Daniel Msellemu

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Chief Operation Officer – COO required at IHI

(Dar es Salaam) IHI is looking for an experienced individual to take the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Reporting to the Chief Executive Director (CED), the COO will play …

IHI hosts WaSH collaborators from South Africa

(Dar es Salaam) South Africa’s collaborators in the Leading Integrated Research for Agenda (LIRA) 2030 project visited Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and a number of sites where the project is …

Recent Projects

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 …

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 …

Daniel Msellemu

Research Scientist

Mr. Daniel Msellemu first trained as a clinician and practiced clinical medicine for four years. He joined IHI in 2009 and there after trained in epidemiology at the University of London. He is a co-principal investigator to the trial  of a project evaluating the use of insecticidal treated military uniforms seeking better ways to prevent mosquito bites to soldiers while on duty specifically during armed conflicts. The aim is to identify a single intervention or a combination of at least two interventions that will effectively work together on preventing mosquito bites while out doors at all times. Daniel has extensive experience on health research in urban areas having done two major malaria surveys in urban setting, the first with Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Integrated Malaria Control Program (IMCP) in Dar es Salaam city and the second study worked with IHI on Malaria Transmission Consortium (MTC) 2009-2012. Other studies in similar areas were the study on “Contributing factors to malaria prevalence on the population that usebednets among Dar es Salaam residents.” In 2014 he worked as a PI in a “Retrospective study on Dengue epidemicin Kinondoni Dar es Salaam.” He is experienced in study designing, data analysis and disaster mitigation. Previous works include Pandemic simulation (Pandemic Preparedness and Contingency Planning) to United Nation employees in Dar es Salaam city. The simulation was a pandemic preparedness on of avian influenza aimed to ensure sustainability of UN essential operations. He also involved in the analysis of National Road Traffic Accidents. Daniel is a former Welcome Trust Masters Fellow, and currently a PhD candidate at the University of Basel in Switzerland.

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Evaluation of insecticide-treated military uniforms for malaria prevention and control in regions of hyperendemicity

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