Zawadi Mageni

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Ifakara scientist explains why ending Tuberculosis requires better diagnostics

Ending tuberculosis through better diagnostics Author: Dr. Frederick Haraka, MD Yes, to end tuberculosis (TB), we need better diagnostic tools! TB is among the deadliest diseases in the world. In …

Study: 12% of people living with HIV in rural Tanzania have hypertension

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (March 9, 2017). IHI Research Scientist Dr Kim Mwamelo presents findings of the study in Boston, US, last year at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic …

Recent Projects

Assessing the progress towards rabies elimination from Pemba Island, Tanzania

Rabies is a deadly disease endemic in dog populations across Africa. Although rabies can be eliminated through mass dog vaccination, there has been little investment in dog vaccination in Africa …

Engaging pastoralists in controlling malaria mosquitoes in their communities

The project is aimed at applying pastoralists’ knowledge to find water bodies during the dry season and accurately identify aquatic habitats that can be treated with larvicide pyriproxyfen (PPF) to …

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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