Johnson K Swai

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Vacancy: Innovation Hub Director (1)

The Ifakara Innovation Hub is looking for a qualified individual to take the post of Innovation Hub Director. The ideal candidate is someone who has the right mix of leadership, …

Vacancy: Environmental Scientist required (1 post)

(Dar es Salaam, July 23 2019) IHI is looking for an experienced Environmental Scientist with analytical chemistry skills to join the Bohemia project team around November/December this year. Please note …

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 …

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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