Training and Capacity Building

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How healthy is city life in Tanzania?: Ifakara scientists reveal surprising results

How healthy is city life in Tanzania? By Gemma Todd At Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), we recognise the changing burden of disease and its geography. A team of researchers at …

Tanzanian institute develops new technology to fight malaria

As the world and Africa, in particular, continues to grapple with malaria, Tanzania’s Ifakara Health Institute has developed a new technology that has proven quite effective in fighting malaria. According to the …

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 …

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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

Projects

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

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

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

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