Frank Sandra Tenywa

In the News

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 …

Marcel steps down from IHI boards

Prof. Marcel Tanner has stepped down as Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) and Board of Governors (BOG) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The Former …

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 …

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.


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

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