Gerry F. Killeen

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‘Let’s do more to end malaria for good’

Dar es Salaam, November 29, 2017. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Chief Executive Director (CED), Dr. Honorati Masanja, has challenged scientists and other partners in the global fight against malaria to …

Joint statement: Scientists update on residual malaria situation

Dar es Salaam, November 29, 2017. The Residual Malaria Transmission workshop enters the second day today. The workshop, which is scheduled to end tomorrow, discusses findings of research projects investigating …

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, …

Gerry F. Killeen

Resident Guest Scientist

Dr. Killeen has been based at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) in Tanzania for the last 13 years, during which time he established the Environmental Health and Ecological Sciences Thematic Group. He has supported several national malaria control programmes and established the locally-managed Dar es Salaam City Council Urban Malaria Control Programme, which is now being used as a model system for Government scale up of active malaria vector population abatement to all major urban centers in Tanzania. He has served as an adviser, consultant or editorial board member to the Malaria Journal, Parasites & Vectors, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Multilateral Vaccine Initiative, Malaria Elimination Initiative and World Health Organization. He works on a variety of basic and applied aspects of malaria transmission control, especially vector control, with a strong emphasis upon quantitative ecology and mathematical modelling, as well as capacity strengthening at individual, systems and institutional levels. Dr Killeen has served as institutional lead investigator, management committee representative and work package leader for IHI participation in the Avecnet Consortium. Dr Killeen also leads projects to develop new Transfluthrin Emanators for protecting against outdoor mosquito bites and Insecticide-Treated Eave Baffles for killing house-entering mosquitoes.

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Projects

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Using protein labels for entomological investigations into malaria transmission and control

Control of Zika transmission using low-cost transfluthrin repellent emanators

Targeting residual malaria vectors in areas where bed nets are already widely used

New tools for monitoring heterogeneities in vector species and behavior

Using human biomass and its spatial distribution to predict mosquito-borne disease transmission patterns

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