Martin Rohacek

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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 …

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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