Ifakara Health Institute
Institution: Ifakara Health Institute
Area of Research: Assessing the impact of settlement patterns and distances between households on malaria transmission in rural Tanzanian populations.
Emmanuel Kaindoa is a Research Scientist and Deputy Head of the Environmental Health and Ecological Science Department. Emmanuel joined Ifakara Health Institute in 2011 to work as a Research Officer within a project called African Vector Control-New Tools Project (AvecNet), a large consortium built on the idea of controlling malaria by targeting the vectors. The main aim of this project is to develop and evaluate new technologies that can be used alongside long-lasting insecticide nets (LLINs) in Africa. He obtained a Masters of Science in Biology and Control of Parasites and Disease Vectors from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2013, having worn a competitive Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. In fact, Emmanuel’s Application was ranked by the Wellcome Trust as the top-ranking application that year; thus, his fellowship was co-funded by the Association of Physicians in the UK and Ireland. He is currently working towards a PhD in Public Health at Witwatersrand University, South Africa, funded by the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) in 2015. Currently, he is also involved in the longitudinal surveillance of malaria vectors in rural Tanzania. Emmanuel’s interests include research on relationships between geography and human health, spatial epidemiology of diseases, with a specific focus on understanding underlying biological processes, including how mosquitoes seek and find humans within communities and how this influences the epidemiology of mosquito-borne diseases. Mr. Kaindoa has authored or co-authored six papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He was appointed as Deputy Head of the Environmental Health and Ecological Science Department at the Ifakara Health Institute in July 2016 to date. More details can be found at http://ihi.or.tz/staff/mr-emmanuel-kaindoa/