Sally Mmanyi Mtenga

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Swiss envoys visit Bagamoyo sites to boost ties

(Bagamoyo) Swiss Ambassador to Tanzania Florence Tinguely Mattli and Head of Sub-Saharan Africa and Francophone Division in the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Anne Lugon-Moulin visited Ifakara Health Institute’s …

IHI, partners kick off China-TZ malaria project

(Dar es Salaam) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) today joins public health partners in hosting the kick off meeting for the China-Tanzania malaria project to be implemented for one year from …

Recent Projects

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 …

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 …

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.

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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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