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Supporting Ifakara Health Institute in Improving Health Services in Tanzania


KIT has been supporting the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) to make better use of their database and develop relevant research to improve their course offering. This will position IHI as a powerful leader in public health in Tanzania.

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Improving Ifakara Health Institute’s data analysis

The crucial challenge for Tanzania’s healthcare system is to improve the access to – and quality of – essential healthcare and prevention. The fact that public health leaders lack the data skills to translate research into policy compounds the problem. This project was developed to address these issues.

IHI is one of the organisations best positioned in Tanzania to improve its health system. KIT has been working with IHI to enhance innovative research and application by:


Institutional capacity – in terms of leadership and management – has improved, and IHI staff have improved their data handling and analysis skills. The addition of four PhD students has increased the institution’s research capacity and IHI now has a curriculum for a Masters in Public Health Research.

These changes improve IHI’s ability to understand and implement complex health programmes, and to evaluate the system’s performance. This makes IHI a strong leader and important resource for public health in Tanzania.

Services delivered

  • Policy & Programme Design

    KIT operates at the intersection of theory and practice and between policy and implementation, translating good intentions into meaningful social and economic impact. Our professional staff combine expertise in specific content areas with the ability to offer a diverse suite of advisory services, including policy and programme design and implementation. This experience enables our advisors to navigate sustainable development processes and identify elements that can make a difference in programme performance. We help governments, organisations and businesses to learn from their experiences, improve practice, and maximize the impact of their interventions. With the knowledge we share, public and private investors are better equipped to identify the investments that yield highest economic and social impact.