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The Ifakara Annual Scientific Conference

“Knowledge Translation for Health Impact”

23 - 25 August 2023 - Homeland Hotel - Ifakara, Morogoro

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23 - 25 August 2023


Homeland Hotel - Ifakara, Morogoro


Prof. Julie Makani, and others



About the event

The Ifakara Annual Scientific Conference (IASC2023) will take place from August 23-25 in Ifakara Town in Morogoro, Tanzania at the Homeland Hotel. The conference theme is “Knowledge Translation for Health Impact”. This year's IASC will mark the conference's comeback after a three-year hiatus.

The IASC2023 is designed to bring together researchers with diverse backgrounds within the Institute to share their expertise. Through keynote speeches, panel discussions, and workshops, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in research and strategies for improving health outcomes.

This year’s IASC2023 conference on “Knowledge Translation for Health Impact” is a valuable opportunity for Ifakara scientists to learn, network, and collaborate with others, with the shared goal of improving health outcomes for all.

Our Speakers

Dr. Ntuli A. Kapologwe-Keynote Speaker
Dr. Ntuli A. Kapologwe Keynote Speaker @Regional Administration and Local Government Authorities (PO-RALG)

Director of Health, Social Welfare and Nutrition Services (DHSWNS) at the President's Office - Regional Administration and Local Government Authorities (PO-RALG). His focus has been on sustainable health financing and improving maternal, newborn, and child health in resource-limited settings, particularly at the primary healthcare level. He is a member of the International Steering Committee which is tracking Maternal and New-born Health indicators at a global level. He has more than 80 articles published in the international peer-reviewed journal and edited a Primary Health Care Book on Leadership and Governance.

Prof. Julie Makani-Keynote Speaker
Prof. Julie Makani Keynote Speaker @MUHAS and Muhimbili National Hospital

Physician Scientist in the Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and Muhimbili National Hospital, where Tanzania established one of the world’s largest single-center study cohorts for sickle cell disease. She serves as Principal Investigator at SickleInAfrica Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC). She is a fellow of the Tanzania Academy of Sciences, received the 2011 Royal Society Africa Award and is working on the application of genomic research to improve health and find a cure for sickle cell disease. She is also a Provost Visiting Professor at Imperial College London, UK.

Prof. Peter Kachur-Keynote Speaker
Prof. Peter Kachur Keynote Speaker @Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Interim Chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where he teaches courses on implementation science, project management, and malaria programs. He is a physician and epidemiologist by training and has worked for more than 30 years on malaria and primary health care programs in dozens of countries. Professor Kachur previously served in leadership roles at the Malaria Branch and Center for Global Health at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 2002 to 2007 he was based at IHI and co-led the IMPACT-Tz and IMPACT-2 projects.