Tutu Mzee

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 …

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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