We're a world class research Institute

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).

Our Projects

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RESEARCH: Ifakara study to investigate disposal of insecticide-treated mosquito nets

Insecticide-treaded mosquito nets have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) to protect people against mosquito bites which lead to malaria transmission…

Oct. 22, 2021

Ifakara unveils list of pre-qualified vendors for provision of various services in the 2021/22 financial year

The Supply Chain Management Unit, previously Procurement Management Unit, has announced vendors pre-qualified to offer various services to Ifakara branches and sites f…

Oct. 21, 2021

BREAKTHROUGH: Ifakara part of groundbreaking malaria vaccine recommended by WHO

Ifakara Health Institute is privileged to be part of the groundbreaking malaria vaccine known as “RTS,S/ASO1” recommended this week by the World Health Org…

Oct. 7, 2021


COMMEMORATION: We celeberate Nyerere's iconic support to Ifakara, public health research

It's Nyerere Day today. Every 14th of October Tanzanians honour the memory of the nation's first president and the number one leader in independence movement. …

Oct. 14, 2021, 00:01 - 23:59

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