Tutu Mzee

In the News

Study establishes link between gender, extramarital affairs and HIV

Dar es Salaam. A new Ifakara Health Institute study has found “a significant association between lifetime (proxy) extramarital affairs and HIV infection among women only,” with the risk being significantly …

IHI names winners of research, innovation fund

[Right-Left] Getrud, Beatrice, Theckla, and Tutu.Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has named recipients of the 2017/18 Director’s Research and Innovation Fund. This is an internal funding mechanism aimed to support specific …

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 …

Tutu Mzee

Quality Assuarance Officer

Tutu Mzee is a Research Scientist at the Ifakara Health Institute. She has worked as a biomedical researcher for many projects including the RTS’s children malaria vaccine.  For the past 6 years she has worked as a Quality Assurance Officer at the institute, responsible for ensuring all projects running at the institute produce quality and integral data. She is responsible to ensure that the projects work in compliance with their respective protocols, as well as institutional, national and international requirements. She also works as one of the facilitators for the Master in Public health Research offered by the institute. She holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the Nottingham Trent University in the UK and a Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics from the Free University of Berlin in Germany. She is trained in GCP/GCLP, Quality system and Quality Auditing. Currently she is a PhD candidate at the University of Dar Es Salaam.

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Projects

Evaluation of whole sporozoite vaccines for malaria elimination

Safety and immunogenicity of direct venus inoculation of Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite vaccine in adults, children and infants

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