Ifakara Health Institute
Emmanuel Mbuba is a research scientist at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) in Tanzania, where he serves as a Deputy Head of the Vector Control Product Testing Unit (VCPTU). He leads several research studies on the evaluation of new vector control interventions including insecticide-treated bed nets (ITN), indoor residual sprays (IRS) and mosquito repellents. In 2017, he was appointed to lead the VCPTU’s Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) accreditation. In 2021, the VCPTU was awarded GLP accreditation for the efficacy testing of new vector control products. He is currently serving as a GLP Study Director in the VCPTU.
Mr Mbuba holds a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology and laboratory sciences and an MSc in molecular biology. He has several years of experience in the field of malaria and medical entomology. He is currently pursuing his PhD in epidemiology at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), where his research focuses on the field durability evaluation of piperonyl butoxide (PBO) ITNs and new methods for evaluating their durability in the field. He is interested in new vector control product development, evaluations and novel ways of testing and evaluating vector control interventions.