Omar Juma

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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 …

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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, …

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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