Omar Juma

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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 …

Study reports boys, girls start working in the mines at 7

(Dar es Salaam, May 8, 2018). New findings of a formative study by Ifaraha Health Institute (IHI) and partners which focused on children in mining show that child miners, both …

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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