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Title: Dr
Name: Anitha Byabato Philbert
College/School/Division: College Of Natural And Applied Sciences
Role: Lecturer
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Anitha is a member of the academic staff of the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She joined the University in 2007 and works in the Department of Zoology and Wildlife Conservation, within the College of Natural and Applied Sciences.  Anitha holds a B. Sc degree in wildlife Conservation (2006), a Master degree (2012) and PhD (2016) in Applied Zoology from the same University. Anitha is recipient of several prestigious fellowship, awards and grants including the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), NORAD and DAAD fellowships. Anitha does research on vector and vector-borne diseases mainly Malaria and arboviruses.

Anitha teaches a range of zoological courses to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Currently, Anitha is working to establish zoonotic arboviruses and their respective vector species at the human-wildlife interface in Tanzania. Drawing from her past and current work, Anitha has a strong passion in controlling disease vectors and aspires to see a vector borne disease free world.

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