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COOPERATION: Swiss envoy highlights health research support as she meets President Samia in Dodoma

Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Patricia Danzi during official talks with President Samia Suluhu Hassan in Ddoma today. Left is the Swiss Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Didier Chassot. PHOTO | Courtesy

COOPERATION: Swiss envoy highlights health research support as she meets President Samia in Dodoma

Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Patricia Danzi met with Tanzania’s P…

DIRECTIVE: Health Minister tells facilities to draw plans for adopting NEST360 program

Tanzania's Health Minister, Dr. Dorothy Gwajima gives remarks to officially launch a Neonatal Ward at Temeke Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

DIRECTIVE: Health Minister tells facilities to draw plans for adopting NEST360 program

Tanzania’s Health Minister, Dr. Dorothy Gwajima, has directed facilities in the country to prepare plans for ad…

IMPACT: Ifakara researcher appointed trustee of UK royal charity

Dr. Said Jongo. PHOTO | IFAKARA/FILE

IMPACT: Ifakara researcher appointed trustee of UK royal charity

Ifakara Health Institute physician and clinical research scientist, Dr. Said Jongo, has been appointed trustee of the…

RESEARCH: Ifakara study to investigate disposal of insecticide-treated mosquito nets
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RESEARCH: Ifakara study to investigate disposal of insecticide-treated mosquito nets

Insecticide-treaded mosquito nets have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) to protect people against…

Ifakara unveils list of pre-qualified vendors for provision of various services in the 2021/22 financial year

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Ifakara unveils list of pre-qualified vendors for provision of various services in the 2021/22 financial year

The Supply Chain Management Unit, previously Procurement Management Unit, has announced vendors pre-qualified to offe…

BREAKTHROUGH: Ifakara part of groundbreaking malaria vaccine recommended by WHO

A close-up image of a typical malaria vaccine. PHOTO | COURTESY OF Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

BREAKTHROUGH: Ifakara part of groundbreaking malaria vaccine recommended by WHO

Ifakara Health Institute is privileged to be part of the groundbreaking malaria vaccine known as “RTS,S/ASO1&rd…

CALL: Emulate Ifakara’s newborn care service model at Temeke hospital
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The Director of Hospital Services, Dr. Leonard Subi (center) looks at equipment installed in a Neonatal Care Services facility built by Ifakara at the Temeke Regional Referral Hospital, Dar es Salaam on Sunday October 3rd 2021. Looking on are (from right): Ifakara Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja and Temeke hospital's Children Programs Head, Dr. Felix Bundala. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

CALL: Emulate Ifakara’s newborn care service model at Temeke hospital

The Director of Hospital Services, Dr. Leonard Subi, has called on all referral and district hospitals in the country…

CLINICAL TRIAL: Ifakara tests new, more effective malaria vaccine

This is the team conducting the study at Kiwangwa in Bagamoyo. PHOTO | COURTESY/ALLY OLOTU

CLINICAL TRIAL: Ifakara tests new, more effective malaria vaccine

Ifakara Health Institute researchers administered the first doses of a new malaria vaccine in Tanzania on Saturday, O…

SPOTLIGHT: The Health Sector Strategic Plan Five was unveiled in Dodoma this week. What are its key messages?

A cross section of public health stakeholders during the inauguration event of the HSSP 5 in Dodoma on June 24th 2021. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Courtesy.

SPOTLIGHT: The Health Sector Strategic Plan Five was unveiled in Dodoma this week. What are its key messages?

The Health Sector Strategic Plan Five (HSSP 5) was unveiled in Dodoma on Thursday, June 24th 2021. Want to know its k…

COOPERATION: Envoy affirms Swiss-Tanzania ties through Ifakara

The Swiss Ambassador to Tanzania Dr. Didier Chassot clarifies a point as talks to a lab technician. This was moments after he officially launched the Kingani solar system in Bagamoyo in the morning of June 21st 2021. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms.

COOPERATION: Envoy affirms Swiss-Tanzania ties through Ifakara

The Swiss Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Didier Chassot, has reiterated continued Swiss support to Ifakara Health Instit…

POLICY: Researchers want adoption of single health insurance scheme fast-tracked

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POLICY: Researchers want adoption of single health insurance scheme fast-tracked

Public health researchers have called for the fast-tracking of the implementation of a sin…

IMPACT: Ifakara researcher pronounced new ambassador of UK royal society

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IMPACT: Ifakara researcher pronounced new ambassador of UK royal society

Health Systems researcher, Donat Shamba, has been announced as the new ambassador of the R…

SPOTLIGHT: Why HIV positive persons under ARV do not transmit the virus

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SPOTLIGHT: Why HIV positive persons under ARV do not transmit the virus

People living with HIV do not have to transmit the virus as long as they adhere to medication as prescribed by their …

IMPACT: Ifakara scientist in highest WHO malaria advisory group

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SPOTLIGHT: Ifakara researcher shares experience on HIV stigma in the media

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Condolences: Ifakara commits to live Dr. Magufuli’s ideas and actions for improving health

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Condolences: Ifakara commits to live Dr. Magufuli’s ideas and actions for improving health

Ifakara Health Institute has issued a message of condolen…

IMPACT: Five Ifakara scientists recognized for empowering women in science

Combo photo and list: The five Ifakara Health Institute lab scientists recognized by the US-based One Health Institute for empowering women on the commemoration of this year's International Day of Women and Girls in Science. GRAPHIC/PHOTOS | IFAKARA/Coms

IMPACT: Five Ifakara scientists recognized for empowering women in science

US-based One Health Institute (OHI) has recognized three senior and two junior scientists serving in and supporting research work at the Ifakara H…

MEMORIAL: Ifakara college hall named after Dr. Flora Kessy

This is Dr. Flora Kessy Memorial Hall built by Ifakara Health Institute and partners. Inset: Photo: Dr. Flora Kessy and a sniff of signboard placed at the hall entrance stating that it has been named after the former Ifakara seasoned public health research. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

MEMORIAL: Ifakara college hall named after Dr. Flora Kessy

A new lecture hall, built at the Tanzania Training Centre for International Health (TTCIH) in Ifakara has been named after Dr. Flora Kessy –…

POLICY: Tanzania health financing strategy: Researchers call for inclusion of local communities

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POLICY: Tanzania health financing strategy: Researchers call for inclusion of local communities

The R4D study was conducted in 2019 by Ifakara Health Institute in collaboration with the Swiss TPH with funding from the Swiss National Science F…

POLICY PULL: ‘Studies should respond to the needs of our people’

The Director of Curative Services in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr. Grace Maghembe, clarifies a point when she officially opened the Global RECAP program in Dodoma on December 16, 2020. PHOTO | IHI/Coms.

POLICY PULL: ‘Studies should respond to the needs of our people’

The Director of Curative Services in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr. Grace Maghembe, has challeng…

AIDS FIGHT: Did you know that HIV is treatable? Listen to this medical success story

A screen grab of a video clip, 'HIV is Treatable - a Medical Success Story' on the Ifakara Science Channel. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/Coms

AIDS FIGHT: Did you know that HIV is treatable? Listen to this medical success story

The fight against HIV is one of the biggest medical success stories. Join Ifakara Health Institute researcher, Prof. Maja Weisser, as she takes us…

RESEARCH: New Ifakara study finds alternative anaemia treatment safe, effective

A sniff of The Lancet publication - online edition - with an inset of Dr. Omar Lweno of Ifakara Health Institute. PHOTO/GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/coms

RESEARCH: New Ifakara study finds alternative anaemia treatment safe, effective

A new study by Ifakara Health Institute and European partners has confirmed that treating anaemia using the iron infusion method is more effective…

INNOVATION: Why researchers should brace for the fourth Industrial Revolution

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INNOVATION: Why researchers should brace for the fourth Industrial Revolution

Ifakara Health Institute seasoned researcher, Dr. Salim Abdulla, has urged scientists in Tanzania and beyond to prepare for the advent of the 4th …

COLLABORATION: Ifakara director underlines cooperation with Costech

Officials from Costech follow proceedings of a joint meeting between Ifakara and Costech in Bagamoyo on Friday, November 20, 2020. PHOTO | IHI/Coms.

COLLABORATION: Ifakara director underlines cooperation with Costech

Ifakara Health Institute Executive Director Dr. Honorati Masanja has expressed commitment to strengthen engagement with the Commission for Science…

CONFERENCE: Non-communicable disease burden needs urgent attention, response

Dr. Sally Mtenga, Head of the Health Systems, Impact Evaluation and Policy at Ifakara presents at the NCD conference in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | Courtesy of Dr. Mtenga/IHIcoms

CONFERENCE: Non-communicable disease burden needs urgent attention, response

The 2nd National Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Conference has called for urgent attention and response to the disease in an effort to relieve its…

RESEARCH: Study sheds light on the useful life of bed nets for malaria control

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RESEARCH: Study sheds light on the useful life of bed nets for malaria control

Bed nets with more robust fabrics used for malaria control have a longer life-span, and could save nearly 20% of costs associated with purchasing …

TRAINING: Ifakara builds science communication capacity

Lead training facilitator Bilal Aziz Mpembamoto clarifies a point when giving instructions in one of the training sessions. PHOTO | Joseph Madata/IHIcoms

TRAINING: Ifakara builds science communication capacity

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has trained its researchers in science communication to improve their skills for engaging with the general public t…

POLICY: 'Include health impact assessment into regulatory framework'

People living nearby a Tanzanian mining area in focus group discussion. PHOTO | COURTESY OF HIA4SD/IHIcoms

POLICY: 'Include health impact assessment into regulatory framework'

Researchers from Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and partner organizations call on the authorities in Tanzania to include Health Impact Assessment …

Training: Ifakara builds Zanzibar lab capacity in 'molecular viral diagnostics'

Practice in the laboratory during the training in the Ifakara Health Institute Laboratory in Bagamoyo on July 16, 2020. PHOTO | Courtesy of Sarah Mswata

Training: Ifakara builds Zanzibar lab capacity in 'molecular viral diagnostics'

Ifakara Health Institute has trained five laboratory technologists from Zanzibar in Molecular Viral Diagnostics. Ifakara lab experts, led by Bagam…

Ifakara features in new WHO guidelines for work on novel TB diagnostic tool

Ifakara Health Institute senior TB researcher, Dr. Frederick Haraka, addresses the media at Mikocheni in Dar es Salaam today on his and Ifakara involvement in the formulation of new WHO Guidelines on TB diagnostics. Looking on is IHI Senior Communication Officer Bilal Aziz. PHOTO | IHI/Coms

‘Specific units can help cut neonatal deaths’

Dr. Bundala speaks at the training. PHOTO | Joseph Madata/IHIcoms

‘Specific units can help cut neonatal deaths’

Perinatal deaths in Tanzania accounts for 39 in every 1000 pregnancies, according to Dr. Felix Bundala, the Acting director of Reproductive and Ch…

COVID-19: A warning bell on infection prevention

A screen grab of a publication on COVID-19 preparedness published on The Lancet on May 6, 2020. .

COVID-19: A warning bell on infection prevention

A new study on COVID-19 preparedness has revealed that health worker infection prevention and control compliance, particularly for hand hygiene an…

Ifakara’s Gerry Killeen is the new AXA professorial chair

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Ifakara’s Gerry Killeen is the new AXA professorial chair

Ifakara Health Institute researcher, Dr. Gerry Killeen, will sit in the AXA Chair - a premium funding scheme of the AXA Research Fund – for …

IHI scientist: Reform global policy on malaria urgently

A screen grab of a Lancet article by Prof. Gerry Killeen.

IHI scientist: Reform global policy on malaria urgently

The world's attention has been focused on COVID-19, but the World Health Organization [WHO] needs to take urgent action to accelerate the mark…

#CoronaVirus: Important information for staff, partners

A screen grab of the general notice issued by Ifakara Health Institute on March 16, 2020 urging its staff and partners to stay vigilant.

#CoronaVirus: Important information for staff, partners

It's now confirmed that Tanzania has the first case of #CoronaVirus. Ifakara Health Institute has coordinated compilation of 'Important In…

Gates documents IHI ground-breaking work on malaria

VecSphere filming on Janauary 29 2020. PHOTO | Joseph Madata/IHIcoms

Gates documents IHI ground-breaking work on malaria

Gates Ventures, the personal office of Bill Gates, prepares a documentary that intends to highlight Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)’s ground-…

IHI scientist wins Wellcome Trust fellowship

Dr. Lwetoijera: The latest receipient of the Wellcome Trust's International Intermediate Fellowship. PHOTO | Bilal Aziz/IHIcoms

IHI scientist wins Wellcome Trust fellowship

IHI researcher, Dr. Dickson Lwetoijera, has won the International Intermediate Fellowship funded by United Kingdom-based Wellcome Trust. Head of T…

World AIDS Day: IHI screens over 800 people free of charge

Ifakara residents queue for screening services at Jongo Primary School in Ifakara on World AIDS Day, December 1 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY OF ANNA EICHENBERGEER

World AIDS Day: IHI screens over 800 people free of charge

On World AIDS Day, IHI clinicians screened free of charge a total of 866 people at a Public Engagement Event hosted by the Chronic Diseases Clinic…

IHI's HIV care, treatment models on 'The EastAfrican'

A section snipped from page 10 of the newspaper edition. PHOTO | IHIcoms

IHI's HIV care, treatment models on 'The EastAfrican'

As the World AIDS Day was observed on Sunday December 1, Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) showcased its unique models for HIV care and treatment &nd…

Blog: How a young scientist emerged from thin air

Young IHI scientist, Salum Mapua, smiles outside an experiment hut in Ifakara recently. PHOTO | COURTESY/fredros

Blog: How a young scientist emerged from thin air

"When a young man washes his hands clean, he shall be allowed to eat with the elders," w

IHI researcher wins prestigious international fellowship

Dr. Olotu stresses a point when he addressed the One Health forum in Bagamoyo recently.

IHI researcher wins prestigious international fellowship

IHI seasoned clinical trialist, Dr. Ally Olotu, has won the Senior EDCTP Fellowship for 2019. EDCTP stands for ‘European and Developing Coun…

IHI hosts first of kind media engagement forum

Representatives from different outlets in a group photo with IHI staff and Bagamoyo District Council officials on November 7, 2019 at the IHI Training Center in Kingani, Bagamoyo.

IHI hosts first of kind media engagement forum

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) on November 7 2019 hosted representatives from all influential media outlets in Tanzania in a bid to raise awarenes…

IHI researcher wins Else Kröner Fresenius Award

Dr. Martin Rohacek winner of this year's Else Kröner Fresenius Award

IHI researcher wins Else Kröner Fresenius Award

A researcher with the Interventions and Clinical Trials Department at Ifakara Health Institute, Dr. Martin Rohacek has w…

Multiple prestigious awards to IHI researchers

A combo photo of the three winning researchers. PHOTO/IHIcoms

Multiple prestigious awards to IHI researchers

Three Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) researchers have won three prestigious international fellowships over the last month. They are: Drs Nicodem G…

Parents, guardians assured of drugs safety

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

Parents, guardians assured of drugs safety

Parents and guardians in Bagamoyo District have been assured of safety of administered drug doses for praziquantel and albendazole, brushing off r…

Study seeks to reduce unnecessary prescription of antibiotics for children

Antibiotic drugs. PHOTO/FILE

Study seeks to reduce unnecessary prescription of antibiotics for children

Scientists from two Tanzanian research centers – Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) &ndas…

Why reducing delays in treatment can save mothers lives

IHI Research Scientist Josephine Shabani [second-left] presents findings of a study on Maternal Mortality in Tanzania at the PO-RALG ministry. PHOTO/IHIcoms

Why reducing delays in treatment can save mothers lives

IHI and partner institution scientists who participated in a study dubbed: “Maternal mortality in urban and rural Tanzania” have urged…