Home Authors Posts by Fredros Okumu

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.

Follow Us


Latest Posts

Popular Posts

Africa’s second case of coronavirus disease confirmed in Algeria

.  Algeria's Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19. This follows Africa’s first COVID-19 case which...

Concern as health workers migrate within rural areas in Tanzania

 Authorities in Tanzania must consider health workers’ marital status, their partners’ job and cultural diversity when posting them to work in rural health facilities,...

Tanzanian medic honoured by UK government for promoting science

Dar es Salaam. A Tanzanian medical researcher and innovator, Dr Lwidiko Edward Mhamilawa, has been recognized by the United Kingdom government for work he...

Opportunity for Tanzanian scientists to communicate and excel through MedicoVoices &MwanaSayansi

The knowledge or innovative project idea you generate through research or ideation must help policy makers and the public to make informed decisions. But,...

Indoor spraying must be reviewed as mosquitoes ‘get smarter’

Since 1960s, the spraying of insecticides inside houses to kill mosquitoes has been an integral part of the efforts to prevent malaria in Tanzania....