Salim Abdulla

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Vacancy: Assistant Nursing Officer (6 posts)

IHI is looking for Assistant Nursing Officers to fill vacant positions in the CLEAN project. The key task of the ANO is collecting research data. This is a two to …

IHI officially launches its master’s program

(Bagamoyo) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) officially launched its master’s program in public health research on Friday afternoon February 8 2019. Hubert Kairuki Memorial University Deputy Vice-Chancellor, who is also IHI …

Recent Projects

Calcium supplementation on pregnant women

Project summary This is a trial-based study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It intends to generate evidence for decision-making on the potential non-inferiority of a lower dose …

Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

The Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods is an exciting project in which IHI works with a consortium of partners from Asia and Africa to 1) develop capacity for improved …

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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