Faraji Abilahi Samli

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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 …

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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 …

Faraji Abilahi Samli

Laboratory Manager & Public Engagements Coordinator, Ifakara

Faraji Abilahi Samli is a the Laboratory Manager at IHI’s Ifakara Branch. He is also the Deputy Head of IHI Laboratories, and was appointed in August 2016 one of the two Research and Public Engagement Coordinators at Ifakara branch. He obtained his first degree in Biotechnology and laboratory sciences, and later got his second degree (MSc. Epidemiology) in 2012 from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania.  He was first employed at IHI in November 2008, immediately after finishing his Bachelor in Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences. He has worked as a researcher with Conditional Cash Transfer Project (assessing impact of conditional cash transfers on healthy behaviors) and a sanitation project investigating biological degradation of pit latrine contents. Faraji was among of the IHI employees who participated in the pilot training on MSc. Research in Public Health, which the institute is rolling out jointly with Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology in 2017. He is currently coordinating laboratory activities based in Ifakara branch, working very closely with different project leaders and researchers.

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