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
The evolving SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in Africa: Insights from rapidly expanding genomic surveillance.
Some residual malaria transmission may be “out of control” but “within reach” of current tools.
Mental health workers’ perspectives on peer support in high-, middle- and low income settings: a focus group study.
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.
PMI | Tanzania Malaria Surveillance Activity (TMSA)
The Tanzania Malaria Surveillance Activity (TMSA) supports the Government of Tanzania (GOT) in reducing malaria burden and in moving towards malaria elimination. The Activity is made possible by the support of the Americ…
‘PREMONITION’ – Enhanced Entomological Monitoring in Tanzania
The ‘PREMONITION-M’ study aims to demonstrate the capabilities of Premonition Technologies as an integrated system for sampling malaria vectors in both semi-field and field settings in Tanzania.
The project is…
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.
We’re influencing policy; taking science to the public; and optimistic about the future.
CALL: Replicate NEST360 program in district hospitals to improve neonatal services
The Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health (MOH), Dr. Seif Shekalaghe, has applauded the NEST360 program for its efforts in reducing newborn deaths in Ta…Sept. 28, 2022
MILESTONE: Chronic TB can now be treated for only 6 months!
For the first time in the recent medical development history, almost all patients with chronic TB, which is technically called DR-TB, can be treated for six months usi…Sept. 13, 2022
RESEARCH: New study targets species carrying more malaria
Researchers at Ifakara Health Institute are proposing a new approach for malaria vector control which targets the dominant mosquito species known to “carry more …Sept. 12, 2022
TOUR: Health ministry deputy PS visits NEST360 program at Temeke hospital
The Deputy Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr. Seif Shekalaghe, visited the Temeke Regional Referral Hospital in Temeke Municipality, Dar es Salaam Region, to inspect …Sept. 24, 2022, From 10:00 hours EAT
BRIEFING: Ifakara updates the media on the role of community in TB fight
Ifakara Health Institute and the TB Alliance today here host he media and other stakeholders in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) in Bagamoyo for a day-long meeting …Sept. 13, 2022, From 11:00 hours EAT
TRAINING: Ifakara researcher at Nairobi “process evaluation” workshop
Ifakara Health Institute seasoned researcher, Dr. Ester Elisaria, was awarded a certificate of course completion by Devimpact Institute after successfully completing a…Sept. 9, 2022, From 8:00 hours EAT