Samson Kiware

In the News

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 …

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

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Using mathematical models to assess impacts of integrated vector management strategies

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