Gemma Todd

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 …

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

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