Anitha Philbert


Anitha Philbert is a lecturer in the department of Life Sciences, Mkwawa University College of Education, which is the constituent of College of the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Anitha is involved in teaching zoological courses to undergraduate students and supervises some postgraduate students in the field of vector biology. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Zoology with a focus in vector biology. Her research interest is on vector borne diseases (malaria, dengue, RVF and Yellow Fever vectors). The recent project was on the role of pesticide usage (in agriculture) in the development of vector resistance to public health insecticides, the field that has currently attracted the attention of malariologists across the globe. Drawing from past experiences (Master’s degree and other previous research work), she demonstrates a strong passion to research on of vector-borne diseases. She is also interested in multidespline work, bridging scientists, policy makers and local communities towards creating a malaria free world.