Jürg Utzinger

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Malaria: Call for action to curb insecticide resistance

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) scientist Gerry Killeen has called for the international community to be bolder in adopting new products for existing interventions such as insecticide treated bed nets, so …

Muhas don is new IHI board member

Prof. Kaaya. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Board of Governors (BOG) has appointed Prof. Sylvia Kaaya member of the IHI Board of Trustees (BOT) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The appointment …

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 …

Jürg Utzinger

Board Member

Prof. Jürg Utzinger is trained in environmental sciences (MSc, ETH Zurich), epidemiology (PhD, University of Basel) and demography (visiting research fellow, Princeton University). Since mid-2015, he is the Director of the Swiss TPH, an associate institute of the University of Basel.

Utzinger is also a professor of epidemiology at the University of Basel. His research, teaching and training interests pertain to the epidemiology and control of neglected tropical diseases and health impact assessment of large infrastructure projects.

He is also engaged in transnational global health research consortia with ongoing collaborative projects in Côte d’Ivoire, China and elsewhere in the continents of Africa and Asia.

Projects

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