Frank Sandra Tenywa

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Scientists: Target TB interventions on these transmission hotspots

(Dar es Salaam, September 14, 2017). Scientists at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have recently adapted a method for identifying tuberculosis (TB) transmission hotpots using a new technique that could revolutionize …

Research Office, Lab Technicians required

IHI is looking for suitably qualified Research Officer and Laboratory Technicians to fill vacant positions in the Laboratory Unit in Bagamoyo. To apply or share, get more details about these …

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, …

Frank Sandra Tenywa

Research Officer

Mr. Frank Tenywa joined Ifakara Health Institute in 2014 as a Research Officer. He holds, BSc. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from university of Dar es Salaam since 2013. In 2016, Frank was awarded a Master’s fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine to pursue MSc. in Epidemiology at University of Basel. He will be developing Attractive Toxic Sugar Baited Resting Places (ATSB-RP) for controlling Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. As a Research Officer, Frank has worked on projects tilted “Homemade fruit-based attractive toxic sugar bait against Anopheles arabiensis in Tanzania” and “Evaluation of Lantana camara sterile species against indoor and outdoor biting malaria mosquitoes”. Also he has worked as consultant, testing different biochemical attractants to increase attractiveness of mosquitoes to ATSBs. He has participated in designing and conducting experiments, collecting and analysing data. He also works as a collaborator on a project tilted “Phase II Experimental hut and Phase III community study for evaluation of Semi Shield TM  50WG for Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in Tanzania”. His career interest in research is to conduct researches on vector control of tropical diseases. Also he would like to participate in mentoring the junior scientists as lecturer of biostatistics and mathematical modeling.

Projects

Evaluation of attractive Toxic Sugar bait resting place against Dengue Vectors in Urban Tanzania

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