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Felista W. Mwingira

Contact Address:

P.O Box 2329
Email: felis442000@yahoo.com
(mobile) +255789251187


PhD in Microbiology,University of Basel - Switzerland

PhD Research: Swiss Tropical and Public health institute
Thesis title: Molecular community surveillance of Plasmodium falciparum in 6 sites of different malaria endemicity in Tanzania

University of Dar es salaam-Tanzania,Master in Science (Applied zoology) by thesis

Thesis title: “Assessment of genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum in sub Saharan Africa.’’

Bachelor of Science with Education, University of Dar es Salaam- Tanzania,

Research interests areas

Molecular Parasitology, Entomology and molecular Epidemiology,

Teaching areas

  • Parasitology and Entomology
  • Evolution and Molecular biology


  1. Hofmann N, Mwingira F, Shekalaghe S, Robinson LJ, Mueller I, Felger I (2015) Ultra- Sensitive Detection of Plasmodium falciparum by Amplification of Multi-Copy Subtelomeric Targets. PLoS Med 12(3): e1001788. doi: 10.1371/journal. pmed.1001788.
  2. Dominic Mosha D., Guidi M., Mwingira F., Abdulla S., Mercier T., Decosterd LA.,Csajka C. and Genton B. (2014) Population pharmacokinetics and clinical response of artemether-lumefantrine in pregnant and non-pregnant women with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Tanzania. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. AAC.02595-14; doi:10.1128/AAC.02595-14
  3. Mosha, D., Chilongola, J., Ndeserua, R., Mwingira, F.,&Genton, B. (2014). Effectiveness of intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine during pregnancy on placental malaria, maternal anaemia and birthweight in areas with high and low malaria transmission intensity in Tanzania. Trop.Med. & Int. Health: 00(00); doi:10.1111/tmi.12349
  4. Mwingira F,Genton B, Kabanywanyi AM and Felger I (2014) Comparison of detection methods for P. falciparum prevalence and gametocyte carriage in community survey in Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 13:433; doi:10.1186/1475-2875-13-433