Johnson K Swai

In the News

Swiss envoys visit Bagamoyo sites to boost ties

(Bagamoyo) Swiss Ambassador to Tanzania Florence Tinguely Mattli and Head of Sub-Saharan Africa and Francophone Division in the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Anne Lugon-Moulin visited Ifakara Health Institute’s …

IHI, partners kick off China-TZ malaria project

(Dar es Salaam) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) today joins public health partners in hosting the kick off meeting for the China-Tanzania malaria project to be implemented for one year from …

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 …

Johnson K Swai

Research Scientist

Mr. Johnson K. Swai has a BSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. He has worked on development and evaluation of novel mosquito control tools, including spatial mosquito repellents, housing for itinerant communities and alternative sources of mosquito attractants. He is interested in studying the role of migratory farmers’ livelihoods in maintaining transmission of vector borne diseases, and its implications to the health of community members practicing it.  Johnson Swai is currently on a Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship, enrolled for a masters degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

View Swai’s Research Interests and Publications


Improved housing for migratory rice farmers in south-eastern Tanzania

Assessing malaria infections among migratory rice farmers in a residual transmission setting in rural south eastern Tanzania

Fighting insect-borne diseases and enriching urban agricultural land by using molasses from sugar factories

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