George Sikalengo

In the News

Study establishes link between gender, extramarital affairs and HIV

Dar es Salaam. A new Ifakara Health Institute study has found “a significant association between lifetime (proxy) extramarital affairs and HIV infection among women only,” with the risk being significantly …

IHI names winners of research, innovation fund

[Right-Left] Getrud, Beatrice, Theckla, and Tutu.Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has named recipients of the 2017/18 Director’s Research and Innovation Fund. This is an internal funding mechanism aimed to support specific …

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 …

George Sikalengo

Research Scientist & Clinician

George Rocky Sikalengo,MD., graduated from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied sciences. He did his internship at Temeke Municipal Hospital. He joined Ifakara Health Institute in December 2013 as a research scientist in the Chronic Diseases Clinic of Ifakara. George is a clinical services coordinator and head of Tuberculosis Clinic at the Chronic Diseases Care & Treatment Centre in Ifakara. In addition to coordinating the TB research activities,  is currently involved in an ongoing study of confirmed Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB) cases in Ifakara, a study on pre ART TB screening, aiming to diagnose TB before initiation of ART so as to decrease the incidence of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome.

View Dr. Sikalengo’s Research Interests and Publications


Epidemiology and molecular monitoring of HIV drug resistance in Tanzania

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