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IMPACT: Ifakara researcher pronounced new ambassador of UK royal society

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

Spotlight opener snif. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/Coms

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

People living with HIV do not have to transmit the vir…

IMPACT: Ifakara scientist in highest WHO malaria advisory group

A snif of the page displaying Dr. Okumu's biography as member of the MPAG. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/Coms

IMPACT: Ifakara scientist in highest WHO malaria advisory group

Ifakara Health Institute Director of Science, Dr. Fred…

RESEARCH: Ifakara announces latest partnership for improving TB diagnostics

TB diagnostic equipment. PHOTO | FILE

RESEARCH: Ifakara announces latest partnership for improving TB diagnostics

Ifakara Health Institute is part of a twelve-member co…

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

A snip of the video being played on the Ifakara Science Channel. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/Coms

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

Where do we get our knowledge of HIV from? What influe…

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

RIP Graphic. IFAKARA/Coms

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

Ifakara Health Institute has issued a message of condolences following the passing away of Dr. John Maguful…

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 Health Institute’s Bagamoyo Biosafety Laborat…

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 – former seasoned public health researcher at Ifaka…

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

The policy brief snip. GRAPHIC | IHI/Coms.

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 Foundation to understand the governance facilitator…

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 challenged researchers in the country to ensure that they …

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 through a journey of what the situation was two d…

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 and safer than using the current - standard - met…

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 Industrial Revolution to be spurred by innovations…

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 and Technology (Costech) in tackling health chall…

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 burden. Recommendations issued at the end of the …

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

The title and author list snipped from the PLOS MEDICINE website

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 a bed net each year, a study conducted by Ifakara …

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 through the mainstream media. The Institute’s…

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 (HIA) into the current regulatory framework to fur…

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 Bagamoyo Lab Manager, Sarah Mswata, conducted the train…

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 Child Health in the Ministry of Health, Community De…

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 and disinfection, is inadequate at Tanzania’s …

Ifakara’s Gerry Killeen is the new AXA professorial chair

Dr. Killeen's AXA project page snip.

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 the next 5 years. An official announcement of his …

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 market entry of next-generation insecticide-treated ne…

#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 Information Regarding CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19)…

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-breaking work on understanding the ecology of mala…

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 Training and Capacity Building at IHI, Dr. Kafuruki…

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 in Ifakara (CDCI) in collaboration with the IHI K…

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 – the Chronic Diseases and One-Stop Clinics of …

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," writes IHI Director…

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 Countries Clinical Trials Partnership’ – a…

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 awareness on the training programs offered by IHI and part…

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 won this year’s Else Kröner Frese…

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 Govella, Mohamed Rashid and Florence Milando.

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 rumors that they would cause impotence or infertili…

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) – Mbeya Center – in collaboration with thei…

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 policy makers to tackle delays at health faciliti…

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

Dar es Salaam:

April 21, 2021

Public health researchers h…


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IMPACT: Ifakara researcher pronounced new ambassador of UK royal society

London:

April 19, 2021

Health Systems researcher, …


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

Ifakara:

April 16, 2021

People living with HIV do not have to transmit the vir…


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IMPACT: Ifakara scientist in highest WHO malaria advisory group

Dar es Salaam:

April 16, 2021

Ifakara Health Institute Director of Science, Dr. Fred…


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RESEARCH: Ifakara announces latest partnership for improving TB diagnostics

Dar es Salaam:

April 6, 2021

Ifakara Health Institute is part of a twelve-member co…


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

Dar es Salaam:

April 9, 2021

Where do we get our knowledge of HIV from? What influe…


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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

Dar es Salaam:

March 19, 2021

The Ifakara Health I…


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

Dar es Salaam:

March 18, 2021

Ifakara Health Institute has issued a message of condolences following the passing away of Dr. John Maguful…


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IMPACT: Five Ifakara scientists recognized for empowering women in science

Davis, CA:

Feb. 18, 2021

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


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MEMORIAL: Ifakara college hall named after Dr. Flora Kessy

Ifakara:

Feb. 17, 2021

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


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

Dar es Salaam:

Dec. 21, 2020

The R4D study was conducted in 2019 by Ifakara Health Institute in collaboration with the Swiss TPH with funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation to understand the governance facilitator…


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

Dodoma:

Dec. 16, 2020

The Director of Curative Services in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr. Grace Maghembe, has challenged researchers in the country to ensure that they …


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

Dar es Salaam:

Dec. 11, 2020

The fight against HIV is one of the biggest medical success stories. Join Ifakara Health Institute researcher, Prof. Maja Weisser, as she takes us through a journey of what the situation was two d…


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

Dar es Salaam:

Dec. 10, 2020

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


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INNOVATION: Why researchers should brace for the fourth Industrial Revolution

Virtual:

Nov. 24, 2020

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


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COLLABORATION: Ifakara director underlines cooperation with Costech

Bagamoyo:

Nov. 20, 2020

Ifakara Health Institute Executive Director Dr. Honorati Masanja has expressed commitment to strengthen engagement with the Commission for Science and Technology (Costech) in tackling health chall…


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

Dar es Salaam:

Nov. 13, 2020

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


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

Dar es Salaam:

Nov. 12, 2020

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 a bed net each year, a study conducted by Ifakara …


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TRAINING: Ifakara builds science communication capacity

Bagamoyo:

Sept. 25, 2020

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has trained its researchers in science communication to improve their skills for engaging with the general public through the mainstream media. The Institute’s…


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POLICY: 'Include health impact assessment into regulatory framework'

Dar es Salaam:

Sept. 9, 2020

Researchers from Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and partner organizations call on the authorities in Tanzania to include Health Impact Assessment (HIA) into the current regulatory framework to fur…


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

Bagamoyo:

Aug. 12, 2020

Ifakara Health Institute has trained five laboratory technologists from Zanzibar in Molecular Viral Diagnostics. Ifakara lab experts, led by Bagamoyo Lab Manager, Sarah Mswata, conducted the train…



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‘Specific units can help cut neonatal deaths’

Dar es Salaam:

July 14, 2020

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


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COVID-19: A warning bell on infection prevention

London:

May 6, 2020

A new study on COVID-19 preparedness has revealed that health worker infection prevention and control compliance, particularly for hand hygiene and disinfection, is inadequate at Tanzania’s …


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Ifakara’s Gerry Killeen is the new AXA professorial chair

Cork:

April 27, 2020

Ifakara Health Institute researcher, Dr. Gerry Killeen, will sit in the AXA Chair - a premium funding scheme of the AXA Research Fund – for the next 5 years. An official announcement of his …


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IHI scientist: Reform global policy on malaria urgently

London:

April 17, 2020

The world's attention has been focused on COVID-19, but the World Health Organization [WHO] needs to take urgent action to accelerate the market entry of next-generation insecticide-treated ne…


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#CoronaVirus: Important information for staff, partners

Dar es Salaam:

March 16, 2020

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)…


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Gates documents IHI ground-breaking work on malaria

Ifakara:

Jan. 31, 2020

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


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IHI scientist wins Wellcome Trust fellowship

Dar es Salaam:

Dec. 3, 2019

IHI researcher, Dr. Dickson Lwetoijera, has won the International Intermediate Fellowship funded by United Kingdom-based Wellcome Trust. Head of Training and Capacity Building at IHI, Dr. Kafuruki…


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

Ifakara:

Dec. 1, 2019

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 in Ifakara (CDCI) in collaboration with the IHI K…


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

Dar es Salaam:

Dec. 1, 2019

As the World AIDS Day was observed on Sunday December 1, Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) showcased its unique models for HIV care and treatment – the Chronic Diseases and One-Stop Clinics of …


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Blog: How a young scientist emerged from thin air

Ifakara:

Nov. 15, 2019

"When a young man washes his hands clean, he shall be allowed to eat with the elders," writes IHI Director…


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IHI researcher wins prestigious international fellowship

Dar es Salaam:

Nov. 10, 2019

IHI seasoned clinical trialist, Dr. Ally Olotu, has won the Senior EDCTP Fellowship for 2019. EDCTP stands for ‘European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership’ – a…


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IHI hosts first of kind media engagement forum

Bagamoyo:

Nov. 7, 2019

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) on November 7 2019 hosted representatives from all influential media outlets in Tanzania in a bid to raise awareness on the training programs offered by IHI and part…


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IHI researcher wins Else Kröner Fresenius Award

Berlin:

Oct. 17, 2019

A researcher with the Interventions and Clinical Trials Department at Ifakara Health Institute, Dr. Martin Rohacek has won this year’s Else Kröner Frese…


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Multiple prestigious awards to IHI researchers

Dar es Salaam:

Oct. 9, 2019

Three Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) researchers have won three prestigious international fellowships over the last month. They are: Drs Nicodem Govella, Mohamed Rashid and Florence Milando.


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Parents, guardians assured of drugs safety

Bagamoyo:

May 29, 2019

Parents and guardians in Bagamoyo District have been assured of safety of administered drug doses for praziquantel and albendazole, brushing off rumors that they would cause impotence or infertili…


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Study seeks to reduce unnecessary prescription of antibiotics for children

Basel | Dar es Salaam:

April 4, 2019

Scientists from two Tanzanian research centers – Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) – Mbeya Center – in collaboration with thei…


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Why reducing delays in treatment can save mothers lives

Dodoma:

March 28, 2019

IHI and partner institution scientists who participated in a study dubbed: “Maternal mortality in urban and rural Tanzania” have urged policy makers to tackle delays at health faciliti…