We have a strong track record in developing, testing and validating innovations for health that save lives. Our mission is to improve people’s health and wellbeing through research, training and services.
IHI is best known for its work on malaria. However, we focus on all health challenges identified as important by the Tanzanian government and the people living in communities near each of the IHI facilities.
While IHI’s primary mission continues to be research, development of human capacity within and beyond the institute has always been valued and is recognized as an essential component of innovation and institutional growth.
Our Contribution to New Knowledge in Public Health
Each year, our scientists publish over 100 articles in international journals
Population Pharmacokinetics of Antimalarial Naphthoquine in Combination with Artemisinin in Tanzanian Children and Adults: Dose Optimization
Infection Intensity-Dependent Accuracy of Reagent Strip for the Diagnosis of Schistosoma Haematobium and Estimation of Treatment Prevalence Thresholds
An Analysis of Stroke Risk Factors by HIV Serostatus in Uganda: Implications for Stroke Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Our accredited Masters program
We offer a unique accredited Masters of Science in Public Health Research (MScPHR) in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela African Institution for Science and Technology. We have a dedicated Training Center for the program in Bagamoyo, Tanzania.
Our ISO 15189:2012 Accredited Labs
Our BSL II labs in Bagamoyo have been accredited as ISO 15189:2012 compliant by the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS).
We have over sixty active projects.
COVITEST: Evaluating collaborative COVID-19 implementation and research program in Tanzania
This project aims to evaluate the implementation strategies for COVID-19 diagnostic, treatment and prevention in Tanzania. The main objective of this collaborative research programme is to respond to the COVID-19 National Response Plan.
This study intends to find ways to improve TB diagnosis among HIV-positive patients while supporting and accelerating treatment guidance, particularly in the African region. A background study for this investigation confirmed that limitations of existing sputum-based… This study aims to evaluate development strategies for the treatment of uncomplicated Malaria episodes in adult patients. The study will assess a new malaria treatment product, maytenus senegalensis (MALHERBAL), a malaria herbal remedy in comparison to artemether-lum…
Expanding Xpert Ultra for TB diagnosis among HIV-positive patients admitted to hospitals in Africa
Evaluation of malaria herbal remedy - maytenus senegalensis - for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria episodes in adult patients as compared to Artemether-lumefantrine
This study intends to find ways to improve TB diagnosis among HIV-positive patients while supporting and accelerating treatment guidance, particularly in the African region. A background study for this investigation confirmed that limitations of existing sputum-based…
This study aims to evaluate development strategies for the treatment of uncomplicated Malaria episodes in adult patients. The study will assess a new malaria treatment product, maytenus senegalensis (MALHERBAL), a malaria herbal remedy in comparison to artemether-lum…
We’re influencing policy; taking science to the public; and optimistic about the future.
REPORT: Survey combining malaria prevalence and nutrition indicators covering 184 Tanzania districts
Since 2014/15, the Ministry of Health in Tanzania, through the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), has been conducting school malaria surveys to document prevalence. However, in 2019 a nutr…May 23, 2022
REPORT: First of its kind malaria prevalence survey covering all Tanzania districts
Tanzania’s Ministry of Health through the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) initiated a School Malaria Parasitemia Survey (SMPS) to evaluate the prevalen…May 13, 2022
CLIMATE RESILIENCE: Community, household decisions key to ensuring water quality during extreme weather
Scientists from three African and Asian countries have called for consideration of infrastructure and management decisions at the community and household levels to ens…March 16, 2022
ENGAGEMENT: Hub hosts “Innovation Week Tanzania” in Ifakara. National event in Dodoma
The Ifakara Innovation Hub (IIH) marked Innovation Week Tanzania (IWTz2022) in Ifakara from May 12-13, 2022. As a player in the innovation ecosystem, the hub organized…May 20, 2022, 8:30 – 14:00 EAT
ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara project showcases research work at NIMR scientific conference
Ifakara Health Institute’s Mathematical Modelling and Data Science Capacity Project, led by Dr. Samson Kiware, participated in this year’s Annual Joint Sci…May 19, 2022, 8:00 – 17:00 EAT
ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara innovation hub holds strategic meeting with partners in Dar
Ifakara Innovation Hub (IIH) in collaboration with the Product Development Partnership (PDP) forum held a three-day strategic meeting with their partners to discuss a …May 11, 2022, 8:00 – 17:00 EAT