Deogratius Roman Kavishe

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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 …

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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

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Deogratius Roman Kavishe

Research Scientist

Mr Kavishe is a Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute, and is based at Ifakara Branch. He holds a bachelor degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Dar es Salaam and obtained an MSc from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. He joined IHI in 2009 as a laboratory scientist to work on molecular entomology. Mr Kavishe won a Wellcome Trust MSc fellowship in December 2014. He is currently investigating if malaria vectors can be labeled with food-based proteins, and how this approach can be exploited to understand mosquito interactions with vector control tools. Previously, Deogratius, worked for a long term as a laboratory scientist performing different molecular and serological assays, such as molecular diagnostics for Anopheles vectors, genotyping and resistance detection, serological tests for determination of infectious status of mosquitoes, blood meal preference, and human malaria infection history. He also worked as a Deputy Laboratory Manager and Head of Molecular Biology Section at Ifakara Laboratory for 3 years. Mr Kavishe is keen to apply protein labeling technology to comparatively assess existing and new interventions targeting mosquitoes responsible for residual malaria transmission

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Using protein labels for entomological investigations into malaria transmission and control

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