Sally Mmanyi Mtenga

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Announcement: Provision of goods and services to IHI in 2019/20

(Dar es Salaam) IHI invites applications from eligible, competent and qualified companies for the prequalification to provide goods and services for the 2019/2020 financial year. Learn more about this here: …

Recent Projects

Calcium supplementation on pregnant women

Project summary This is a trial-based study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It intends to generate evidence for decision-making on the potential non-inferiority of a lower dose …

Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

The Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods is an exciting project in which IHI works with a consortium of partners from Asia and Africa to 1) develop capacity for improved …

Sally Mmanyi Mtenga

Research Scientist

Dr. Sally Mmanyi Mtenga is a social scientist trained in Community Development (BSs) as well as in Medical Sociology (MA) and Epidemiology (PhD). She has over 10 years’ experience in community based and public health research and practices. She has specific expertise in social science research on the intersection of social-determinants of diseases and risk behaviors in the areas of HIV, reproductive health and malaria. Her recent work has investigated how social norms, gender, masculinity, policies, health system & social cognitive constructs shape health risk behaviors. Dr. Sally has long experience in mixed methods qualitative research including observations, focus group discussions, in-depth interviews and diarists. In recent years she has gain experience on how to design and triangulate mixed quantitative and qualitative studies in community based longitudinal and cross sectional studies. Dr. Sally has supervised undergraduate students from the University of Dar es Salaam. She also has had direct work experience and collaboration with International agencies and organizations such as CARE International in Tanzania, University of Glasgow, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, Manhica Health and Demographic Site (HDS)-Mozambique, In-depth network and Lambarene HDS-Gabon. National collaboration with Tanzania AIDS Control Program, National Institute for Medical Research, Muhimbili Department of Health and Allied Science and Mwanza Institute of Clinical Trial Unit. Local collaboration with the Kilombero District Council Health Management team. Report writing skills in Kiswahili and English. Good working capacity in Tanzania.

View Dr. Mtenga’s Research Interests and Publications


Unmanned aerial vehicles to improve medical delivery in rural and remote communities

Analysing longitudinal population-based HIV/AIDS data in Africa

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