April Christine Monroe

In the News

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 …

Study reports boys, girls start working in the mines at 7

(Dar es Salaam, May 8, 2018). New findings of a formative study by Ifaraha Health Institute (IHI) and partners which focused on children in mining show that child miners, both …

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 …

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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