Dr. William N. Kisinza, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD - National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Amani Centre - Chief Research Scientist & Director

Dr. William N. Kisinza

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Amani Centre

Chief Research Scientist & Director

Tanga | Tanzania, United Republic of

Main Specialties: Biology, Biotechnology, Epidemiology, Infectious Disease, Medical Microbiology


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Dr. William N. Kisinza, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD - National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Amani Centre - Chief Research Scientist & Director

Dr. William N. Kisinza

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Introduction

Dr. William N. Kisinza is a Director and Chief Research Scientist (Medical Entomologist and Programmatic Vector Control specialist) of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR).
As a Director, he is responsible for providing overall strategic direction, technical leadership, management and administration of the National Institute for Medical Research, Amani Centre. His roles are to insure that health research activities meet desired outcomes, completed on time, and within the National Health Research Priority Framework. He is also a primary liaison between the NIMR Director General, development partners and the Ministry of Health in all issues related to health research at NIMR – Amani Research Centre. Dr. Kisinza is also currently serving to the position of Test Facility Manager (TFM) at NIMR Amani GLP Centre with authority and an overall responsibility for the organisation and functioning of the test facility according to GLP. Thus, as a Test facility manager has an overall responsibility for facility management, study personnel, and the quality assurance programme ensuring that there are clear lines of communications existing between TFM and staff, and between staff, and that these lines of communications are clearly documented. Over 24 years, has accumulated wealth of health research experiences in the randomized controlled trials of various major health interventions. To his credit, Dr. Kisinza has published over 100 scientific peer reviewed articles/papers on a wide range of subjects in the international peer reviewed journals including The LANCET and PLoS ONE. Dr. Kisinza is a PhD holder (Tropical Medicine – Epidemiology) with an MSc (Medical Entomology & Applied Parasitology) from Liverpool Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool in UK. He is a graduate of BSc (Hons) in Applied Microbiology & Marine Biology at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Dr. Kisinza is currently a member of several national and international professional societies and consortia including Tanzania Public Health Association, African Medical Entomological Association, Roll Back Malaria Vector Control Working Group, Pan-African Malaria Research Consortium (PAMVEC), African Network for Vector Resistance (ANVR), Building out Vector-borne diseases in sub-Saharan Africa (BOVA) - www.bovanetwork.org/users/william-kisinza .

Primary Affiliation: National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Amani Centre - Tanga , Tanzania, United Republic of

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Education

Sep 2002
University of Liverpool at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Tropical Medicine – Epidemiology
Sep 1999
University of Liverpool at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Master of Science (MSc)
Medical Entomology
Nov 1995
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Bachelor of Science [BSc (Hons)
Applied Microbiology

Experience

Jul 2017
GLP Test Facility Manager (TFM)
With authority and an overall responsibility for the organisation and functioning of the test facility according to GLP.
With an overall responsibility for facility management, study personnel, and the quality assurance programme ensuring that there are clear lines of com¬munications existing between TFM and staff, and between staff, and that these lines of communica¬tions are clearly documented.
Apr 2014
National Health Discovery Award
The recognition of his outstanding research careers in Public Health Research in Tanzania
Discovery of a New Borrelia parasite causing Tick Borne Relapsing Fever in Tanzania.
Dec 2010
Director and Chief Research Scientist
Responsible for providing overall strategic direction, technical leadership, management and administration of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)
With the roles are to insure that health research activities meet desired outcomes, completed on time, and within the National Health Research Priority Framework.
May 2004
an award of the National Best Worker
Recipient of the National Best Worker from the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)
An award of a National Best Worker from the Researchers, Academicians,

Publications

29Publications

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Bacterial larvicides used for malaria vector control in sub-Saharan Africa: review of their effectiveness and operational feasibility.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Aug 30;12(1):426. Epub 2019 Aug 30.

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Tumaini University Makumira, Moshi, Tanzania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3683-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6716942PMC
August 2019
1 Read
3.430 Impact Factor

Comparing the new Ifakara Ambient Chamber Test with WHO cone and tunnel tests for bioefficacy and non-inferiority testing of insecticide-treated nets.

Malar J 2019 Apr 30;18(1):153. Epub 2019 Apr 30.

Epidemiology and Public Health Department, Swiss Institute of Tropical and Public Health, Soccinstrase 57, 4002, Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-019-2741-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6492396PMC
April 2019
5 Reads
3.109 Impact Factor

Lymphatic filariasis control in Tanzania: infection, disease perceptions and drug uptake patterns in an endemic community after multiple rounds of mass drug administration.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Jul 20;11(1):429. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Dyrlægevej 100, 1870, Frederiksberg C, Denmark.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-2999-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6053786PMC
July 2018
25 Reads
3.430 Impact Factor

Impact of non-pyrethroid insecticide treated durable wall lining on age structure of malaria vectors in Muheza, Tanzania.

BMC Res Notes 2017 Dec 19;10(1):744. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, P.O. Box 2240, Moshi, Tanzania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-017-3078-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5735946PMC
December 2017
18 Reads

Lymphatic filariasis transmission on Mafia Islands, Tanzania: Evidence from xenomonitoring in mosquito vectors.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Oct 6;11(10):e0005938. Epub 2017 Oct 6.

National Institute for Medical Research, Headquarters, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005938DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5646871PMC
October 2017
36 Reads

Affordable house designs to improve health in rural Africa: a field study from northeastern Tanzania.

Lancet Planet Health 2017 Aug 4;1(5):e188-e199. Epub 2017 Aug 4.

Ingvartsen Arkitekter, København K, Denmark; Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering-Arkitektskolen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(17)30078-5DOI Listing
August 2017
13 Reads

Effect of physicochemical parameters on Anopheles and Culex mosquito larvae abundance in different breeding sites in a rural setting of Muheza, Tanzania.

Parasit Vectors 2017 06 24;10(1):304. Epub 2017 Jun 24.

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, P.O. Box 2240, Moshi, Tanzania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-017-2238-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5482952PMC
June 2017
117 Reads
3.430 Impact Factor

Comparative performance of three experimental hut designs for measuring malaria vector responses to insecticides in Tanzania.

Malar J 2016 Mar 15;15:165. Epub 2016 Mar 15.

Epidemiology and Public Health Department, Swiss Institute of Tropical and Public Health, Soccinstrase 57, 4002, Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-016-1221-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4793500PMC
March 2016
34 Reads
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Durability of Olyset campaign nets distributed between 2009 and 2011 in eight districts of Tanzania.

Malar J 2016 Mar 18;15:176. Epub 2016 Mar 18.

Ifakara Health Institute, Bagamoyo Research and Training Centre, Bagamoyo, P.O. Box 74, Pwani, Tanzania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-016-1225-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4797150PMC
March 2016
57 Reads
3.109 Impact Factor

Sibling species of the Anopheles funestus group, and their infection with malaria and lymphatic filarial parasites, in archived and newly collected specimens from northeastern Tanzania.

Malar J 2015 Mar 6;14:104. Epub 2015 Mar 6.

Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, Section for Parasitology and Aquatic Diseases, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-015-0616-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4352238PMC
March 2015
30 Reads
3.109 Impact Factor

Differential effect of human ivermectin treatment on blood feeding Anopheles gambiae and Culex quinquefasciatus.

Parasit Vectors 2015 Feb 27;8:130. Epub 2015 Feb 27.

Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Dyrlægevej 100, 1870 Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/content/8/1/130
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-015-0735-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4352294PMC
February 2015
8 Reads
3.430 Impact Factor

Lymphatic filariasis control in Tanga Region, Tanzania: status after eight rounds of mass drug administration.

Parasit Vectors 2014 Nov 12;7:507. Epub 2014 Nov 12.

National Institute for Medical Research, Amani Medical Research Centre, P.O. Box 81, Muheza, Tanzania.

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http://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.118
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-014-0507-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4233105PMC
November 2014
33 Reads
3.430 Impact Factor

Anti-mosquito plants as an alternative or incremental method for malaria vector control among rural communities of Bagamoyo District, Tanzania.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2014 Jul 11;10:56. Epub 2014 Jul 11.

Institute of Traditional Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, P,O, Box 65001, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1746-4269-10-56DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4131773PMC
July 2014
35 Reads
2.000 Impact Factor

Lymphatic filariasis control in Tanzania: effect of six rounds of mass drug administration with ivermectin and albendazole on infection and transmission.

BMC Infect Dis 2013 Jul 21;13:335. Epub 2013 Jul 21.

DBL - Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Thorvaldsensvej 57, 1871 Frederiksberg C, Denmark.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-13-335DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3723586PMC
July 2013
37 Reads
2.613 Impact Factor

Malaria entomological profile in Tanzania from 1950 to 2010: a review of mosquito distribution, vectorial capacity and insecticide resistance.

Tanzan J Health Res 2011 Dec;13(5 Suppl 1):319-31

National-Institute for Medical Research, Amani Research Centre, Muheza, Tanzania.

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December 2011
42 Reads

Resting behaviour of Anopheles gambiae s.l. and its implication on malaria transmission in Uyui District, western Tanzania.

Tanzan J Health Res 2011 Oct;13(4):122-5

National Institute for Medical Research, Tabora Research Centre, PO Box 482 Tabora, Tanzania.

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October 2011
22 Reads

Community directed approach beyond ivermectin in Tanzania: a promising mechanism for the delivery of complex health interventions.

Tanzan J Health Res 2009 Jul;11(3):116-25

Tabora Medical Research Centre, P. O. Box 482, Tabora, Tanzania.

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July 2009
6 Reads

Manifestations and reduction strategies of stigma and discrimination on people living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania.

Tanzan J Health Res 2008 Oct;10(4):220-5

National Institute for Medical Research, P O Box 9653, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/thrb.v10i4.45077DOI Listing
October 2008
6 Reads

Community directed interventions for malaria, tuberculosis and vitamin A in onchocerciasis endemic districts of Tanzania.

Tanzan J Health Res 2008 Oct;10(4):232-9

Amani Medical Research Centre, P. O. Box 81, Muheza, Tanzania.

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October 2008

Community knowledge, attitudes and practices related to tick-borne relapsing fever in dodoma rural district, central Tanzania.

Tanzan J Health Res 2008 Jul;10(3):131-6

National Institute for Medical Research, P.O. Box 9653, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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July 2008
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Knowledge and health information communication in Tanzania.

East Afr J Public Health 2007 Apr;4(1):33-9

National Institute for Medical Research, P.O. Box 9653, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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April 2007
44 Reads

A newly identified tick-borne Borrelia species and relapsing fever in Tanzania.

Lancet 2003 Oct;362(9392):1283-4

Vector Research Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, L3 5QA, Liverpool, UK.

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October 2003
5 Reads
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Yahya A Derua
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University of Copenhagen

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Franklin W Mosha
Franklin W Mosha

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College

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Stephen M Magesa
Stephen M Magesa

National Institute for Medical Research

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Paul E Simonsen
Paul E Simonsen

University of Copenhagen

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Dennis J Massue
Dennis J Massue

Swiss Institute of Tropical and Public Health

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Basiliana Emidi
Basiliana Emidi

National Institute for Medical Research

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Lena M Lorenz
Lena M Lorenz

Imperial College London

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