Based in Muheza, Tanzania

I joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the PAMVERC in September 2018. My post is based in Muheza, Tanga region, North East Tanzania where I have been tasked to support the administration of a phase III trial for evaluating the efficacy, residual effect as well as community acceptance of Fludora Fusion, a new insecticide formulation for indoor residual spraying.

I completed a Wellcome Trust funded Masters Fellowship at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2012 with Prof. Charles Wondji and Prof. Hilary Ranson. My master’s research focused on investigating the extent and mechanisms of insecticide resistance mainly in An. funestus across Uganda and western Kenya.  I then moved on to work with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute as a Staff Scientist in the Lawniczak group. My work at Sanger focused on mapping genetic variation associated with mosquito susceptibility to P. falciparum. Prior to this appointment, I worked with the International Public Health Department at LSTM on strengthening laboratory systems for neglected tropical disease control in low income countries. My goal is to continue working in the medical entomology field, and to understand mechanisms of insecticide resistance and its management in public health.

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