Maganga Sambo

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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 …

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Calcium supplementation on pregnant women

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Maganga Sambo

Research Scientist

Sambo  Maganga is a research scientist and the co-leader of the Neglected Tropical Diseases and Zoooses Portfolio within the Environmental Health and Ecological Sciences department. He obtained a B.A. Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Dar Es Salaam, and an MSc. Ecology and Environmental Biology from the University of Glasgow. Joining IHI in 2007, Mr. Sambo has led various field research’ on rabies in South-east Tanzania. He is currently doing PhD on measuring, monitoring and improving mass dog vaccination programmes to control and eliminate rabies.  Mr. Sambo is interested to investigate the spatio-temporal dynamics of rabies and the challenges facing the elimination of rabies within African settings.

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Rabies: integrated surveillance and response systems in resource-limited settings

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