Isaac Lyatuu

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Scientists: Target TB interventions on these transmission hotspots

(Dar es Salaam, September 14, 2017). Scientists at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have recently adapted a method for identifying tuberculosis (TB) transmission hotpots using a new technique that could revolutionize …

Research Office, Lab Technicians required

IHI is looking for suitably qualified Research Officer and Laboratory Technicians to fill vacant positions in the Laboratory Unit in Bagamoyo. To apply or share, get more details about these …

Recent Projects

Understanding and enhancing approaches to quality improvement in small and medium sized private facilities in sub-Saharan Africa

This is an evaluation study that IHI is conducting in collaboration with London school of hygiene and tropical medicine. The research takes place in the context of an innovative intervention …

Vaccine Delivery Costing Study

As countries drive towards achieving high and equitable coverage of life-saving vaccines, the availability of sustainable, equitable, and predictable financing for vaccine delivery is essential. Over the last two decades, …

Isaac Lyatuu

Research Scientist and Head of Data Systems & Platforms

Isaac Lyatuu is a research scientist with expertise in Data Systems. Mr. Lyatuu has an Msc and BSc in Mathematics and Computer Information System respectively. He also completed courses in Biostatics and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. He has extensive experience working with data collection software applications, data hosting, big datasets and databases, particularly involving health and demographic surveillance. At IHI, Isaac has managed data for different research projects including national-wide research projects such as SAVVY, SARA, SPD, and FACT. He has been a lead software developer for the SAVVY project, which has multiple applications including community mobile data collection apps, an online data portal, and a routine data archiving system. Mr. Lyatuu also provides technical support to the institutional DSS (Demographic Surveillance System) primarily on the openHDS, MIRTH, mySQL and data archiving. Mr Lyatuu is head of the Data Systems Unit where we have a small team that provides data services to research projects. He also participates in scientific proposal and report writing; presentations; and actively engages in different ministerial M&E technical meetings and eHealth Strategy committee meetings. Furthermore, as a member of the national DHIS2 core team he participates in training and building national capacities for HMIS. Mr Lyatuu is interested in digital innovations, high performance and parallel computing and open data sharing.

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