Victoria James Githu


Research title: Improving the design Vector control trials

Research Summary

I have a particular passion for enhancing Public health, and particularly tackling diseases like malaria that have a devastating impact in Sub-Saharan Africa.

My research interests revolve around mathematical modeling, infectious disease modeling, data analysis, clinical trial design and public health impact, with a specific focus on malaria vector control.

My PhD project is centered around addressing the critical issue of Vector-borne Diseases (VBDs) with a focus on improving vector control trials. Moreover, my PhD project aims to revolutionize the evaluation of interventions against VBDs by investigating alternative trial designs to enhance the cost-effectiveness and feasibility of studies while maintaining high-quality evidence collection


Recognizing my dedication and expertise, I have successfully secured prestigious travel grants that have allowed me to participate and present in influential international conferences. Notable among these are the;

1. 2022 Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) Conference and Exhibition

2. 2022 American Society of Tropical and Medicine Hygiene (ASTMH) annual meeting

3. The 2023 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Institute for Disease Modeling symposium.

Additional Information

I have achieved notable recognition in the realm of early career excellence, earning the distinction of being named a runner-up by the Women in Vector Control of the Pan-African Mosquito Control Association in September 2023. This accolade stands as a testament to my significant contributions in the ongoing battle against vector-borne diseases.