Ifakara Health Institute
Emmanuel is a research scientist at 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 Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) accreditation of the VCPTU. In 2021, the VCPTU was GLP Accredited on efficacy testing of new vector control products. Currently, Emmanuel is serving as a GLP Study Director in the VCPTU.
Emmanuel holds a Bachelor degree in Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences and a Master of Science in Molecular Biology. He has several years of experience in the field of Malaria and Medical Entomology. Currently he is pursuing his PhD in Epidemiology at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. His PhD research is on the field durability evaluation of piperonyl butoxide (PBO) ITNs and new methods for evaluating their durability in the field. Emmanuel is interested on new vector control product development, evaluations and new ways of testing and evaluating vector control interventions.