Omar Juma

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 …

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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