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.