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Fredros Okumu

Dr. Fredros Okumu is Director of Science at Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania. He is a mosquito biologist and public health expert working on new ways to improve control and prevention of vector-borne diseases.

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African Genetic Scientists eye Tanzania for historic conference

Scientists working in the field of human genetics and policymakers from across Africa are expected to gather in Tanzania for the 13 th African...

Why malaria mosquitoes still dance in our bedrooms

There is danger in their music. They party in our bedrooms all night, and boastfully lift their bloody abdomens while jigging on our insecticide-treated...

Zanzibar’s final push to eliminate malaria: The tough journey ahead

Despite the high coverage with essential malaria control strategies, such as the use of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) and indoor spraying in Zanzibar, elimination...

Why Tanzania must boost research on human genetics

Elsewhere around the world, scientists are deciphering new ways of identifying the genes that are involved in human disease. This has also helped in...

S.Sudanese doctor groomed in Tanzania awarded for scholarly work in UK

Dr Chour de Garang Alier, a South Sudanese national who was groomed at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) has been...