Zawadi Mageni

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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 …

Study reports boys, girls start working in the mines at 7

(Dar es Salaam, May 8, 2018). New findings of a formative study by Ifaraha Health Institute (IHI) and partners which focused on children in mining show that child miners, both …

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 …

Zawadi Mageni

Research Scientist and Senior Grants & Contracts Officer

Ms. Zawadi Mageni has served as a researcher at the Ifakara Health Institute since June 2011, and currently an affiliate of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), in the UK. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Earth Science from Carthage College, U.S.A, and a Master’s degree in Infectious and Tropical Diseases from the LSHTM. Ms. Mageni was the recipient of a Certificate in Leadership from Carthage College, U.S.A: Character Quest. Currently she is enrolled as a PhD student at LSHTM, whereby she is focusing on malaria bed-net interventions. Ms Mageni is involved in two key projects at Ifakara Health Institute focusing on the useful life of bed-nets for malaria control in Tanzania: Attrition, Bioefficacy, Chemistry, Durability and Insecticide Resistance (ABCDR), and decoding perceptions, barriers and motivators to net care and repair in Tanzania. Her extensive research experience in the field is showcased through her publications specialising in the durability of net intervention programmes and modelling of vector transmissions and infection prevalence. Ms Mageni is the appointed Grants and Contracts officer at Ifakara Health Institute.

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Projects

Measuring the useful life of bed nets for malaria control in Tanzania: attrition, bioefficacy, chemistry, durability and insecticide resistance

Care and repair of bed nets: perceptions, barriers and motivators associated with care and repair of mosquito nets in Tanzania

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