Isaac Lyatuu

In the News

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 …

Marcel steps down from IHI boards

Prof. Marcel Tanner has stepped down as Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) and Board of Governors (BOG) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The Former …

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 …

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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