Dickson Wilson Lwetoijera

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Concern over malaria in children with no symptoms

Malaria in children showing no symptoms raises concerns Dar es Salaam. June 16, 2017.  Researchers at Ifakara Health Institute have detected a substantial amount of parasites in children without any …

Call for applications for Bootcamp in Ouagadougou

IHI scientists at a previous bootcamp. PHOTO/COURTESY OF DR. FREDROS OKUMU The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) in collaboration with Ifakara Health Institute and Institut de …

Recent Projects

Understanding and enhancing approaches to quality improvement in small and medium sized private facilities in sub-Saharan Africa

This is an evaluation study that IHI is conducting in collaboration with London school of hygiene and tropical medicine. The research takes place in the context of an innovative intervention …

Vaccine Delivery Costing Study

As countries drive towards achieving high and equitable coverage of life-saving vaccines, the availability of sustainable, equitable, and predictable financing for vaccine delivery is essential. Over the last two decades, …

Dickson Wilson Lwetoijera

Research Scientist and Deputy Head of Training & Capacity Building

Dr. Dickson Wilson Lwetoijera is an IHI Research Scientist with a PhD in Health and Life Science from Liverpool school of Tropical Medicine, UK.  He holds an MSc in Applied Zoology from University of Dar es Salaam and BSc in Biotechnology and Laboratory sciences from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania, and currently is pursuing a MBA in International Health Management at the Swiss Tropic Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland. Since he joined Ifakara Health Institute in November 2007, Dr. Lwetoijera has conducted research on various technologies including the use biopesticide entomopathogenic fungi, and synthetic juvenile hormone Pyriproxyfen for controlling malaria vectors, in Tanzania. He has been strongly involved in assessing the changing structures of rural houses, and long term surveillance of diseases vector particularly An. funestus mosquitoes on malaria transmission in Tanzania. Dr Lwetoijera has recently taken up a post-doctoral position with the institute’s growing WaSH portfolio. The WaSH project aims to protect people’s health and economically empower them, through WaSH related projects. To date, Lwetoijera has achieved the following: 1) 28 peer reviewed publications (8 first or last author and 20 as a co-author), Awarded 5 international grants (two as a PI and three others as Co-PI), Awarded 4 scholarships (3 travel awards and 1 training scholarship); and attended and presented research findings in more than 5 international conferences.

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Projects

Engaging pastoralists in controlling malaria mosquitoes in their communities

Short courses in life sciences, health systems and public health research for targeted teams

Control of malaria vectors by the auto-dissemination of insecticides

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Effectiveness of WASH interventions against vulnerabilities associated with climate change in Tanzania

Innovative solutions for sanitation challenges in pro-poor settings of urban Dar es Salaam

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