Videographic analysis and experimental evaluation of mosquito host-seeking responses to optimise a new odour-baited device for monitoring outdoor-biting malaria vectors


  • Nancy Stephen Matowo

    Ifakara Health Institute

Project summary

Nancy is a Research Officer, with an interest in the development and field evaluation of outdoor mosquito control tools to complement existing indoor malaria interventions such as insecticide-treated nets. Her research will focus on videographic analysis of mosquito host-seeking behaviours and mosquito behaviour around outdoor control tools. This information will enable her to optimise these tools for effective monitoring of outdoor mosquito density and evaluation of current control measures. Nancy's project will take place at Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania, and she will undertake her Master's degree in Biology and Control of African Disease Vectors at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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