Gemma Todd

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IHI names winners of research, innovation fund

[Right-Left] Getrud, Beatrice, Theckla, and Tutu.Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has named recipients of the 2017/18 Director’s Research and Innovation Fund. This is an internal funding mechanism aimed to support specific …

Study reports boys, girls start working in the mines at 7

(Dar es Salaam, May 8, 2018). New findings of a formative study by Ifaraha Health Institute (IHI) and partners which focused on children in mining show that child miners, both …

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 …

Gemma Todd

Research Scientist

Gemma Todd is a mapper and urban geographer with over three years experience working internationally in a number of sectors: urban community development and engagement; research; health systems; urban space; and social care practice. Ms. Todd is currently the lead research scientist on the EQUINET Essential Health Benefits (EHB) project, a regional project working across East and Southern Africa. As the lead researcher she is working on the Tanzania case study to understand the EHB in greater depth. Alongside working on the EQUINET EHB project, Ms. Todd is a researcher developing the institutes agenda on urban health issues and the social determinants of health in Tanzania’s cities. Ms. Todd’s background is in the field of human geography, urbanisation and international development; receiving her BA in Human Geography from the University of Southampton, UK, and her MSc in Urbanisation and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

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Projects

The role of Essential Health Benefits (EHBs) in the delivery of integrated services in east and southern Africa

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