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MTAFITI: Gains in the health financing space

A snip from the February 2024 edition's featured story. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA Communications

MTAFITI: Gains in the health financing space

The editor's choice top story reports on the progress made by Tanzania in working towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). A recent…

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara project hosts sensitization meeting in Dodoma

GH Pearl Tanzania team with with key stakeholders from the Ministries of Health (MoH) and President’s Office Regional Administration and Local government (PO-RALG) in Dodoma, Tanzania.

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara project hosts sensitization meeting in Dodoma

On February 23, 2024, the Global Health Program Evaluation, Analysis, Research and Learning - "GH PEARL" pro…

WORKSHOP: Ifakara, partners draw strategic plan for Arusha center

Group photo of workshop participants including the guest of honor Dr. Charles Mahera, Deputy Secretary of the President’s Office - Regional Administration and Local Government, and members of the Ministry of Health and Senior Research Scientist Dr. Samson Kiware.

WORKSHOP: Ifakara, partners draw strategic plan for Arusha center

Ifakara Health Institute actively participated in a workshop to finalize the strategic plan and formulate a business p…

TEAM BUILDING: Shinda Malaria keen on fostering excellence

The Shinda Malaria team engaged in a fun game during the team building activity. Photo Credit: David Sambwe

TEAM BUILDING: Shinda Malaria keen on fostering excellence

In a bid to reinforce teamwork and foster a culture of excellence, the Shinda Malaria project, funded by President's Malaria Initiative (PMI)…

MEETING: CHILD project team evaluates progress

Jennifer Smith from University of California, San Francisco making a comment during the meeting. Photo credit: Ifakara Communications

MEETING: CHILD project team evaluates progress

From 26-27 February 2024, Ifakara Health Institute and colleagues from the Swiss TPH, Stanford University …

VISIT: The high-level Swiss delegation in Ifakara

Faraji Abilahi, Lab Manager at Ifakara, addresses guests during a laboratory tour attended by a delegation including Conradin Crame from the cantonal government of Basel-Stadt, Lutz Hegemann, President of Global Health & Sustainability at Novartis, Andrea Schenker-Wicki, President of the University of Basel, and the Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). Photo credit: Ifakara Communications

VISIT: The high-level Swiss delegation in Ifakara

Today, a high-level delegation from Switzerland visited Ifakara Health Institute’s branch office in Ifakara as part of their two-day visit to the Institute. Yesterday, they visited the Institute’s research…

WORKSHOP: Empowering clinicians to scale up newborn care

Participants listens on as Irabi Kassim from Ifakara Health Institute facilitates a session during the workshop which was held in Morogoro. Photo Courtesy, Mary Irema

WORKSHOP: Empowering clinicians to scale up newborn care

In an effort to enhance newborn survival rates, the Ifakara Health Institute, in collaboration with SolidaMed, conducted a workshop training for clinicians and nurses. Held from February 19 to 22, 2024, in Morogoro, t…

VISIT: Ifakara hosts Swiss delegation in Bagamoyo

Sarah Mswata, Research Scientist at Ifakara, addressed Dr. Honorati Masanja, the Ifakara Director, during a facility tour attended by a delegation including Conradin Crame from the cantonal government of Basel-Stadt, Lutz Hegemann, President of Global Health & Sustainability at Novartis, Andrea Schenker-Wicki, President of the University of Basel, and the Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). Photo credit: Ifakara Communications

VISIT: Ifakara hosts Swiss delegation in Bagamoyo

Today, Ifakara Health Institute is privileged to host a high-level delegation from Switzerland. The delegation made an official tour of the Insti…

TRAINING - Ifakara, partners host “bridging science and journalism workshop”

Journalists engaged in a group discussion during the workshop. Photo credit: Ifakara Communications

TRAINING - Ifakara, partners host “bridging science and journalism workshop”

In an initiative aimed at fostering collaboration between science and journalism, Ifakara Health Institute, in partner…

NEST360: Tz strategizes phase two of the program

Senior Research Scientist and NEST360 Project Leader Donat Shamba stressing a point during the discussion. Photo crdit: Ifakara Communications.

NEST360: Tz strategizes phase two of the program

On February 19, 2024, the NEST360 program, implemented by the Ifakara Health Institute and its partners in Tanzania, g…

#CARDIOTAN2024: Ifakara underlines research, partnerships for advancing cardiovascular care

Ifakara scientist, Dr. Samson Kiware moderating a symposium during the CARDIOTAN 2024 in Zanzibar.

#CARDIOTAN2024: Ifakara underlines research, partnerships for advancing cardiovascular care

From February 9th to 10th, 2024, the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) hosted their “Heart Team Africa Cardiotan 2024” internat…

MOURNING:  Remembering Former Tanzania PM Edward Lowassa (1953-2024)

Condolence Poster designed by Ifakara Communications

MOURNING: Remembering Former Tanzania PM Edward Lowassa (1953-2024)

Ifakara Health Institute mourns the passing of Edward Lowassa, born on 26 August 1953. He was a Tanzanian politician who served as the Prime Mini…

FORUM: Ifakara Director attends SwissTPH symposium

Ifakara Health Institute's Chief Executive Director Dr. Honorati Masanja giving remarks at the SwissTPH symposium.

FORUM: Ifakara Director attends SwissTPH symposium

On 8 February 2024, Dr. Honorati Masanja, the Director of Ifakara Health Institute, participated in a sympo…

SELF-CHECK: Ifakara audits its quality management system

Members of the Ifakara internal audit team participating in ISO training held at Ifakara offices. PHOTO | IFAKARA/COMMS

SELF-CHECK: Ifakara audits its quality management system

The Ifakara Health Institute organized a refresher training for members of the ISO 9001 internal audit team which aimed to sharpen their skills for conducting QMS audits effectively.

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TRAINING: Improving local healthcare practitioners’ skills in vascular ultrasound

Healthcare professionals being taken through a practical exercise during the training. Photo Credit: St. Francis Regional Referral Hospital (SFRRH)

TRAINING: Improving local healthcare practitioners’ skills in vascular ultrasound

Today, local healthcare professionals completed a five-day training in vascular ultrasound and surgery held at the St.…

SPOTLIGHT:  Live chat, gene drives for Malaria elimination in Africa

Event poster featuring Dr. Marceline Finda, a distinguished Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute.

SPOTLIGHT: Live chat, gene drives for Malaria elimination in Africa

On Feb 1st 2024 at 11 am EAT, our SPOTLIGHT Series featured Dr. Marceline Finda, a distinguished Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute. …

MEETING: SNIP-AFRICA assembly in Jo’burg

Ifakara scientists, Dr. Getrud Mollel (left) and Prof. Maja Weisser pose at the sidelines of the event happening in Johannesburg, South Africa.

MEETING: SNIP-AFRICA assembly in Jo’burg

Jan 30th - 31st  2024, Ifakara Health Institute's research scientists, Dr. Getrud Mollel and Prof. Maja Weisser, p…

NEWBORN HEALTH:  NEST360 secures eight-figure global funding for next stage

Credit: NEST360 Organisation

NEWBORN HEALTH: NEST360 secures eight-figure global funding for next stage

On January 23, 2024, the Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST360) program, a global initiative aimed at enhancing newborn care and …

TALK: Ifakara scientist discussed new tech in malaria fight

Event poster featuring Ifakara research scientist Issa Mshani. Credit: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWSPH)

TALK: Ifakara scientist discussed new tech in malaria fight

On Thursday, the 25th of January 2024, at 8 PM EAT, the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWSPH) will played…

INSIGHTS:  Talk on effects of climate change on public health with Prof. Marcel Tanner

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INSIGHTS: Talk on effects of climate change on public health with Prof. Marcel Tanner

In a talk livestreamed on Monday morning, distinguished Swiss medical biologist Professor Marcel Tanner engaged in a conversation with Ifakara He…

TALK:  Climate change effects on public health by Swiss scholar Prof. Marcel Tanner

Credit: Ifakara Communications Unit

TALK: Climate change effects on public health by Swiss scholar Prof. Marcel Tanner

Renowned Swiss medical biologist, Professor Marcel Tanner, delivered a lecture titled "Effects of Climate Change on Public Health" from…

DIGITALIZATION: Innovations to improve public health

One of the participants demonstrates their innovative tools during a panel discussion session, which former Ifakara Director Dr. Hassan Mshinda facilitated in Bagamoyo. PHOTO: IFAKARA/Comms

DIGITALIZATION: Innovations to improve public health

On the evening of the fourth day of the joint training program by Ifakara Health Institute and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, participants eagerly gathered for a panel discussion facilitated by former Ifa…

EMPOWERMENT: Ifakara, partner host career fair

Attendees closely follow proceedings of the Career Fair, which Ifakara and the St. Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences hosted in Ifakara Town, Morogoro Region on Friday last week. PHOTO: IFAKARA/Comms

EMPOWERMENT: Ifakara, partner host career fair

On January 12, Ifakara Health Institute in collaboration with the St. Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences, held a Career Fair at the Iteka Complex, located within the grounds of the University in …

COMMEMORATION:  Zanzibar Revolution Day!

Credit: Ifakara Communications

COMMEMORATION: Zanzibar Revolution Day!

Zanzibar Revolution Day, observed on January 12th, is a public holiday in Tanzania. It honors the 1964 rev…

CLOSED: Training on equitable health planning

One of the participants taking notes during the opening session of the 9-day course. Credit: Ifakara Communications

CLOSED: Training on equitable health planning

From January 15-24, the Ifakara Health Institute, in conjunction with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, hosted a 9-day training pro…

MEETING:  Ifakara, partners evaluate groundbreaking pilot study

Dr. Omar Juma, a Research Scientist at IHI facilitating a discussion during the meeting. CREDIT: Ifakara Communications

MEETING: Ifakara, partners evaluate groundbreaking pilot study

Skin disease management tool proves a success

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TRAINING: Opportunity to sharpen ultrasound, surgery skills

Participants from a previous ultrasound training at St. Francis Referral Hospital

TRAINING: Opportunity to sharpen ultrasound, surgery skills

From January 29th to February 2nd, 2024, Ifakara Health Institute, St. Francis Referral Hospital, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute,…

NEW YEAR GREETINGS:  Here's to a fantastic 2024!

IHI New Years poster. Credit: Ifakara Communications

NEW YEAR GREETINGS: Here's to a fantastic 2024!

As the New Year 2024 begins, we, at the Ifakara Health Institute, express sincere gratitude to our dedicated staff, partners, and stakeholders fo…

HOLIDAY GREETINGS:  Merry Christmas!

Christmas poster. Credit: Ifakara Communications

HOLIDAY GREETINGS: Merry Christmas!

Christmas is a time to celebrate love, compassion, and unity.

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APPOINTMENT:  Ifakara names new members for its research ethical board

Ifakara's Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja handing over a certificate of appreciation to an out going member of the IRB. pHOTO CREDIT: Ifakara Communications

APPOINTMENT: Ifakara names new members for its research ethical board

The Ifakara Health Institute has unveiled eight new Institutional Review Board (IRB) members to replace those whose tenure has ended on 27…

FORUM: From evidence to practice

CPIA project Principal Investigator, Dr. Sally Mtenga giving a presentation. Photo credit: Ifakara Communications

FORUM: From evidence to practice

From December 19 - 20, 2023, Ifakara's Catalyzing Policy Improvement in Africa (CPIA) project presented evidence g…

PARTNERSHIP:  Setting stage for new project designed to promote health equity in Dar

(L-R) Zawadi Mageni Mboma, Head – Grants and Contracts (IHI), Mr. OH Kyoung Kyun, Deputy Country Representative of KOFIH – Tanzania Office, IHI Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja, and Ibrahim Msuya – Ifakara’s researcher specializing in urban analysis and design. Photo credit: Ifakara communications

PARTNERSHIP: Setting stage for new project designed to promote health equity in Dar

On December 14th, 2023, the Dar es Salaam Regional Secretariat, Ifakara Health Institute and the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (K…

TRAINING: Ifakara sharpens critical patient safety skills

Ifakara Pharmacists pose with their certificates of completion. (L-R) Egbert Stanslaus, Mohamed Mohamed, Ashura Mirambo and Hania Msami.

TRAINING: Ifakara sharpens critical patient safety skills

From December 4-8, 2023, Ifakara Health Institute took part in a 5-day Pharmacovigilance and Vigilance Training facilitated by Muhimbili Universi…

MASTERCLASS:  Top experts discuss climate, mosquitoes and disease

Screenshot from the Masterclass.

MASTERCLASS: Top experts discuss climate, mosquitoes and disease

On December 14th at 5 pm EAT, the 44th edition of Masterclasses was convened by the Ifakara Health Institute, University of Glasgow, and the MESA…

COMMEMORATION: Independence Day – Tanzania turns 62

Independence Day poster

COMMEMORATION: Independence Day – Tanzania turns 62

It's Independence Day. Every 9th of December, Tanzanians celebrate the remarkable journey that led to the nation's freedom, re…

VISIT: Ifakara receives top delegation from SDC headquarters

Ifakara Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja addressing the delegation during a tour of the laboratories in Kingani. Photo credit: Ifakara Communications

VISIT: Ifakara receives top delegation from SDC headquarters

On December 8th, 2023, the Ifakara Health Institute hosted a high-powered delegation from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) …

FORUM: Ifakara at inaugural research symposium

On going plenary session titled: Leveraging partnerships and innovations to drive research for policy towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) during the symposium.

FORUM: Ifakara at inaugural research symposium

On 5th December 2023, Ifakara Health Institute attended the first Research Symposium held at the Julius Ny…

AWARD: Ifakara earns top recognition from TRA

(L-R) Payroll Master, Antony Mtavangu (IHI), Godlove Nkya(TRA Morogoro), and Finance Manager, Mariam Karama (IHI)

VISIT: WHO, Ifakara discuss health emergency preparedness

(L-R) Dr. Arisekola Jinadu, Dr. Azma Simba, Dr. Niluka Wijekoon, Dr. Honorati Masanja and Dr. Luc Tsachoua. Photo credit: Ifakara Communications

VISIT: WHO, Ifakara discuss health emergency preparedness

The Ifakara Health Institute hosted a delegation from the World Health Organization's Universal Health Preparedness Review (UHPR) secretariat…

TALK: Promoting successful, independent African scientists at genuinely African institutions

Prof. Killeen gestures as he clarifies a point during the interactive discussion. PHOTO | IFAKARA/COMMS

TALK: Promoting successful, independent African scientists at genuinely African institutions

Ifakara Health Institute’s seasoned researcher, Prof. Gerard Killeen aka “Ger” or “Gerry”, facilitated a participat…

WORLD AIDS DAY: Let communities lead in the fight against the virus!

IHI official poster for World AIDS Day. Credit: Ifakara KMC

WORLD AIDS DAY: Let communities lead in the fight against the virus!

Dec 1st 2023 was World AIDS Day! The Ifakara Health Institute staff led by our Chronic Diseases Clinic of Ifakara (CDCI) team engaged the pucblic…

#DataTamasha2023:  Ifakara weighs in on data, education

Dr. Samson Kiware, speaking during the “Data and Education: Building Capacity of Data Scientists in Africa” panel session at Data Tamasha 2023.

#DataTamasha2023: Ifakara weighs in on data, education

Ifakara Health Institute’s Data Science and Mathematical Modelling team has been attending the 2023 Data Tamasha held at Johari Rotana sinc…

SUPPORT: Kagera receives tools worth TZS 60m from the US

Dr. Sarah - Blythe Ballard, Resident Advisor, President's Malaria Initiative, giving a speech at the handover. Photo credit: Shinda Malaria

SUPPORT: Kagera receives tools worth TZS 60m from the US

Today, the Shinda Malaria project, generously funded by the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID…

TOUR: Ifakara director joins PMI for Shinda Malaria visit in Kagera

Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja with Dr. Dustan Bishanga, Chief of Party for Shinda Malaria at the Kagera Regional Medical Office

TOUR: Ifakara director joins PMI for Shinda Malaria visit in Kagera

In a significant development, Ifakara Health Institute Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja, yesterday joined representatives from the …

CLOSED:  Workshop on WHO guidelines for vector control products

Nancy Matowo, a participant from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Mwanza, Tanzania. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

CLOSED: Workshop on WHO guidelines for vector control products

In partnership with the Innovative Vector Control Consortium, the Ifakara Health Institute has successfully completed a 5-day workshop in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. The workshop was designed to ac…

FORUM: Ifakara at international conference on diseases, climate change

Emmanuel Kaidoa with colleagues during the 64th Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) Colloquium.

FORUM: Ifakara at international conference on diseases, climate change

Dr. Emmanuel Kaindoa, Head of the Environmental Health and Ecological Sciences (EHES) Department re…

NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES: Ministry, Ifakara launch campaign for Bagamoyo, Mkuranga

Ifakara scientist, Dr. Michael Mihayo addressing patients at the Bagamoyo District Hospital. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES: Ministry, Ifakara launch campaign for Bagamoyo, Mkuranga

The Ifakara Health Institute is joining forces with the Ministry of Health for a 3-day exercise to perform surgery on 150 citizens sufferi…

NEW PROJECT: $5m grant for cutting-edge malaria research in Africa

MAP Senior Research Fellow Dr Susan Rumisha (left) and East Africa Node technical lead, Dr. Punam Amratia (right). Photo credit: Telethon Kids Institute.

NEW PROJECT: $5m grant for cutting-edge malaria research in Africa

Malaria Atlas Project (MAP), the world's leading malaria database, has secured a substantial $16 million grant from the Bill & Mel…

WORKSHOP:  Understanding data for improved maternal health interventions

Ifakara Scientist Josephine Shabani with participants at the workshop "Countdown to 2030 Statistical Analysis" workshop held in Dar es Salaam

WORKSHOP: Understanding data for improved maternal health interventions

Ifakara Health Institute partnered with the African Population & Health Research Centre and the Countdown to 2030 project to host a two-day &…

WORKSHOP:  Towards improving vector control products

Participants during the session. Credit: Ifakara KMC

WORKSHOP: Towards improving vector control products

In partnership with the Innovative Vector Control Consortium, the Ifakara Health Institute has launched a 5-day workshop in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. T…

COMMEMORATION: It’s World Children's Day

World Children's Day 2023 poster

COMMEMORATION: It’s World Children's Day

On this World Children's Day, Ifakara Health Institute proudly reaffirms its unwavering dedication to enhancing the health and well-being of …

#RMNCAH2023: JK accelerates action for neonates!

A moment of celebration with former president Jakaya Kikwete as the national acceleration plan was launched. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

#RMNCAH2023: JK accelerates action for neonates!

Today, to Commemorate World Prematurity Day 2023, former president Jakaya Kikwete launched a national acceleration plan to reduce neonatal mortal…

#RMNCAH2023:  NEST360 to mark World Prematurity Day with special session

Premature baby born in Amana hospital, Dar es Salaam

#RMNCAH2023: NEST360 to mark World Prematurity Day with special session

Today, The Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST360) and its esteemed partners will observe World Prematurity Day with a panel discu…

#RMNCAH2023: Ifakara director, Kikwete discuss affordable, free healthcare

Former Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete clarifies a point when chairing a breakout session during which the audience delved into discussions about affordable or free healthcare for mothers and newborns.

#RMNCAH2023: Ifakara director, Kikwete discuss affordable, free healthcare

Today’s notable breakout session at the Second National Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health, and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N)…

#RMNCAH2023: On display is the CPIA - Ifakara’s project on adolescents’ sexual, reproductive health

CPIA project Principal Investigator, Dr. Sally Mtenga and Ifakara research scientist Irene Mashasi engaging with a visitor at the CPIA booth. Phot credit: Ifakara KMC

#RMNCAH2023: On display is the CPIA - Ifakara’s project on adolescents’ sexual, reproductive health

One of the major highlights of Ifakara Health Institute showcasing activities at the ongoing Second National Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Chi…

LAUNCH:  NEST360, BMC Pediatric unveil special journal supplement

Some of the over 140 authors

LAUNCH: NEST360, BMC Pediatric unveil special journal supplement

Today, November 15, 2023, the Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST360) program, being implemented in Tanzania by the Ifakara Health…

FORUM:  Ifakara at key national public health conference

Visitors at the Ifakara Health Institute + NEST360 booths. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

FORUM: Ifakara at key national public health conference

Ifakara Health Institute is part of the Second National Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health, and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) Scien…

HANDOVER: Research institutions receive microscopes worth over 1bn/- from US government

Dr. Honorati Masanja receiving the microscopes on behalf of beneficiary institutions. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

HANDOVER: Research institutions receive microscopes worth over 1bn/- from US government

Today in Dar es Salaam, the Ifakara Health Institute coordinated the official handover of 133 microscopes …

DIGITAL HEALTH:  Stakeholders explore potential of the IMPALA system

Stakeholder interacting with the IMPALA device. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

DIGITAL HEALTH: Stakeholders explore potential of the IMPALA system

Ifakara Health Institute, in collaboration with Goal 3, today hosted a stakeholders’ meeting in Dar es Salaam to evaluate the compatibility…

DISSEMINATION: Insights to strengthen malaria case management

Dr. Fatuma Manzi, Country Principal Investigator presenting at the workshop. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

DISSEMINATION: Insights to strengthen malaria case management

Healthcare experts and stakeholders gathered in Dodoma, Tanzania, today for a national disseminatio…

VISIT:  Ifakara, London School chat strategic partnership

Prof. Liam Smeeth with Ifakara's Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja, Director of Science, Dr. Ally Olotu, Chief Operating Officer Raphael Laizer, and Head of the Grants and Contracts Office, Dr. Zawadi Mageni Mboma.

VISIT: Ifakara, London School chat strategic partnership

During his visit to the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania, Prof. Liam Smeeth, Director of the London Sc…

WEBINAR: 2023 Gene Drive Webinar Series

Webinar Poster

WEBINAR: 2023 Gene Drive Webinar Series

On November 16, 2023, Ifakara Health Institute’s Senior Scientist Dr. Brian Tarimo, will be presenti…

TRAINING: Improving detection of disease-carrying mosquitoes in Bagamoyo

Participants of the training learning about mosquito catching/trapping devices. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

TRAINING: Improving detection of disease-carrying mosquitoes in Bagamoyo

In a collaborative effort, Ifakara Health Institute's Vector Control and Product Testing Unit and the Bagamoyo District Council organized a 5…

COLLABORATION: New partnership study to explore poverty-related diseases in Africa

PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

COLLABORATION: New partnership study to explore poverty-related diseases in Africa

In a collaborative effort to combat poverty-related diseases and emerging pathogens in Africa, Ifakara Health Institute has partnered with 15 institutions from Europe and Africa in an attempt to address critical issue…

WORKSHOP: Life skills for a meaningful retirement

The workshop underway at the Mbezi Garden Hotel, Dar es Salaam.

WORKSHOP: Life skills for a meaningful retirement

Over the past three days, the Ifakara Health Institute has been diligently focused on improving the skills and well-being of its staff who are nea…

RABIES:   Optimism as local govts commit funds for mass dog vaccination

Government stakeholders from national, regional, and district levels, along with politicians during the meeting.

RABIES:  Optimism as local govts commit funds for mass dog vaccination

Tanzania’s local government authorities have committed to allocating funds for Mass Dog Vaccination (MDV) activi…

VACCINES: Scientists to examine the dynamics of natural immunity to malaria

Image of Anopheles arabiensis.

VACCINES: Scientists to examine the dynamics of natural immunity to malaria

Ifakara Health Institute and partners in the next four years will examine the dynamics of natural immunity to malaria in order to create a database that will be instrumental in testing the effectiveness of future mala…

SAFETY:  Ifakara raises staff awareness on firefighting during emergencies

Sergeant Amani Hassan from the Tanzania Fire Brigade of the Police Force based at Mwenge in the city leading the session at IHI Mikocheni

SAFETY: Ifakara raises staff awareness on firefighting during emergencies

Today, Ifakara Health Institute conducted a crucial one-hour session for its staff on firefighting awareness at its Mikocheni offices in Dar es S…

PROMISING:  Meet this rising star in global health

Ifakara scientist, Issa Mshani during a community engagement activity. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

PROMISING:  Meet this rising star in global health

Ifakara Health Institute's early-career scientist, Issa Mshani, has received the American Society of Tropical Medicine Young Investigator Awa…

HEALTHCARE: New study seeks to improve access to essential medicines

Pharmacist at IHI's Clinical Trials Facility in Bagamoyo. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

HEALTHCARE: New study seeks to improve access to essential medicines

Ifakara Health Institute (Ifakara) has kicked off a new study which aims to assess the Tanzania's pharmaceutical management system, its capac…

EXCELLENCE:  Ifakara scientist wins Young Investigator Award in Chicago

Ifakara scientist Issa Mshani. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

EXCELLENCE: Ifakara scientist wins Young Investigator Award in Chicago

Ifakara Health Institute celebrates Issa Mshani, a young scientist, who won the prestigious and highly competitive ASTMH (American Society of Trop…

FORUM:  Ifakara showcases excellence at US conference

EHES team at the ASTMH 2023 conference. Photo credit: Dr. Emmanuel Kaindoa

FORUM: Ifakara showcases excellence at US conference

Ifakara Health Institute scientists demonstrated exceptional expertise through powerful presentations at the American Society of Tropical Medicine…

TOUR:  Ifakara hosts international delegation in Bagamoyo

One of the four groups from the visit. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

TOUR: Ifakara hosts international delegation in Bagamoyo

Ifakara Health Institute (Ifakara) recently welcomed an international delegation…

TRAINING: Stage is set for the nationwide healthcare plan update

Ifakara scientist and Principal Investigator of the project Dr. Sally Mtenga opening the session. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

TRAINING: Stage is set for the nationwide healthcare plan update

The Ifakara Health Institute (Ifakara) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the President's Office - Regional Administration and Lo…

IMPACT:  Ifakara scientist is new vector biology professor at top UK university

Dr. Fredros Okumu, giving a talk - " Why I study the most dangerous animal on earth — mosquitoes" at TED Global 2017. Photo Credit: TED

TRAINING:  Ultra-sound course conducted in Ifakara

PD Dr. Martin Rohacek, a Physician at the Ifakara Health Institute conducting a class during the course. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

TRAINING: Ultra-sound course conducted in Ifakara

From October 16-20, 2023, Ifakara Health Institute and partners hosted a five-day intensive ultra-sound course offering 15 clinicians a unique opp…

WORKSHOP: Ifakara readies for nationwide healthcare survey

Participants of the SARA Project training workshop listen on as Dr. Siglibert Mrema leads a training session. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

WORKSHOP: Ifakara readies for nationwide healthcare survey

In an effort to enhance healthcare services across Tanzania, Ifakara Health Institute organized an intensive training session for field interviewers from October 10th to October 13th. Held at VETA premises in Morogoro…

REFLECTIONS: NEST360 program gears up for next phase

Dr Salha Omar, Pediatrician at Temeke Referral Hospital, presenting their work. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

REFLECTIONS: NEST360 program gears up for next phase

The Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST360) program conducted a reflective tour of its initiatives, with the goal of reducing neon…

ENGAGEMENT: Stakeholders draw roadmap for human rabies vaccines

Ifakara scientist and rabies expert, Dr. Maganga Sambo moderating a discussion during the meeting. | Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

ENGAGEMENT: Stakeholders draw roadmap for human rabies vaccines

Today, the Ifakara Health Institute, in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, hosted a Rabies Elimination Stakeholders’ hybrid Meet…

BREAKTHROUGH: WHO recommends for use malaria vaccine evaluated by Ifakara

A child at the Kiwangwa trial vaccination site in Bagamoyo. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC Files

BREAKTHROUGH: WHO recommends for use malaria vaccine evaluated by Ifakara

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially recommended for use a new malaria vaccine that Ifakara Health Institute was involved in conducting its clinical trials from 2021-2022 to guard children against malari…

TOUR:  Shinda Malaria hosts newly appointed Director of Science in Kagera

Dr. Dunstan Bishanga, the Chief of Party for Shinda Malaria and Director of Science (DoS) at Ifakara, Dr. Ally Olotu visit Mugana Hospital in Kagera | Photo Credit: KMC

TOUR:  Shinda Malaria hosts newly appointed Director of Science in Kagera

From 2-3 October, senior management officials at Ifakara Health Institute paid a courtesy visit to Kagera region to observe on-ground progress of Shinda Malaria's initiatives in the area.

FEEDBACK: Scientists share, discuss user experience of TB diagnostic tools

Dr. Jerry Hella, Principal Investigator for the project in Tanzania, and project leader and coordinator presenting n day 2 of the 3-day Tuberculosis - Close the Gap, Increase Access, Provide Adequate Therapy (TB-CAPT) Annual Consortium Meeting | Photo credit: KMC

FEEDBACK: Scientists share, discuss user experience of TB diagnostic tools

On Day 2 of the 3-day Tuberculosis - Close the Gap, Increase Access, Provide Adequate Therapy (TB-CAPT) Annual Consortium Meeting currently on at…

TB: Scientists share updates, chat way forward

Helen Cox, University of Cape Town (UCT), giving a presentation at the TB-CAPT Annual Meeting 2023, White Sands Hotel | photo credit: KMC

TB: Scientists share updates, chat way forward

Ifakara Health Institute hosts scientists from South Africa, Tanzania and Mozambique for a 2-day Tuberculosis-Close the Gap, Increase Access, Provide Adequate Therapy (TB-CAPT) Annual Consortium Meeting which gets und…

LEADERSHIP: Dr. Olotu is the new Ifakara Director of Science

Photo of Dr. Ally Olotu, the newly appointed Director of Science at Ifakara Health Institute. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/KMC

LEADERSHIP: Dr. Olotu is the new Ifakara Director of Science

Ifakara Health Institute has announced Dr. Ally Olotu as its new Director of Science, taking over from Dr. Fredros Okumu, who held the post since 2016 and resigned a few months ago. Before this new appointment, Dr. Ol…

POLICY: High-level engagements with ministry officials in Dodoma

Ifakara Senior Social Scientist, Dr. Sally Mtenga handing over project policy briefs to Dr. Ntuli Kapologwe – the Director of Services in-charge of the Health Portfolio | Photo credit: KMC

POLICY: High-level engagements with ministry officials in Dodoma

Ifakara Health Institute today, concludes three days (September 27-29, 2023) of high-level engagements with officials of the Health Portfolio in …

HOLIDAY:  Mawlid greetings to all our partners

Ifakara Mawlid greetings poster. | Credit: KMC

HOLIDAY: Mawlid greetings to all our partners

Ifakara extends warm Mawlid greetings to all staff, collaborators, partners, and Tanzanians, wishing for a day filled with reflection and inspira…

TRAINING: Knowledge sharing on the development of data application packages

Dr. Amelia Bertozzi-Villa, a Senior Research Scientist from the Institute for Disease Modeling at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation facilitating the training at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) | Photo credit: KMC

TRAINING: Knowledge sharing on the development of data application packages

From September 25th to today, 2023, at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI), the Data Science and Mathematical Modeling team from Ifakara H…

WORKSHOP:  Addressing the decision-making challenge in vector control

Samson Kiware from Ifakara with other facilitators at "Strengthening Vector Control Decision Making in Africa," workshop in Addis Ababa | Photo credit: Janice Maige

WORKSHOP: Addressing the decision-making challenge in vector control

In Addis Ababa last week, Ifakara Health Institute in collaboration with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the Pan-…

BOOTCAMP: Ifakara hub empowers 11 rural startups

Participants of the Rural Livelihood Innovation Bootcamp attend a mentorship session at Ifakara Innovation Hub offices in Ifakara. PHOTO | COURTSEY of Ifakara Innovation Hub

BOOTCAMP: Ifakara hub empowers 11 rural startups

The Ifakara Innovation Hub (IIH) organized a five-day Rural Livelihood Innovation Bootcamp held in Ifakara Town, Morogoro Region, designed for innovation startups that offer cutting-edge solutions to issues faced by r…

#PAMCA2023 DAY4:  Final day, but the fight against malaria is on!

Polius G. Pinda presenting at PAMCA2023 | Photo courtesy: Rose Philipo

#PAMCA2023 DAY4: Final day, but the fight against malaria is on!

The fourth and final day of the PAMCA2023 conference unfolded with a compelling series of presentations and discussions that further cemented Ifa…

#PAMCA2023 DAY3:  This is how Ifakara walks “the zero-malaria” talk

Ifakara Scientist Joel Odero at PAMCA2023 presenting his work. Photo curtesy: PAMCA

#PAMCA2023 DAY3: This is how Ifakara walks “the zero-malaria” talk

The Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia reached its third day, featuring a series of enlightenin…

#PAMCA2023 DAY2:  Ifakara innovations in the fight against malaria

Victoria Githu (FR) on a panel about gender inclusivity in African vector-borne disease research and control. The event, organized by PAMCA Women in Vector Control (WiVC). PHOTO CREDIT: Rose Philipo

#PAMCA2023 DAY2: Ifakara innovations in the fight against malaria

The second day of the Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia saw insightful presentations and discu…

#PAMCA2023 DAY1: Scientists showcase Ifakara breakthroughs

Group photo of VCPTU Team at PAMCA2023

#PAMCA2023 DAY1: Scientists showcase Ifakara breakthroughs

The inaugural day of the PAMCA conference highlighted the contributions of Ifakara scientists, including Dr. Christina Makungu, Dr. Mgeni Tambwe,…

#PAMCA2023:  Ifakara scientists at regional malaria conference in Ethiopia

PAMCA 9th Edition Poster - Credit: PAMCA Africa

#PAMCA2023: Ifakara scientists at regional malaria conference in Ethiopia

The Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) annual conference and exhibition, themed “Reorienting Surveillance and Management in t…

TRAINING:  International malaria course underway in Bagamoyo, Z’bar

Participants of the Field Malaria Course held at the Ifakara Health Institute Training Center located at Kingani area on the outskirts of Bagamoyo Town in Tanzania Mainland

TRAINING: International malaria course underway in Bagamoyo, Z’bar

The Field Malaria Course commenced on September 11, embarking on a comprehensive four-week training program. The objective is to empower particip…

ENGAGEMENT:  Stakeholders discuss gaps in monitoring treated bed-nets

Ifakara Scientists and partners from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), University of Basel, World Health Organisation –Tanzania, Tanzania Vector Control Activity, Global Fund, and the Ministry of Health (MOH).

ENGAGEMENT: Stakeholders discuss gaps in monitoring treated bed-nets

Today, Ifakara Health Institute and partners gathered in Bagamoyo to discuss the current gaps in the procurement and monitoring of treated bed-nets in Tanzania. Ifakara’s Botnar Research Centre for Child Health …

MOSQUITO DAY: Global outreach network spotlights Ifakara scientists

Ifakara scientists (L-R): Prisca Kweyamba and Fatuma Matwewe.

MOSQUITO DAY: Global outreach network spotlights Ifakara scientists

On the World Mosquito Day, August 20, 2023, the Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research shone a spotlight on the remarkable accomplishments of Ifakara scientists, Fatuma Matwewe and Prisca Kweyamba. 

#IASC2023: Ifakara holds the biggest annual scientific event at birthplace

The #IASC2023 group photo. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

#IASC2023: Ifakara holds the biggest annual scientific event at birthplace

The Ifakara Health Institute Annual Scientific Conference is underway in Ifakara Town – the Institute’s birth place. It kicked off with keynote speakers, Prof. Patrick Kachur from the University of Columbi…

COLLABORATION: Ifakara, partners develop standard floor plan for neonatal wards

Participants from Ifakara Health Institute, the Ministry of Health and MoH and President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government Tanzania pose for a group photo. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

COLLABORATION: Ifakara, partners develop standard floor plan for neonatal wards

The Ifakara Health Institute, in collaboration with the MoH and President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government Tanzania (PO-RALG), has developed a standardized floor plan for neonatal buildings t…

ENGAGEMENT: Gates researcher Dr. Estee Torok, partners discuss progress made by the Ifakara Data Science team

Dr. Estee Torok (center) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) engages with participants at the Data Science and Mathematical Modelling meeting held at Ifakara offices in Dar. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

ENGAGEMENT: Gates researcher Dr. Estee Torok, partners discuss progress made by the Ifakara Data Science team

The Data Science and Mathematical Modelling Team at Ifakara Health Institute hosted a productive half-day session, extending a warm welcome to both local and international partners in the public health sector. The eve…

MEETING: Shinda Malaria, partners draw second year project implementation plan

Shinda Malaria Chief of Party, Dr. Dunstan Bishanga shares remarks during the meeting. PHOTO|COURTESY Shinda Malaria

MEETING: Shinda Malaria, partners draw second year project implementation plan

In a significant development, key representatives from the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) convened at the Shinda Malaria…

ADOLESCENT HEALTH: Ifakara project shares study findings with stakeholders

CPIA project Principal Investigator, Dr. Sally Mtenga, stresses a point when presenting at a multistakeholder meeting held in Morogoro today. She's with Prof. McCoy and Irene Mashasi. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

ADOLESCENT HEALTH: Ifakara project shares study findings with stakeholders

Ifakara’s Catalyzing Policy Improvement in Africa (CPIA) project in Tanzania has shared with multi-stakeholders in Morogoro findings of a systematic review which sought to understand the current policy and resea…

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara showcases work at farmers’ fair in Moro

Ifakara Health Institute exhibitor, Magdalena Isaya, engages with a visitor at the Institute's booth on August 8, 2023. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara showcases work at farmers’ fair in Moro

In commemorating this year’s annual Farmer’s Day, Ifakara Health Institute participated in a week-long agricultural fair at the Julius Nyerere Exhibition grounds in Morogoro from August 2-8. The Fair &ndas…

EXHIBITION: Ifakara engages with farmers, stakeholders at “Nane Nane” fair

Official e-banner of the Ifakara Health Institute 2023. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/KMC

EXHIBITION: Ifakara engages with farmers, stakeholders at “Nane Nane” fair

Today, Ifakara teams join stakeholders at the Nane Nane grounds in Morogoro to engage with farmers who exhibit agricultural products and services at the week-long Farmers’ Exhibition – popularly known as &…

PLANNING: NEST360 defines next steps at strategic meets in Dar

Jitihada Baraka, NEST360 Qualitative Lead at Ifakara, Nancy Rumazi, a Registered Nurse from Muhimbili National Hospital - Upanga, and Monica Frey, a Neonatologist from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) engaged in a discussion at the Technical Workshop for Finalization of Neonatal Care Units at CCBRT

PLANNING: NEST360 defines next steps at strategic meets in Dar

In a significant stride towards reducing neonatal mortality rates, the Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST360) program has organized two concurrent events in …

TOUR: USAID, NMCP visit Shinda Malaria project in Kagera

Dr. Chonge Kitojo, Malaria Project Management Specialist with U.S. President's Malaria, engages with a patient at Nkwenda Health Center in Kagera during the courtesy visit. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Shinda Malaria

TOUR: USAID, NMCP visit Shinda Malaria project in Kagera

On August 4, the Shinda Malaria team wrapped a four-day visit it hosted in Kagera, which included representatives from the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Tanzania Mission, Ministry of Health (MoH) and m…

MEETING: Shinda Malaria draws annual project plan for Kagera

Shinda Malaria project Chief of Party, Dr. Dunstan Bishanga, speaks during the planning meeting with health management teams in Kagera on Tuesday this week. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Shinda Malaria

MEETING: Shinda Malaria draws annual project plan for Kagera

The Shinda Malaria project, yesterday concluded a two-day meeting for members of the regional and district council health management teams (R/CHMTs) from all eight councils of Kagera region, which had the primary obje…

EMPOWERMENT: Ifakara hosts national training program on mosquito surveillance

Ifakara scientist Dr. Yeromin Mlacha facilitates a session during the Entomology Training of Malaria Vector Surveillance Officers (DMVSOs) from Tanzania's NMCP in Ifakara, Morogoro. PHOTO | COURTESY of Omary Kimwaga

EMPOWERMENT: Ifakara hosts national training program on mosquito surveillance

As part of the Dhibiti Malaria project, Ifakara has just finished an intensive two-week programme on vector surveillance training with nearly 60 participants including District Malaria Vector Surveillan…

KICK OFF: New project to improve antibiotic treatment, reduce newborn deaths

PHOTO | COURTESY of Penta Foundation

KICK OFF: New project to improve antibiotic treatment, reduce newborn deaths

Ifakara Health Institute will take part in a new European-African partnership project, which launches in Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda today, to enhance the treatment of infections in newborns. …

TB FIGHT: Ifakara donates state-of-the-art diagnostic machines

Ifakara scientist Dr. Jerry Hella (2nd from Right) hands over donated diagnostic machines to NTPL representative Peter Neema (2nd from Left) at a handover ceremony in Dar. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

TB FIGHT: Ifakara donates state-of-the-art diagnostic machines

The Ifakara Health Institute has donated diagnostic machines to the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme (NTLP) in Tanzania, marking a significant progress in the fight against tuberculosis in the country. …

FORUM: Ifakara Scientists share critical insights at world congress

Ifakara Health Institute scientists on the sidelines of the iHEA forum. They are [L-R] - Dr. Peter Binyaruka, John Maiba and August Kuwawenaruwa. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

FORUM: Ifakara Scientists share critical insights at world congress

Three Ifakara scientists demonstrated their dedication to advancing healthcare economics research by presenting their ground-breaking research at the 15th International Health Economics Association (iHEA) World Congre…

MEETING: Project to test new COVID-19 vaccine introduced

Ifakara scientist and the BiMVaC01 project Principal Investigator Dr. Said Jongo presents during the introduction meeting in Dar. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

MEETING: Project to test new COVID-19 vaccine introduced

Today, July 24, scientists from the Ifakara Health Institute working on the "BiMVaC01" project met with representatives from the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT) at the Dar es Salaam Regional Commissio…

TRAINING: Clinicians acquire advanced techniques in diagnostic ultrasound application

Participants of the Ultrasound Diagnostic training display their certificates in a group photo. PHOTO | COURTESY of Dr. Martin Rohacek

TRAINING: Clinicians acquire advanced techniques in diagnostic ultrasound application

The Ifakara Health Institute in collaboration with the St. Francis Referral Hospital and other partners successfully conducted training for clinicians to introduce and to repeat ultrasound techniques for clinicians wh…

TRAINING: Gambia malaria program team sharpens medical entomology skills

Ifakara scientist Dr. Yeromin Mlacha facilitates a session during the Medical Entomology Training program for officer from Gambia's NMCP in Ifakara. PHOTO | COURTESY of Omary Kimwaga

TRAINING: Gambia malaria program team sharpens medical entomology skills

The Ifakara Health Institute recently hosted a specialized Medical Entomology Training program, which ran from July 4-21, 2023. The training was attended by nine officers from the Gambia National Malaria Control Progr…

INAUGURATION: Ifakara unveils new office block at Kingani, Bagamoyo

The Swiss Ambassador to Tanzania, Prof. Didier Chassot, cuts the ribbon to officially inaugurate the admin block. PHOTOS | IFAKARA/KMC

INAUGURATION: Ifakara unveils new office block at Kingani, Bagamoyo

Ifakara Health Institute today inaugurated a new office building in Bagamoyo for its staff. The Swiss Ambassador to Tanzania, Prof. Didier Chassot, graced the opening ceremony along with the Permanent Secretary in the…

INAUGURATION: Ifakara unveils new world-class lab in Bagamoyo

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Seif Shekalaghe, cuts the ribbon to officially inaugurate a new lab at Kingani area on the outskirts of Bagamoyo. PHOT | IFAKARA/KMC

INAUGURATION: Ifakara unveils new world-class lab in Bagamoyo

Today, Ifakara Health Institute inaugurated a new laboratory located at Kingani area in Bagamoyo. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Seif Shekalaghe, grace the opening occasion alongside the Swiss Amba…

TOUR: Swiss TPH delegation at Bagamoyo, Ifakara research sites

A combination of photos depicting the Swiss TPH delegation tour of Ifakara Health Institute research platforms in Bagamoyo and ifakara. PHOTOS | IFAKARA/KMC

TOUR: Swiss TPH delegation at Bagamoyo, Ifakara research sites

As part of their week-long (July 17-22, 2023) visit to Ifakara Health Institute, the Swiss TPH delegation traveled to two sites: Bagamoyo and Ifakara (on July 19 and 21, respectively). The two sites host the vast majo…

SIGNING: Ifakara, partner sign Foundation Constitution

Ifakara Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja; Swiss TPH Director, Prof. Jürg Utzinger; and Ifakara Foundation Chair, Ambassador Ami Mpungwe display Ifakara Foundation papers after signing them in Dar es Salaam today. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC.

SIGNING: Ifakara, partner sign Foundation Constitution

The Ifakara Foundation Constitution has been signed in Dar es Salaam today. The Foundation is a funds drive initiative by Ifakara Health Institute and partners to mobilize funds for sustainable health research.

VISIT: Ifakara welcomes Swiss TPH delegation in Dar

The Swiss TPH delegation in a group photo with their host at Mikocheni in Dar today. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

VISIT: Ifakara welcomes Swiss TPH delegation in Dar

Today, a high-profile delegation from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) visited the Ifakara Health Institute's offices in Mikocheni, Dar es Salaam. Ifakara and Swiss TPH have a long-standi…

ENGAGEMENT: Data science team meets ZAMEP in Zanzibar

Meeting in progress. PHOTO | COURTESY of Dr. Sam Kiware

ENGAGEMENT: Data science team meets ZAMEP in Zanzibar

The Data Science & Mathematical Modelling Team at Ifakara Health Institute took part in a technical discussion with the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program (ZAMEP) on the possibilities of adapting a database for …

TOUR: Malaria project visits Dar office

Malaria Atlas Project official, Dr. Susan Rumisha, gestures as she clarifies a point during the conversation. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

TOUR: Malaria project visits Dar office

An outfit with a global footprint, Malaria Atlas Project (MAP), paid a cortesy visit to Ifakara Health Institute offices in Dar es Salaam to see on going projects conducted by the Data Science and Mathematical Modelli…

TRAINING: Ifakara Management sharpens skills on standards

The ISO training in progress. PHOTO | COURTESY of Kamilus Masonda

TRAINING: Ifakara Management sharpens skills on standards

Ifakara Health Institute marked the beginning of a new fiscal year 2023-24 which officially begun on July 1, 2023 by organizing an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) awareness training session at Mik…

REUNION: Ifakara Health Institute attends Swiss TPH Open House

Pictured together at the Swiss TPH open house event are (from L-R), Prof. Marcel Tanner, Dr. Zawadi Mboma and Prof Juerg Utzinger. PHOTO | Courtesy of Dr. Zawadi Mboma

REUNION: Ifakara Health Institute attends Swiss TPH Open House

On June 17, Swiss TPH hosted its biggest Open House event ever, attracting over 6,000 people. Ifakara Health Institute, a close collaborator was also invited. 

Histor…

HOLIDAY:  Eid el-Hajj message to all our partners

The official Ifakara Health Institute e-banner for Eid el-Hajj 2023. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/KMC

HOLIDAY: Eid el-Hajj message to all our partners

The Ifakara Health Institute management has issued a special Eid el-Hajj message to all partners and stakeholders in the public health sector and beyond. The half-page message, signed by the Institute’s Chief Ex…

FORUM: NEST360 team showcases work at MUHAS scientific conference

Dr. Nahya Salim, NEST 360 Country & Clinical Lead engages with the audience during a panel discussion at the MUHAS scientific conference in Dar. PHOTO?IFAKARA/KMC

FORUM: NEST360 team showcases work at MUHAS scientific conference

The NEST360 team at Ifakara Health Institute participated in the 11th Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) scientific conference held at the Muhimbili campus in Upanga, Dar es Salaam from June 22…

CALL: Ifakara accepts abstracts for its annual scientific conference

Poster of IASC2023 Call for abstract announcement. GRAPHIC|IFAKARA/KMC

CALL: Ifakara accepts abstracts for its annual scientific conference

The Ifakara Annual Scientific Conference (IASC2023) will take place from August 23-25 in Ifakara Town in Morogoro, Tanzania at the Homeland Hotel. The conference theme is “Knowledge Translation for Health Impact…

FIGHT AGAINST NCDs: Ifakara project advisory board holds inaugural meeting in Dar

Members of the CARECHAIN Non-communicable Disease (NCD) project advisory board pose for a group photo. PHOTO|IFAKARA Courtesy of Dr. Martin Rohacek

FIGHT AGAINST NCDs: Ifakara project advisory board holds inaugural meeting in Dar

On June 16, members of the CARECHAIN Non-communicable Disease (NCD) project advisory board held their first meeting. The team convened at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) offices in Dar es Salaam.

IMPACT: Ifakara mentors young medical professionals

Ifakara Health Institute scientist Dr. Samson Kiware speaking during the mentoring program at Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute on June 15. PHOTO|Courtesy of Samson Kiware

IMPACT: Ifakara mentors young medical professionals

Ifakara Health Institute’s Data Science and Mathematical Modeling team provided medical doctors at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) with mentoring support as they presented their concept notes on vari…

#STICE2023: Ifakara scientists join talks on biotechnology at COSTECH conference

Ifakara scientist Dr. Brian Tarimo engages in a discussion during a plenary session at the 8th National Science, Technology and Innovation Conference and Exhibition held in Dar. PHOTO|IFAKARA/KMC

#STICE2023: Ifakara scientists join talks on biotechnology at COSTECH conference

At the 8th National Science, Technology, and Innovation Conference and Exhibition (STICE), which was held from June 14–16, Ifakara Health Institute scientists joined other experts from across Tanzania to discuss…

POLICY COMMUNICATION: Ifakara shares results on evaluation of HIV, family planning services integration

The Deputy Minister in the Tanzanian government, who is also a parliamentarian for Dodoma urban, Athony Mavunde, officially opens the half-day meeting in Dodoma today. He is flanked by the Deputy Mayor for Dodoma, Jamali Ngalya (right) and Ifakara Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Francis Levira. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

POLICY COMMUNICATION: Ifakara shares results on evaluation of HIV, family planning services integration

An fakara Health Institute team, led by Senior Research Scientist Dr. Francis Levira, hosted a series of meetings in Dodoma and Dar es Salaam between June 14-20 to disseminate findings of a study which evaluated integ…

TRAINING: Ifakara, NIMR staff undergo good clinical practice orientation

Participants of the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training listen on during a session at the orientation. PHOTO|Courtesy Mwifadhi Mrisho

TRAINING: Ifakara, NIMR staff undergo good clinical practice orientation

Ifakara Health Institute and National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) staff participated in an Orientation on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training held at the NIMR offices in Dar es Salaam from June 5-7, 2023. …

ENGAGEMENT: Shinda Malaria conducts data review meeting in Kagera

Shinda Malaria Chief of Party, Dr. Dunstan Bishanga presents during the Data Review meeting. PHOTO|COURTESY Shinda Malaria

ENGAGEMENT: Shinda Malaria conducts data review meeting in Kagera

Today, the Shinda Malaria project commenced a two-day Data Review meeting in Kagera region where they will assess and evaluate the trends and performance of various malaria indicators, including morbidity, mortality, …

IMPACT: Ifakara scientist at modelling forum in Kigali

Ifakara Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Samson Kiware, speaks during the panel discussion organized by the Gates Foundation and partners in Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. PHOTO | COURTESY of Dr. Sam Kiware

IMPACT: Ifakara scientist at modelling forum in Kigali

Seasoned Ifakara Health Institute researcher, Dr. Samson Kiware, was among panelists at the international forum on mathematical modelling and policy organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome …

PARTNERSHIP: Ifakara, Arusha college sign agreement to curb newborn deaths

Ifakara’s Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja (Left), and Dr. Florence Mamboya, the ATC Deputy Rector - Administration, Finance and Planning shake hands after signing the MoU in Dar on June 6, 2023. PHOTO| IFAKARA/KMC

PARTNERSHIP: Ifakara, Arusha college sign agreement to curb newborn deaths

Ifakara Health Institute and Arusha Technical College (ATC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today in Dar es Salaam for a partnership to implement a scientific program at the college to reduce newborn deaths…

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara hosts Malaria Forum in Dar

A snip from the official Malaria Forum banner. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/KMC.

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara hosts Malaria Forum in Dar

Today, Ifakara Health Institute joins partners in hosting a Malaria Forum in Dar es Salaam. The Forum gives stakeholders an opportunity to discuss successes and challenges in the fight against malaria in Tanzania.

WORKSHOP: Ifakara’s Data Science team sharpens paper writing skills

Dr. Amelia Bertozzi-Villa, Disease Modeler at the Gates Foundation's Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) elaborating a point during the paper writing workshop held in Dar. PHOTO|IFAKARA/KMC

WORKSHOP: Ifakara’s Data Science team sharpens paper writing skills

Members of the Data Science team at Ifakara Health Institute participate in an intensive Paper Writing workshop hosted by Dr. Amelia Bertozzi-Villa – a disease modeler from the Institute for Disease Modeling (ID…

TRAINING: Ifakara Innovation Hub capacitates startups with quality management system procedures

Villgro Technical Analyst, Winnie Wanagri demonstrating something to trainees during the Quality Management Systems workshop held in Dar. PHOTO | Coutersy of Ifakara Innovation Hub

TRAINING: Ifakara Innovation Hub capacitates startups with quality management system procedures

From May 9-15, the Ifakara Innovation Hub through its portfolio of Product Development Partnership (IIH - PDP) hosted a Quality Management Systems workshop designed for medical device startups and aimed to capacitate …

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara showcases research work at Uhuru Torch event

Ifakara researcher Issa Mshani briefs the Uhuru torch race leader, Abdallah Kaim, during his visit at one of Ifakara exhibition table at the Uhuru toarch event in Morogoro. PHOTO|Courtesy of Felista Tarimo

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara showcases research work at Uhuru Torch event

Today, May 9, Ifakara Health Institute participated in an event to receive the Uhuru Torch at Mang’ula ward, Kilombero District in Morogoro region. Ifakara participated on invitation from the Ifakara Town Counci…

CALL: Ifakara, ALMA launch malaria essay competition for African youth

A banner of Malaria Innovation essay competition. PHOTO|Coutersy of ALMA

CALL: Ifakara, ALMA launch malaria essay competition for African youth

Ifakara Health Institute has joined hands with the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) to run the Malaria Innovation Essay Competition which aims to foster awareness and promote a better understanding of malaria i…

RABIES: Mass dog vaccination campaign gets underway in Tabora

A veteran vaccinates a dog of a resident in Cheyo ward as part of the mass dog vaccination campaign launched in Tabora region. PHOTO|IFAKARA/KMC

RABIES: Mass dog vaccination campaign gets underway in Tabora

Today, Ifakara Health Institute kick starts a mass dog vaccination campaign against rabies in Tabora. The event is held at Cheyo ward in Tabora Municipality.

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#IMNHC2023: Ifakara scientists join conversation at global maternal & newborn health conference

A banner of IMNHC2023 featuring Ifakara Health Institute researchers attending the conference held in May 8-11, 2023, in Cape Town, South Africa. IMAGE|IFAKARA/KMC

#IMNHC2023: Ifakara scientists join conversation at global maternal & newborn health conference

For the first time in eight years, more than 1,500 stakeholders from around the world assemble in Cape Town, South Africa for the International Maternal Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC) scheduled for May 8-11, 2023. …

#ISBR2023:  Ifakara scientist at global biosafety research symposium in US

Dr. Brian Tarimo gives his presentation. PHOTO | COURTESY of Dr. Brian Tarimo

#ISBR2023: Ifakara scientist at global biosafety research symposium in US

On Monday 1 May, Ifakara Health Institute scientist, Dr. Brian Tarimo, gave a presentation on gene drives in an African context at the 16th Symposium of the International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR) held in …

TRAINING: Ifakara scientist at UNICEF human-centered design workshop

Ifakara Health Institute social scientist, Farida Hassan receives her certificate of training after completing the human-centered design workshop in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | Courtesy of Farida Hassan

TRAINING: Ifakara scientist at UNICEF human-centered design workshop

Ifakara Health Institute’s social scientist, Farida Hassan, attended a training in human-centered design for implementation research organized by the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF Tanzania. 

WORKSHOP: Ifakara draws five-year strategic plan

Prudence Kaijage, a facilitator from the CBLI Centre for Organizations Development presents setting the scene at the start of the workshop on Thursday, April 27, 2023 in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

WORKSHOP: Ifakara draws five-year strategic plan

Ifakara Health Institute Board members and staff representing different units, departments and research groups meet for five days to draw the institutional strategic plan that will guide operations for the next five y…

DISSEMINATION: Ifakara, stakeholders discuss project findings in Dodoma

Ifakara researcher Dr. Grace Mhalu chairs a session of the the Results for Development (R4D) meeting held in Dodoma as stakeholders listens on. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

DISSEMINATION: Ifakara, stakeholders discuss project findings in Dodoma

Ifakara Health Institute scientists implementing the Research for Development (R4D) study met with stakeholders in Dodoma, where they shared and discussed research findings generated from a combination of studies base…

#WMD2023 MESSAGE: Let’s innovate the next generation malaria control tools

A snip of Ifakara's official e-Banner on #WMD2023. GRAPHIC: IFAKARA/KMC

#WMD2023 MESSAGE: Let’s innovate the next generation malaria control tools

Today, Ifakara Health Institute (Ifakara) joins the world to mark World Malaria Day – a day commemorated around the world every year on April 25th. This year’s theme is “Time to deliver zero malaria:…

INAUGURATION: Ifakara unveils institutional biosafety committee

Dennis Tilya, Drug Inspector from Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA), presents during the meeting. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

INAUGURATION: Ifakara unveils institutional biosafety committee

Members of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) of the Ifakara Health Institute for the first time, met at the Institute’s Dar es Salaam offices in Mikocheni on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, for their first in…

OUTREACH: Hundreds of children benefit from a cardiac screening program led by Ifakara, partners

Cardiac screening in progress. PHOTO | COURTESY

OUTREACH: Hundreds of children benefit from a cardiac screening program led by Ifakara, partners

A total of 168 children benefited from a pediatric cardiac screening outreach program which was organized by The One New Heart Tanzania in collaboration with For Hearts and Souls from the USA, Benjamin Mkapa Hospital …

#WORLDTBDAY 2023:  Ifakara joins the campaign to #EndTB

A combination of photos depicting Ifakara past outreach engagement on TB. PHOTOS | IFAKARA/KMCfiles

#WORLDTBDAY 2023: Ifakara joins the campaign to #EndTB

Today, March 24, Ifakara Health Institute joins the world to mark World TB Day (#WTD2023) – a day observed annually to commemorate the date when Dr. Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterium…

LIVE TV PROGRAM: GECO project to raise awareness on non-communicable diseases

The TBC1's "Mizani" banner. GRAPHIC |IFAKARA/KMC

LIVE TV PROGRAM: GECO project to raise awareness on non-communicable diseases

The Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) project has sponsored a TV program to educate the public and raise awareness on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). A special focus will be on how best the diseases, particularly dia…

MEETING: Ifakara, partners evaluate China-TZ malaria project achievements 2 years on

Ifakara Health Institute Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja, speaks at the China-Tanzania project consultative meeting in Dar es Salaam today. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

MEETING: Ifakara, partners evaluate China-TZ malaria project achievements 2 years on

Today, Ifakara Health Institute and partners from China, Tanzania and UK held a Coordination Management Committee (CMC) meeting in Dar es Salaam to evaluate the already completed China-Tanzania malaria control project…

MEETING: Ifakara joins stakeholders to discuss PMI malaria operation plans for Tanzania

Researchers from Ifakara Health Institute including the CED, Dr. Honorati Masanja (center) pose for a group photo during the PMI consultative meeting in Dodoma on March 15, 2023. PHOTO | COURTESY/Emmanuel Mbuba

MEETING: Ifakara joins stakeholders to discuss PMI malaria operation plans for Tanzania

Ifakara Health Institute scientists participated in the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) consultative meeting held in Dodoma on March 15, 2023, which discussed the PMI strategic malaria operation plans.&n…

ASSESSMENT: Completed China-TZ malaria project in Rufiji evaluated

Ifakara researcher, Tegemeo Gavana (1st from right) elaborates to the guests about the China-Tanzania project. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

ASSESSMENT: Completed China-TZ malaria project in Rufiji evaluated

On Tuesday, March 14, Ifakara and partners from China, Tanzania and the UK convened in Rufiji to conduct an external evaluation of a closed China-Tanzania project on malaria control in southern Tanzania. The team was …

OUTREACH: Ifakara, partners to provide life-saving treatment for children

A ribbon is cut to symbolize the official opening of the Heart and Lung Clinic in Ifakara on May 6, 2021. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC-File

OUTREACH: Ifakara, partners to provide life-saving treatment for children

Next week, on March 25 and 26, there will be a pediatric cardiac screening outreach program at the Ifakara Heart and Lung Clinic which is located within St Francis Referral Hospital (SFRH) in Ifakara. 

#IWD2023: Ifakara ladies celebrate with underprivileged groups

Ifakara ladies engage with children at Hisani Orphanage Center during their visit at the center in Kigamboni. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

#IWD2023: Ifakara ladies celebrate with underprivileged groups

To mark International Women's Day celebrations, a group of Dar es Salaam Office ladies organized a visit to Hisani Orphanage Center (HOTC) – a certified home for orphaned children which is located in Mw…

#IWD2023:  Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity

Ifakara Health Institute's e-card celebrating #IWD2023. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/KMC

#IWD2023: Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity

It’s Women’s Day today! Ifakara Health Institute ladies across all our branches and offices – Ifakara, Bagamoyo and Dar es Salaam – have gone outdoor for strategic engagements with communities,…

PARTNERSHIP: Ifakara, Nelson Mandela university sign new MoU to improve training, capacity building

Ifakara’s Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja (left) and NM-AIST Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic, Research and Innovation, Prof. Anthony Mshandete (right) during the MoU signing event. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

PARTNERSHIP: Ifakara, Nelson Mandela university sign new MoU to improve training, capacity building

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and the Nelson Mandela – African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) today in Dar es Salaam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further improve their partners…

EMPOWERMENT: Shinda Malaria enables 71 health facilities in Katavi with malaria case management skills

Shinda Malaria Chief of Party, Dr. Dunstan Bishanga (1st from right) looking on during the MSDQi supportive supervision in Katavi. PHOTO/COURTESY Shinda Malaria

EMPOWERMENT: Shinda Malaria enables 71 health facilities in Katavi with malaria case management skills

The Shinda Malaria project has finalized conducting Malaria Services Data Quality Improvement (MSDQi) supportive supervision to 71 health facilities in 5 councils within Katavi region. The supervision took place from …

TRAINING: Ifakara communication team acquires skills in drone operation

Members of Ifakara communication team pose for a grorp photo during the training session in Bagamoyo. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

TRAINING: Ifakara communication team acquires skills in drone operation

This week, staff within the Knowledge Management and Communications (KMC) unit at Ifakara Health Institute took part in drone operation training at Ifakara Training Center in Kingani, Bagamoyo from February 27 to Marc…

SUPPORT: Shinda Malaria project hands over malaria case management tools in Katavi

Mwanamvua Mindoro, Katavi Regional Commissioner hands over one of the tools at the event in Katavi on March 1, 2023. PHOTO | COURTESYShinda Malaria

SUPPORT: Shinda Malaria project hands over malaria case management tools in Katavi

On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, Shinda Malaria project handed over nearly $20,300 (TZS 47.5 million) worth of working tools to 21 Community-Owned Resource Personnel (CORPs) from Nsimbo and Tanganyika district councils th…

ENGAGEMENT: Team Building Event 2023 - Ifakara

Ifakara teams in action during a team building event. PHOTOS | IFAKARA/KMC

ENGAGEMENT: Team Building Event 2023 - Ifakara

On Saturday, February 25, 2023, Ifakara branch staff gathered for a team building event held at Twiga Hotel in the Udzungwa National Park located several kilometers from Ifakara town, on the road to Ruaha.

VISIT: Shinda Malaria, USAID pay courtesy call to Katavi regional offices

The Shinda Malaria and USAID delegations in a group photo with Katavi officials. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Shinda Malaria

VISIT: Shinda Malaria, USAID pay courtesy call to Katavi regional offices

Shinda Malaria and the USAID Tanzania delegations paid a courtesy visit to the Katavi Regional Commissioner's office on February 28, 2023, to extend their appreciation for their continued support of various activi…

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara’s data science team at workshops, forums in Dar

A Research Scientist with the data science team Victor Mero presents at the NORHED II MATH4SDG workshop which took place on February 15 & 16, 2023 in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | COURTESY/Victor Mero

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara’s data science team at workshops, forums in Dar

The Data Science and Mathematical Modelling team at Ifakara Health Institute participates in a series of events including workshops and conferences in Dar es Salaam from February 13-25, 2023.

TRAINING: Swiss TPH, Ifakara to offer field malaria course in Tanzania

Photo Credit - COURTESY of Swiss TPH

TRAINING: Swiss TPH, Ifakara to offer field malaria course in Tanzania

Ifakara Health Institute in collaboration with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Programme (ZAMEP) are co-organizing a field malaria course that will take …

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara briefs community, district leaders on research activities in Kilombero Valley

The Community Engagement Coordinator for Ifakara Branch Faraji Abilahi briefs Malinyi District leaders during the engagement meeting held in Ifakara on February 18, 2023. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara briefs community, district leaders on research activities in Kilombero Valley

Research Scientists within the Ifakara Health Institute’s Environmental Health and Ecological Sciences (EHES) Department, on Saturday February 18, 2023, met with over 100 community and district leaders from Mali…

MEETING: CHILD Project team discuss progress on new malaria trial

Associate Prof. Dr. Michelle Hsiang, and the US Principal Investigator of the CHILD project giving a presentation during the project annual meeting held at Ifakara offices in Bagamoyo. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

MEETING: CHILD Project team discuss progress on new malaria trial

Ifakara Health Institute and colleagues from Swiss TPH, Stanford University and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), who are implementing the Child Health and Infection with Low Density Malaria (CHILD) p…

MEETING: Shinda Malaria team, experts in therapeutic efficacy convene in Dar

Shinda Malaria Chief of Party, Dr. Dunstan Bishanga (4th from left) giving a few remarks during a meeting with experts in therapeutic efficacy held in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | COURTESY/David Sambwe

MEETING: Shinda Malaria team, experts in therapeutic efficacy convene in Dar

The Shinda Malaria project which is implemented by Ifakara Health Institute and funded by PMI/USAID hosted a one-day task force meeting at its offices in Dar es Salaam on February 3, 2023, to discuss preparations and …

RETREAT: Ifakara’s Health Systems research group sharpens leadership skills

Members of the Ifakara's Health Systems department participates in one of the out door activities during their leadership retreat event in Dar es Salaam today.

RETREAT: Ifakara’s Health Systems research group sharpens leadership skills

Project leaders and administrators under the Ifakara Health Institute’s Health System Impact Evaluation and Policy (HSIEP) department, today in Dar es Salaam participated in a retreat to sharpen their leadership…

WORKSHOP: Ifakara, PAMCA empower students with data analysis techniques

The data science workshop in session as captured by our photographer. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

WORKSHOP: Ifakara, PAMCA empower students with data analysis techniques

Ifakara Health Institute’s Data Science & Mathematical Modelling team in collaboration with the Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) hosted a two-week workshop on Data Analysis and Mathematical M…

ENGAGEMENT: Team Building Event 2023 - Dar & Bagamoyo

Dar & Bagamoyo teams in action. PHOTOS | IFAKARA/KMC

ENGAGEMENT: Team Building Event 2023 - Dar & Bagamoyo

On Friday, January 27, 2023 Ifakara Health Institute staff based in Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo got together for a day-long team building event held at the Ledger Plaza, Bahari Beach Hotel at Kunduchi on the outskirts …

SYMPOSIUM: Ifakara, Swiss TPH join stakeholders to discuss TB project findings

Participants listens on during the Ifakara, Swiss TPH mini-symposium on TB projects held in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

SYMPOSIUM: Ifakara, Swiss TPH join stakeholders to discuss TB project findings

Ifakara Health Institute in collaboration with The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) hosted a one-day mini-symposium on TB projects. The symposium was held today in Dar es Salaam.

BRIEFING: Ifakara, health journalists engage in Dar

Journalists from local media outlets and Ifakara team pose for a group photo during the briefing engagement held in Dar. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

BRIEFING: Ifakara, health journalists engage in Dar

Today, Ifakara Health Institute held a national briefing for a group of health journalists from local media organizations. The meeting took place in Dar es Salaam focusing on how best to communicate science to the peo…

MEETING: Ifakara, partners discuss updates on long-term impact of protection against malaria in early life

A child sleeping in treated mosquito net as captured by our photographer. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMCfile

MEETING: Ifakara, partners discuss updates on long-term impact of protection against malaria in early life

There are significant advantages of sleeping under a treated net during childhood and both during adolescent childbearing and early marriage finds a study led by Ifakara Health Institute researchers and colleagues fro…

WORKSHOP: Ifakara raises staff awareness on cybersecurity

Ifakara Health Institute ICT Manager, Barnabas Mwaikusa, addresses participants during a workshop held at the Ifakara's Dar es Salaam office. PHOTO | COURTESY/Silma Swaibu

WORKSHOP: Ifakara raises staff awareness on cybersecurity

Ifakara Health Institute held a workshop on cybersecurity awareness for its staff at the Institute’s Dar es Salaam Office located at Mikocheni. The objective of the workshop was to highlight the issue of cyberse…

NEW YEAR GREETINGS: We wish all our partners a happy 2023!

A snip of the IFAKARA New Year 2023 eCard. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/KMC

NEW YEAR GREETINGS: We wish all our partners a happy 2023!

We wish all our partners and other stakeholders a happy and prosperous 2023! We commit to continue improving your health and wellbeing.

HOLIDAY GREETINGS: We wish all our partners a Merry Christmas!

Ifakara Xmas eCard 2022. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/KMC

HOLIDAY GREETINGS: We wish all our partners a Merry Christmas!

This is special - from Ifakara Health Institute to our partners and all other esteemed stakeholders!

HOLIDAY GREETINGS: We wish all our partners a great holiday season!

Ifakara Health Institute Holiday Greetings eCard 2022. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/KMC

HOLIDAY GREETINGS: We wish all our partners a great holiday season!

This is special - from Ifakara Health Institute to our partners and all other esteemed stakeholders!

TOUR: US Ambassador visits Bagamoyo molecular labs

The US Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Donald Wright, uses a state-of-the-art microscope during his tour of Ifakara Health Institute labs on December 21, 2022. PHOTOS | IFAKARA/Shinda Malaria

TOUR: US Ambassador visits Bagamoyo molecular labs

The U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Donald Wright, today Wednesday December 21st 2022 visited the Ifakara Health Institute molecular laboratory located at Kingani area in Bagamoyo District, Coast Region, Tanzania.

DISSEMINATION: Ifakara scientist shares findings at national health forum

Ifakara Health Institute clinical trialist Kamaka Kassim gestures as he presents findings of his study on the antimalarial herbal remedy in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | COURTESY/Kamaka Kassim

DISSEMINATION: Ifakara scientist shares findings at national health forum

Ifakara Health Institute research scientist Kamaka Kassim presented findings of his latest study on antimalaria herbal remedy at the 39th Annual Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Tanzania Public …

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Ifakara, Swiss TPH support group donates to Chalinze schools

Dr. Zawadi Mageni Mboma (left) and Rose Philipo hand over donations to one of the beneficiary schools in Chalinze. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Courtesy.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Ifakara, Swiss TPH support group donates to Chalinze schools

A donation of assorted items, worth TZS 8 million, was given to three primary schools within Chalinze district, Tanzania. The donation, from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) support group, wi…

TRAINING: Shinda Malaria hosts microscopy training for lab technicians

Lab Technician engaging in activity during the Shinda Malaria Microscopy Training held in Dar on December 19, 2022. PHOTOS | IFAKARA/Shinda Malaria

TRAINING: Shinda Malaria hosts microscopy training for lab technicians

The Shinda Malaria project which is being implemented by Ifakara Health Institute hosted a microscopy recertification training exercise in Dar for Therapeutic Efficacy Study (TES) laboratory technicians. <…

ENGAGEMENT:  Stakeholders discuss diabetes interventions during disease outbreaks

The Assistant Director NCDs from Ministry of Health, Dr. James Kiologwe, gives opening remarks during the GECO dissemination meeting with stakeholders held in Dar es Salaam on December 19, 2022. PHOTOS | IFAKARA/KMC

ENGAGEMENT: Stakeholders discuss diabetes interventions during disease outbreaks

Ifakara Health Institute researchers implementing the Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) project, on December 19, 2022, met with stakeholders to discuss interventions for managing type two diabetes, particularly during …

IMPACT: Oxford, BBC film Ifakara’s new malaria vaccine trials

A briefing session for the Oxford crew at the Ifakara’s Clinical Trials Facility in Bagamoyo before the team embarked on the actual filming activity. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC.

IMPACT: Oxford, BBC film Ifakara’s new malaria vaccine trials

Ifakara Health Institute and partners are current testing a new and more effective malaria vaccine known as “R21”. The trial – at Kiwangwa and Miono sites in Bagamoyo, Tanzania – has already at…

FORUM: Ifakara work featured at global COVID Circle Conference

A snip of the COVID Circle Conference banner with an inset of Ifakara Health Institute researchers, Dr. Sally Mtenga. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/KMC

FORUM: Ifakara work featured at global COVID Circle Conference

An Ifakara Health Institute work conducted by seasoned social scientist, Dr. Sally Mtenga, and colleagues was featured at the global COVID Circle Conference held virtually yesterday, Tuesday December 13th 2022.

ENGAGEMENT: NEST360 meets health stakeholders to discuss program progress

A participant contributes to the discussion during the NEST360 meeting held in Dar es Salaam from December 1-2, 2022. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

ENGAGEMENT: NEST360 meets health stakeholders to discuss program progress

The NEST360 team met with health stakeholders in Dar es Salaam from December 1-2, 2022 to discuss the program’s implementation progress in Tanzania.

NEST360 is a fou…

TOUR: US President's Malaria Initiative Coordinator visits Bagamoyo molecular labs

US President's Malaria Initiative Coordinator, Dr. David Walton, uses a microscope at the Ifakara Health Institute Laboratory in Bagamoyo on December 7, 2022. PHOTOS | IFAKARA/Shinda Malaria

TOUR: US President's Malaria Initiative Coordinator visits Bagamoyo molecular labs

The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) Coordinator, Dr. David Walton, on December 7th 2022, visited the Ifakara Health Institute Laboratory located in Bagamoyo. The lab will be used for the PMI supported ac…

OPENING: New Ifakara project office unveiled in Dar

A toast is proposed to the new office for the Shinda Malaria project in Dar es Salaam on Friday, December 2nd 2022. This symbolized the official opening of the office. PHOTOS | IFAKARA/KMC

OPENING: New Ifakara project office unveiled in Dar

Ifakara Health Institute Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja and USAID Tanzania Acquisition Officer Representative (AOR) Ms. Naomi Serbantez graced the official opening of the Shinda Malaria project office …

WORKSHOP: Gates disease modeler Dr. Amelia Bertozzi-Villa in Dar

Spatial Analyst from the Gates Foundation, US, Dr. Amelia Bertozzi-Villa gestures when clarifying a point at one of a series of workshops on Spatial Analysis held in Dar es Salaam. PHOTOS | IFAKARA/KMC

WORKSHOP: Gates disease modeler Dr. Amelia Bertozzi-Villa in Dar

This month, Ifakara Health Institute scientist, Dr. Samson Kiware, hosted Dr. Amelia Bertozzi-Villa, a disease modeler from the Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) at the Gates Foundation, for the knowledge-sharing s…

TECHNOLOGY: Ifakara, partners to pilot e-health system for disease outbreak, control in Zanzibar

Facilitators of the e-health training front line (from right) Priscilla Mlay (Ifakara), Ame Masemo (ZAHRI) , Solomon Mwakasungula (Ifakara) and iIrabi Kassim (Ifakara) in a group photo with participants. PHOTO | COURTESY/Solomon Mwakasungula

TECHNOLOGY: Ifakara, partners to pilot e-health system for disease outbreak, control in Zanzibar

Ifakara Health Institute on Thursday this week joined partners in kick starting the process of piloting an e-health system for disease outbreak and control in Zanzibar – a first step towards introducing the digi…

VISIT: Ifakara hosts vaccine alliance delegation in Dar

Head of the Grants and Contracts Office at Ifakara Health Institute, Dr. Zawadi Mageni Mboma, briefs the GAVI delegation about Ifakara when they visited the Institute's Dar es Salaam Office on November 4, 2022. PHOTOS | KMC

VISIT: Ifakara hosts vaccine alliance delegation in Dar

Ifakara Health Institute welcomed a delegation from GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, which visited the Institute’s offices in Dar es Salaam today, November 4th 2022. The alliance is committed to global health and dev…

IMPACT: Ifakara scientist at this year's Grand Challenges Meeting in Brussels

Ifakara scientist, Dr. Omar Lweno (second-right), poses for a photo with some participants of this year's Grand Challenges Annual meeting in Brussels on October 24, 2022. PHOTO | COURTESY/Omar Lweno

IMPACT: Ifakara scientist at this year's Grand Challenges Meeting in Brussels

Ifakara Health Institute scientist, Dr. Omar Lweno, attended this year’s Grand Challenges Annual Meeting in Brussels, Belgium on October 24, 2022. The Grand Challenges initiatives seek to engage innovators from …

STARTUP GRANTS: Ifakara Innovation Hub hosts side session at Sahara Sparks event in Dar

One of the participants, Emmanuel Kashumba, contributes during the chat session. PHOTO | COURTESY/Rachel Magodi

STARTUP GRANTS: Ifakara Innovation Hub hosts side session at Sahara Sparks event in Dar

The Ifakara Innovation Hub team hosted a side chat session during an event organized by Sahara Sparks - an annual flagship event that focuses on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

ENGAGEMENT:  Stakeholders discuss challenges of managing diabetes during COVID-19 outbreak

Stakeholders who attended the GECO project meeting in a group photo in Morogoro on October 22, 2022. PHOTO | COURTESY/Silma Swaibu

ENGAGEMENT: Stakeholders discuss challenges of managing diabetes during COVID-19 outbreak

Ifakara Health Institute researchers implementing the Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) project on October 22, 2022 hosted a meeting with stakeholders in Morogoro to discuss social-economic and mental challenges of man…

LAUNCH: Health Minister, US envoy unveil “Shinda Malaria” project in Dodoma

An electronic banner unvelled to officially launch "Shinda Malaria." PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

LAUNCH: Health Minister, US envoy unveil “Shinda Malaria” project in Dodoma

Shinda Malaria is officially launched
Today in Dodoma, the Minister of Health, Ummy Mwalimu, and the US Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Donald Wright, joined health stakeholders to officially annou…

FORUM: Stakeholders discuss COVID-19 vaccines uptake in patients with diabetes

Participants of the GECO project meeting pose for a group photo during the meeting in Dar es Salaam recently. PHOTOS | IFAKARA/KMC

FORUM: Stakeholders discuss COVID-19 vaccines uptake in patients with diabetes

Researchers from Ifakara Health Institute hosted a forum of stakeholders where they disseminated findings of a study that aimed to explore factors influencing the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccines among patients with ty…

EMPOWERMENT: Ifakara researcher at viral diagnostic technologies training

Ifakara researcher Solomon Mwakasungula (first-right) follows closely demonstration on the use of the PEBBLE divice. PHOTO | COURTESY/Solomon Mwakasungula

EMPOWERMENT: Ifakara researcher at viral diagnostic technologies training

Ifakara Health Institute researcher, Solomon Mwakasungula, was among participants of the training on modern viral diagnostic technologies hosted from October 10-12, 2022 by the Uganda Virus Institute (UVRI) under the …

RESEARCH: Ifakara successfully scales up COVID-19 self-testing in Dar

Dr. Ally Hamadi, the Project Investigator for the ANTICOV Trial speaks to the stakeholders who attended the meeting in Dar es Salaam today. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC..

RESEARCH: Ifakara successfully scales up COVID-19 self-testing in Dar

Ifakara Health Institute today hosted over 60 community health workers (CHWs) and community-based health care coordinators from Ilala, Temeke and Kinondoni who were involved in scaling up self-testing for COVID-19 in …

FORUM: NEST360 keen on reducing new-born deaths in sub-Saharan Africa

The NEST360 forum in session as captured by our photographer during their weeklong meeting in Dar es Salaam on October 5th, 2022. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

FORUM: NEST360 keen on reducing new-born deaths in sub-Saharan Africa

NEST360 program teams from four implementing countries convene in Dar es Salaam from October 3-7, 2022 to discuss their mission towards reducing neonatal mortality in the sub-Saharan Africa region.

FOOTBALL: Ifakara vs Afya Pamoja friendly in Dar

Ifakara's dream team pose for a group photo before the match. PHOTO | COURTESY/Hamis Shaban

FOOTBALL: Ifakara vs Afya Pamoja friendly in Dar

Ifakara Health Institute staff enjoyed playing a friendly match mid this week against Afya Pamoja Organization (APO) with the former beating later by 15-10 goals.

Ifakara&…

TRAINING: Ifakara, Swiss TPH host workshop on Data Science for Public Health in Dar

Workshop participants and facilitators pose for a group photo during the training. PHOTO | COURTESY/TIMCI

TRAINING: Ifakara, Swiss TPH host workshop on Data Science for Public Health in Dar

Tanzania’s Ifakara Health Institute in collaboration with the Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) hosted a workshop on Data Science for Public Health designed for data analysts.

MEETING: Clinical trial teams convene in Morogoro

Members of the Ifakara Health Institute's Interventions and Clinical Trials Department pose for a group photo during their meeting in Morogoro, September 26-27, 2022. PHOTO | COURTESY/ICT

MEETING: Clinical trial teams convene in Morogoro

Ifakara Health Institute’s Interventions and Clinical Trials (ICT) department hosted a two-day meeting on September 26 and 27, 2022, in Morogoro. The meeting, which was attended by staff from Ifakara, Bagamoyo a…

TOUR: Health ministry deputy PS visits NEST360 program at Temeke hospital

The Deputy Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr. Seif Shekalaghe [3RD-L] arrives at Temeke hospital for a brief visit of the NEST360 program on Saturday, September 24, 2022. PHOTOS | IFAKARA/KMC

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 progress made by the NEST360 program in improving …

BRIEFING:  Ifakara updates the media on the role of community in TB fight

A section of journalists who attended a briefing on the role of community in the fight against TB and how they can report science effectively. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

BRIEFING: Ifakara updates the media on the role of community in TB fight

Ifakara Health Institute and the TB Alliance today here host the media and other stakeholders in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) in Bagamoyo for a day-long meeting to give them updates on the role of Bagamoyo comm…

TRAINING:  Ifakara researcher at Nairobi “process evaluation” workshop

Ifakara Health Institute seasoned researcher, Dr. Ester Elisaria, displays a certificate she was awarded on successful completion of a training course on process evaluation health in Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY/Dr. Ester Elisaria.

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 short program titled, “Training on Process …

INTRODUCTION:  PMI | TMSA team pays first visit to Dodoma, Katavi; meets key stakeholders

Members of the PMI | TMSA project team and officials of the Katavi regional authority pose for a group photo after their engagement on September 9th 2022. PHOTO | IFAKARA/KMC

INTRODUCTION: PMI | TMSA team pays first visit to Dodoma, Katavi; meets key stakeholders

The PMI | TMSA project team went to Dodoma – Tanzania’s administrative capital – and visited Katavi region on September 6-7; and 8-9, 2022 to officially introduce the project to the national and regi…

WORKSHOP:  Ifakara raises staff awareness on fraud

Ifakara Health Institute Chief Internal Auditor, Benjamin Chimori, addresses participants during a workshop held at the Ifakara's Dar es Salaam office. PHOTO | COURTESY/Barnabas Mwaikusa

WORKSHOP: Ifakara raises staff awareness on fraud

Ifakara Health Institute hosted a series of workshops on fraud awareness for all staff of the Institute which aimed at giving them essential knowledge on fraudulent practices, detection, prevention and the consequence…

TRAINING:  Ifakara’s public health research students get their degrees in Arusha

Ifakara's MScPHR graduates in a group photo after they were conferred with their degrees on August 18, 2022 in Arusha. PHOTO | COURTESY/Dickson Lwetoijera

TRAINING: Ifakara’s public health research students get their degrees in Arusha

Twelve candidates who pursued their Master of Science in Public Health Research (MScPHR) degree program of the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) at the Ifakara Health Institute&rsq…

ENGAGEMENT:  NEST360, Z’bar health ministry partnership for reducing newborn deaths in sight

The NEST360 and Zanzibar Ministry of Health teams in a group photo on August 15th 2022 in Zanzibar. PHOTO | COURTESY/Donat Shamba

ENGAGEMENT: NEST360, Z’bar health ministry partnership for reducing newborn deaths in sight

Ifakara Health Institute (Ifakara) participated in a national level engagement meeting with Zanzibar’s Ministry of health to discuss partnerships for reducing neonatal mortality in Zanzibar through the NEST360 p…

ENGAGEMENT:  Ifakara part of regional dialogue to promote healthy diets, prevent NCDs

Ifakara Research Scientist who represented the Institute in the dialogue in Nairobi Farida Hassan (third-left) poses for a photo with colleagues. PHOTO | COURTESY/Farida Hassan

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara part of regional dialogue to promote healthy diets, prevent NCDs

Ifakara Health Institute (Ifakara) participated in a regional dialogue for Human Rights and Health Diets Research Initiative (HRHD research) held in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting was held from July 27 to 28, 2022 and re…

TRAINING:  Swiss TPH, Ifakara to host field malaria course in Tanzania

A snip from the course's landing page.

TRAINING: Swiss TPH, Ifakara to host field malaria course in Tanzania

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in collaboration with Ifakara Health Institute plans to host a field malaria course in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar from September 19 to October 14, 2022.

RESEARCH:  New study to investigate relationship between mosquito densities and urban architecture

Deep Cities project Principal Investigator, Dr. Yeromin Mlacha, speaks during the project launch in Dar es Salaam on August 9, 2022. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Communications

RESEARCH: New study to investigate relationship between mosquito densities and urban architecture

Ifakara Health Institute and partners from the Royal Danish Academy and the University of Copenhagen met in Dar es Salaam to launch a new project which aims to investigate the relationship between mosquito densities i…

ENGAGEMENT:  Ifakara engages stakeholders at ‘Nane Nane’ Show

Chief guest at the Farmers Show in Morogoro, State Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, George Simbachawene (third-left) is briefed by Ifakara researcher, Alex Limwagu (fourth-right) at the Ifakara pavillion on August 8th 2022. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Communications

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara engages stakeholders at ‘Nane Nane’ Show

Ifakara Health Institute participated in this year’s annual Farmers Show, popularly known as “Nane Nane” at the Julius Nyerere Exhibition grounds in Morogoro where an Ifakara team engaged directly wi…

FORUM:  Ifakara engages partners at MUHAS scientific conference in Dar

Dr. Sally Mtenga presents at a past forum. PHOTO | IFAKARA/File

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 Muhimbili campus in Upanga, Dar es Salaam.

ENGAGEMENT:  Ifakara, partners draw operational plan for reproductive, maternal, and new-born health

Workshop participants in a group photo. PHOTO | COURTESY/Donat Shamba

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 in Morogoro. The four-day workshop was held from Ju…

ENGAGEMENT:  Ifakara, 10 African partners discuss “strategic health purchasing”

Ifakara Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja (right), poses for a photo with Ifakara's SPARC project lead, Dr. Fatuma Manzi (2nd left) , and other participants on the sidelines of the SPARC networking meeting in Arusha this week. PHOTO | COURTESY/Mary Irema.

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 the SPARC partnership framework and principles to…

EMPOWERMENT:  NEST360 program hands-over new-born equipment to Mbeya university

MUST Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Godliving Mtui (left), receives one of the equipment for new-borns to simbolize the official hand over of a skills-lab of new-born equipment for bio-medical engineers. The event was held at the MUST campus in Mbeya on Friday, July 23rd, 2022. PHOTO | COURTESY/Donat Shamba

EMPOWERMENT: NEST360 program hands-over new-born equipment to Mbeya university

The NEST360 program which is implemented in Tanzania by Ifakara Health Institute and partners handed over to the Mbeya University of Science and Technology (MUST) new-born equipment for training biomedical engineers i…

FORUM:  Ifakara showcases research work at AMECEA as President Samia addresses assembly

Ifakara cluster organizations representatives pose for a group photo inside their exhibition booth at the JNICC in Dar es Salaam. The Ifakara Health Institute team was led by the Lab Manager Faraji Abilahi (2nd-right). PHOTOS | IFAKARA_Coms/Courtesy of Silma Swaibu

FORUM: Ifakara showcases research work at AMECEA as President Samia addresses assembly

Ifakara Health Institute joined other partners forming the Ifakara Cluster Organizations at the 20th AMECEA plenary assembly which is taking place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for slightly over a week – from 8th t…

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

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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 Bagamoyo, Tanzania on Thursday, the 16th of June 2022 fro…

FORUM: NEST360 country program teams hold global meeting in Dar

A participant contributes to the discussions. PHOTOS | COURTESY/Silma Swaibu

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 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from June 14 to 16, 2022…

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

Ifakara Health Institute Chief Executive Director Dr. Honorati Masanja (center) poses for a group photo with the visiting BMGF team and their IFAKARA hosts at the Kingani Clinical Trials Facility during day one of the tour in Bagamoyo on June 13, 2022. PHOTOS | IFAKARA/Coms.

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 is for BMGF and IFAKARA to discuss potential part…

SYMPOSIUM: Stakeholder engagement on medical devices and healthcare innovations

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SYMPOSIUM: Stakeholder engagement on medical devices and healthcare innovations

The Product Development Partnership (PDP) forum of the Ifakara Health Institute on June 10,2022 hosted a day-long innovation symposium on medical devices and healthcare technologies. The event was held at the Commissi…

FORUM: Global health education network holds general assembly at Ifakara center

Member of the tropEd network pose for a group photo with Ifakara Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja (center) and their colleagues who attended the forum virtually from across the globe. This was on June 9th 2022 at the Training Center in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

FORUM: Global health education network holds general assembly at Ifakara center

Members of “tropEd” - a network of institutions for higher education in international health – conducted their General Assembly (GA) meeting from June 9-to 11, 2022 for the first time in Tanzania &nd…

DISSEMINATION: Project on care for critically ill patients shares research findings

POETIC project Principal Investigator Dr. Tim Baker speaks at the meeting held in Dar es Salaam early this week. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

DISSEMINATION: Project on care for critically ill patients shares research findings

After two years of extensive research which aimed to improve the care of critically ill patients, Ifakara Health Institute and partners held a dissemination meeting with stakeholders in Dar es Salaam to discuss the fi…

RESEARCH: Ifakara, partners kick off COVID-19 study in Zanzibar

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RESEARCH: Ifakara, partners kick off COVID-19 study in Zanzibar

A new COVID-19 study has been launched in Zanzibar. The scientific surveillance assessment, scheduled to last 18 months, is entitled “Population-based age-stratified seroepidemiological investigation for coronav…

INNOVATION: Ifakara partners launch new tool for challenged newborns

“BiliDix” machine demonstration. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

INNOVATION: Ifakara partners launch new tool for challenged newborns

Ifakara Health Institute (Ifakara)’s NEST360 program partners - Hatch Technologies and Anudha Limited – have launched a new tool known as “BiliDx” - a bilirubinometer which allows nurses and cl…

ENGAGEMENT: Hub hosts “Innovation Week Tanzania” in Ifakara. National event in Dodoma

Kilombero District Commissioner, Hanji Godigodi, stresses a point in one of the in-door sessions. Looking on and listening attentively are [R-L] Ifakara branch manager Frederick Masanja and official of the Product Development Program - an IIH partner - Masoud Mnonji. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

ENGAGEMENT: Hub hosts “Innovation Week Tanzania” in Ifakara. National event in Dodoma

The Ifakara Innovation Hub (IIH) marked Innovation Week Tanzania (IWTz2022) in Ifakara from May 12-13, 2022. As a player in the innovation ecosystem, the hub organized activities and events which complimented this yea…

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara project showcases research work at NIMR scientific conference

Azam TV crew interviews Dr. Samson Kiware at the Ifakara booth on the sidelines of the NIMR conference. PHOTO | COURTESY

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara project showcases research work at NIMR scientific conference

Ifakara Health Institute’s Mathematical Modelling and Data Science Capacity Project, led by Dr. Samson Kiware, participated in this year’s Annual Joint Scientific Conference (AJSC) organized by the Nationa…

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara innovation hub holds strategic meeting with partners in Dar

Strategic session in progress. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara innovation hub holds strategic meeting with partners in Dar

Ifakara Innovation Hub (IIH) in collaboration with the Product Development Partnership (PDP) forum held a three-day strategic meeting with their partners to discuss a range of topics on innovation and entrepreneurship…

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara showcases research work at Uhuru Torch event in Bagamoyo

Ifakara researcher, Rose Philipo, gestures as she briefs a visitor about malaria research on the sidelines of the Uhuru Torch event held in Bagamoyo recently. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara showcases research work at Uhuru Torch event in Bagamoyo

Ifakara Health Institute’s research teams from the Entomology, Clinical Trials, and Laboratory units showcased research work at the Uhuru Torch Event held at Nianjema Primary School in Bagamoyo on May 9th 2022. …

MEETING: Researchers discuss study findings on bed net use in early childhood and survival to adulthood

A researcher from the London School Joanna Schellenberg presents during the discussion. PHOTO |IFAKARA/Coms

MEETING: Researchers discuss study findings on bed net use in early childhood and survival to adulthood

Scientists from Ifakara Health Institute and partner institutions spent half a day on May 6th 2022 discussing findings of a study they conducted over a two-decade period in rural southern Tanzania which shed light on …

DISSEMINATION: Ifakara's "Telematics" project shares TB diagnostic study results

Telematics project lead investigator, Dr. Jerry Hella, gestures as he presents research findings of the study in Morogoro recently. All PHOTOS | IFAKARA/Coms

DISSEMINATION: Ifakara's "Telematics" project shares TB diagnostic study results

Ifakara Health Institute’s Health Telematics Infrastructure (HTI) project hosted a two-day meeting with stakeholders from April 28-29, 2022 in Morogoro region where they disseminated findings of its three-year s…

#MALARIADAY2022: Health Minister explains how malaria fight can benefit from national census statistics

The Minister for Health Ummy Mwalimu gives remarks at the World Malaria Day event held at the national level in Dodoma on April 25 2022. Among the diginitaries listening on the high table is the Swiss Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Didier Chassot (5th from left). PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

#MALARIADAY2022: Health Minister explains how malaria fight can benefit from national census statistics

The Minister for Health Ummy Mwalimu has underlined the importance of national census statistics in the fight against malaria. Addressing the World Malaria Day 2022 gathering held at the national level at Chinangali P…

#MALARIADAY2022: Ifakara teams showcase malaria research at national event in Dodoma

View of the Chinangali Park entrance where the World Malaria Day 2022 commemorations are observed at the national level.

#MALARIADAY2022: Ifakara teams showcase malaria research at national event in Dodoma

As one of the leading malaria research institutes globally, Ifakara has teams of scientists and supporting staff at Chinangali Park in Dodoma – where this year’s commemorations are observed at the national…

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT: On the #WorldMalariaDay2022 - Together, we can #FightForWhatCounts to #EndMalaria

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DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT: On the #WorldMalariaDay2022 - Together, we can #FightForWhatCounts to #EndMalaria

It’s World Malaria Day today. Ifakara Health Institute Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja, has issued an official statement on the Day. While focusing on this year’s theme: “Harness innov…

TRAINING: Short course on health impact assessment of large infrastructure projects

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TRAINING: Short course on health impact assessment of large infrastructure projects

Ifakara Health Institute's Health Impact Assessment for Sustainable Development (HIA4SD) project plans to host a short course on health impact assessment of large infrastructure projects. Experts from Ifakara, Tan…

COVID-19: Voluntary testing in Dar neighborhoods gets underway

A volunteer gets tested for COVID-19 at Kivule in Dar es Salaam recently. PHOTO | COURTESY/Dr. Mwifadhi Mrisho

COVID-19: Voluntary testing in Dar neighborhoods gets underway

As part of implementation of a program being implemented at Ifakara Health Institute under a study to evaluate Tanzania's COVID-19 implementation plans, an Ifakara team from the COVITEST project have started volun…

TOUR: Ifakara hosts Oxford's top malaria vaccine scientist, Times journalist in Bagamoyo

Head of the Interventions and Clinical Trials unit at Ifakara, Dr. Ally Olotu, clarifies a point a Oxford's Prof. Adrian Hill (left) listens attentively on day one of the visit. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms.

TOUR: Ifakara hosts Oxford's top malaria vaccine scientist, Times journalist in Bagamoyo

For two days - April 11 & 12, 2022 - Ifakara Health Institute hosted a team of scientists, researchers and journalists from the UK’s Oxford University, Malaria No More and The Times newspaper at the…

TRAINING: NEST360 empowers health workers, engineers on effective care of infants

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TRAINING: NEST360 empowers health workers, engineers on effective care of infants

The NEST360 program, which is being implemented in Tanzania by Ifakara Health Institute and partners, has hosted another session of training of trainers for clinicians, nurses, engineers and technicians focusing care …

ENGAGEMENT: Sustainable Cities project disseminates research findings to Dodoma, Dar stakeholders

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ENGAGEMENT: Sustainable Cities project disseminates research findings to Dodoma, Dar stakeholders

Ifakara’s Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighborhoods (SHLC) project hosted stakeholder engagement meetings on March 29, 2022 in Dodoma and on March 31, 2022 in Dar es Salaam to disseminate findin…

TB DAY 2022: Ifakara invests in research to end tuberculosis, save lives

Ifakara and Mwananyamala doctors and nurses attend to people who went to the Dar hospital get educated on TB and test for the disease free of charge. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms.

TB DAY 2022: Ifakara invests in research to end tuberculosis, save lives

Today, on March 24, Ifakara Health Institute marks the World TB Day in style with free consultation and testing on the disease at Mwananyamala Regional Referral Hospital where Ifakara runs a TB clinic for care and res…

TRAINING: Ifakara empowers Rwandan university scientists on clinical trials

The UGHE Clinical Trials Manager Bibie Ngungwa speaks during the closing ceremony at the Ifakara's Clinical Trials Facility in Bagamoyo on Friday, March 25, 2022. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

TRAINING: Ifakara empowers Rwandan university scientists on clinical trials

For slightly over one month, Ifakara Health Institute is hosting a team of four scientists from the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) of Rwanda to introduce them to the principles and practice of clinical tria…

TALK: Visiting Danish professor gives lecture on “risk-assessment of vector-borne diseases”

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TALK: Visiting Danish professor gives lecture on “risk-assessment of vector-borne diseases”

On Monday afternoon, Ifakara Health Institute collaborator Prof. Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen from the Royal Danish Academy (RDA) gave a talk headlined, "Risk-assessment of Vector-borne Diseases Based on Deep Learnin…

LIVE: Ifakara scientists to share insights from African conversations on “Gene Drives for Malaria.”

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LIVE: Ifakara scientists to share insights from African conversations on “Gene Drives for Malaria.”

Ifakara Health Institute researchers, Drs. Lina Finda and Fredros Okumu, will go live on Twitter Spaces on Monday, March 21st 2022 from 12 PM (that’s 16 GMT) to share their insights from the conversatio…

IMPACT: Ifakara hosts national policy dialogue on strategic health purchasing in Tanzania

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IMPACT: Ifakara hosts national policy dialogue on strategic health purchasing in Tanzania

Seasoned Ifakara Health Institute researcher, Dr. Fatuma Manzi, is leading a team of scientists from the Health Systems, Impact Evaluation and Policy department at Ifakara facilitating a national dialogue designed to …

ENGAGEMENT: Forum to discuss “provision of essential treatment in critical illness” study progress

Forum participants in a group photo with Ifakara Health Institute Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja (front row-centre) who officially opened the 3-day event. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

ENGAGEMENT: Forum to discuss “provision of essential treatment in critical illness” study progress

Ifakara Health Institute’s Provision of Essential Treatment in Critical Illness (POETIC) project has organized a three-day meeting in Dar es Salaam starting today. The meeting will be attended by all participant…

#IWD2022: Ifakara ladies mark Women’s Day with visits, donations to underprivileged groups

Ladies from the Dar office of Ifakara Health Institute pose for a group photo at the Muhimbili National Hospital shortly before delivering a consignment of assorted items to the social welfare department at the hospital today. PHOTO |IFAKARA/Coms.

#IWD2022: Ifakara ladies mark Women’s Day with visits, donations to underprivileged groups

On international women’s day today, women staff from all of our offices in Dar es Salaam, Ifakara and Bagamoyo marked the day with visits to hospitals and schools where they donated to underprivileged groups and…

EMPOWERMENT: Ifakara gives data science training to students, staff at Iringa university college

Training session in progress. PHOTO | COURTESY/Janice Maige/Victoria James

EMPOWERMENT: Ifakara gives data science training to students, staff at Iringa university college

Ifakara Health Institute’s Data Science and Mathematical Modelling (DsCap) team has organized a six-day training for students and staff at Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE) in Iringa starting on Marc…

MEETING: Stakeholders discuss possibility of introducing neonatal course in nursing programs

Stakeholders attend the NEST360 program pre-service nursing meeting in Dar es Salaam on February 10, 2022. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Comms

MEETING: Stakeholders discuss possibility of introducing neonatal course in nursing programs

The NEST360 program hosted a pre-service nursing meeting in Dar es Salaam recently during which stakeholders discussed the possibilities of introducing the program into the pre-service training curriculum and introduc…

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara project team hosts multi-stakeholder meeting in Geita

Ifakara Health Institute researcher, Dr. Isaac Lyatuu, gestures as he clarifies a point in one of his presentations during the HIA4SD project stakeholder meeting held in Geita on January 14th 2022. PHOTO | Courtesy

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara project team hosts multi-stakeholder meeting in Geita

Ifakara Health Institute’s Health Impact Assessment for Sustainable Development (HIA4SD) project organized the second multi-stakeholder meeting in Geita on January 14th 2022, following the first meeting which wa…

SYMPOSIUM: UNICEF Speakers Series: Care of critically ill patients in Tanzania

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SYMPOSIUM: UNICEF Speakers Series: Care of critically ill patients in Tanzania

At the next UNICEF Speakers Series, care of critically ill patients in Tanzania will be discussed. The event is scheduled to take place virtually on Thursday 10th of February 2022 from 2.00-3.30pm EAT. Participants sh…

ENGAGEMENT: NEST360 program delegation meets Zanzibar president at State House

The NEST360 delegation in a goup photo with Zanzibar Presid: ent Dr. Hussein Mwinyi. The NEST program official in Tanzania are (R-L): Coordinator – Donat Shamba, Rice360 Country Director and NEST360 Liaison - Catherine Paul, Clinical Advisor- Prof. Karim Manji, Country Lead Dr. Honorati Masanja, Clinical Advisor - Dr. Georgina Msemo, and Clinical and Neonatal Follow up Lead – Dr. Nahya Salim, at the State House in Zanzibar on Tuesday January 25, 2022. PHOTOS | Courtesy.

ENGAGEMENT: NEST360 program delegation meets Zanzibar president at State House

On January 25th 2022, the NEST360 program delegation, led by the program’s Country Lead Dr. Honorati Masanja, held a meeting with Zanzibar President, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, to discuss the potential of implement…

FORUM: TDR-Global Vector Hub symposium will be on January 31st - Register by January 27th

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FORUM: TDR-Global Vector Hub symposium will be on January 31st - Register by January 27th

On January 31st, 2022 from 13:00-15:00 CET – Ifakara Health Institute will join other partners at the TDR-Global Vector Hub symposium. The symposium topic will be “Global Landscape Analysis of Training Cou…

SYMPOSIUM: The next Ifakara MasterClass to review the World Malaria Report 2021

Promo banner of a masterclass to review the World Malaria Report 2021. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/Courtesy

SYMPOSIUM: The next Ifakara MasterClass to review the World Malaria Report 2021

On December 15, 2021, Ifakara Health Institute and partners will host the 34th edition of its Masterclasses on Public Health and Infectious Diseases series during which experts will make and in-depth review of the Wor…

FORUM: Ifakara at University of Dar es Salaam’s “Data Tamasha” 2021

Ifakara Health Institute senior research scientist, Dr. Samson Kiware, speaks at a press conference organized ahead of the Data Tamasha 2021 event which kicks off today in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Courtesy

FORUM: Ifakara at University of Dar es Salaam’s “Data Tamasha” 2021

Ifakara Health Institute’s Mathematical Modelling and Data Science Capacity Project, led by Dr. Samson Kiware, takes part in the Data Tamasha 2021 at the College of Information and Communication Technologies (Co…

#AIDSDAY2021: Raising the voice of adolescents, youths to "end inequalities, AIDS, and pandemics"

Head of the Chronic Diseases Clinic of Ifakara, Dr. Robert Ndege facilitates a special workshop organized by the CDCI for boarding school teachers in Ifakara Town to make them understand the challenges of living with HIV and ensure they are empathetic enough to lend an ear when needed, and be present and ready to offer support whenever necessary. ALL PHOTOS | IFAKARA/COms

#AIDSDAY2021: Raising the voice of adolescents, youths to "end inequalities, AIDS, and pandemics"

On the international AIDS Day today, experts at the Chronic Disease Clinic of Ifakara (CDCI), come together to highlight progress made towards ending HIV/AIDS and also remind themselves of the challenges and the fight…

FORUM: Ifakara shines at 2021 national non-communicable diseases conference

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FORUM: Ifakara shines at 2021 national non-communicable diseases conference

Eleven (11) researchers from Ifakara Health Institute and collaborating partners presented at the third national scientific conference on non-communicable diseases held in Arusha for two days from November 11-12, 2021…

LAUNCH: New Swahili App for healthcare workers unveiled in Dar

The Danish Ambassador to Tanzania, Mette Nørgaard Dissing-Spandet and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Health) in the President's Office (Regional Administration and Local Governments), Dr. Grace Magembe, cut the ribbon to officially launch the Swahili version of the Safe Delivery App in Dar es Salaam today. Looking on is Ifakara Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

LAUNCH: New Swahili App for healthcare workers unveiled in Dar

Ifakara Health Institute and partners today in Dar es Salaam officially launched a Swahili version of the Safe Delivery App – a mobile training tool and job aid for healthcare workers to ensure safer childbirths…

FORUM: Ifakara showcases work at scientific conference in Dar

Ifakara Health Institute booth at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Center in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | Courtesy of Christine Bohne

FORUM: Ifakara showcases work at scientific conference in Dar

Ifakara Health Institute is part of this year’s Annual Scientific Conference on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health held in Dar es Salaam from November 17-19. Two Ifakara projects, NEST360 program and Safe Delive…

LAUNCH: Ifakara, partners unveil NEST360 program for preterm babies

Tanzania's Health Minister, Dr. Dorothy Gwajima (center) cuts the ribbon to officially launch a Neonatal Ward at Temeke Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam today. Holding the ribbon for her to cut it (R-L) are: Dr. Ntuli Kapologwe, the Director of Health in the President's Office (Regional Administration and Local Governments); Ifakara Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja; Temeke DC Jokate Mwegelo; and Dar es Salaam Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rashid Mfaume. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

LAUNCH: Ifakara, partners unveil NEST360 program for preterm babies

Ifakara Health Institute today joined Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Temeke Referral Hospital, and other partners implementing the NEST360 (Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies) program in Tanzania in la…

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

This is one of the iconic photos of President Julius Nyerere (center) and his delegation visiting Ifakara in the 1960s. He was welcome by Ifakara founder Prof Rudolf Geigy (first right). PHOTO | IFAKARA/FILE

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. He also led in effecting the union of Tanganyika a…

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara, partner experts discuss research and interventions to reduce high salt intake in Tanzania

Dr. Paul Kazyoba – Chief Research Scientist and Director of Research Coordination and Promotion at NIMR (right) speaks during the stakeholder meeting which discussed research and interventions for reducing salt intake in Tanzania held in Arusha on August 31st 2021. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms.

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 discussed research and interventions for reducing…

GRADUATION: Ifakara master’s program students among graduates of Nelson Mandela university

Ifakara's NM-AIST graduates pose for a group photo after being awarded with their degrees. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

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 conferred with various degrees of the Nelson Mandela …

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara project hosts multi-stakeholder meeting in Dodoma

HIA4SD Principal Investigator, Dr. Isaac Lyatuu presents during the meeting. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara project hosts multi-stakeholder meeting in Dodoma

Ifakara Health Institute’s Health Impact Assessment for Sustainable Development (HIA4SD) project organized a multi-stakeholder meeting in Dodoma on August 12, 2021, during which the co-investigators shared findi…

SYMPOSIUM: Prof. Marcel Tanner discusses malaria strategies at Ifakara masterclass

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SYMPOSIUM: Prof. Marcel Tanner discusses malaria strategies at Ifakara masterclass

Marcel Tanner, Chair of the Epidemiology and MediUniversity cal Parasitology of the University of Basel, was the primary speaker at a masterclass hosted by Ifakara Health Institute on August 12, 2021 – being par…

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara showcases public health research, training and services at Uhuru Torch events

Ifakara lab technician attends to a member of the Tanzania People's Defence Forces as part of malaria testing services offered free-of-charge at the event. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara showcases public health research, training and services at Uhuru Torch events

Teams of Ifakara Health Institute researchers from Bagamoyo, Coast Region and Ifakara, Morogoro Region p…

ENGAGEMENT: RECAP program shares evidence with authorities

On the RECAP team members, Farida Hassan, presents. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

ENGAGEMENT: RECAP program shares evidence with authorities

Global Regulatory & Fiscal Capacity Building Program (Global RECAP), which aims to investigate polic…

SUCCESS: Ifakara’s Vector Control Product Testing Unit gets “Good Lab Practice” accreditation

Members of the Vector Control Product Testing Unit team pose for photo at a ceremony held after receiving GLP accreditation. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

SUCCESS: Ifakara’s Vector Control Product Testing Unit gets “Good Lab Practice” accreditation

Ifakara Health Institute’s Vector Control Product Testing Unit (VCPTU) recently achieved the “Good Laboratory Practice” – a status achieved for a robust quality management system that ensures t…

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara project team briefs on Safe Delivery App project

Ifakara and participants of the engagement meeting pose for a group photo after the meeting. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara project team briefs on Safe Delivery App project

Ifakara Health Institute researchers implementing the Safe Delivery App (SDA) project hosted a half-day …

SYMPOSIUM: Ifakara hosts masterclasses in public health and medical entomology

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SYMPOSIUM: Ifakara hosts masterclasses in public health and medical entomology

Ifakara Health Institute hosted masterclasses on public health and medical entomology on July 1 and 15, …

IMPACT: Ifakara researcher among panellists at HSSP 5 inauguration in Dodoma

Ifakara Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Sally Mtenga (second-right) with Ifakara Chief Executive Director (first-right); Ifakara researcher, Ms. Jpsephine Shabani (first-left) and Dr. Catherine Joachim, Director of Policy and Planning in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, on the sidelines of the official launching of the HSSP 5 in Dodoma on June 24th 2021. Dr. Mtenga was among panellists at a special symposium for the event. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Courtesy.

IMPACT: Ifakara researcher among panellists at HSSP 5 inauguration in Dodoma

Ifakara Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Sally Mtenga, was among panellists at the official inauguration of the Health Sector Strategic Plan Five (HSSP 5) in Dodoma on Thursday, June 24th 2021. The event which was offic…

OPENING: Kingani 56kW solar system is officially Launched

The Swiss Ambassador to Tanzania Dr. Didier Chassot cuts the ribbon to officially launch the Kingani solar system in Bagamoyo in the morning of June 21st 2021. Looking on are Ifakara Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja (right) and Ifakara's Bagamoyo Branch Manager, Ms. Adeline Charles. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms.

OPENING: Kingani 56kW solar system is officially Launched

The Swiss Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Didier Chassot, has officially launched the Kingani 56Kw Solar System at the Ifakara Health Institute’s Clinical Trials Facility in Bagamoyo today. The solar system project …

FORUM: Ifakara researcher addresses European Development Days session

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FORUM: Ifakara researcher addresses European Development Days session

A Research Scientist with Ifakara Health Institute, Dr. Brian Tarimo, today was among speakers at a special session of the European Development Days (EDD) this year addressed “the lab debate,” whose discus…

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara team meets Bagamoyo councilors, highlights contributions to health

One of the buildings built by Ifakara in Bagamoyo as part of contribution to the public health sector in Bagamoyo. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Comms

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara team meets Bagamoyo councilors, highlights contributions to health

Ifakara Health Institute Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja, on April 20 2021 led the Institute’s team at a half-day engagement event with Bagamoyo councilors. The director used the opportunity to br…

KICK OFF: First participant takes first traditional medicine test drug

The first participant in the Malherbal study receives the first pills as the project team witnesses in Bagamoyo on Wednesday, June 2nd 2021. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Comms

KICK OFF: First participant takes first traditional medicine test drug

The first participant in a new Ifakara study, which seeks to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a locally produced traditional malaria drug developed under the Malherbal project initiative, received the first pills o…

FORUM: NEST program holds inaugural newborn quality improvement task force meeting in Moro

NEST website snip.

FORUM: NEST program holds inaugural newborn quality improvement task force meeting in Moro

The Tanzania team of the Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST 360°) – a global consortium committed to ensuring that every hospital in Africa can deliver life-saving care for small and sick new…

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara malaria research teams host sensitization meeting at Kibiti DC office

Dr. Mwaka Kakolwa speaks.

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara malaria research teams host sensitization meeting at Kibiti DC office

Two malaria projects currently undertaking their studies in Rufiji and Kibiti engaged with public health stakeholders from the two districts to update them on their research activities during a two-day sensitization m…

OPENING: Ifakara, partners inaugurate clinic for heart and lung diseases in Ifakara

Partners jointly unveiling the clinic.

OPENING: Ifakara, partners inaugurate clinic for heart and lung diseases in Ifakara

Ifakara. Ifakara Health Institute and partners today unveil here a new building that will house a clinic for heart and lung diseases. The new clinic services target a population of one million people mainly in the Kil…

CAMPAIGN: Ifakara researcher in national vaccination campaign team

Dr. Sambo in action.

CAMPAIGN: Ifakara researcher in national vaccination campaign team

Ifakara Health Institute and seven other partners launched the national rabies vaccination campaign in K…

ENGAGEMENT: Danish delegation, Ifakara discuss strategic cooperation

A Danish delegation at Mikocheni.

ENGAGEMENT: Danish delegation, Ifakara discuss strategic cooperation

A delegation from the Danish Embassy in Tanzania visited Ifakara Health Institute offices in Dar es Sala…

WORKERS DAY 2021 MESSAGE: We’re committed to a world of work with justice and dignity

Workers Day 2021 Director's message snip. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/Coms

WORLD MALARIA DAY 2021: Ifakara scientists work to reach zero-malaria target

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WORLD MALARIA DAY 2021: Ifakara scientists work to reach zero-malaria target

It’s World Malaria Day today! As a leading center in malaria research in Africa, our scientists wherever they're, are working hard contributing to ongoing efforts towards reaching the zero-malaria targets se…

ENGAGEMENT: Bagamoyo DC visits Ifakara offices, research platforms

Bagamoyo District Commissioner, Ms. Zainab Kawawa. PHOTO | FILE

ENGAGEMENT: Bagamoyo DC visits Ifakara offices, research platforms

Bagamoyo District Commissioner, Ms. Zainab Kawawa, today visits Ifakara Health Institute offices and research platforms based in Bagamoyo, Coast region, in a half-day familiarization tour.

The research infrastructure she is scheduled to…

WORLD TB DAY: Ifakara project launches website for sharing information with stakeholders

The TB-CAPT landing page snip. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/Coms

WORLD TB DAY: Ifakara project launches website for sharing information with stakeholders

On the World TB Day today, Ifakara Health Institute’s TB-CAPT (Close the gap, increase Access, Provide adequate Therapy) project unveiled a new website for sharing information about their activities. The website…

COMMEMORATION: We celebrate the tremendous efforts by Ifakara women

Some brave Ifakara women. PHOTO | IFAKARA/ComsFILE

COMMEMORATION: We celebrate the tremendous efforts by Ifakara women

Ifakara Health Institute celebrates the tremendous efforts by Ifakara women on the International Women’s Day (IWD) today. The central message for this year is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,”…

Tamani project builds capacity of its research support team

Ifakara Senior Data Scientist Charles Festo moderates one of the training sessions held at Kibaha Conference Center. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

Tamani project builds capacity of its research support team

Ifakara Health Institute’s Tamani project, which is implemented in Tabora Region, has conducted training for its fieldworkers to prepare them for the next course of the study.

Tamani – for ‘Tabora Maternal Newborn Heal…

INCEPTION: Program to investigate policies on non-communicable diseases unveiled

Global RECAP Principal Investigator, Dr. Sally Mtenga, speaks at the inception event held in Dodoma on December 16, 2020. PHOTO | IHI/Coms.

INCEPTION: Program to investigate policies on non-communicable diseases unveiled

Ifakara Health Institute has officially unveiled a new project which goes by the name of Global Regulatory & Fiscal Capacity Building Program (Global RECAP) which aims to investigate policies on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Tanzania.

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara Science Channel unveiled, subscribe now for research updates

A screen grab of the Ifakara Science Channel opener. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/Coms

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara Science Channel unveiled, subscribe now for research updates

Ifakara Health Institute Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja, has unveiled the ‘Ifakara Science Channel’ - a platform hosted on the world’s most popular video content provider operated by Google LLC – YouTube.

RESEARCH: Bohemia mini-census gets underway in Rufiji, Kibiti

BOHEMIA Project enumerator Eunice Futa administers a mini-census questionnaire at Mchukwi Ward, Kibiti District on November 26, 2020. BOHEMIA, a Unitaid funded project studying the use of Ivermectin drug to control malaria, is conducting a mini-census in Rufiji and Kibiti districts, Tanzania for a period of three months: November 2020 – January 2021. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

RESEARCH: Bohemia mini-census gets underway in Rufiji, Kibiti

BOHEMIA, a Unitaid-funded project studying the use of Ivermectin drug to curb malaria, has launched a mini-census in Rufiji and Kibiti districts, Tanzania. During the three-month ac…

WORLD AIDS DAY: Ifakara marks the event with targeted community engagements

A sniff of the World Health Organization’s World AIDS Day 2020 commemorations campaign website. PHOTO | COURTESY/WHO

WORLD AIDS DAY: Ifakara marks the event with targeted community engagements

As part of World AIDS Day commemorations today, Ifakara Health Institute staff and collaborators participated in targeted engagement activities with communities and other stakeholders at various locations.

In Ifakara, our doctors and nu…

WORLD AIDS DAY: Ifakara offers free tests to over 400 prisoners

A team of doctors, nurses and other supporting staff from Ifakara Health Institute and St. Francis Referral Hospital in a group photo with prison officials outside the Idete Agricultural Prison in Ifakara on Sunday, November 30, 2020. PHOTO | COURTESY/Faraji Abilahi.

WORLD AIDS DAY: Ifakara offers free tests to over 400 prisoners

As part of World AIDS Day commemorations, Ifakara Health Institute doctors and nurses in collaboration with their St. Francis Referral Hospital counterparts visited Idete Prison in Ifakara where they offered free HIV, TB, malaria and blood pressu…

TRAINING: Ifakara trains 30 health workers on malnutrition

Attain Life Project Leader and Ifakara Health Institute Research Scientist, Dr. Getrud Mollel (second left) is joined by a pediatrician from Muhimbili National Hospital, Dr. David Kombo (Third left) and a Town Medical Officer of Ifakara, Dr. Erasto Rite (fourth left) for a group photo with health care workers and community health workers who participated in the training prepared by Ifakara Health Institute. PHOTO | JOSEPH MADATA/IHIcoms.

TRAINING: Ifakara trains 30 health workers on malnutrition

Ifakara Health Institute offered training on screening and management of acute malnutrition in children to health care workers and community health care workers.

The Institute, through a project known as ‘Attain Life,’ offer…

SYMPOSIUM: Ifakara, Korean foundation host joint innovation workshop

Ifakara Health Instittue seasoned researcher, Dr. Salim Abdulla, presides the Tanzania side workshop from Ifakara's Dar es Salaam Office at Mikocheni on November 24, 2020. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

SYMPOSIUM: Ifakara, Korean foundation host joint innovation workshop

Ifakara Health Institute and the Korea Innovation Foundation host an innovation workshop from November 24-25, 2020 whose discussions focus on sustainable innovation approaches. The Korea Innovation Foundation is a professional technology commerci…

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara, Costech discuss research registration, clearance guidelines

An official fromt the Commission for Science and Technology William Kindeketa presents during a joint meeting between Ifakara and Costech in Bagamoyo on Friday, November 20, 2020. PHOTO | IHI/Coms

ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara, Costech discuss research registration, clearance guidelines

A team of officials charged with handling research permit application and ethical clearance held a joint meeting with their Ifakara Health Institute counterparts in an initiative geared to boost ties between the two organizations.

The m…

FORUM: Over 20 Ifakara presentations at this year’s ASTMH conference

Screen grab of the ASTMH 2020 conference info. GRAPHIC | IHI/Coms

FORUM: Over 20 Ifakara presentations at this year’s ASTMH conference

There are 28 presentations by Ifakara Health Institute (Ifakara) and collaborators at this year's Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), according to Ifakara Director of Science, Dr. Fredros Okumu.

FORUM: Ifakara shines at national non-communicable diseases conference

NCD Conference 2020 banner with Kassimu Tani's inset. GRAPHIC | Bilal A. Mpembamoto/IHIcoms

FORUM: Ifakara shines at national non-communicable diseases conference

Ifakara Health Institute researcher in Health Economics, Kassimu Tani (inset), was pronounced among scientists who submitted best posters at the 2nd National Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) conference held in Dar es Salaam from November 9-10 2020.…

FORUM: Three IHI scientists attend Global Health Systems Research Symposium 2020

The official HSR2020 website banner with photo insets of Gumi Abdallah, Donat Shamba and Peter Binyaruka. GRAPHIC | Bilal A. Mpembamoto/IHIcoms

FORUM: Three IHI scientists attend Global Health Systems Research Symposium 2020

Three Ifakara Health Institute researchers – Gumi Abdallah, Donat Shamba and Peter Binyaruka – are among over 2,000 policy-makers, practitioners and researchers from more than 100 countries attending the Sixth Global Symposium on Heal…

TRAINING: NEST360° team readies for health facility assessment

A NEST360° project team expert takes part in a tablet tools session on the first day of the training. PHOTO | IFAKARAcoms

TRAINING: NEST360° team readies for health facility assessment

Ifakara Health Institute is currently hosting the NEST360° project's Health Facility Assessment Training at the Institute's Mikocheni Main Conference Room in Dar es Salaam. The training, held for four days from October 13-6, 2020, is …

INDUCTION: New Ifakara board members visit Bagamoyo research facilities

Ifakara Health Institute Bagamoyo Lab Manager Sarah Mswata briefs visiting new board and committee members at the facility yesterday. PHOTO | Joseph Madata/IHIcoms

INDUCTION: New Ifakara board members visit Bagamoyo research facilities

New members of the Ifakara Health Institute governing boards and committees participated in a day-long induction during which they also got the opportunity to visit the Institute’s research facilities based at Bagamoyo Branch.

The…

BOHEMIA census preps: Ifakara trains over 80 fieldworkers

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Data Officer Iman Irema presents on proper handling of tablets and how to complete a mini-census questionnaire on a tablet. This was during the census training at Ikwiriri, Rufiji.

BOHEMIA census preps: Ifakara trains over 80 fieldworkers

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) project, BOHEMIA (Broad One Health Endectocide-based Malaria Intervention in Africa), conducted a 5-day mini-census training for fieldworkers who will serve in the project. The training was conducted from August 24t…

Ifakara assesses infectious disease modelling proposals

Ms. Gloriana Gabriel presents her proposal. PHOTO | Saimon Msigwa/IHIcoms

Ifakara assesses infectious disease modelling proposals

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Research Scientist, Dr. Samson Kiware, on August 14, 2020 led a panel of colleagues from Ifakara in listening to and evaluating 16 proposals presented by individuals who have expressed their interest in joining Ifak…

Ifakara hosts DELTAS research grant writing workshop in Dar es Salaam

Scientists at work during the DELTAS II workshop in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | IHI/Coms

Ifakara hosts DELTAS research grant writing workshop in Dar es Salaam

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) hosted the DELTAS II research grant writing workshop at the Institute’s Main Conference Room in Dar es Salaam from August 3-7, 2020. The writing workshop brought together institutions involved in the DELTAS II…

News conference: Ifakara shares milestone on TB diagnostic tool

A section of recording equipment captured at the news conference. PHOTO | IHI/Coms

News conference: Ifakara shares milestone on TB diagnostic tool

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) hosted a media conference today to inform stakeholders on the latest developments in tuberculosis …

Ifakara director meets youth group representatives in Dar

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Cheif Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja (third-left) is joined by IHI Communication officer Bilal Aziz (center) for a group photo with Vijana Think Tank team which visited the Institute's Dar office for a brief meeting on opportunities for collaborations.

Ifakara director meets youth group representatives in Dar

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Chief executive director, Dr. Honorati Masanja, today met with Vijana Think Tank (VTT) team at the Dar es Salaam office to discuss opportunities for collaborations in activities aimed at improving health and we…

Over 50 health workers sharpen neonatal care skills

Training facilitator, Dr. Honorati Masanja, lectures health workers from Dar es Salaam, Mbeya and Kilimanjaro facilities on the first day of the three-day NEST360 in-service training on neonatal care in Dar es Salaam on July 13, 2020. PHOTO | Joseph Madata/IHIcoms

Over 50 health workers sharpen neonatal care skills

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and partners, through the NEST 360° project, hosted a three-day meeting and in-service training for health care workers from Mbeya, Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam facilities.

The project, which kic…

IHI senior researcher Dr. Irene Masanja dies at 46

Dr. Irene Masanja. PHOTO | File

IHI senior researcher Dr. Irene Masanja dies at 46

A senior public health researcher with Ifakara Health Institute, Dr. Irene Masanja, passed away at the Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam on the afternoon of May 12, 2020 aged 46 and was buried in Dodoma on Thursday, May 14, 2020. She j…

World Malaria Day 2020 marked amid COVID-19

Annopheles. PHOTO | File/IHIcoms

World Malaria Day 2020 marked amid COVID-19

On World Malaria Day 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) stresses we must continue to be bold and assert that “Zero malaria starts with me”. According to the WHO, the theme of this year’s celebration emphasizes the critica…

BOHEMIA project hosts census training in Rufiji

Secretary to the Ifakara Health Institute Institutional Review Board (IHI-IRB), Dr. Mwifadhi Mrisho, presents to training participants on research ethics and their application in public health research during the BOHEMIA Census Training held in Rufiji, Tanzania from March 02 - 13, 2020. PHOTO | Joseph Madata/IHIcoms

BOHEMIA project hosts census training in Rufiji

The BOHEMIA (Broad One Health Endectocide-based Malaria Intervention in Africa) project conducted a two-week census training for fieldworkers and supervisors. The training covered a number of topics including: ethics and their application in rese…

SafeCare project holds one-day symposium in Dar

Representatives from APHFTA, CSSC and PharmAccess display a ‘Quality Improvement Declaration’ they signed, committing to strengthening quality in Tanzania’s private healthcare sector. PHOTO/Joseph Madata/IHIcoms

SafeCare project holds one-day symposium in Dar

A one-day symposium was held in Dar es Salaam on 28th February 2020 to learn from the results of evaluations of quality improvement programmes, and to discuss the way forward for institutionalizing quality in Tanzania’s private sector.

IHI project trains public health champions in Mtwara

Training participants sketch in one of the group sessions during the training. PHOTO/Courtesy of Gumi Abdallah/QUADS

IHI project trains public health champions in Mtwara

Ifakara Health Institute QUADS project conducted quality improvement training for champions of the project in Mtwara region during the first week of February 2020. The training aimed to scale up the proven quality improvement model used by the pr…

Njombe: Assessment of stunting drivers underway

Dr. Elisaria. She leads a team of IHI researchers assessing the drivers of stunting in Njombe. PHOTO | FILE

Njombe: Assessment of stunting drivers underway

Dr. Esther Elisaria leads an Ifakara Health Institute team of researchers assessing drivers of stunting in Njombe region. The team, which kicked off the assignment on January 26, is expected to complete the job on February 10, 2020.

The…

IHI hosts first-ever World NTD Day in Bagamoyo

IHI researcher, Dr. Michael Mihayo speaks at the first-ever event to mark the World NTD Day in Bagamoyo, Tanzania today.

IHI hosts first-ever World NTD Day in Bagamoyo

Ifakara Health Institute today hosted the first-ever World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day with a colorful event held in Bagamoyo – Tanzania’s old capital located 80 kilometers north-west of the country’s main port and com…

CED gives keynote speech at Muhas-Harvard forum

Symposium chair and moderator, Harvard University professor Wafaie Fawzi hands the microphone to IHI CED, Dr. Honorati Masanja for the latter to respond to a question during the day-long Muhas-Harvard Symposium held in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2020. Looking on is Ms. Sarah Somji from Muhas who was amongst the symposium speakers. PHOTO | SAIMON MSIGWA/IHIcoms

CED gives keynote speech at Muhas-Harvard forum

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja, gave a keynote speech at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Muhas)-Harvard University Collaborative Symposium held in Dar es Salaam today. The tit…

IHI-WHO joint workshop kicks off in Bagamoyo

Workshop facilitator Olukayode Odufuwa stresses a point when presenting on the opening day of the IHI-WHO joint workshop in Bagamoyo on December 4, 2019. PHOTO | JOSEPH MADATA/IHIcoms

IHI-WHO joint workshop kicks off in Bagamoyo

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and World Health Organization (WHO) host Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) and Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) Protocol Writing and Analysis Workshop in Bagamoyo from December 4-13, 2019.

Participants com…

IHI marks World AIDS Day in style

IHI experts offerred free of charge various services such as blook pressure screening to Ifakara residents and visitors, including pupils. PHOTO | COURTESY OF ANNA EICHENBERGER

IHI marks World AIDS Day in style

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) staff joined members of the community from all walks of life in Ifakara and its nearby suburbs in observing World AIDS Day on December 1, 2019, with a series of coordinated events.

The Chronic Diseases Cli…

IHI shares Star Rating Program evaluation results

Evaluation project Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Sanam Roder-DeWan clarifies a point as she shares results of the Star Rating Program evaluation in Dar es Salaam today.

IHI shares Star Rating Program evaluation results

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) researchers shared in Dar es Salaam today results of the national Star Rating Program evaluation done by IHI for two months – from July to August – this year. The program, whose primary objective is impr…

HEARD project dissemination in Dodoma

IHI seasoned researcher Dr. Ester Elisaria stresses a point when presenting results during the USAID's HEARD Project Dissemination in Dodoma on November 14 2019. PHOTO | Joseph Madata/IHIcoms

HEARD project dissemination in Dodoma

Researchers from Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and partner institutions disseminated results of the USAID funded Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) project, obtained from a study on urban nutrition and (Water, Sanitation …

Kikwete, Roll Back Malaria chief Diallo visit IHI project

Former Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete and Roll Back Malaria CEO Dr. Abdourahmane Diallo [second-left], arrive at the Ifakara Health Instiute office in Rufiji for their tour on November 9, 2019. PHOTO/IHIcoms

Kikwete, Roll Back Malaria chief Diallo visit IHI project

Former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and Chief Executive Officer of Roll Back Malaria (RBM), Dr. Abdourahmane Diallo visited the China-Tanzania Malaria project in Rufiji, Coast Region, to see first-hand one of the best initiatives aimed to a…

IHI, Oxford discuss future joint projects

A section of IHI and Oxford University researchers during their symposium held in Bagamoyo on November 6, 2019.

IHI, Oxford discuss future joint projects

Ifakara Health Institute and Oxford University researchers met in Bagamoyo for a three-day symposium to discuss an upcoming joint trial and future collaborative projects between the two institutions.

The researchers met from November 6-…

IHI readies for nationwide post measles-rubella vaccination evaluation

Survey Principal Investigator, Dr. Abdallah Mkopi, outlines objectives of the evulation survey to the training participants. Photo | Joseph Madata

IHI readies for nationwide post measles-rubella vaccination evaluation

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) trains 165 field data collectors recruited for the post measles-rubella (MR) campaign evaluation survey to be conducted during the first two weeks of November 2019. The data collectors undergo three-day training (Oc…

IHI ladies donate assorted food and other items to cancer patients in Dar

IHI Dar female staff pose for a group photo at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute where they went to deliver assorted items they donated to patients from their individual donations. PHOTO/COURTESY OF ESTHER ELISARIA

IHI ladies donate assorted food and other items to cancer patients in Dar

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) female staff based in Dar es Salaam have donated assorted items to patients hospitalized at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar es Salaam. The items delivered on October 14 2019 include bottled mineral wat…

IHI updates curriculum of its master's program

Review team at work.

IHI updates curriculum of its master's program

A team of IHI scientists met in Tanga for five days (October 21-25) to review the Master of Science in Public Health Research (MScPHR) program to fulfil the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) requirement that course contents must be updat…

Novartis delegation visits IHI facilities

Novartis delegation members in a group photo with the IHI team which hosted them during the tour of IHI facilities in Bagamoyo on October 3 2019. PHOTO/COURTESY

Novartis delegation visits IHI facilities

A high-profile delegation from Novartis - a global healthcare company based in Switzerland – paid a brief tour of Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) research facilities in Bagamoyo and Ifakara on October 3 and 4 2019 respectively. The Swiss com…

African clinical trial researchers visit IHI facilities in Bagamoyo

IHI's Clinical Trials Facility at Kingani, Bagamoyo.

African clinical trial researchers visit IHI facilities in Bagamoyo

Clinical trial researchers from 11 African countries visited Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) facilities in Bagamoyo on October 2 2019. The visit came on the second day of their conference hosted by IHI in Dar es Salaam. Facilities visited are: Kin…

IHI hosts clinical trials conference

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IHI hosts clinical trials conference

Ifakara Health Institute today and tomorrow in Dar es Salaam hosts the Clinical Trials Conference whose primary aim is promoting expertise, experience and capacity of the African clinical trialists. The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) coordinat…

IHI team at annual Farmers Show 2019

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IHI team at annual Farmers Show 2019

The IHI team led by Public Engagement Coordinator in Ifakara Branch, Faraji Abilahi, is at Nane Nane grounds in Morogoro from August 5-9 2019 for this year's annual Farmers Exhibitions.

IHI participates for the second time in a raw …

IHI at Uhuru Torch event in Bagamoyo

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IHI at Uhuru Torch event in Bagamoyo

The Ifakara Health Institute team joined Bagamoyo District Officials and residents of the town for the Uhuru Torch event. The IHI team showcased research work and its impact to the community. The event was held on July 30 2019 at Matimbwa area. The…

IHI inks $1.7m deal for China-Tanzania latest initiative

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IHI inks $1.7m deal for China-Tanzania latest initiative

Ifakara Health Institute and China’s National Institute for Parasitic Diseases (NIPD) have signed a contract worth $1.7 million, equivalent to Tshs.3.7 billion, for Phase 2 of the China-Tanzania project on malaria control in southern Tanzania. Acti…

Using art to prevent non-communicable diseases

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Using art to prevent non-communicable diseases

IHI Senior Social Scientist, Dr. Sally Mtenga, who is a Culture & Bodies project lead, joined public health stakeholders in demonstrating how art can be used to prevent non-communicable diseases. Researchers used the opportunity to share their knowl…

Event cancelled due to cyclone

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Event cancelled due to cyclone

Our CED, Dr. Honorati Masanja, was in Lindi, where a national event was being hosted, before it was cancelled due to a cyclone threat. The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has warned that Lindi and Mtwara regions face threats of a tropical stor…

We share and give updates on the media

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We share and give updates on the media

In Dar, our scientists are engaging with the media to give updates on malaria. Dr. Dickson Lweitojera was on Channel 10's morning show - Baragumu from 6.30-9.00am, and Head of the Clinical Trials and Interventions department at IHI, Dr. Ally Olotu, …

IHI hosts Malaria Day events in Ifakara, Bagamoyo

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IHI hosts Malaria Day events in Ifakara, Bagamoyo

On World Malaria Day, our institute collaborates with authorities in Bagamoyo and Ifakara to host local malaria day events. Learn more here: http://ihi.or.tz/its-world-malaria-day-today-were-for-zero…/

It's World Malaria Day today: We're for "Zero malaria"

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It's World Malaria Day today: We're for "Zero malaria"

On World Malaria Day today, IHI joins with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children through the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), the WHO, and partner organizations in promoting the campaign theme “Zero mala…

IHI team engages with top brass at SERI

The IHI and SERI teams in group photo after the engagement meeting in Bern last week. PHOTO/COURTESY

IHI team engages with top brass at SERI

Chief Executive Director (CED), Dr. Honorati Masanja, and Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Sally Mtenga, visit the State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in Bern. “We (Dr. Masanja and I) had a great opportunity to visit the St…

Health professionals learn “One Health” approach

Dr. Ally Olotu stresses a point as he addresses participants and invited guests during the opening ceremony of the One Health training. PHOTO/IHIcoms

Health professionals learn “One Health” approach

Health professionals from Zoonotic disease risk areas of Tanzania undergoing training on using “One Health” approach to prevent pandemics. The special training program has officially launched in Bagamoyo today. #

IHI, Bagamoyo council launch anti-worm campaign

IHI researcher, Dr. Michael Mihayo administers drugs to children at Kizuiani Primary School in Bagamoyo during the official launching of a campaign against schistosomiasis and worms in children aged 5-14 years. PHOTO/Joseph Madata

IHI, Bagamoyo council launch anti-worm campaign

Ifakara Health Institute and Bagamoyo District Council today jointly launched a 12-month campaign aimed to guard against schistosomiasis and worms’ children aged 5-14 years in Bagamoyo. Dr. Michael Mihayo from IHI joined counterparts from the Distri…

IHI, funding partner at ministry in Dodoma

IHI Research Scientist Josephine Shabani [second-left] presents findings of a study on Maternal Mortality in Tanzania at the PO-RALG ministry. PHOTO/IHIcoms

IHI, funding partner at ministry in Dodoma

IHI scientists and partner institutions today shared with the government latest findings of a study on maternal mortality in urban and rural Tanzania. IHI Research Scientist Josephine Shabani presented findings of a study entitled: “Maternal mortali…

IHI hosts latest short training program on malaria

IHI Chief Executive Director Dr. Honorati Masanja speaks at the official opening of the Malaria training course on March 27 2019. The program, which is run by IHI in collaboration with the Swiss TPH, in held at the IHI Training Center in Bagamoyo. PHOTOS/IHIcoms

IHI hosts latest short training program on malaria

Ifakara Health Institute is currently running a short course on malaria whose focus is on e-learning. The program, offered in collaboration with the with the Swiss TPH, is being held at the IHI Training Center in the Tanzania’s old capital, Bagamoyo…