Mgeni Mohamed

In the News

Chief Operation Officer – COO required at IHI

(Dar es Salaam) IHI is looking for an experienced individual to take the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Reporting to the Chief Executive Director (CED), the COO will play …

IHI hosts WaSH collaborators from South Africa

(Dar es Salaam) South Africa’s collaborators in the Leading Integrated Research for Agenda (LIRA) 2030 project visited Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and a number of sites where the project is …

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 …

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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