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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

A screen grab of the masterclass live stream on Ifakara Science Chennel.

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

#EDD2021 official banner.

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

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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

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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…