Andrea Kipingu



Research title: Modelling to Optimize Malaria Vector Control

Research Summary

Vector control remains the most efficient strategy against malaria. As mosquito populations become smaller following pressures from interventions, a range of ecological changes are likely to occur, which could impede or facilitate local vector elimination. Ecological theory indicates that efforts required to eliminate populations may vary considerably depending on the levels of intra- and interspecific competition affecting population regulation. However, the relative importance of these phenomena in regulating malaria vector populations is largely unknown. This PhD project will work towards filling this knowledge gap by developing and applying cutting-edge models to a range of unique entomological surveillance data, collected over multiple years in Tanzania and other sub-Saharan African countries. Ultimately, this project focus on finding ways to improve malaria vector control


  1. February 24th-25th, 2022 - Central Botswana Mathematics and Statistical Sciences Conference II (Virtual), Department of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences, Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), Palapye, Botswana
  2. September 26th-28th, 2022 - 8th edition of the Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) Annual Conference & Exhibition, Kigali Rwanda. 
  3. October 30th - November 3rd, 2022 - American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene  (ASTMH) 2022 Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, USA.


  1. September 2017 – August 2018 & July 2019 – October 2020: Teaching Advanced Mathematics and Computer Studies at Rosmini Secondary School, Tanga, Tanzania
  2. August 2018 – June 2019: Teaching and mentoring of Junior and Senior level students at African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kigali Rwanda
  3. July – September 2015 & 2016: Teaching Advanced Mathematics at Galanos Secondary School, Tanga, Tanzania
  4. September – October 2015: Teaching Basic Mathematics at Daluni Secondary School, Tanga Tanzania