Samson Kiware

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Vacancy: Innovation Hub Director (1)

The Ifakara Innovation Hub is looking for a qualified individual to take the post of Innovation Hub Director. The ideal candidate is someone who has the right mix of leadership, …

Vacancy: Environmental Scientist required (1 post)

(Dar es Salaam, July 23 2019) IHI is looking for an experienced Environmental Scientist with analytical chemistry skills to join the Bohemia project team around November/December this year. Please note …

Recent Projects

Calcium supplementation on pregnant women

Project summary This is a trial-based study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It intends to generate evidence for decision-making on the potential non-inferiority of a lower dose …

Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

The Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods is an exciting project in which IHI works with a consortium of partners from Asia and Africa to 1) develop capacity for improved …

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

Health impact assessment for engaging natural resource extraction Projects in sustainable development in producer regions

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

Using mathematical models to assess impacts of integrated vector management strategies

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