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Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Jobs 2022
Ifakara Health Institute
Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a
leading research organization in Africa, with strong track records in
developing, testing and validating innovations for health. We are driven
by core strategic mandate for research, training and services. The
institute’s work spans across a wide spectrum of sciences including
biomedical and ecological sciences, intervention studies, health-systems
research, monitoring and evaluation and policy translation. IHI has a
history of more than 50 years. It is an independent non-profit organization registered in Tanzania.
The beginning: A visit to Ifakara by zoologist Dr. Rudolf Geigy from
Switzerland in 1949 marked the beginning of over 50-year history of IHI.
Geigy [1920-1995], a scientist from the Swiss Tropical Institute in
Basel, sought a fieldwork location for researching on tropical diseases.
Eight years later, he opened the Swiss Tropical Institute Field
Laboratory (STIFL) there.
The name “Ifakara” refers to “a place
you go to die”, a reflection of the historically high burden of disease
in the area, before major control efforts started.
Transformation: In the years after the 1961 independence, STIFL
played a central role in training medical officers who could serve the
country after independence. The government mandated STIFL to play the
role through the Rural Aid Centre, which was designed to undertake the
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