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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.
^Geubbels, Eveline; Amri, Shamte; Levira, Francis; Schellenberg, Joanna; Masanja, Honorati; Nathan, Rose (May 15, 2015). "Health & Demographic Surveillance System Profile: The Ifakara Rural and Urban Health and Demographic Surveillance System (Ifakara HDSS)". International Journal of Epidemiology. 44: 1-14. doi:10.1093/ije/dyv068. PMID25979725.