Robert D. Sumaye

In the News

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 …

Robert D. Sumaye

Research Scientist

Robert is a research scientist with training in epidemiology and experience working with zoonotic diseases. He obtained his veterinary training at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania and later pursued MSc in Tropical Animal Health specializing in Epidemiology at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. He joined IHI in 2008 and since then he has been involved in a number research activities including natural resources management, demographic surveillance system and outdoor mosquito control project. Currently he is pursuing a PhD program at the University of Liege and Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium, studying the Epidemiology of Rift Valley fever in the Kilombero river valley, Tanzania. Robert is also working on research that employ one health research approach to address linkages between humans, animals, and their shared environments, for investigation into the epidemiology of Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) and Brucellosis in Kilombero valley, Morogoro and Ruaha ecosystem, Iringa.

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Projects

Zoonotic viral sharing among bats, primates and people in high-risk areas in Tanzania

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