Tegemeo Gavana

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Article: Window screens can suppress malaria

(Dar es Salaam & Liverpool) Protecting houses against mosquitoes with netting window screens can suppress malaria, IHI scientists have confirmed. In an article published today in Lancet Planetary Health, a …

IHI scientists in Dodoma for Water Week

(Dodoma) TWO IHI scientists, Alfred Boniphace and Dr. Beda Levira, represented the Institute in this year’s Water Week commemorations which was held at the national level in Dodoma during the …

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 …

Tegemeo Gavana

Research Scientist

Mr. Tegemeo Gavana is a Research Officer at Ifakara Health institute (IHI) under Environmental Health and Ecological Sciences department. He has a bachelors degree in Rural Development from Sokoine University of Agriculture. Mr. Tegemeo joined Ifakara health Institute in 2011 as research intern in a project to evaluate application of community based novel strategies for malaria surveillance and control, in which he was employed as a research officer six months later. Mr. Tegemeo has taken part and undertaken various responsibilities as co-investigator in different research projects including: a) Evaluating the impact of indoor residual spraying for malaria control on lymphatic filariasis transmission in Tanzania using community based platforms, b) Evaluating feasibility and scalability of community based malaria vector surveillance system to national scale and c) Evaluating protective efficacy of repellent treated footwear against mosquito bites. Mr. Tegemeo is currently working for malaria elimination pilot project which applies community based strategies integrated with T3 to reduce resilient malaria in the Rufiji river basin. Also, he is a co-investigator for the project, Creating low-cost repellent-treated sandals that provide round-the-clock protection against Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya and Malaria,  and 2) External quality assurance for National entomological surveillance system in Tanzania mainland. Mr. Tegemeo has passion on innovative tools for public health improvement and interest on integrative approaches of studying and controlling multiple vector transmitted diseases which co-exist.


Quality assurance for country-wide entomological surveillance of malaria vectors in Tanzania

Low-cost mosquito repellent sandals to protect against Zika, dengue, chikungunya and malaria

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