Gerry F. Killeen

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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 …

Study reports boys, girls start working in the mines at 7

(Dar es Salaam, May 8, 2018). New findings of a formative study by Ifaraha Health Institute (IHI) and partners which focused on children in mining show that child miners, both …

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 …

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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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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