Dickson Wilson Lwetoijera

In the News

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 …

How healthy is city life in Tanzania?: Ifakara scientists reveal surprising results

How healthy is city life in Tanzania? By Gemma Todd At Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), we recognise the changing burden of disease and its geography. A team of researchers at …

Recent Projects

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

The project is aimed at applying pastoralists’ knowledge to find water bodies during the dry season and accurately identify aquatic habitats that can be treated with larvicide pyriproxyfen (PPF) to …

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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