Masuma Mamdani

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Project builds case for dedicated health impact assessments

A visiting scientist from an IHI implementing partner in Switzerland, Dr. Fritz Brugger, presents at the event in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO/IHI (Dar es Salaam) IHI and partners hosted a …

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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 …

Masuma Mamdani

Research Scientist

Masuma Mamdani is a part-time technical adviser and Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute. The institute has a strong track record of influencing policy and practice through knowledge and research translation working closely with valued partners such as, the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Local Government Authorities (LGA), donors and NGOs, who are among the main consumers of our research output. Ms. Mamdani has worked extensively with the Institute, acquiring, developing, and leading projects on health systems and social policy research. As a senior public health specialist her work focuses particularly on issues of vulnerability, access, equity and quality. Ms. Mamdani’s work draws particular attention to gender equality; practical policy analysis and processes in support of equitable change. Ms. Mamdani works closely with Tanzania’s national government as a key member of Technical Working Groups working. She has supported national governments in the development of national and sector strategic plans. She has also taught post-graduate medical and public health students and continues to be involved in individual and institutional capacity development initiatives. Currently, Ms. Mamdani is the PI for the EQUINET-EHB project, a regional research project focusing on the rollout of Essential Health Benefits packages across East and Southern Africa to question the extent that equity is being achieved. Ms. Mamdani has experience of working in several low- and middle-income countries. She has institutional and development agency experience of working with a range of stakeholders – from governments, NGOs and development partners.

View Masuma’s Research Interests & Publications


Health systems governance for inclusive and sustainable social health protection in Ghana and Tanzania

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

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