Dr. Salim Mohammed Abdulla
Dr. Salim Abdulla is a Clinical Epidemiologist and former Chief Executive Director of the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI). He serves as member in various technical and advisory committees at national and international level including co-chairing the Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG) of the World Health Organisation. Current work is focused on evaluation of new interventions for malaria including diagnostics, insecticide treated nets, drugs and vaccines, conducting field trials from Phase I to Phase IV.
Dr Abdulla leads the malaria clinical trials program at IHI with work in Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea. He also has interest in the translation of research results into policy, clinical epidemiology and capacity development issues. He has published extensively on malaria and received the centenary medal of the UK Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the Donald Reid Medal from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for contributions in epidemiology and malaria control.