Dickson Wilson Lwetoijera

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Study establishes link between gender, extramarital affairs and HIV

Dar es Salaam. A new Ifakara Health Institute study has found “a significant association between lifetime (proxy) extramarital affairs and HIV infection among women only,” with the risk being significantly …

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 …

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 …

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

Anopheles funestus rearing and gene flow studies

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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