Daniel Msellemu

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IHI team engages with top brass at SERI

The IHI team (right) led by Dr. Honorati Masanja (not seen on the photo) meets with SERI officials (left row) during a stakeholder engagement meeting in Bern last week. PHOTO/COURTESY …

Health professionals learn “One Health” approach

Dr. Ally Olotu stresses a point when he addressed participants and invited guests during the opening ceremony. PHOTO/IHIcoms (Bagamoyo, Aprili 5 2019) Health professionals from Zoonotic disease risk areas of …

Recent Projects

Calcium supplementation on pregnant women

Project summary This is a trial-based study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It intends to generate evidence for decision-making on the potential non-inferiority of a lower dose …

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 …

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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