Salim Abdulla

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 …

Salim Abdulla

Research Scientist

Dr. Salim Abdulla is a Clinical Epidemiologist and former Chief Executive Director of the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI). He serves as member in various technical and advisory committees at national and international level, including the African Advisory Committee on Health Research and Development of the World Health Organisation-Africa Region. Dr. Salim Abdulla’s work is mainly focused on evaluation of new interventions for malaria including diagnostics, insecticide treated nets, drugs and vaccines for malaria. Dr. Salim Abdulla leads the malaria vaccine evaluation program under the interventions and clinical trials department at IHI. Several candidate malaria vaccines have been tested and currently most of his work is on Phase I/II evaluation of whole sporozoite malaria vaccines, which is being carried out in Bagamoyo, Tanzania and Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Dr. Abdulla also has interest in the translation of research results into policy, clinical epidemiology and capacity development issues. Salim Abdulla received the centenary medal of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in the United Kingdom in 2007, and the Donald Reid Medal for 2015 from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for contributions in epidemiology and malaria control.


China-Tanzania joint malaria project: application of community-based integrated strategies to reduce malaria burden

Evaluation of whole sporozoite vaccines for malaria elimination

Safety, immunogenicity and efficacy of intravenously administered attenuated Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite vaccine

Safety and immunogenicity of direct venus inoculation of Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite vaccine in adults, children and infants

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