DANIEL RINGERA

DANIEL
RINGERA

MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGIST
MINISTRY OF HEALTH KENYA
Area of expertise: Vector-borne diseases, Health
  • National Government

Biography

I work with Vector Borne Disease Control Unit which is primarily charged with facilitating the control, eradication and elimination of specific vector borne diseases of public health importance through active and passive surveillance, prevention and control of endemic vector-borne and neglected diseases. My key roles as medical entomologist include; 1) Involved in formulation of public health policies and guidelines on parasite and vector borne diseases control. 2) Involved in epidemiological investigations to determine diseases vectors and specific prevalence of vector borne diseases 3) Mapping surveys for distribution of diseases vectors and specific disease in the country. 4) Management of vector borne diseases control programmes at the national, focusing on outbreaks, epidemics, surveillance and disaster preparedness. As from above roles I believe this is the best network to join as it will provide me with opportunity to be involved in various vector borne disease control initiatives.

Organisation details

Vector Borne Disease Control Unit (VBDCU) is mandated to facilitate the control, elimination and eradication of all vector-borne and neglected tropical diseases of public health importance through operational research, active and passive surveillance, prevention and control of endemic vector-borne and neglected tropical diseases, parasitic infections such as schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthes and arbovirus diseases such as rift valley fever, yellow fever, dengue fever, chikungunya fever etc.