Christian Lengeler

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Professor Christian Lengeler is a Unit Head at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Basel (Switzerland). He has been working for the past 25 years on the epidemiology and control of tropical diseases, with a strong focus on malaria. He was involved in developing insecticide treated nets (ITNs) as a malaria control tool in the 1990s and has pioneered many developments in large‐scale vector control in sub‐Saharan Africa.

Since 1999 he has been involved in the establishment and running of the national ITN programme in Tanzania. Currently, his group is working on understanding and improving access to malaria treatment in malaria‐endemic countries, improving the quality of health care, the introduction of improved diagnostic strategies and the basic science of non-malarial illnesses.