Mr. Arnold Mmbando, MSc. - Ifakara Health Institute - Research scientist

Mr. Arnold Mmbando

MSc.

Ifakara Health Institute

Research scientist

Morogoro, Morogoro | Tanzania, United Republic of

Additional Specialties: Entomology

Mr. Arnold Mmbando, MSc. - Ifakara Health Institute - Research scientist

Mr. Arnold Mmbando

MSc.

Introduction

Arnold Mmbando
Research Scientist
Email: ammbando@ihi.or.tz
Phone: +255713110534
Snapshot. Mr Arnold Mmbando is a Research scientist working with the Entomology Research within Environmental science and ecological sciences group. He has a background in Infection Biology and Molecular Biology and six-years of experience in Entomology. He holds Master science in Infection Biology at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute & the University of Basel, Switzerland.
He is interested in the elimination of residual malaria transmission in the endemic areas where there is already wide coverage of bed nets, and where outdoor malaria transmission remains a major challenge. He is currently working on push-pull as a strategy against resilient outdoor vectors.
Background & Education. Mr Mmbando joined the Institute in June 2012 from Saint Francis Referral Hospital where he worked as a Health Laboratory Scientist. He holds a BSc degree in Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro-Tanzania where he completed in 2011.
Professional Experience and Skills. Mr Mmbando began his research career in 2012 as a Research officer at IHI where he participated in different entomological research in Tanzania. He has six-year experience of working as an Entomologist.
He has skills and extensive experience in conducting surveillance studies and testing different mosquito biting control tools at both semi-and-full-field settings such as attracting and killing host-seeking mosquito by using attractants and also spatial repellents. He also capable of doing data analysis using open access software such as R-statistical software, manuscript writing and presenting research findings at both local and international meetings.
Research Areas. His research interests include: developing and testing efficacy/effectiveness of the additional mosquito-biting control tools which aimed to eliminate residual malaria transmission which occurs in the communities with high coverage of bed nets. Mr Mmbando first publication came out in 2015 and since then he has authored and co-authored over 10 high-quality research publications in peer-reviewed international journals.
Projects. Mr Mmbando is currently working on push-pull as a strategy against resilient outdoor vectors. This project was funded by the Wellcome Trust Master’s fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. His approach specifically aims to combine area-wide mosquito repellents (specifically a synthetic pyrethroid called transfluthrin), long-range mosquito attractants and a resistance-proof mosquito killing box fitted with electrocuting grids. Through this approach, he intends to develop systems that divert these residual vectors from the villages towards the killing stations.
He was previously involved in a number of projects which aimed at reducing outdoor mosquito bites; 1) Monitoring residual malaria vectors project from 2014 to 2015/16) where he leads a longitudinal surveillance which involved of assessing spatial and temporal patterns, of both outdoor host-seeking and resting residual malaria mosquito vectors in three endemic villages in South-eastern, Tanzania 2) Outdoor mosquito control (OMC) project from 2013 to 2014 where he tested effects of an odour-baited mosquito landing box on outdoor host-seeking malaria vector densities and survival rate when the device was baited with contaminants (fungus and pyriproxyfen), medium killing agent (Pirimiphos-methyl organophosphates) and non-chemical mosquito-killing agent (low-cost electrocuting grids) and 3) African vector control new tools (AVECNET) project from 2012 to 2013 where he lead both semi and full-field testing of efficacy of transfluthrin impregnated sisal strips against outdoor mosquito-bites

Primary Affiliation: Ifakara Health Institute - Morogoro, Morogoro , Tanzania, United Republic of

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Publications

10Publications

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Evaluation of an ultraviolet LED trap for catching Anopheles and Culex mosquitoes in south-eastern Tanzania.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Aug 27;12(1):418. Epub 2019 Aug 27.

Environmental Health and Ecological Sciences Department, Ifakara Health Institute, Morogoro, Tanzania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3673-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6712696PMC
August 2019
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Swarms of the malaria vector Anopheles funestus in Tanzania.

Malar J 2019 Jan 29;18(1):29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Environmental Health and Ecological Science Department, Ifakara Health Institute, P. O. Box 53, Ifakara, Tanzania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-019-2660-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350364PMC
January 2019
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Eave ribbons treated with the spatial repellent, transfluthrin, can effectively protect against indoor-biting and outdoor-biting malaria mosquitoes.

Malar J 2018 Oct 17;17(1):368. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Environmental Health and Ecological Sciences Department, Ifakara Health Institute, Ifakara, Tanzania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-018-2520-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6192339PMC
October 2018
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Potential benefits of combining transfluthrin-treated sisal products and long-lasting insecticidal nets for controlling indoor-biting malaria vectors.

Parasit Vectors 2018 04 10;11(1):231. Epub 2018 Apr 10.

Environmental Health and Ecological Sciences Department, Ifakara Health Institute, Off Mlabani Passage, Ifakara, Morogoro, United Republic of Tanzania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-2811-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5891933PMC
April 2018
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Efficacy and user acceptability of transfluthrin-treated sisal and hessian decorations for protecting against mosquito bites in outdoor bars.

Parasit Vectors 2017 Apr 20;10(1):197. Epub 2017 Apr 20.

Environmental Health and Ecological Sciences Department, Ifakara Health Institute, Off Mlabani Passage, Ifakara, P.O Box 53, Morogoro, United Republic of Tanzania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-017-2132-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5397833PMC
April 2017
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