Our Governance

Our governance structure has three layers: The Board of Governors (BOG); the Board of Trustees (BOT), and the Management Committee (MC).

Members of BOG and BOT include representatives of Tanzania Ministry of Health, National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC), and Chief Executive Director (CED) of IHI, who is the secretary to both the BOG and the BOT. Members of the MC, which is chaired by the CED, are the Director of Science (DOS), Chief Operations Officer (COO), and heads of research departments.

Board of Governors (BOG)

The Board of Governors mainly comprises the Founder Members of the Institute. The main duties of the BOG are to appoint the Members of the BOT, to approve the strategy of the Institute, to appoint auditors, and to oversee the BOT.

Dr. Grace-Magembe

Dr. Grace Magembe

Member
Didier-Chassot

Didier Chassot

Member
Dr. Bugwesa-Katale

Dr. Bugwesa Katale

Member
Prof. Jürg-Utzinger

Prof. Jürg Utzinger

Member
Dr. Honorati-Masanja

Dr. Honorati Masanja

Secretary to the Board
Prof. Yunus-Mgaya

Prof. Yunus Mgaya

Chairperson

Board of Trustees (BOT)

The main duties of the Board of Trustees are to appoint the Director; approve the annual budgets, operational plans, and annual reports of activities; approve the financing strategy of the Institute; and to adopt and approve audited accounts. In addition, the BOT ensures the MC formulate regulations for efficient and effective management of the funds as well as to direct the MC. The BOT has two sub committees: Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and Finance, Audit & Risk Committee (FARC).

Dr. Thomas-Teuscher

Dr. Thomas Teuscher

Member
Ms. Fortunata-Temu

Ms. Fortunata Temu

Member
Dr. Ahmed-Makuwani

Dr. Ahmed Makuwani

Member
Mr. Godfrey-Kilenga

Mr. Godfrey Kilenga

Member
Prof. Christian-Lengeler

Prof. Christian Lengeler

Member
Prof. Abraham-Mnzava

Prof. Abraham Mnzava

Member
Ms. Victoria-Chale

Ms. Victoria Chale

Member
Dr. Amos M.-Nungu

Dr. Amos M. Nungu

Member
Dr. Paul-Kazyoba

Dr. Paul Kazyoba

Member
Dr. Honorati-Masanja

Dr. Honorati Masanja

Secretary to the Board
Prof. Charles-Mgone

Prof. Charles Mgone

Chairperson

Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)’s primary function is to review scientific strategies of the Institute and advise the BOT on the most appropriate pathway. The committee meets twice a year and deliberates on current programs and also future plans.

Based on these deliberations, the Committee advises the BOT on key areas of investment, and also on core focus areas to be pursued in the subsequent period. The SAC membership is predominantly from outside Ifakara Health Institute.

Current SAC members and their roles:

Prof. Sylivia-Kaaya

Prof. Sylivia Kaaya

Member
Ms. Lucy-Fulgence

Ms. Lucy Fulgence

Member
Prof. Don De-Savigny

Prof. Don De Savigny

Member
Prof. Julie-Makani

Prof. Julie Makani

Member
Dr. Fredros-Okumu

Dr. Fredros Okumu

Secretary
Prof. Abraham-Mnzava

Prof. Abraham Mnzava

Chairperson

Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

The Finance, Audit and Risk Committee is one of the two sub committees of the Board of Trustees (BOT). The committee has five members, with the Chairman of the committee also being a member of the BOT. The members are appointed by a resolution of the BOT.

Functions of the Committee include:

  1. Assist the BOT in discharging its duties relating to the safeguarding of assets and to ensure that financial risks are managed
  2. Prepare and recommend decisions to be taken by the BOTon all maters relating to finance, Audit and Risk Management.
  3. Review audited financial statements and make recommendations to the BOT.
  4. Monitor management’s progress towards internal and external audit recommendations.
  5. Ensure the independence , efficacy and effectiveness of internal and external audit functions.
  6. Ensure effective interactions between internal auditors, external auditors, the board, the management, funding partners and stakeholders.
  7. Review compliance with applicable legal, regulatory and accounting standards in the organization’s audited financial reports
  8. Contribute to the climate of financial discipline, continuous improvements and controls.

Current FARC members and their roles:

Mr. Benjamin-Chimori

Mr. Benjamin Chimori

Secretary
Ms. Rose-Aiko

Ms. Rose Aiko

Member
Ms. Agnes-Kitwanga

Ms. Agnes Kitwanga

Member
Ms. Leticia-Mashimba

Ms. Leticia Mashimba

Member
Mr. Gabriel-Mwero

Mr. Gabriel Mwero

Member
Mr. Godfrey-Kilenga

Mr. Godfrey Kilenga

Chairperson

Management Committee (MC)

The Management Committee manages day-to-day affairs of the Institute and the appointment and discharge of its staff. The MC reports to the BOT by submitting quarterly progress reports and annual plan of operation and financial statements including audited accounts. The management team is led by the Chief Executive Director who reports to the BOT.

Dr. Honorati-Masanja

Dr. Honorati Masanja

Chief Executive Director
Dr. Fredros-Okumu

Dr. Fredros Okumu

Director of Science
Mr. Martin-Mfikwa

Mr. Martin Mfikwa

Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Sally-Mtenga

Dr. Sally Mtenga

Head of Health Systems, Impact Evaluation and Policy department
Dr. Ally-Olotu

Dr. Ally Olotu

Head of Interventions & Clinical Trials department
Dr. Nicodemus-Govella

Dr. Nicodemus Govella

Head of Environmental Health & Ecological Sciences department