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

Aug. 11, 2021 10:00 - 16:00
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

Teams of Ifakara Health Institute researchers from Bagamoyo, Coast Region and Ifakara, Morogoro Region participated in this year’s Uhuru Torch celebrations where they showcased research, training and services offered by the Institute.

The Ifakara team participated in Uhuru Torch activities at Mkamba area in Kilombero District on August 7, 2021, while that of Bagamoyo joined Bagamoyo District officials and residents at Lugoba Health Center for the event on August 11, 2021.

At both events Ifakara teams, apart from showcasing research, training and services offered by the Institute, they offered testing services for malaria, HIV, and pressure free-of-charge. Volunteers were also measured weight & height to calculate Body Mass Index (BMI). #

View more photos taken from these events here (Mkamba – Kilombero) and here (Lugoba – Bagamoyo).