Control of Zika transmission using low-cost...

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Laboratory technician is required

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is looking for a laboratory technician to work with NC. TB – DAR project in Bagamoyo.The candidate will perform routine experimental laboratory test- mainly in the …

Field Supervisors required

IHI is looking for Field supervisors to fill a vacant positions in a new project on “Calcium supplementation in pregnant women” The Field supervisor will supervise all field activities at …

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 …

Control of Zika transmission using low-cost transfluthrin repellent emanators

Existing repellent products are designed for middle and high income country markets, where users can afford to replace or retreat them every day, week, or month. However, these are too expensive and impractical for routine use in communities of low-income countries.

sisal-mats-repellentsWe recently developed a low-technology emanatory which releases repellent transfluthrin vapour more slowly, to provide protection against mosquitoes for months or even a year at a time. Thus far however, this device has only been assessed against night-biting vectors of malaria and filariasis. The overall goal of this study is therefore to repeat these assessments of efficacy for the day-biting Aedes aegypti, the most globally important vector of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika. The project will be implemented in Dar es Salaam, where Aedes aegpti is abundant and has been responsible for Dengue epidemics.

Lead Scientists:

Gerry Killeen

Nicodem J.  Govella

Sheila Ogoma


Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
University of Glasgow


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