Mr. Gumi Abdallah is a social scientist working with Ifakara Health Institute, since 2009, after graduating with a BA in Sociology from the University of Dar es Salaam. He is currently working with a project on quality improvement project on maternal and newborn health operating at the district scale. Previously, Mr. Abdallah has also worked with the Water and Sanitation project; malaria vaccine project; maternal and newborn health project on community ability in recognition, decision-making and access to care for maternal and newborn illnesses. During his time at the Institute Mr. Abdallah worked was on another project on quality improvement project in maternal and newborn healthcare in community and health facilities as well as district health management team. This led to his involvement in the quality improvement project. He also worked on the INESS project that assessed the effectiveness and safety of new antimalarial in real life health systems. Mr Abdallah’s research interest lies in health system strengthening, health policy analysis and translation. He has co-authored different publications related to malaria and HIV/AIDS.