Ifakara Health Institute

The Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a health research organization with offices in Ifakara, Dar es Salaam, Ikwiriri, Bagamoyo, and Mtwara, Tanzania. The Institute conducts health-related research in a variety of areas, including malaria and HIV/AIDS.

The IHI is an independent, non-profit organisation, registered in Tanzania and led by Tanzanians. It conducts a wide range of health-related research, including biomedical and environmental studies, trials of drugs, vaccines and diagnostics, health-systems research, and monitoring and evaluation. 

In 2015, IHI staff authored more than 150 articles published in international peer-reviewed journals. IHI enjoys a close collaboration with centres of excellence in Switzerland, UK, Holland, USA and elsewhere.

The Institute depends on competitive research grants for more than 80% of its income, supplemented by core funding from the Governments of Tanzania, Switzerland, UK, Ireland and Norway. In 2010/11, IHI’s turnover reached over US$25m.

For more information, please see the IHI website.