Marcel Tanner

In the News

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 …

Marcel Tanner

Board Member

Professor Marcel Tanner is former director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Switzerland and professor of epidemiology and medical parasitology at the University of Basel. He has devoted his life to develop new drugs and vaccines to eradicate malaria and other poverty-related diseases and finding new solutions to strengthen health systems in Africa and the Pacific region. He is a chair of the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG), INCLEN Trust, the INDEPTH network and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi). He also chairs the Scientific Advisory Board of FIND and is a member of the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) of WHO as well as the Scientific Advisory Board of the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases in Singapore. Marcel Tanner was key in building up research and implementation institutions in Africa, namely the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) in Tanzania and the Centre Suisse de Recherche Scientifiques (CSRS) in Côte d’Ivoire. Prof. Tanner is also the current President of the Swiss National Academy of Sciences.

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