Research Projects Attracted and Managed
Ending Pandemics, United States of America. Phase 1.5 of the “Enhancing Community-based Disease Outbreak Detection and Response in East and Southern Africa”. Grant No. 17-41812, US $ 450,000. Project Leader. (March 2017 to May 2018).
Skoll Global Threats Fund, United States of America. SACIDS ICT tool development for enhancing community-based disease outbreak detection and response in East and Southern Africa. Grant Agreement No. 14-02688, US $ 450,000. Project Leader. (August 2015 to December 2016).
CORDS (Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance). Organization of Inception Meeting and Technology Partner Support for SACIDS Mobile Phone. Grant No. 1010, US $ 164,032. Project Leader. (August 2015).
CORDS (Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance). Organization of an Epihack Tanzania 2014 Event to design digital solutions for improved disease surveillance in southern and east Africa using mobile and ICT technologies. Grant No. 1003, (US $ 162,906). Project Leader. (November 2014 to February 2015).
European Commission Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme on ‘Enhancing Community of Practice in One Health for Infectious Diseases through Post-Graduate Training’. Grant No.2012-3166/001-001- € 1,993,925. Mobility Coordinator. (2012-2017).
NORAD-supported project through Enhancing Pro-poor Innovation in Natural Resources and Agricultural Value Chains (EPINAV) programme on Increased market access of beef and milk from pastoral system through innovative value chain approaches in breeding, feeding and health in Kilosa and Gairo districts, Tanzania Tanzanian Shillings (TZS) 239,514,000 (equivalent to US $ 114,054.3). Project Leader. (2011-2015).
IDRC (International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada)-funded project on ‘Integrated Human and Animal Disease Control for Tanzanian Pastoralists Facing Settlement Challenges’ . Grant No. 107030-001, Canadian $ 1,462,100. Co-Principal Investigator (2013-2017).
The Rockefeller Foundation funded project on ‘Enhancing disease surveillance and response at point of outbreak/care in the animal and human health sectors of Southern and East Africa through the application of mobile technologies’. Grant No. 2009 DSN 305- US $ 899,530. Co-Principal Investigator. (2010 to 2013).
The Rockefeller Foundation funded project on ‘Analysis of Emergency Preparedness and Resource Mapping for emerging infectious diseases across human and animal health sectors’. Grant No. 2008 DSN 310-US $ 399,000. Co-Principal Investigator. (2009 to 2011).
ACP-funded project on ‘One Health National Networks for Enhanced Research in Infectious Diseases’. Grant Contract No. FED/2009/217075- € 935,850. Co-Investigator. (2010 to 2012).
The Rothamsted International African Fellowship on ‘Molecular genetic investigation of mastitis resistance mechanisms in Bos indicus Maasai and Boran cattle in Tanzania’. African Fellow. (Jan-Dec 2007).
International Foundation for Science (IFS) funded project No. B/3521-1 on ‘Evaluation of antimicrobial residues in milk and microbial resistance to the commonly used drugs in Tanzania’ (2004 to 2006). Project Leader.
UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded research project No. R7271 on ‘Optimising milk production in smallholder dairy farms in Tanzania (September 1998 to March 2002)’. PhD student and Field Coordinator
Publication(s): Drivers of disease emergence and spread: Is wildlife to blame? , The changing landscape for health research in Africa: The Focus of the Southern African Centre for Infectious Diseases and Surveillance , The changing landscape of public health in sub-Saharan Africa: Control and prevention of communicable diseases needs rethinking , Mobile technologies for disease surveillance in humans and animals , Spatial Heterogeneity of Habitat Suitability for Rift Valley Fever Occurrence in Tanzania: An Ecological Niche Modelling Approach , A Smartphone App (AfyaData) for Innovative One Health Disease Surveillance from Community to National Levels in Africa: Intervention in Disease Surveillance