Martin Rohacek

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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 …

Recent Projects

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 …

Martin Rohacek

Research Scientist

Dr. Martin Rohacek joined the Ifakara Health Institute in 2015, on secondment from Swiss Tropical and Pubic Health Institute. He is the current head of the Emergency Department located in St. Francis Hospital, Ifakara. He is specialized in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Sonography, and worked many years in different University Hospitals in Switzerland. Additionally he worked in remote areas in different tropical countries (e.g., for Doctors withous Borders in Myanmar, fort he Bruno Manser Foundation in Sarawak, Borneo and in Ladakh, India). His research interest is improvement of diagnosis of Diseases in the Emergency Setting focusing on the value of different imaging technologies. Currently he is working within IHI on two projects: impact of implementation of emergency services on treatment outcomes in rural Africa and on the value of sonography for detection of Tuberculosis.

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Projects

Kilombero and Ulanga antiretroviral cohort study (KIULARCO)

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