Tegemeo Gavana

In the News

Malaria: Call for action to curb insecticide resistance

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) scientist Gerry Killeen has called for the international community to be bolder in adopting new products for existing interventions such as insecticide treated bed nets, so …

Muhas don is new IHI board member

Prof. Kaaya. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Board of Governors (BOG) has appointed Prof. Sylvia Kaaya member of the IHI Board of Trustees (BOT) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The appointment …

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 …

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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