Assessing malaria infections among migratory rice farmers in a residual transmission setting in rural south-eastern Tanzania


  • Johnson Swai

    Ifakara Health Institute

Project summary

Johnson is interested in understanding the role played by human movements and the associated risks, particularly in rural residual malaria transmission settings. Specifically, he will look at subpopulations practicing migratory activities, focusing on the rice farmers in Kilombero valley. His study will involve characterising migratory lifestyles of rice farmers and comparing the number of malaria cases with those of non-migratory populations within the Kilombero valley. The findings from this study will determine whether complementary tools are required, and guide targeted interventions for such migratory subpopulations. The Fellowship will also support his Master’s study in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.