Samson Kiware

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RTS’S Malaria Vaccine: Ifakara Scientist Says Tanzania Must Be Proud of Its Contributions

RTS’S Malaria Vaccine; Tanzania Must Be Proud! By Dr. Frederick Haraka The WHO African region has recently announced the beginning of a pilot malaria vaccination programme in Africa. The pilot …

Ifakara Health Institute Committed to Developing and Testing New Tools Against Malaria Vectors

Ifakara Health Institute Committed to Development and Testing of New Tools Against Malaria Control By Dr. Gerry F. Killeen Vector control with long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying …

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 …

Samson Kiware

Research Scientist

Dr. Samson Kiware is a research scientist and a Wellcome Trust Fellow with special interests in developing informatics systems and mathematical models based on infectious diseases especially malaria.  Dr. Samson’s current research projects involve developing and supporting informatics system for collecting and standardizing entomological and environmental datasets. He is also working with a team to create effective user friendly interfaces that enable multiple researchers to more effectively collaborate, share, and synthesize data using standardized formats across multiple studies and sites.  His main focus is to develop vector control optimization model that can be used to evaluate impacts and cost-effectiveness of combined vector control tools at the mosquito population level in a range of eco-epidemiological settings – the model that can assist researchers and program decision-makers on the design of experimental or operational research to test vector control interventions. The models can potentially be extended to work for other mosquito-borne diseases. Other research plans include developing a platform for a one-stop-shop for all malaria related data and vectors-humans transmission models that can be used to evaluate vector control interventions and antimalarial drugs. Also, Dr. Samson’s other research interests include but not limited to advanced technologies that can be used to sample and analyze mosquitoes, the role of human movement in malaria transmissions, and development of user friendly interfaces for malaria data and modeling systems to increase uptake by NMCPs.

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Control of malaria vectors by the auto-dissemination of insecticides

Investigating the magnitude and drivers of residual malaria transmission in Zanzibar

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

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Using mathematical models to assess impacts of integrated vector management strategies

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