Vector Control, Saving Lives

Dr Silas Majambere

Senior Scientist

email: silas [dot] majambere [at] ivcc [dot] com

Silas is a medical entomologist. His PhD focused on the behaviour and control of malaria vectors and he has 10 years of field experience in mosquito behaviour and control. He started working on malaria vectors during his Masters degree at Wageningen University where he worked on the ecology of larval stages of malaria mosquitoes. During his PhD at Durham University, UK, he was based in The Gambia, West Africa where he managed a large project looking at the impact of using microbial larvicides for the control of malaria vectors.

He then moved to Tanzania, based at the Ifakara Health Institute where he was leading a project that aims to improve larviciding efficacy for malaria control by using mosquitoes to carry insecticides into their breeding sites (autodissemination of insecticides). He was also co-Principal Investigator on a project aiming to design cheap housing for itinerant rice-farmers who are at high risk of malaria transmission in Tanzania.

He has also been supporting National Malaria Control Programs in Zanzibar and Burundi in the area of entomological monitoring and capacity building.