He has supervised students from various universities. Omar is the principal Investigator for a WASH project funded by Red cross Japan and POLY-GLU Japan. His current responsibilities include Research and Public Engagement coordination. His particular research interest is, reducing maternal and child mortality. He has multiple publications and was involved in various media activities like kill or cure,BBC coverage of Malaria vaccine RTS,S,Japanese Media among others.

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