Adam Saddler

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Vacancy: Environmental Scientist required (1 post)

(Dar es Salaam, July 23 2019) IHI is looking for an experienced Environmental Scientist with analytical chemistry skills to join the Bohemia project team around November/December this year. Please note …

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Recent Projects

Calcium supplementation on pregnant women

Project summary This is a trial-based study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It intends to generate evidence for decision-making on the potential non-inferiority of a lower dose …

Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

The Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods is an exciting project in which IHI works with a consortium of partners from Asia and Africa to 1) develop capacity for improved …

Adam Saddler

Research Scientist and Deputy Head, Environmental Health & Ecological Sciences

Dr. Saddler is a research scientist and the Deputy Head of the Environmental Health and Ecological Sciences at IHI.  He has been based at the Bagamoyo branch of the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) for the last 2 years. His focus is on entomology and vector control interventions including evaluations of insecticides for indoor residual spraying. Dr. Saddler and his colleagues are currently working on two new projects that involve spatial repellents. One project investigates whether spatial repellents can be combined with odour baited mosquito traps to create a “push-pull” system that is more effective at reducing human-vector contact than either intervention alone. The other project will investigate the impact of spatial repellents on the dispersal rates of malaria vectors in the field. Before his time at IHI Dr Saddler obtained both his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and Master’s in Public Health Research at the University of Edinburgh in the UK. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology and Evolution from Imperial College London in 2014. His thesis involved research into insecticide resistance in mosquito vectors – a subject which he maintains a keen interest.

View Dr. Saddler’s Research Interests & Publications


Improved IRS: evaluating the neonicotinoid, clothianidin for indoor residual spraying against malaria

Evaluation of the Push-Pull strategies for the control of outdoor biting mosquitoes

Movement rates of African malaria vectors and the impact of mosquito control interventions upon them

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