April Christine Monroe

In the News

Ifakara scientist explains why ending Tuberculosis requires better diagnostics

Ending tuberculosis through better diagnostics Author: Dr. Frederick Haraka, MD Yes, to end tuberculosis (TB), we need better diagnostic tools! TB is among the deadliest diseases in the world. In …

Study: 12% of people living with HIV in rural Tanzania have hypertension

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (March 9, 2017). IHI Research Scientist Dr Kim Mwamelo presents findings of the study in Boston, US, last year at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic …

Recent Projects

Assessing the progress towards rabies elimination from Pemba Island, Tanzania

Rabies is a deadly disease endemic in dog populations across Africa. Although rabies can be eliminated through mass dog vaccination, there has been little investment in dog vaccination in Africa …

Engaging pastoralists in controlling malaria mosquitoes in their communities

The project is aimed at applying pastoralists’ knowledge to find water bodies during the dry season and accurately identify aquatic habitats that can be treated with larvicide pyriproxyfen (PPF) to …

April Christine Monroe

Visiting Scientist

April is a passionate global health professional with over eight years of experience working in East, West, and North Africa. She earned a Master of Science in Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) with a focus in Social and Behavioral Interventions. During her time at JHSPH she was awarded a Center for Global Health Scholarship and a Global Health Field Research Award. April currently works for the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), providing technical expertise to improve long-lasting insecticide treated net (LLIN) distribution through VectorWorks, a 5-year US President’s Malaria Initiative-funded project. April has led qualitative and mixed methods studies on malaria and HIV across multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently collaborating on two research studies with Ifakara Health Institute aimed at measuring and characterizing residual malaria transmission in Burkina Faso, mainland Tanzania, and Zanzibar. April is also pursuing a PhD in Epidemiology at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Moore.

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Projects

Measuring residual malaria transmission in East and West Africa

Investigating the magnitude and drivers of residual malaria transmission in Zanzibar

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