Mgeni Mohamed

In the News

Study establishes link between gender, extramarital affairs and HIV

Dar es Salaam. A new Ifakara Health Institute study has found “a significant association between lifetime (proxy) extramarital affairs and HIV infection among women only,” with the risk being significantly …

IHI names winners of research, innovation fund

[Right-Left] Getrud, Beatrice, Theckla, and Tutu.Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has named recipients of the 2017/18 Director’s Research and Innovation Fund. This is an internal funding mechanism aimed to support specific …

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 …

Mgeni Mohamed

Research Scientist

Mr. Mgeni Mohamed works as a Research Scientist at Ifakara health Institute since 2011. He has a bachelor of science in nursing and masters’ of science in Parasitology and Medical Entomology from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science (MUHAS). In September 2016, he has enrolled at the University of Basel pursuing a Ph.D. in Epidemiology. He is investigating the optimal control strategy for mosquitoes that are behaviorally or physiologically resistant. Mr. Mgeni Mohamed has experience on working as the project leader, co-PI, and PI for some projects implemented at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI). Mr.Mgeni Mohamed is involved in the set-up of IHI Clinical Trials Facility at Kingani, and Biosafety Insectary Lab Level III. He has previously worked as a study nurse and facility manager in the IHI Clinical Trials Unit, as well as a technician and insectary manager at Bagamoyo insectary lab.  He has a publication on spatial repellent as the first author and co-authored other two publications. Mr. Mgeni Mohamed is interested in working on spatial repellent and projects that investigating drugs or vaccines that block the movement of malaria parasites from human to mosquitoes (Transmission blocking intervention).

Projects

Evaluation of the Push-Pull strategies for the control of outdoor biting mosquitoes

Movement rates of African malaria vectors and the impact of mosquito control interventions upon them

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