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New Swahili App supports healthcare workers to ensure safe deliveries

Ifakara Health Institute and Maternity Foundation have partnered with the Danish Embassy in Tanzania and the Ole Kirk Foundation to launch a Swahili version of the Safe Delivery App – a mobile training tool and job aid for healthcare workers to ensure safer childbirths for mothers and newborns in Tanzania.

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World Prematurity Day: Tanzania’s Ministry of Health launches new program to save newborn lives across the country

Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Temeke Referral Hospital, and the NEST360 (Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies) program, on November 16, 2021, launched a new partnership for improved newborn care in Tanzania.

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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 offer various services to Ifakara branches and sites for the 2021/22 financial year.

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Ifakara tests efficacy of new, more effective malaria vaccine

Ifakara Health Institute clinicians administered the first doses of a new malaria vaccine in Tanzania on Saturday, October 2nd 2021. Three babies aged 5 - 36 months received their first japs at Kiwangwa area in Bagamoyo District, Coast Region.

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Breakthrough: Ifakara part of groundbreaking malaria vaccine recommended by WHO

Ifakara Health Institute is proud to be part of the groundbreaking malaria vaccine known as “RTS,S/ASO1” recommended this week by the World Health Organization (WHO) for children at risk. We at Ifakara consider this as a breakthrough for science, child health and malaria control.

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Webinar: Rethinking Malaria in the Context of COVID-19

The Ifakara Health Institute will co-sponsor a virtual webinar titled, “Rethinking Malaria in the Context of COVID-19” with Harvard University on September 1, 2021. Join us to share findings from the year-long "Rethinking Malaria" global consultation and lessons learned from elimination countries. The discussion will span research perspectives; public policy, political, and advocacy perspectives; and programmatic perspectives. 

Webinar: Rethinking Malaria in the Context of COVID-19

September 1, 2021 

8:00am–11:00am EDT 

(6am–9am CST | 12pm–3pm GMT 

1pm–4pm WAT | 2pm–5pm CEST 

3pm–6pm EAT)

This event is free and open to the public via live stream in English and with simultaneous interpretation in French, Portuguese, and Spanish languages. 

Moderated by Professors Rose Leke (University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon) and Dyann F. Wirth (Harvard/Broad Institute), this event will feature the following speakers: 

• Pedro Alonso, Director, WHO Global Malaria Programme
• Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography, Chair, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard Chan

• Githinji Gitahi, Group Chief and Executive Officer, Amref Health Africa

• Kamini Mendis, Professor Emeritus, University of Colombo

• Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization 

• Leonardo Simão, Executive Director, Fundaćão Joaquim Chissano 

• Specioza Naigaga Wandira Kazibwe, Senior Presidential Advisor, Population & Health and Vice President Emeritus, Republic of Uganda

• and others distinguished speakers  

Agenda, speaker bios, and registration information is here. Check below link to register.

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Malaria Strategies: A MasterClass with Prof. Marcel Tanner

You're invited to a MasterClass with Prof. Marcel Tanner under the theme: "Malaria Strategies." This will be part of "Ifakara MasterClasses in Public Health & Medical Entomology" series now on episode XXX. The MasterClass will be held virtually on August 12th, 2021 from 2pm EAT.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://ternet-or-tz.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItd-ugpzgtE9E11Un1nYxpCaJTUtNsxXTn

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PhD Fellowship – Trans EDCTP Fellowship - CHMI

A fully funded PhD studentship commencing in June 2021  is available at our Bagamoyo site. The studentship will be funded through the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). The studentship will provide the awardee with an opportunity to carry a PhD project with IHI in collaboration with the University of Oxford. 

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Ifakara, partners inaugurate clinic for heart and lung diseases in Ifakara

Ifakara. Ifakara Health Institute and partners on Thursday, May 6th 2021 unveiled 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 Kilombero Valley and surrounding areas.

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Ujumbe Kutoka kwa Mkurugenzi Mkuu Kwenye Maadhimisho ya Siku ya Wafanyakazi Duniani 2021 - Dhamira Yetu ni Kulinda Haki na Utu wa Wafanyakazi

Katika kuadhimisha Siku ya Wafanyakazi Duniani 2021 hii leo, Mkurugenzi wetu Mkuu, Dk. Honorati Masanja, ana ujumbe mahsusi kwa wafanyakazi wote.

Soma Ujumbe | Kiswahili | Kiingereza

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Message from the Chief Executive Director on the International Workers Day 2021 - Committed to a World of Work with Justice and Dignity

In marking the International Workers Day 2021 today, our Chief Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja, has a special message to staff and other workers.

Read the Message | English | Swahili

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Congratulations to The Sixth President of The United Republic of Tanzania - We Commit to Continue Working with the Government in Improving the Health and Wellbeing of People

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Condolences: Rest in Peace Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli - We commit to live his ideas and actions for improving the health and wellbeing of people

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Harnessing the health systems strengthening potential of quality improvement

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QUADS CHAMPIONS GUIDE_SAYANSI YA MABORESHO_Swahili

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#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 Information Regarding CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) for all IHI staff and partners. The general notice, signed by IHI Cheif Executive Director, Dr. Honorati Masanja and Ifakara COVID-19 team leader, Dr. Ally Olotu, urges staff and partners to be sure to follow health experts' guidelines on #CoronaVirus while staying vigilant. #CoronaVirus

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QUADS REPORT | Community Intervention - Implementation and Process Monitoring

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QUADS REPORT | Health facility Intervention - Implementation and Process Monitoring

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