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.
IHI is best known for its work on malaria. However, we focus on all health challenges identified as important by the Tanzanian government and the people living in communities near each of the IHI facilities.
While IHI’s primary mission continues to be research, development of human capacity within and beyond the institute has always been valued and is recognized as an essential component of innovation and institutional growth.
Our Contribution to New Knowledge in Public Health
Each year, our scientists publish over 100 articles in international journals
). Observing the distribution of mosquito bites on humans to inform personal protection measures against malaria and dengue vectors.
Industrial mining and HIV risk: evidence from 39 mine openings across 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa
Motivations and barriers for healthy participants to participate in herbal remedy clinical trial in Tanzania: A qualitative study based on the theory of planned behaviour
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).
We have over sixty active projects.
Rearing anopheles mosquitoes without blood for malaria research and control
This study which will also be known as “MosqDiet”, intends to investigate a novel way for rearing Anopheles mosquitoes that will ensure the mass production of these mosquitoes for various research activities within the institute.
Intermediate care unit at the St Francis Referral Hospital, Ifakara, Tanzania
The aim of this project is to build an Intermediate Care Unit (IMC) at the St Francis Referral Hospital in Ifakara in rural Tanzania. The new IMC is going to be fully functioning and able to cater to about 1,000 patients in serious conditions per year.…
Establishment of machine learning datasets for better healthcare outcomes: A focus on rabies
The project aims to create machine learning-ready datasets for rabies diagnosis and outbreak prediction, and for the assessment of case detection and viral spread with additional genomic surveillance.
The datasets will be…
We’re influencing policy; taking science to the public; and optimistic about the future.
MTAFITI: Ifakara news & events round-up for July 2022 is OUT!
The monthly news and events round-up of Ifakara Health Institute covering the month of July 2022 is already out. The main theme of the current edition is on the quest …Aug. 3, 2022
STUDY: Multimorbidity requires person-centered care
A team of scientists has shared expert view on “multimorbidity” – two or more coexisting conditions in an individual – focusing on the occurren…July 29, 2022
IMPACT: Ifakara, partners' "multimorbidity" publication in leading medical journal
Ifakara's Dr. Sally Mtenga, is among the interdisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians from nine different countries across five continents who this month …July 27, 2022
FORUM: Ifakara engages partners at MUHAS scientific conference in Dar
Ifakara Health Institute participated in the 10th Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) scientific conference which was held recently at the Muhim…July 29, 2022, From 8:00 hours EAT
ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara, partners draw operational plan for reproductive, maternal, and new-born health
Ifakara Health Institute participated in an annual workshop for Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) interventions held i…July 28, 2022, From 8:00 hours EAT
ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara, 10 African partners discuss “strategic health purchasing”
Ifakara health Institute alongside ten other African institutes which form the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre (SPARC) participated in a meeting to discuss…July 25, 2022, From 8:00 hours EAT