Training and Capacity Building

In the News

Muhas don is new IHI board member

Prof. Kaaya. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Board of Governors (BOG) has appointed Prof. Sylvia Kaaya member of the IHI Board of Trustees (BOT) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The appointment …

Marcel steps down from IHI boards

Prof. Marcel Tanner has stepped down as Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) and Board of Governors (BOG) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The Former …

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 …


IHI has a dedicated training center to support our onsite training programs, located at the Bagamoyo Branch. The department coordinates all training and capacity building activities which includes an accredited Masters of Science in Public Health Research program in collaboration with Nelson Mandela African Institution for Science and Technology, and skill transfer short courses in different scientific disciplines based on key IHI research areas. Training activities also include co-supervision of masters, doctoral and post-doctoral fellows from partner universities. Training facilities include a dedicated Training Center located in Bagamoyo, various IHI research platforms and ongoing research projects, which also provide training ground for several staff and students. IHI leverages its research platforms, expertise (senior researchers), networks with higher learning institutions (abroad and in Tanzania) to offer quality practical training to researchers, students, doctoral and post doc fellows. Available learning platforms include:

  1. Friendly data policy that allows access to our extensive data sets for learning or publication.
  2. Two Health and Demographic Surveillance Sites (HDSS) located in Kilombero/ Ulanga and Rufuji districts.
  3. BSL 2, 2+ and 3 laboratories located at Bagamoyo and Ifakara branches.
  4. Digital library offering access to multitudes of publications inclluding digitized gray literature and published work.
  5. Semi field insectaries and experimental facilities at Bagamoyo and Ifakara branches for studies on mosquitoes in a safe and controlled environment and study of different species of mosquitoes .
  6. Several ongoing research projects at any given time, these offer opportunity for hands-on practical training in diverse areas and stages of research.
  7. Experienced researchers in various fields of health.
  8. Clinical Trials Facility capable of handling early-phase clinical trials
  9. High speed internet connection at all branches
  10. Presence in multiple sites in Tanzania and strong working relationship with rural and urban communities in the country

Key Contacts

Head of Department

Deputy Head of Department

Administrative Support


Masters of Science degree course in public health research: offered jointly by Ifakara Health Institute & NMAIST

Short courses in life sciences, health systems and public health research for targeted teams

Advanced postgraduate training in health research for IHI staff and guest students

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