Dr. Kevin Ochieng Opondo

Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia (MRCG)    


Projet title: Impact of Insecticide Resistance on Malaria Vector Longevity and Transmission Potential in the Wild

I hold a PhD in Tropical Medicine majoring in entomology/epidemiology from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK which sought to understand how mosquito behaviour and insecticide resistance affect malaria transmission patterns in The Gambia. Previously, I spent two years at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) in Tanzania as part of my MSc (University of Nairobi) training investigating how mosquito behaviour affects the design and development of mosquito sampling tools.
My research interests, partly covered by my current MARCAD fellowship, is to measure the transmission potential of resistant malaria vectors in the wild. Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to guide malaria control strategies and in simplified communication of science to policy makers, to enable evidence-based decision making. My future plan is to be an expert in operational research by assisting disease control programmes to improve the effectiveness of control tools to save lives.