Isaac Lyatuu

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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 …

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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