Fredros Okumu


Director of Science
Environmental Health and Ecological Sciences
Ifakara Health Institute
Area of expertise: Vector-borne diseases, Health, Development, Built Environment
  • Non-governmental Organisation


Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a world-class research organization in Africa, with a strong track record in developing, testing and validating innovations for health that save lives. Our mission is to improve people’s health and wellbeing through research, training and services. Thus the reason for joining the BOVA network. We work across biomedical & ecological sciences, interventions & clinical trials, health-systems and policy. Registered in Tanzania as an independent non-profit outfit, our history dates back to 1950s. We are headquartered in Dar es Salaam, but with major branches in Bagamoyo and Ifakara, our original birth place.

Organisation details

Ifakara Health Institute