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IHI senior researcher Dr. Irene Masanja dies at 46

May 12, 2020 18:00
IHI senior researcher Dr. Irene Masanja dies at 46
Dr. Irene Masanja. PHOTO | File

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 joined IHI for the first time in 2003.

In her message to staff informing them of the shocking news, IHI Human Resources Manager, Rahiya Shariff, said, “It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of our colleague, Dr. Irene Misuka Masanja which occurred today afternoon at the Muhimbili National Hospital.”

IHI staff based in Dar es Salaam paid their last respects to Dr. Irene Masanja’s body at the late public health researcher's Mtoni Kijichi residence in the city before the body was transported to Dodoma in the evening for burial. #