Gemma Todd

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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 …

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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