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Jake Mathewson


Jake Mathewson MSc is an epidemiologist with a background in critical care nursing and a strong foundation in infectious disease control in low-resource and conflict-affected settings.  

Jake previously worked as a malaria control trial manager in rural Tanzania through Kilamanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) after finishing his MSc at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the Control of Infectious Diseases.

Working with the Epidemiology department since March 2020, Jake has been engaged in projects focused on active case finding for tuberculosis in Pakistan, COVID-19 surveillance in Afghanistan, and monitoring and evaluation for Neglected Tropical Diseases across numerous African and South Asian countries through the ASCEND project.

Jake’s aspirations at KIT are to continue to enhance his techniques in spatial analysis and epidemiology to improve disease control in low-resource and conflict affected settings, while also contributing improvements in equity, research fairness, and sustainability in the field of global health. 


  • ASCEND: Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases

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    Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of infectious diseases that thrive in poor and rural settings, affecting 1.6 billion of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, including 850 million children. Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ASCEND) is a new programme funded by the UK Department for International Development […]

  • Electronic Case based Surveillance: Using predictive modelling and real-time data to plan Active TB Case Finding in Pakistan

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    Pakistan has one of the highest burdens of tuberculosis (TB) in the world, a disease that infected as many as 10 million people and caused 1.4 million deaths globally in 2019. Around a quarter of the world’s population are thought to be infected with latent TB. The disease can remain dormant for years, until, for example, the immune system is […]

  • Improving access to preventive medicine: a data visualization and analysis platform to support microplanning of schistosomiasis control  

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    KIT and in country partners are designing a real time monitoring and evaluation platform to facilitate decision making for the control and management of schistosomiasis. This tool will build upon the MATCH methodology that seeks to inform decision making through better use of data.   In the 2021-2030 roadmap, the WHO calls for: With the limited resources available for reducing transmission and […]