Herry Robert Mapesi

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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 …

Herry Robert Mapesi

Research Scientist & Clinician

Dr. Herry Robert Mapesi is a Clinician and the Deputy Head of the Chronic Diseases Clinic of Ifakara (CDCI). He obtained his medical degree from Hubert Kairuki Memorial University in 2012 and joined the Ifakara Health Institute in 2013. He also has a Masters degree in Epidemiology from the University of Basel, Switzerland, since January 2017.  Dr. Mapesi is interested in kidney infections among HIV-infected patients and is currently working on a project to determine risk factors associated with kidney outcomes among newly diagnosed HIV patients in rural Tanzania. He has previously been involved in other projects such as, An Integrated and Comprehensive Service Delivery Model to Improve Paediatric and Maternal HIV Care, a study on adherence to Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) among HIV-infected patients and lastly prevalence and risk factors associated with different co-morbidities among HIV-infected patients. He provides treatment and care service to people living with HIV. Dr. Mapesi is trained in Advanced HIV and  European Clinical Research Courses sponsored by the European Aids Clinical Society. He has presented his findings in national and international conferences such as the 9th European Congress of Tropical Medicine and International Health in Basel, Switzerland and the 4th Muhimbili scientific conference in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

View Dr. Mapesi’s Research Interests and Publications


Epidemiology and molecular monitoring of HIV drug resistance in Tanzania

Kilombero and Ulanga antiretroviral cohort study (KIULARCO)

Evaluation of Lopinavir-based anti-retroviral therapy for HIV-Infected children: a phase IIIb clinical trial in Ifakara

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