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Study establishes link between gender, extramarital affairs and HIV

Dar es Salaam. A new Ifakara Health Institute study has found “a significant association between lifetime (proxy) extramarital affairs and HIV infection among women only,” with the risk being significantly …

IHI names winners of research, innovation fund

[Right-Left] Getrud, Beatrice, Theckla, and Tutu.Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has named recipients of the 2017/18 Director’s Research and Innovation Fund. This is an internal funding mechanism aimed to support specific …

Recent Projects

Development of a new tool for malaria mosquito surveillance to improve vector control

Malaria transmission is influenced not only by vector abundance, but as well by demographic traits such as vector species and age structure, as these influence the intensity by which the …

Demonstrating complete disruption of residual malaria transmission by eliminating Anopheles funestus mosquitoes from rural Tanzanian villages

In rural south-eastern Tanzania, where malaria prevalence has reduced by >60% since 2000, low-to-moderate transmission still persists despite very high coverage with long-lasting insecticidal bednets. Like in most residual transmission …

AvecNet WP 3: New tools for monitoring heterogeneities in vector species composition and behavior

Most existing front line vector control interventions focus on mosquitoes that bite and rest inside house. The importance of mosquito populations with alternative behaviour in malaria transmission remains relatively unexploited partly due to the lack of suitable monitoring tools. This project aimed at developing safe and effective means of characterizing human exposure to mosquitos’ bites and their pathogens at different time of the night and across indoor and outdoor locations. The validated novel tools will be used to monitor for changes in species composition and behaviours in response to urbanization and increasing coverage with LLINs

Lead Scientists:

Nicodem Govella

Gerry Killeen

Felician Meza

John Paliga

Heather Ferguson

Partners

University of Glasgow
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
National Institute of Medical Research

Funders

European Union

Projects Location

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