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IMPACT: Global scientific index ranks Ifakara #1 in Tanzania

Jan. 2, 2023
IMPACT: Global scientific index ranks Ifakara #1 in Tanzania
A snip from the 2023 edition's landing page of the AD Scientific Index with insets of Ifakara scientists in Tanzania's top 10. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/KMC

The 2023 edition of the Alper-Doger Scientific Index, commonly known as The AD Scientific Index, has ranked Ifakara Health Institute number 1 out of 55 universities and scientific institutions in Tanzania based on the scientific performance and the added value of the scientific productivity of Ifakara individual scientists.

The Index, which provides evaluations of journals and universities over the last five years, is a ranking and analysis system focusing more on the impact of the respective institution’s contribution to science based on the scientific characteristics of affiliated scientists. Prof. Dr. Murat ALPER (MD) and Associate Prof. Dr. Cihan DÖ─×ER (MD) developed the Index.

According to a specific report for Tanzania published along with the Index, which can be downloaded for free from the AD Scientific Index 2023, Ifakara was ranked in the first position after it’s three scientists: Drs. Honorati Masanja, Sarah Moore and Fredros Okumu, were featured among the top 10% scientists globally for their outstanding performance based on research work’s impact.

Only five other Tanzanian academic and research institutions had their scientists included in the world’s top 10% scientists. These are: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS); Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA); National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR); Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) and Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS). While MUHAS had 2 scientists in the world’s top 10%, the rest – SUA, NIMR, NM-AIST and CUHAS – had only a single scientist each.

>> The full list of the 55 Tanzanian academic and research institutions is found on Table II of the specific report on the Index which can be downloaded here.

Ifakara’s top 10 scientists in the Index
According to the Index, impactful publications of 50 scientists had contributed to Ifakara emerging at the top for Tanzania. The top ten for Ifakara include, Dr. Masanja, the Institute’s Chief Executive Director, whose 103 papers received 6,691 citations; Dr. Moore (96 publications - 5997 citations); and the Institute’s Director Science, Dr. Fredros Okumu (95 publications – 5240 citations).

Other scientists in the top 10 for the Institute are: Dr. Nicodem Govella (38 publications - 2890 citations); Dr. Ally Olotu (36 publications - 3366 citations); Dr. Eveline Geubbels (46 publications - 2051 citations); Dr. Dickson Wilson (27 publications - 1599 citations); Dr. Samson Kiware (30 publications - 1160 citations); Dr. Halfan Ngowo (29 publications - 944 citations) and Dr. Dominic Mosha (22 publications - 885 citations).

>> Get the full list of the 50 scientists from the Index’s website here.  

3 Ifakara scientists in Tanzania’s top 10
Meanwhile, the names of Drs. Masanja, Moore and Okumu were also included in the Index’s list of top 10 scientists based in Tanzania. Other scientists in the list are: Prof. Rudovick Kazwala from SUA; Prof. Sayoki Mfinanga (NIMR); Prof. Stephen Mshana (CUHAS); Prof. Patrick Ndakidemi (NM-AIST); Prof. Karim Manji (MUHAS); Dr. Bruno Sunguya (MUHAS) and Prof. Rachel Manongi from the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College – KCMUCo.

>> Link to index on cloud: https://www.adscientificindex.com/