Alex Julius Limwagu

In the News

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 …

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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