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IHI scientist wins Wellcome Trust fellowship

Dec. 3, 2019
IHI scientist wins Wellcome Trust fellowship
Dr. Lwetoijera: The latest receipient of the Wellcome Trust's International Intermediate Fellowship. PHOTO | Bilal Aziz/IHIcoms

IHI researcher, Dr. Dickson Lwetoijera, has won the International Intermediate Fellowship funded by United Kingdom-based Wellcome Trust. Head of Training and Capacity Building at IHI, Dr. Kafuruki Shubis, unveiled the news in an email to all staff on December 3, 2019.

For five years, Dr. Lwetoijera will be implementing a project bearing the title: 'Demonstrating the impact of mosquito-assisted larviciding (autodissemination) as a complementary malaria intervention in rural Tanzania'.

Dozens of congratulatory messages poured in from his research colleagues and other staff. This one, by Alphonce Assenga - a Research Officer based in Bagamoyo, is just an example: “I'm very excited to hear this… you have been working on it for a while now and finally, your tireless efforts have yielded fruits (sweet ones!). This is a very, very, very great news! I wish you all the best.”

About Wellcome Trust

UK-based Wellcome Trust is a politically and financially independent foundation that supports researchers, takes on big health challenges, campaigns for better science, and helps everyone get involved with science and health research.

Its founder, Sir Henry Wellcome, was a medical entrepreneur, collector, and philanthropist. How the foundation works today reflects the breadth of his interests and his conviction that health can be improved when research generates, tests and investigates new ideas.

Today, the Wellcome Trust has a £25.9 billion investment portfolio which funds all the work it does. In the next five years, it plans to spend around £5 billion helping people across the world explore great ideas.