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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.

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


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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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We’re influencing policy; taking science to the public; and optimistic about the future


Welcome aboard!

We’re influencing policy; taking science to the public; and optimistic about the future.


STUDY: Scientists say this model can improve food security for caregivers of orphans, vulnerable children

Scientists from Ifakara Health Institute (Ifakara) and partner institutions have recommended adoption of a new household nutrition intervention model proven to improve…

July 4, 2022

ADVOCACY: Swiss scholar Prof. Marcel Tanner calls for action to "decolonize health research, the world”

Swiss medical biologist, Prof. Marcel Tanner, has called for action rather than just mere words and dialogues to decolonize health, underlining that purpose actions mu…

June 16, 2022

RESEARCH: Ifakara scientist develops new method for testing new generation of anti-malaria bed nets

Ifakara Health Institute scientist, Ummi Kibondo (inset), has developed a new bioassay (method) for testing a new generation of treated bed nets proven to reduce malar…

June 14, 2022


TALK: Swiss scholar lecture on health research "decolonization" June 16, 2022 at 11am EAT

Swiss medical biologist, Prof. Marcel Tanner, will give a talk entitled, "Decolonizing Health Research: The Perspective of Low-Income Countries" from Bagamoy…

June 16, 2022, From 11 hours EAT

FORUM: NEST360 country program teams hold global meeting in Dar

Ifakara Health Institute’s NEST360 program alongside NEST360 country teams from Malawi, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, UK and US are holding a global meeting i…

June 14, 2022, 9:00 - 17:30 EAT

VISIT: Ifakara, Gates team discuss future partnerships in malaria vaccine research

Ifakara Health Institute hosts a team of officials from the US-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) in Bagamoyo from June 13 to 15, 2022. The aim of the trip…

June 13, 2022, 9:00 - 14:00 EAT