George Sikalengo

In the News

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 …

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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