Professor Fredros Okumu

  • Professor of Vector Biology (Infectious Disease Ecology)

email: Fredros.Okumu@glasgow.ac.uk

Graham Kerr Building, School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2731-5654

Biography

I am a public health researcher and mosquito biologist, with interests in surveillance and control of vector-borne diseases. I am a former Director of Science at Ifakara Health Institute, where I maintain an active research program with several partners and students. I have served in various advisory groups, including WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Group (MPAG) and the Gates Foundation’s Malaria Strategic Advisory Panel (MSAP).

I began my education in Kenya, studying Public Health at Moi University College of Health Sciences (2001-2005) and subsequently a masters degree in Applied Parasitology at the University of Nairobi. I obtained a second masters degree in Geo-Information Sciences, Earth Observation and Environmental Modelling at Lund University, Sweden. In 2012, I was awarded a PhD in Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, followed in 2019 by an MBA in International Health Management from the University of Basel & Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Switzerland. I previously held the 2021 Heath Clark Lectureship at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute –Gates International Research Scholars Award (2017-2023) and a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship for Public Health & Tropical Medicine  (2014-2019).

My research is centred on the biology, control and elimination of mosquito-borne diseases, notably malaria. I currently have a large portfolio of work covering the field and lab studies on dominant vector species, new systems for monitoring disease transmission, and strategies for integrating new technologies such as genetically modified mosquitoes into disease control programs. I am also very passionate about improving ecosystems for young researchers in Africa

Research interests

I have a broad interest in public health research, and a particular focus on the biology and control of vector borne diseases. My research seeks to understand the transmission patterns and their drivers. I study risk patterns in human populations and how various changes in the environment or human behaviours might affect these risk patterns. Current research initiatives include.

  1. Population biology of dominant malaria vectors
  2. Ecological management practices for the control of vector-borne diseases
  3. Advancing infrared & AI techniques for entomological and parasitological investigations of malaria and onchocerciasis
  4. Innovative methods for entomological monitoring of vector-borne diseases.
  5. Investigating human behaviors and activities relevant to the risk of mosquito-borne diseases
  6. Strategies for integrating genetically modified mosquitoes in disease control.
  7. Design and testing of new approaches for control of malaria vectors
  8. Investigating the mobility of mosquitoes along human and cargo transportation routes
  9. Investigating stakeholder perspectives and opinions on new technologies for disease control & surveillance
  10. Catalyzing R&D ecosystems in disease endemic countries.

Most of my research is currently based out of Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania,  with colaborators in multiple countries

Research groups

Publications

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Number of items: 74.

2024

Wangrawa, D. W., Odero, J. O., Baldini, F. , Okumu, F. and Badolo, A. (2024) Distribution and insecticide resistance profile of the major malaria vector Anopheles funestus group across the African continent. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 38(2), pp. 119-137. (doi: 10.1111/mve.12706) (PMID:38303659)

Mwanga, E. P. et al. (2024) Reagent-free detection of Plasmodium falciparum malaria infections in field-collected mosquitoes using mid-infrared spectroscopy and machine learning. Scientific Reports, 14, 12100. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-024-63082-z)

Trujillano, F. , Jimenez, G., Manrique, E., Kahamba, N. F., Okumu, F. , Apollinaire, N., Carrasco-Escobar, G., Barrett, B. and Fornace, K. (2024) Using image segmentation models to analyse high-resolution earth observation data: new tools to monitor disease risks in changing environments. International Journal of Health Geographics, 23(1), 13. (doi: 10.1186/s12942-024-00371-w) (PMID:38764024) (PMCID:PMC11102859)

Odero, J. et al. (2024) Genetic markers associated with the widespread insecticide resistance in malaria vector Anopheles funestus populations across Tanzania. Parasites and Vectors, 17(1), 230. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-024-06315-4) (PMID:38760849)

Abkallo, H. M. et al. (2024) Making genome editing a success story in Africa. Nature Biotechnology, 42, pp. 551-554. (doi: 10.1038/s41587-024-02187-2) (PMID:38504013)

Mwanga, E. P., Siria, D. J., Mshani, I. H., Mwinyi, S. H., Abbas, S., Gonzalez Jimenez, M. , Wynne, K. , Baldini, F. , Babayan, S. A. and Okumu, F. O. (2024) Rapid classification of epidemiologically relevant age categories of the malaria vector, Anopheles funestus. Parasites and Vectors, 17, 143. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-024-06209-5) (PMID:38500231)

Charlwood, J. D., Kampango, A., Omari, M. and Okumu, F. (2024) Simple techniques for a complex problem: Sampling malaria vectors in Africa. Acta Tropica, 251, p. 107104. (doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2023.107104) (PMID:38185187)

Limwagu, A. J., Msugupakulya, B. J., Kilalangongono, M. M., Mwalugelo, Y. A., Okumu, F. O. , Lyimo, I. N. and Ngasala, B. E. (2024) Evaluation of the DN-Mini (miniaturized double net) trap for sampling host-seeking Anopheles mosquitoes in malaria-endemic villages of southern Tanzania. PLoS ONE, 19(2), e0294192. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0294192) (PMID:38354118) (PMCID:PMC10866531)

Kahamba, N. F., Okumu, F. O. , Jumanne, M., Kifungo, K., Odero, J., Baldini, F. , Ferguson, H. and Nelli, L. (2024) Geospatial modelling of dry season habitats of the malaria vector, Anopheles funestus, in south-eastern Tanzania. Parasites and Vectors, 17, 38. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-024-06119-6)

2023

Monroe, A., Moore, S., Okumu, F. , Kiware, S., Lobo, N. F., Koenker, H., Sherrard-Smith, E., Gimnig, J. and Killeen, G. F. (2023) Correction: Methods and indicators for measuring patterns of human exposure to malaria vectors. Malaria Journal, 22, 270. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-023-04676-2) (PMID:37705029) (PMCID:PMC10500879)

Odero, J. O., Nambunga, I. H., Wangrawa, D. W., Badolo, A., Weetman, D., Koekemoer, L. L., Ferguson, H. M. , Okumu, F. O. and Baldini, F. (2023) Advances in the genetic characterization of the malaria vector, Anopheles funestus, and implications for improved surveillance and control. Malaria Journal, 22(1), 230. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-023-04662-8) (PMID:37553665) (PMCID:PMC10410966)

Muyaga, L. L., Meza, F. C., Kahamba, N. F., Njalambaha, R. M., Msugupakulya, B. J., Kaindoa, E. W., Ngowo, H. S. and Okumu, F. O. (2023) Effects of vegetation densities on the performance of attractive targeted sugar baits (ATSBs) for malaria vector control: a semi-field study. Malaria Journal, 22, 190. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-023-04625-z) (PMID:37344867) (PMCID:PMC10283285)

Bofu, R. M. et al. (2023) The needs and opportunities for housing improvement for malaria control in southern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 22, 69. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-023-04499-1) (PMID:36849883) (PMCID:PMC9972788)

Mmbando, A. S. et al. (2023) Small-scale field evaluation of transfluthrin-treated eave ribbons and sandals for the control of malaria vectors in rural Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 22(1), 43. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-023-04476-8) (PMID:36739391) (PMCID:PMC9898903)

Mwanga, E. P., Siria, D. J., Mitton, J., Mshani, I. H., González-Jiménez, M. , Selvarajah, P., Wynne, K. , Baldini, F. , Okumu, F. O. and Babayan, S. A. (2023) Using transfer learning and dimensionality reduction techniques to improve generalisability of machine-learning predictions of mosquito ages from mid-infrared spectra. BMC Bioinformatics, 24, 11. (doi: 10.1186/s12859-022-05128-5) (PMID:36624386) (PMCID:PMC9830685)

2022

Pinda, P. G. et al. (2022) Relationships between biological age, distance from aquatic habitats and pyrethroid resistance status of Anopheles funestus mosquitoes in south-eastern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 21, 365. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-022-04389-y) (PMID:36461058) (PMCID:PMC9719249)

Matowo, N. S., Tanner, M., Temba, B. A., Finda, M., Mlacha, Y. P., Utzinger, J. and Okumu, F. O. (2022) Participatory approaches for raising awareness among subsistence farmers in Tanzania about the spread of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors and the possible link to improper agricultural pesticide use. Malaria Journal, 21, 277. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-022-04289-1) (PMID:36180865) (PMCID:PMC9524312)

Wagman, J., Fornadel, C. and Okumu, F. (2022) Some residual malaria transmission may be “out of control” but “within reach” of current tools. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(38), e2210568119. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.2210568119) (PMID:36095220) (PMCID:PMC9499522)

Ngowo, H. , Limwagu, A. J., Ferguson, H. M. , Matthiopoulos, J. , Okumu, F. O. and Nelli, L. (2022) A statistical calibration tool for methods used to sample outdoor-biting mosquitoes. Parasites and Vectors, 15, 293. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-022-05403-7) (PMID:35978415) (PMCID:PMC9386948)

Mgaya, J. N., Siria, D. J., Makala, F. E., Mgando, J. P., Vianney, J.-M., Mwanga, E. P. and Okumu, F. O. (2022) Effects of sample preservation methods and duration of storage on the performance of mid-infrared spectroscopy for predicting the age of malaria vectors. Parasites and Vectors, 15, 281. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-022-05396-3) (PMID:35933384) (PMCID:PMC9356448)

Mapua, S. A., Hape, E. E., Kihonda, J., Bwanary, H., Kifungo, K., Kilalangongono, M., Kaindoa, E. W., Ngowo, H. S. and Okumu, F. O. (2022) Persistently high proportions of plasmodium-infected Anopheles funestus mosquitoes in two villages in the Kilombero valley, South-Eastern Tanzania. Parasite Epidemiology and Control, 18, e00264. (doi: 10.1016/j.parepi.2022.e00264) (PMID:35959316) (PMCID:PMC9357827)

Mponzi, W. P. et al. (2022) Observing the distribution of mosquito bites on humans to inform personal protection measures against malaria and dengue vectors. PLoS ONE, 17(7), e0271833. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0271833) (PMID:35877666) (PMCID:PMC9312397)

Cohen, J. M., Okumu, F. and Moonen, B. (2022) The fight against malaria: Diminishing gains and growing challenges. Science Translational Medicine, 14(651), (doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.abn3256) (PMID:35767649)

Ngowo, H. S. , Okumu, F. O. , Hape, E. E., Mshani, I. H., Ferguson, H. M. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2022) Using Bayesian state-space models to understand the population dynamics of the dominant malaria vector, Anopheles funestus in rural Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 21(1), 161. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-022-04189-4) (PMID:35658961) (PMCID:PMC9166306)

Kahamba, N. F., Finda, M., Ngowo, H. , Msugupakulya, B. J., Baldini, F. , Koekemoer, L. L., Ferguson, H. M. and Okumu, F. O. (2022) Using ecological observations to improve malaria control in areas where Anopheles funestus is the dominant vector. Malaria Journal, 21(1), 158. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-022-04198-3) (PMID:35655190) (PMCID:PMC9161514)

Siria, D. J. et al. (2022) Rapid age-grading and species identification of natural mosquitoes for malaria surveillance. Nature Communications, 13, 1501. (doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-28980-8) (PMID:35314683) (PMCID:PMC8938457)

Mmbando, A. S., Bradley, J., Kazimbaya, D., Kasubiri, R., Knudsen, J., Siria, D., von Seidlein, L., Okumu, F. O. and Lindsay, S. W. (2022) The effect of light and ventilation on house entry by Anopheles arabiensis sampled using light traps in Tanzania: an experimental hut study. Malaria Journal, 21, 36. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-022-04063-3) (PMID:35123497) (PMCID:PMC8818140)

2021

Nambunga, I. H. et al. (2021) Wild populations of malaria vectors can mate both inside and outside of human buildings. Parasites and Vectors, 14, 514. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-021-04989-8) (PMID:34620227) (PMCID:PMC8499572)

Opiyo, M. A., Ngowo, H. S. , Mapua, S. A., Mpingwa, M., Nchimbi, N., Matowo, N. S., Majambere, S. and Okumu, F. O. (2021) Sub-lethal aquatic doses of pyriproxyfen may increase pyrethroid resistance in malaria mosquitoes. PLoS ONE, 16(3), e0248538. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0248538) (PMID:33735241) (PMCID:PMC7971891)

Ngowo, H. S. , Hape, E. E., Matthiopoulos, J. , Ferguson, H. M. and Okumu, F. O. (2021) Fitness characteristics of the malaria vector Anopheles funestus during an attempted laboratory colonization. Malaria Journal, 20, 148. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-021-03677-3) (PMID:33712003) (PMCID:PMC7955623)

Jansson, S., Malmqvist, E., Mlacha, Y., Ignell, R., Okumu, F. , Killeen, G., Kirkeby, C. and Brydegaard, M. (2021) Real-time dispersal of malaria vectors in rural Africa monitored with lidar. PLoS ONE, 16(3), e0247803. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0247803) (PMID:33662005) (PMCID:PMC7932069)

Mmbando, A. S. et al. (2021) Fine-scale distribution of malaria mosquitoes biting or resting outside human dwellings in three low-altitude Tanzanian villages. PLoS ONE, 16(1), e0245750. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245750) (PMID:33507908) (PMCID:PMC7842886)

Minja, E. G. et al. (2021) Dietary diversity among households living in Kilombero district, in Morogoro region, South-Eastern Tanzania. Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 5, 100171. (doi: 10.1016/j.jafr.2021.100171)

2020

Pinda, P. G., Eichenberger, C., Ngowo, H. S. , Msaky, D. S., Abbasi, S., Kihonda, J., Bwanaly, H. and Okumu, F. O. (2020) Comparative assessment of insecticide resistance phenotypes in two major malaria vectors, Anopheles funestus and Anopheles arabiensis in south-eastern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 19, 408. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03483-3) (PMID:33176805) (PMCID:PMC7661194)

Okumu, F. (2020) The fabric of life: What if mosquito nets were durable and widely available but insecticide-free? Malaria Journal, 19(1), 260. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03321-6) (PMID:32690016) (PMCID:PMC7370456)

Matowo, N. S., Tanner, M., Munhenga, G., Mapua, S. A., Finda, M., Utzinger, J., Ngowi, V. and Okumu, F. O. (2020) Patterns of pesticide usage in agriculture in rural Tanzania call for integrating agricultural and public health practices in managing insecticide-resistance in malaria vectors. Malaria Journal, 19(1), 257. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03331-4) (PMID:32677961) (PMCID:PMC7364647)

Monroe, A., Moore, S., Okumu, F. , Kiware, S., Lobo, N. F., Koenker, H., Sherrard-Smith, E., Gimnig, J. and Killeen, G. F. (2020) Methods and indicators for measuring patterns of human exposure to malaria vectors. Malaria Journal, 19, 207. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03271-z) (PMID:32546166) (PMCID:PMC7296719)

Nambunga, I. H. et al. (2020) Aquatic habitats of the malaria vector Anopheles funestus in rural south-eastern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 19, 219. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03295-5) (PMID:32576200) (PMCID:PMC7310514)

Monroe, A. et al. (2020) Patterns of human exposure to malaria vectors in Zanzibar and implications for malaria elimination efforts. Malaria Journal, 19, 212. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03266-w) (PMID:32571338) (PMCID:PMC7310102)

Finda, M. F., Christofides, N., Lezaun, J., Tarimo, B., Chaki, P., Kelly, A. H., Kapologwe, N., Kazyoba, P., Emidi, B. and Okumu, F. O. (2020) Opinions of key stakeholders on alternative interventions for malaria control and elimination in Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 19, 164. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03239-z) (PMID:32321534) (PMCID:PMC7178586)

Sangoro, O. P., Gavana, T., Finda, M., Mponzi, W., Hape, E., Limwagu, A., Govella, N. J., Chaki, P. and Okumu, F. O. (2020) Evaluation of personal protection afforded by repellent-treated sandals against mosquito bites in south-eastern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 19, p. 148. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03215-7) (PMID:32268907) (PMCID:PMC7140554)

Masalu, J. P., Finda, M., Killeen, G. F., Ngowo, H. S. , Pinda, P. G. and Okumu, F. O. (2020) Creating mosquito-free outdoor spaces using transfluthrin-treated chairs and ribbons. Malaria Journal, 19, 109. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03180-1) (PMID:32156280) (PMCID:PMC7063784)

Kahamba, N. F., Limwagu, A. J., Mapua, S. A., Msugupakulya, B. J., Msaky, D. S., Kaindoa, E. W., Ngowo, H. S. and Okumu, F. O. (2020) Habitat characteristics and insecticide susceptibility of Aedes aegypti in the Ifakara area, south-eastern Tanzania. Parasites and Vectors, 13, 53. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-020-3920-y) (PMID:32033619) (PMCID:PMC7006121)

Msugupakulya, B. J., Kaindoa, E. W., Ngowo, H. S. , Kihonda, J. M., Kahamba, N. F., Msaky, D. S., Matoke-Muhia, D., Tungu, P. K. and Okumu, F. O. (2020) Preferred resting surfaces of dominant malaria vectors inside different house types in rural south-eastern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 19, 22. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-3108-0) (PMID:31941508) (PMCID:PMC6964015)

2019

Swai, J. K. et al. (2019) Protecting migratory farmers in rural Tanzania using eave ribbons treated with the spatial mosquito repellent, transfluthrin. Malaria Journal, 18, 414. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-3048-8) (PMID:31823783) (PMCID:PMC6905030)

Mwanga, E. P. et al. (2019) Detection of malaria parasites in dried human blood spots using mid-infrared spectroscopy and logistic regression analysis. Malaria Journal, 18, 341. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2982-9) (PMID:31590669) (PMCID:PMC6781347)

Mwanga, E. P. et al. (2019) Eave ribbons treated with transfluthrin can protect both users and non-users against malaria vectors. Malaria Journal, 18, 314. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2958-9) (PMID:31533739) (PMCID:PMC6751741)

González Jiménez, M. et al. (2019) Prediction of mosquito species and population age structure using mid-infrared spectroscopy and supervised machine learning. Wellcome Open Research, 4, 76. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15201.3) (PMID:31544155) (PMCID:PMC6753605)

Mwanga, E. P., Ngowo, H. S. , Mapua, S. A., Mmbando, A. S., Kaindoa, E. W., Kifungo, K. and Okumu, F. O. (2019) Evaluation of an ultraviolet LED trap for catching Anopheles and Culex mosquitoes in south-eastern Tanzania. Parasites and Vectors, 12, 418. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-019-3673-7) (PMID:31455370) (PMCID:PMC6712696)

Matowo, N. S. et al. (2019) Fine-scale spatial and temporal variations in insecticide resistance in Culex pipiens complex mosquitoes in rural south-eastern Tanzania. Parasites and Vectors, 12, 413. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-019-3676-4) (PMID:31443737) (PMCID:PMC6708135)

Limwagu, A. J. et al. (2019) Using a miniaturized double-net trap (DN-Mini) to assess relationships between indoor–outdoor biting preferences and physiological ages of two malaria vectors, Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus. Malaria Journal, 18, 282. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2913-9) (PMID:31438957) (PMCID:PMC6704488)

Batista, E. P.A., Mapua, S. A., Ngowo, H. , Matowo, N. S., Melo, E. F., Paixão, K. S., Eiras, A. E. and Okumu, F. O. (2019) Videographic analysis of flight behaviours of host-seeking Anopheles arabiensis towards BG-Malaria trap. PLoS ONE, 14(7), e0220563. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220563) (PMID:31365584) (PMCID:PMC6668822)

Finda, M. F. et al. (2019) Linking human behaviours and malaria vector biting risk in south-eastern Tanzania. PLoS ONE, 14(6), e0217414. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217414) (PMID:31158255) (PMCID:PMC6546273)

Mwanga, E. P. et al. (2019) Using mid-infrared spectroscopy and supervised machine-learning to identify vertebrate blood meals in the malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis. Malaria Journal, 18, 187. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2822-y) (PMID:31146762) (PMCID:PMC6543689)

Mmbando, A. S. et al. (2019) Evaluation of a push–pull system consisting of transfluthrin-treated eave ribbons and odour-baited traps for control of indoor- and outdoor-biting malaria vectors. Malaria Journal, 18, 87. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2714-1) (PMID:30894185) (PMCID:PMC6427877)

Kaindoa, E. W. et al. (2019) Swarms of the malaria vector Anopheles funestus in Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 18, 29. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2660-y) (PMID:30696441) (PMCID:PMC6350364)

2018

Baldini, F. , Rougé, J., Kreppel, K., Mkandawile, G., Mapua, S. A., Sikulu-Lord, M., Ferguson, H. , Govella, N. and Okumu, F. O. (2018) First report of natural Wolbachia infection in the malaria mosquito Anopheles arabiensis in Tanzania. Parasites and Vectors, 11, 635. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3249-y) (PMID:30545384) (PMCID:PMC6293665)

Moshi, I. R., Manderson, L., Ngowo, H. S. , Mlacha, Y. P., Okumu, F. O. and Mnyone, L. L. (2018) Outdoor malaria transmission risks and social life: a qualitative study in South-Eastern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 17, 397. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2550-8) (PMID:30373574) (PMCID:PMC6206631)

Mmbando, A. S., Ngowo, H. , Limwagu, A., Kilalangongono, M., Kifungo, K. and Okumu, F. O. (2018) Eave ribbons treated with the spatial repellent, transfluthrin, can effectively protect against indoor-biting and outdoor-biting malaria mosquitoes. Malaria Journal, 17, 368. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2520-1) (PMID:30333015) (PMCID:PMC6192339)

Finda, M. F., Limwagu, A. J., Ngowo, H. S. , Matowo, N. S., Swai, J. K., Kaindoa, E. and Okumu, F. O. (2018) Dramatic decreases of malaria transmission intensities in Ifakara, south-eastern Tanzania since early 2000s. Malaria Journal, 17, 362. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2511-2) (PMID:30326881) (PMCID:PMC6192315)

Batista, E. P.A., Ngowo, H. , Opiyo, M., Shubis, G. K., Meza, F. C., Siria, D. J., Eiras, A. E. and Okumu, F. O. (2018) Field evaluation of the BG-Malaria trap for monitoring malaria vectors in rural Tanzanian villages. PLoS ONE, 13(10), e0205358. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205358) (PMID:30296287) (PMCID:PMC6175526)

Chinula, D., Sikaala, C. H., Chanda-Kapata, P., Hamainza, B., Zulu, R., Reimer, L., Chizema, E., Kiware, S., Okumu, F. O. and Killeen, G. (2018) Wash-resistance of pirimiphos-methyl insecticide treatments of window screens and eave baffles for killing indoor-feeding malaria vector mosquitoes: an experimental hut trial, South East of Zambia. Malaria Journal, 17(1), 164. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2309-2) (PMID:29653593) (PMCID:PMC5899344)

Siria, D. J., Batista, E. P.A., Opiyo, M. A., Melo, E. F., Sumaye, R. D., Ngowo, H. S. , Eiras, A. E. and Okumu, F. O. (2018) Evaluation of a simple polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-based membrane for blood-feeding of malaria and dengue fever vectors in the laboratory. Parasites and Vectors, 11, 236. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2823-7) (PMID:29642937) (PMCID:PMC5896090)

Masalu, J. P., Okumu, F. O. , Mmbando, A. S., Sikulu-Lord, M. T. and Ogoma, S. B. (2018) Potential benefits of combining transfluthrin-treated sisal products and long-lasting insecticidal nets for controlling indoor-biting malaria vectors. Parasites and Vectors, 11(1), 231. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2811-y) (PMID:29631633) (PMCID:PMC5891933)

2017

Rabinovich, R. N. et al. (2017) malERA: an updated research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication. PLoS Medicine, 14(11), e1002456. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002456) (PMID:29190300) (PMCID:PMC5708604)

Mmbando, A. S., Ngowo, H. S. , Kilalangongono, M., Abbas, S., Matowo, N. S., Moore, S. J. and Okumu, F. (2017) Small-scale field evaluation of push-pull system against early- and outdoor-biting malaria mosquitoes in an area of high pyrethroid resistance in Tanzania. Wellcome Open Research, 2, 112. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.13006.1) (PMID:29568808) (PMCID:PMC5840620)

Ngowo, H. S. , Kaindoa, E. W., Matthiopoulos, J. , Ferguson, H. M. and Okumu, F. O. (2017) Variations in household microclimate affect outdoor-biting behaviour of malaria vectors. Wellcome Open Research, 2, 102. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.12928.1) (PMID:29552642) (PMCID:PMC5829465)

Batista, E. P.A., Ngowo, H. S. , Opiyo, M., Shubis, G. K., Meza, F. C., Okumu, F. O. and Eiras, A. E. (2017) Semi-field assessment of the BG-Malaria trap for monitoring the African malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis. PLoS ONE, 12(10), e0186696. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186696) (PMID:29045484) (PMCID:PMC5646867)

Matowo, N. S., Munhenga, G., Tanner, M., Coetzee, M., Feringa, W. F., Ngowo, H. S. , Koekemoer, L. L. and Okumu, F. O. (2017) Fine-scale spatial and temporal heterogeneities in insecticide resistance profiles of the malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis in rural south-eastern Tanzania. Wellcome Open Research, 2, 96. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.12617.1) (PMID:29417094) (PMCID:PMC5782413)

Kaindoa, E. W., Ngowo, H. S. , Limwagu, A., Mkandawile, G., Kihonda, J., Masalu, J. P., Bwanary, H., Diabate, A. and Okumu, F. O. (2017) New evidence of mating swarms of the malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis in Tanzania. Wellcome Open Research, 2, 88. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.12458.1) (PMID:29184918) (PMCID:PMC5691375)

Moshi, I. R., Ngowo, H. , Dillip, A., Msellemu, D., Madumla, E. P., Okumu, F. O. , Coetzee, M., Mynone, L. L. and Manderson, L. (2017) Community perceptions on outdoor malaria transmission in Kilombero Valley, Southern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 16, 274. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-017-1924-7) (PMID:28676051) (PMCID:PMC5496602)

Okumu, F. (2017) The paradigm of eave tubes: scaling up house improvement and optimizing insecticide delivery against disease-transmitting mosquitoes. Malaria Journal, 16, 207. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-017-1859-z) (PMID:28526047) (PMCID:PMC5438516)

Kaindoa, E. W., Matowo, N. S., Ngowo, H. S. , Mkandawile, G., Mmbando, A., Finda, M. and Okumu, F. O. (2017) Interventions that effectively target Anopheles funestus mosquitoes could significantly improve control of persistent malaria transmission in south–eastern Tanzania. PLoS ONE, 12(5), e0177807. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177807) (PMID:28542335) (PMCID:PMC5436825)

Masalu, J. P., Finda, M., Okumu, F. O. , Minja, E. G., Mmbando, A. S., Sikulu-Lord, M. T. and Ogoma, S. B. (2017) Efficacy and user acceptability of transfluthrin-treated sisal and hessian decorations for protecting against mosquito bites in outdoor bars. Parasites and Vectors, 10, 197. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2132-6) (PMID:28427437) (PMCID:PMC5397833)

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Wangrawa, D. W., Odero, J. O., Baldini, F. , Okumu, F. and Badolo, A. (2024) Distribution and insecticide resistance profile of the major malaria vector Anopheles funestus group across the African continent. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 38(2), pp. 119-137. (doi: 10.1111/mve.12706) (PMID:38303659)

Mwanga, E. P. et al. (2024) Reagent-free detection of Plasmodium falciparum malaria infections in field-collected mosquitoes using mid-infrared spectroscopy and machine learning. Scientific Reports, 14, 12100. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-024-63082-z)

Trujillano, F. , Jimenez, G., Manrique, E., Kahamba, N. F., Okumu, F. , Apollinaire, N., Carrasco-Escobar, G., Barrett, B. and Fornace, K. (2024) Using image segmentation models to analyse high-resolution earth observation data: new tools to monitor disease risks in changing environments. International Journal of Health Geographics, 23(1), 13. (doi: 10.1186/s12942-024-00371-w) (PMID:38764024) (PMCID:PMC11102859)

Odero, J. et al. (2024) Genetic markers associated with the widespread insecticide resistance in malaria vector Anopheles funestus populations across Tanzania. Parasites and Vectors, 17(1), 230. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-024-06315-4) (PMID:38760849)

Abkallo, H. M. et al. (2024) Making genome editing a success story in Africa. Nature Biotechnology, 42, pp. 551-554. (doi: 10.1038/s41587-024-02187-2) (PMID:38504013)

Mwanga, E. P., Siria, D. J., Mshani, I. H., Mwinyi, S. H., Abbas, S., Gonzalez Jimenez, M. , Wynne, K. , Baldini, F. , Babayan, S. A. and Okumu, F. O. (2024) Rapid classification of epidemiologically relevant age categories of the malaria vector, Anopheles funestus. Parasites and Vectors, 17, 143. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-024-06209-5) (PMID:38500231)

Charlwood, J. D., Kampango, A., Omari, M. and Okumu, F. (2024) Simple techniques for a complex problem: Sampling malaria vectors in Africa. Acta Tropica, 251, p. 107104. (doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2023.107104) (PMID:38185187)

Limwagu, A. J., Msugupakulya, B. J., Kilalangongono, M. M., Mwalugelo, Y. A., Okumu, F. O. , Lyimo, I. N. and Ngasala, B. E. (2024) Evaluation of the DN-Mini (miniaturized double net) trap for sampling host-seeking Anopheles mosquitoes in malaria-endemic villages of southern Tanzania. PLoS ONE, 19(2), e0294192. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0294192) (PMID:38354118) (PMCID:PMC10866531)

Kahamba, N. F., Okumu, F. O. , Jumanne, M., Kifungo, K., Odero, J., Baldini, F. , Ferguson, H. and Nelli, L. (2024) Geospatial modelling of dry season habitats of the malaria vector, Anopheles funestus, in south-eastern Tanzania. Parasites and Vectors, 17, 38. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-024-06119-6)

Monroe, A., Moore, S., Okumu, F. , Kiware, S., Lobo, N. F., Koenker, H., Sherrard-Smith, E., Gimnig, J. and Killeen, G. F. (2023) Correction: Methods and indicators for measuring patterns of human exposure to malaria vectors. Malaria Journal, 22, 270. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-023-04676-2) (PMID:37705029) (PMCID:PMC10500879)

Odero, J. O., Nambunga, I. H., Wangrawa, D. W., Badolo, A., Weetman, D., Koekemoer, L. L., Ferguson, H. M. , Okumu, F. O. and Baldini, F. (2023) Advances in the genetic characterization of the malaria vector, Anopheles funestus, and implications for improved surveillance and control. Malaria Journal, 22(1), 230. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-023-04662-8) (PMID:37553665) (PMCID:PMC10410966)

Muyaga, L. L., Meza, F. C., Kahamba, N. F., Njalambaha, R. M., Msugupakulya, B. J., Kaindoa, E. W., Ngowo, H. S. and Okumu, F. O. (2023) Effects of vegetation densities on the performance of attractive targeted sugar baits (ATSBs) for malaria vector control: a semi-field study. Malaria Journal, 22, 190. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-023-04625-z) (PMID:37344867) (PMCID:PMC10283285)

Bofu, R. M. et al. (2023) The needs and opportunities for housing improvement for malaria control in southern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 22, 69. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-023-04499-1) (PMID:36849883) (PMCID:PMC9972788)

Mmbando, A. S. et al. (2023) Small-scale field evaluation of transfluthrin-treated eave ribbons and sandals for the control of malaria vectors in rural Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 22(1), 43. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-023-04476-8) (PMID:36739391) (PMCID:PMC9898903)

Mwanga, E. P., Siria, D. J., Mitton, J., Mshani, I. H., González-Jiménez, M. , Selvarajah, P., Wynne, K. , Baldini, F. , Okumu, F. O. and Babayan, S. A. (2023) Using transfer learning and dimensionality reduction techniques to improve generalisability of machine-learning predictions of mosquito ages from mid-infrared spectra. BMC Bioinformatics, 24, 11. (doi: 10.1186/s12859-022-05128-5) (PMID:36624386) (PMCID:PMC9830685)

Pinda, P. G. et al. (2022) Relationships between biological age, distance from aquatic habitats and pyrethroid resistance status of Anopheles funestus mosquitoes in south-eastern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 21, 365. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-022-04389-y) (PMID:36461058) (PMCID:PMC9719249)

Matowo, N. S., Tanner, M., Temba, B. A., Finda, M., Mlacha, Y. P., Utzinger, J. and Okumu, F. O. (2022) Participatory approaches for raising awareness among subsistence farmers in Tanzania about the spread of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors and the possible link to improper agricultural pesticide use. Malaria Journal, 21, 277. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-022-04289-1) (PMID:36180865) (PMCID:PMC9524312)

Wagman, J., Fornadel, C. and Okumu, F. (2022) Some residual malaria transmission may be “out of control” but “within reach” of current tools. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(38), e2210568119. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.2210568119) (PMID:36095220) (PMCID:PMC9499522)

Ngowo, H. , Limwagu, A. J., Ferguson, H. M. , Matthiopoulos, J. , Okumu, F. O. and Nelli, L. (2022) A statistical calibration tool for methods used to sample outdoor-biting mosquitoes. Parasites and Vectors, 15, 293. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-022-05403-7) (PMID:35978415) (PMCID:PMC9386948)

Mgaya, J. N., Siria, D. J., Makala, F. E., Mgando, J. P., Vianney, J.-M., Mwanga, E. P. and Okumu, F. O. (2022) Effects of sample preservation methods and duration of storage on the performance of mid-infrared spectroscopy for predicting the age of malaria vectors. Parasites and Vectors, 15, 281. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-022-05396-3) (PMID:35933384) (PMCID:PMC9356448)

Mapua, S. A., Hape, E. E., Kihonda, J., Bwanary, H., Kifungo, K., Kilalangongono, M., Kaindoa, E. W., Ngowo, H. S. and Okumu, F. O. (2022) Persistently high proportions of plasmodium-infected Anopheles funestus mosquitoes in two villages in the Kilombero valley, South-Eastern Tanzania. Parasite Epidemiology and Control, 18, e00264. (doi: 10.1016/j.parepi.2022.e00264) (PMID:35959316) (PMCID:PMC9357827)

Mponzi, W. P. et al. (2022) Observing the distribution of mosquito bites on humans to inform personal protection measures against malaria and dengue vectors. PLoS ONE, 17(7), e0271833. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0271833) (PMID:35877666) (PMCID:PMC9312397)

Cohen, J. M., Okumu, F. and Moonen, B. (2022) The fight against malaria: Diminishing gains and growing challenges. Science Translational Medicine, 14(651), (doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.abn3256) (PMID:35767649)

Ngowo, H. S. , Okumu, F. O. , Hape, E. E., Mshani, I. H., Ferguson, H. M. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2022) Using Bayesian state-space models to understand the population dynamics of the dominant malaria vector, Anopheles funestus in rural Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 21(1), 161. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-022-04189-4) (PMID:35658961) (PMCID:PMC9166306)

Kahamba, N. F., Finda, M., Ngowo, H. , Msugupakulya, B. J., Baldini, F. , Koekemoer, L. L., Ferguson, H. M. and Okumu, F. O. (2022) Using ecological observations to improve malaria control in areas where Anopheles funestus is the dominant vector. Malaria Journal, 21(1), 158. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-022-04198-3) (PMID:35655190) (PMCID:PMC9161514)

Siria, D. J. et al. (2022) Rapid age-grading and species identification of natural mosquitoes for malaria surveillance. Nature Communications, 13, 1501. (doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-28980-8) (PMID:35314683) (PMCID:PMC8938457)

Mmbando, A. S., Bradley, J., Kazimbaya, D., Kasubiri, R., Knudsen, J., Siria, D., von Seidlein, L., Okumu, F. O. and Lindsay, S. W. (2022) The effect of light and ventilation on house entry by Anopheles arabiensis sampled using light traps in Tanzania: an experimental hut study. Malaria Journal, 21, 36. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-022-04063-3) (PMID:35123497) (PMCID:PMC8818140)

Nambunga, I. H. et al. (2021) Wild populations of malaria vectors can mate both inside and outside of human buildings. Parasites and Vectors, 14, 514. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-021-04989-8) (PMID:34620227) (PMCID:PMC8499572)

Opiyo, M. A., Ngowo, H. S. , Mapua, S. A., Mpingwa, M., Nchimbi, N., Matowo, N. S., Majambere, S. and Okumu, F. O. (2021) Sub-lethal aquatic doses of pyriproxyfen may increase pyrethroid resistance in malaria mosquitoes. PLoS ONE, 16(3), e0248538. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0248538) (PMID:33735241) (PMCID:PMC7971891)

Ngowo, H. S. , Hape, E. E., Matthiopoulos, J. , Ferguson, H. M. and Okumu, F. O. (2021) Fitness characteristics of the malaria vector Anopheles funestus during an attempted laboratory colonization. Malaria Journal, 20, 148. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-021-03677-3) (PMID:33712003) (PMCID:PMC7955623)

Jansson, S., Malmqvist, E., Mlacha, Y., Ignell, R., Okumu, F. , Killeen, G., Kirkeby, C. and Brydegaard, M. (2021) Real-time dispersal of malaria vectors in rural Africa monitored with lidar. PLoS ONE, 16(3), e0247803. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0247803) (PMID:33662005) (PMCID:PMC7932069)

Mmbando, A. S. et al. (2021) Fine-scale distribution of malaria mosquitoes biting or resting outside human dwellings in three low-altitude Tanzanian villages. PLoS ONE, 16(1), e0245750. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245750) (PMID:33507908) (PMCID:PMC7842886)

Minja, E. G. et al. (2021) Dietary diversity among households living in Kilombero district, in Morogoro region, South-Eastern Tanzania. Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 5, 100171. (doi: 10.1016/j.jafr.2021.100171)

Pinda, P. G., Eichenberger, C., Ngowo, H. S. , Msaky, D. S., Abbasi, S., Kihonda, J., Bwanaly, H. and Okumu, F. O. (2020) Comparative assessment of insecticide resistance phenotypes in two major malaria vectors, Anopheles funestus and Anopheles arabiensis in south-eastern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 19, 408. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03483-3) (PMID:33176805) (PMCID:PMC7661194)

Okumu, F. (2020) The fabric of life: What if mosquito nets were durable and widely available but insecticide-free? Malaria Journal, 19(1), 260. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03321-6) (PMID:32690016) (PMCID:PMC7370456)

Matowo, N. S., Tanner, M., Munhenga, G., Mapua, S. A., Finda, M., Utzinger, J., Ngowi, V. and Okumu, F. O. (2020) Patterns of pesticide usage in agriculture in rural Tanzania call for integrating agricultural and public health practices in managing insecticide-resistance in malaria vectors. Malaria Journal, 19(1), 257. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03331-4) (PMID:32677961) (PMCID:PMC7364647)

Monroe, A., Moore, S., Okumu, F. , Kiware, S., Lobo, N. F., Koenker, H., Sherrard-Smith, E., Gimnig, J. and Killeen, G. F. (2020) Methods and indicators for measuring patterns of human exposure to malaria vectors. Malaria Journal, 19, 207. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03271-z) (PMID:32546166) (PMCID:PMC7296719)

Nambunga, I. H. et al. (2020) Aquatic habitats of the malaria vector Anopheles funestus in rural south-eastern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 19, 219. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03295-5) (PMID:32576200) (PMCID:PMC7310514)

Monroe, A. et al. (2020) Patterns of human exposure to malaria vectors in Zanzibar and implications for malaria elimination efforts. Malaria Journal, 19, 212. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03266-w) (PMID:32571338) (PMCID:PMC7310102)

Finda, M. F., Christofides, N., Lezaun, J., Tarimo, B., Chaki, P., Kelly, A. H., Kapologwe, N., Kazyoba, P., Emidi, B. and Okumu, F. O. (2020) Opinions of key stakeholders on alternative interventions for malaria control and elimination in Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 19, 164. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03239-z) (PMID:32321534) (PMCID:PMC7178586)

Sangoro, O. P., Gavana, T., Finda, M., Mponzi, W., Hape, E., Limwagu, A., Govella, N. J., Chaki, P. and Okumu, F. O. (2020) Evaluation of personal protection afforded by repellent-treated sandals against mosquito bites in south-eastern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 19, p. 148. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03215-7) (PMID:32268907) (PMCID:PMC7140554)

Masalu, J. P., Finda, M., Killeen, G. F., Ngowo, H. S. , Pinda, P. G. and Okumu, F. O. (2020) Creating mosquito-free outdoor spaces using transfluthrin-treated chairs and ribbons. Malaria Journal, 19, 109. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03180-1) (PMID:32156280) (PMCID:PMC7063784)

Kahamba, N. F., Limwagu, A. J., Mapua, S. A., Msugupakulya, B. J., Msaky, D. S., Kaindoa, E. W., Ngowo, H. S. and Okumu, F. O. (2020) Habitat characteristics and insecticide susceptibility of Aedes aegypti in the Ifakara area, south-eastern Tanzania. Parasites and Vectors, 13, 53. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-020-3920-y) (PMID:32033619) (PMCID:PMC7006121)

Msugupakulya, B. J., Kaindoa, E. W., Ngowo, H. S. , Kihonda, J. M., Kahamba, N. F., Msaky, D. S., Matoke-Muhia, D., Tungu, P. K. and Okumu, F. O. (2020) Preferred resting surfaces of dominant malaria vectors inside different house types in rural south-eastern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 19, 22. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-3108-0) (PMID:31941508) (PMCID:PMC6964015)

Swai, J. K. et al. (2019) Protecting migratory farmers in rural Tanzania using eave ribbons treated with the spatial mosquito repellent, transfluthrin. Malaria Journal, 18, 414. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-3048-8) (PMID:31823783) (PMCID:PMC6905030)

Mwanga, E. P. et al. (2019) Detection of malaria parasites in dried human blood spots using mid-infrared spectroscopy and logistic regression analysis. Malaria Journal, 18, 341. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2982-9) (PMID:31590669) (PMCID:PMC6781347)

Mwanga, E. P. et al. (2019) Eave ribbons treated with transfluthrin can protect both users and non-users against malaria vectors. Malaria Journal, 18, 314. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2958-9) (PMID:31533739) (PMCID:PMC6751741)

González Jiménez, M. et al. (2019) Prediction of mosquito species and population age structure using mid-infrared spectroscopy and supervised machine learning. Wellcome Open Research, 4, 76. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15201.3) (PMID:31544155) (PMCID:PMC6753605)

Mwanga, E. P., Ngowo, H. S. , Mapua, S. A., Mmbando, A. S., Kaindoa, E. W., Kifungo, K. and Okumu, F. O. (2019) Evaluation of an ultraviolet LED trap for catching Anopheles and Culex mosquitoes in south-eastern Tanzania. Parasites and Vectors, 12, 418. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-019-3673-7) (PMID:31455370) (PMCID:PMC6712696)

Matowo, N. S. et al. (2019) Fine-scale spatial and temporal variations in insecticide resistance in Culex pipiens complex mosquitoes in rural south-eastern Tanzania. Parasites and Vectors, 12, 413. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-019-3676-4) (PMID:31443737) (PMCID:PMC6708135)

Limwagu, A. J. et al. (2019) Using a miniaturized double-net trap (DN-Mini) to assess relationships between indoor–outdoor biting preferences and physiological ages of two malaria vectors, Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus. Malaria Journal, 18, 282. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2913-9) (PMID:31438957) (PMCID:PMC6704488)

Batista, E. P.A., Mapua, S. A., Ngowo, H. , Matowo, N. S., Melo, E. F., Paixão, K. S., Eiras, A. E. and Okumu, F. O. (2019) Videographic analysis of flight behaviours of host-seeking Anopheles arabiensis towards BG-Malaria trap. PLoS ONE, 14(7), e0220563. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220563) (PMID:31365584) (PMCID:PMC6668822)

Finda, M. F. et al. (2019) Linking human behaviours and malaria vector biting risk in south-eastern Tanzania. PLoS ONE, 14(6), e0217414. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217414) (PMID:31158255) (PMCID:PMC6546273)

Mwanga, E. P. et al. (2019) Using mid-infrared spectroscopy and supervised machine-learning to identify vertebrate blood meals in the malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis. Malaria Journal, 18, 187. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2822-y) (PMID:31146762) (PMCID:PMC6543689)

Mmbando, A. S. et al. (2019) Evaluation of a push–pull system consisting of transfluthrin-treated eave ribbons and odour-baited traps for control of indoor- and outdoor-biting malaria vectors. Malaria Journal, 18, 87. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2714-1) (PMID:30894185) (PMCID:PMC6427877)

Kaindoa, E. W. et al. (2019) Swarms of the malaria vector Anopheles funestus in Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 18, 29. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2660-y) (PMID:30696441) (PMCID:PMC6350364)

Baldini, F. , Rougé, J., Kreppel, K., Mkandawile, G., Mapua, S. A., Sikulu-Lord, M., Ferguson, H. , Govella, N. and Okumu, F. O. (2018) First report of natural Wolbachia infection in the malaria mosquito Anopheles arabiensis in Tanzania. Parasites and Vectors, 11, 635. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3249-y) (PMID:30545384) (PMCID:PMC6293665)

Moshi, I. R., Manderson, L., Ngowo, H. S. , Mlacha, Y. P., Okumu, F. O. and Mnyone, L. L. (2018) Outdoor malaria transmission risks and social life: a qualitative study in South-Eastern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 17, 397. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2550-8) (PMID:30373574) (PMCID:PMC6206631)

Mmbando, A. S., Ngowo, H. , Limwagu, A., Kilalangongono, M., Kifungo, K. and Okumu, F. O. (2018) Eave ribbons treated with the spatial repellent, transfluthrin, can effectively protect against indoor-biting and outdoor-biting malaria mosquitoes. Malaria Journal, 17, 368. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2520-1) (PMID:30333015) (PMCID:PMC6192339)

Finda, M. F., Limwagu, A. J., Ngowo, H. S. , Matowo, N. S., Swai, J. K., Kaindoa, E. and Okumu, F. O. (2018) Dramatic decreases of malaria transmission intensities in Ifakara, south-eastern Tanzania since early 2000s. Malaria Journal, 17, 362. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2511-2) (PMID:30326881) (PMCID:PMC6192315)

Batista, E. P.A., Ngowo, H. , Opiyo, M., Shubis, G. K., Meza, F. C., Siria, D. J., Eiras, A. E. and Okumu, F. O. (2018) Field evaluation of the BG-Malaria trap for monitoring malaria vectors in rural Tanzanian villages. PLoS ONE, 13(10), e0205358. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205358) (PMID:30296287) (PMCID:PMC6175526)

Chinula, D., Sikaala, C. H., Chanda-Kapata, P., Hamainza, B., Zulu, R., Reimer, L., Chizema, E., Kiware, S., Okumu, F. O. and Killeen, G. (2018) Wash-resistance of pirimiphos-methyl insecticide treatments of window screens and eave baffles for killing indoor-feeding malaria vector mosquitoes: an experimental hut trial, South East of Zambia. Malaria Journal, 17(1), 164. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2309-2) (PMID:29653593) (PMCID:PMC5899344)

Siria, D. J., Batista, E. P.A., Opiyo, M. A., Melo, E. F., Sumaye, R. D., Ngowo, H. S. , Eiras, A. E. and Okumu, F. O. (2018) Evaluation of a simple polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-based membrane for blood-feeding of malaria and dengue fever vectors in the laboratory. Parasites and Vectors, 11, 236. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2823-7) (PMID:29642937) (PMCID:PMC5896090)

Masalu, J. P., Okumu, F. O. , Mmbando, A. S., Sikulu-Lord, M. T. and Ogoma, S. B. (2018) Potential benefits of combining transfluthrin-treated sisal products and long-lasting insecticidal nets for controlling indoor-biting malaria vectors. Parasites and Vectors, 11(1), 231. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2811-y) (PMID:29631633) (PMCID:PMC5891933)

Rabinovich, R. N. et al. (2017) malERA: an updated research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication. PLoS Medicine, 14(11), e1002456. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002456) (PMID:29190300) (PMCID:PMC5708604)

Mmbando, A. S., Ngowo, H. S. , Kilalangongono, M., Abbas, S., Matowo, N. S., Moore, S. J. and Okumu, F. (2017) Small-scale field evaluation of push-pull system against early- and outdoor-biting malaria mosquitoes in an area of high pyrethroid resistance in Tanzania. Wellcome Open Research, 2, 112. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.13006.1) (PMID:29568808) (PMCID:PMC5840620)

Ngowo, H. S. , Kaindoa, E. W., Matthiopoulos, J. , Ferguson, H. M. and Okumu, F. O. (2017) Variations in household microclimate affect outdoor-biting behaviour of malaria vectors. Wellcome Open Research, 2, 102. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.12928.1) (PMID:29552642) (PMCID:PMC5829465)

Batista, E. P.A., Ngowo, H. S. , Opiyo, M., Shubis, G. K., Meza, F. C., Okumu, F. O. and Eiras, A. E. (2017) Semi-field assessment of the BG-Malaria trap for monitoring the African malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis. PLoS ONE, 12(10), e0186696. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186696) (PMID:29045484) (PMCID:PMC5646867)

Matowo, N. S., Munhenga, G., Tanner, M., Coetzee, M., Feringa, W. F., Ngowo, H. S. , Koekemoer, L. L. and Okumu, F. O. (2017) Fine-scale spatial and temporal heterogeneities in insecticide resistance profiles of the malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis in rural south-eastern Tanzania. Wellcome Open Research, 2, 96. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.12617.1) (PMID:29417094) (PMCID:PMC5782413)

Kaindoa, E. W., Ngowo, H. S. , Limwagu, A., Mkandawile, G., Kihonda, J., Masalu, J. P., Bwanary, H., Diabate, A. and Okumu, F. O. (2017) New evidence of mating swarms of the malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis in Tanzania. Wellcome Open Research, 2, 88. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.12458.1) (PMID:29184918) (PMCID:PMC5691375)

Moshi, I. R., Ngowo, H. , Dillip, A., Msellemu, D., Madumla, E. P., Okumu, F. O. , Coetzee, M., Mynone, L. L. and Manderson, L. (2017) Community perceptions on outdoor malaria transmission in Kilombero Valley, Southern Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 16, 274. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-017-1924-7) (PMID:28676051) (PMCID:PMC5496602)

Okumu, F. (2017) The paradigm of eave tubes: scaling up house improvement and optimizing insecticide delivery against disease-transmitting mosquitoes. Malaria Journal, 16, 207. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-017-1859-z) (PMID:28526047) (PMCID:PMC5438516)

Kaindoa, E. W., Matowo, N. S., Ngowo, H. S. , Mkandawile, G., Mmbando, A., Finda, M. and Okumu, F. O. (2017) Interventions that effectively target Anopheles funestus mosquitoes could significantly improve control of persistent malaria transmission in south–eastern Tanzania. PLoS ONE, 12(5), e0177807. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177807) (PMID:28542335) (PMCID:PMC5436825)

Masalu, J. P., Finda, M., Okumu, F. O. , Minja, E. G., Mmbando, A. S., Sikulu-Lord, M. T. and Ogoma, S. B. (2017) Efficacy and user acceptability of transfluthrin-treated sisal and hessian decorations for protecting against mosquito bites in outdoor bars. Parasites and Vectors, 10, 197. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2132-6) (PMID:28427437) (PMCID:PMC5397833)

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Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Learning to Eliminate Dominant Malaria Vectors
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    2023 - 2026
     

Professional activities & recognition

Research fellowships

  • 2014 - 2019: Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship for Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • 2017 - 2023: Howard Hughes Medical Institute –Gates International Research Scholars Award
  • 2021 - 2022: LSHTM Heath Clark Lectureship

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2022: Malaria Elimination Initiative,University of California, San Franscisco, Strategic Advisory Board
  • 2021: World Health Organization, Malaria Policy Advisory Group
  • 2020: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Malaria Strategic Advisory Panel
  • 2021: Wellcome Trust, Pathogen Biology & Disease Transmission
  • 2017: Malaria Eradication Research Agenda Initiative, Toold for Elimination Panel
  • 2015: WHO Vector Control Working Group (VCWG), New Tools

Editorial boards

  • 2021: Parasites & Vectors Journal (Subject Editor, )
  • 2021: Malaria Journal. (Editorial board)
  • 2021: PLOS Global Public Health (Academic Editor))

Research datasets

Jump to: 2022 | 2018
Number of items: 2.

2022

Siria, D., Sanou, R., Mitton, J., Mwanga, E., Niang, A., Saré, I., Johnson, P. , Wynne, K. , Murray-Smith, R. , Ferguson, H. , Gonzalez Jimenez, M. , Babayan, S. , Diabaté, A., Okumu, F. and Baldini, F. (2022) Rapid age-grading and species identification of natural mosquitoes for malaria surveillance. [Data Collection]

2018

Gonzalez Jimenez, M. , Babayan, S. , Khazaeli, P., Doyle, M., Walton, F., Reedy, E., Glew, T., Viana, M. , Ranford-Cartwright, L. , Niang, A., Siria, D. J., Okumu, F., Diabaté, A., Ferguson, H. , Baldini, F. and Wynne, K. (2018) Prediction of malaria mosquito species and population age structure using mid-infrared spectroscopy and supervised machine learning. [Data Collection]

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