Ifakara Health Institute
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Ifakara Health Institute
Ifakara Health Institute logo
Established 1956 Founder Rudolf Geigy
Martin Mfikwa, Chief Operating Officer Fredros Okumu, Director of Science Honorati Masanja, Chief Executive Director
nearly 600 (in 2009)  Website www .ihi .or .tz
Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre
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.
Tower at the Ifakara Health Institute campus in Ifakara, Tanzania.
A field laboratory of the
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute was founded in Ifakara in 1956 by Rudolf Geigy. From 1981-1984, it was led by Marcel Tanner.  It was renamed the "Ifakara Centre" in 1991, the "Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, IHRDC" in 1996, and the "Ifakara Health Institute" in 2008. 
The Ifakara Health Institute was featured in the
Al Jazeera Lifelines documentary The End Game in 2014. Fredros Okumu gave a talk featuring the IHI the at  TEDGlobal conference in 2017.
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Coordinates: 6°45′58.95″S 39°15′15.16″E / 6.7663750°S 39.2542111°E