Alex Julius Limwagu

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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 …

Alex Julius Limwagu

Research Officer

Mr. Alex has a post-graduate diploma in Geo Information Science and Earth Observation from Ardhi University of Tanzania jointly with University of Twente- Netherlands. He also has BSc in Environmental Studies (Management). Alex starget working with IHI in 2009 as Field Supervisor from the Malaria Transmission Consortium, MTC project. He has been doing geographical data collections and mapping in Urban Dar es Salaam. Alex joined Outdoor Mosquito Control project in 2013, with the main task of developing and testing new exposure-free tool known as “M-Trap” for sampling outdoor mosquito. He later joined Home-Based GIS project, where he was collecting different environmental and anthropogenic features that are probably associated with mosquito abundant in different settings in rural, peri-urban and urban settings. He’s currently involved in a project which aimed at comparing the effectiveness of six different outdoor mosquito traps in relative to human landing catches (HLC). The main target is to come up with a device which can be effective and consistence in sampling different mosquito genera. He specializes in Geoinfomation science and earth observation and he has experience on GIS application for health in Tanzania, He’s also providing GIS support in different projects within IHI.

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Measuring residual malaria transmission in East and West Africa

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