Using human biomass and its spatial distribution to predict mosquito-borne disease transmission patterns


  • Emmanuel Kaindoa

    Ifakara Health Institute

Project summary

Emmanuel's interests include research on relationships between geography and human health. His research investigates the taxis of mosquito vectors within villages based on the spatial distribution and demographic composition of households. The aim is to predict, identify and target the most intense foci of mosquito-borne disease transmission, based on simple household census data and process-explicit models of mosquito host selection. Emmanuel's future plans are to expand his interests in health research further into spatial epidemiology of diseases, with specific focus on understanding underlying biological processes, including how mosquitoes seek and find humans within communities, and how this influences the epidemiology of mosquito-borne diseases.

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