Faraji Abilahi Samli

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Malaria: Call for action to curb insecticide resistance

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) scientist Gerry Killeen has called for the international community to be bolder in adopting new products for existing interventions such as insecticide treated bed nets, so …

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 …

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 …

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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