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Scientists: Target TB interventions on these transmission hotspots

(Dar es Salaam, September 14, 2017). Scientists at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have recently adapted a method for identifying tuberculosis (TB) transmission hotpots using a new technique that could revolutionize …

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IHI is looking for suitably qualified Research Officer and Laboratory Technicians to fill vacant positions in the Laboratory Unit in Bagamoyo. To apply or share, get more details about these …

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Understanding and enhancing approaches to quality improvement in small and medium sized private facilities in sub-Saharan Africa

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Vaccine Delivery Costing Study

As countries drive towards achieving high and equitable coverage of life-saving vaccines, the availability of sustainable, equitable, and predictable financing for vaccine delivery is essential. Over the last two decades, …

(Dar es Salaam, Sept. 7, 2017). An increasing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa are moving towards malaria-elimination, mostly thanks to successful vector control campaigns. However, elimination has proven challenging, resulting in the persistence of malaria transmission.

It is now accepted that in order to eliminate malaria, new complementary vector control approaches must be developed. IHI Research Officer Frank Tenywa was part of a study which describes the development of a sugar-baited resting place containing a toxic dose for the control of malaria-causing mosquitoes.

Other researchers behind this study, whose paper was published recently in the Malaria Journal [you may wish to read it all here:] are: Dr. Marta Ferreira Maia, Dr. Adam Saddler and Athumani Kambagha.

This is how Tenywa (pictured), in simplest terms, explained about the new tool in an interview with the BBC on August 24.

On the same day, Dr. Nico Govella talked to BBC’s Africa Today evening show. Follow the program to learn more about the study:

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