Samson Kiware

In the News

The CED sums up year 2016/17 in latest message

2016/2017: Year of success despite challenges Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Chief Executive Director (CED), Dr. Honorati Masanja, has penned a message which sums up the last (2016/2017) financial year. Read …

2018 EDCTP-AREF Preparatory Fellowships

AREF- EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship programme is due to be initiated in 2018. An announcement has been placed on the AREF and EDCTP websites: https://www.medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk/aref/for-african-researchers/funding-opportunities/edctp-aref-preparatory-fellowships/ http://www.edctp.org/call/edctp-aref-preparatory-fellowships/ This is great opportunity for talented African …

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, …

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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Projects

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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