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.