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We exist to improve health and wellbeing of people

We have a strong track record in developing, testing and validating innovations for health that save lives. Our mission is to improve people’s health and wellbeing through research, training and services.


Our Contribution to New Knowledge in Public Health

Each year, our scientists publish over 100 articles in international journals

IHI Data Repository

Our Data Repository provides information from hundreds of our past projects that can be useful for research, training, policy and action.


Ifakara Hub

A vibrant community of inspiration, ideation and collaboration for solution development

ISO 9001: 2015

Since 2018, our management system has been certified as ISO 9001: 2015 compliant

Our accredited Masters program

We offer a unique accredited Masters of Science in Public Health Research (MScPHR) in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela African Institution for Science and Technology. We have a dedicated Training Center for the program in Bagamoyo, Tanzania.

Our ISO 15189:2012 Accredited Labs

Our BSL II labs in Bagamoyo have been accredited as ISO 15189:2012 compliant by the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS).

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SPOTLIGHT: The Health Sector Strategic Plan Five was unveiled in Dodoma this week. What are its key messages?

The Health Sector Strategic Plan Five (HSSP 5) was unveiled in Dodoma on Thursday, June 24th 2021. Want to know its key messages? We bring them to you here. June 24, 2021

COOPERATION: Envoy affirms Swiss-Tanzania ties through Ifakara

The Swiss Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Didier Chassot, has reiterated continued Swiss support to Ifakara Health Institute institutional development which he said &ldquo…

June 21, 2021

POLICY: Researchers want adoption of single health insurance scheme fast-tracked

Public health researchers have called for the fast-tracking of the implementation of a single national health insurance in Tanzania in an ef…

April 21, 2021


ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara, partner experts discuss research and interventions to reduce high salt intake in Tanzania

Ifakara Health Institute, through a project “Strengthening Social Science Capacity (SSSC),” on August 31st 2021 hosted a day-long stakeholder meeting which…

Aug. 31, 2021, 9:00 - 15:00

GRADUATION: Ifakara master’s program students among graduates of Nelson Mandela university

Three master’s students, who followed their postgraduate studies at the Ifakara Health Institute Training Center in Bagamoyo, were among individuals who were con…

Aug. 12, 2021, 14:00 - 17:00

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara project hosts multi-stakeholder meeting in Dodoma

Ifakara Health Institute’s Health Impact Assessment for Sustainable Development (HIA4SD) project organized a multi-stakeholder meeting in Dodoma on August 12, 20…

Aug. 12, 2021, 9:00 - 15:00