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Bagamoyo academy pupils briefed on product testing at IHI

(Bagamoyo) The IHI Vector Control Product Testing Unit in Bagamoyo today hosted pupils from Stephen Tito Academy who visited the IHI Kingani site to learn about malaria research. IHI’s Emmanuel …

IHI chief: Hub for innovative minds in the pipeline

(Dar es Salaam) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Chief Executive Director Dr. Honorati Masanja has unveiled plans to establish an innovation hub in the Institute’s birthplace – Ifakara. IHI Chief Executive …

Recent Projects

Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

The Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods is an exciting project in which IHI works with a consortium of partners from Asia and Africa to 1) develop capacity for improved …

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 …

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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