Christian Lengeler

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Malaria: Call for action to curb insecticide resistance

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) scientist Gerry Killeen has called for the international community to be bolder in adopting new products for existing interventions such as insecticide treated bed nets, so …

Muhas don is new IHI board member

Prof. Kaaya. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Board of Governors (BOG) has appointed Prof. Sylvia Kaaya member of the IHI Board of Trustees (BOT) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The appointment …

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 …

Christian Lengeler

Board Member

Prof. Christian Lengeler is the Unit Head at the Swiss TPH and professor of Epidemiology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He has been working for the past 30 years in the epidemiology and control of tropical diseases, with a strong focus on malaria. His main research interest is operational research and the process of generating, packaging and disseminating evidence on health interventions for communicable diseases.

Prof. Lengeler was involved in developing insecticide treated nets (ITNs) as a malaria control tool in the 1990s and has pioneered many developments in large‐scale vector control in sub‐Saharan Africa. Since 1999, he has been involved in the establishment and running of the national ITN programme in Tanzania.

Currently, his group is working on understanding and improving access to malaria treatment in malaria‐endemic countries, improving the quality of health care, the introduction of improved diagnostic strategies and the basic science of non-malarial illnesses.

Prof. Lengeler is also working on understanding and improving access to malaria treatment in malaria‐endemic countries, improving the quality of health care, the introduction of improved diagnostic strategies and the basic science of non-malarial illnesses. He is also the chair of two product development scientific committees at Medicines for Malaria Venture and Innovative Vector Control Consortium and a member of numerous scientific committees.

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