Daria Hofer-Czendlik, MA

Profile

Daria Hofer-Czendlik studied English and History at the University of Basel and in 2003 acquired the Undergraduate Certificate in Development Studies as an exchange student at the University of Sussex. After finishing her basic studies she started the interdisciplinary master programme African Studies in the winter Term 2003/2004. Daria successfully completed her Master's degree in African Studies in May 2005. After her studies she did a 6-month internship at mission 21 in the department for international cooperation, team Africa. At the same time she was working at the Centre for African Studies as an assistant. From April to August 2007 she worked at the Swiss Tropical Institute in a project on the history of fighting malaria in Africa.
In August 2007 Daria Hofer-Czendlik took up a position with the Swiss Academy for Development (SAD) in the department "Youth and Anomy" as a member of the project team on "Rebuilding Confidence: Developing a minimal programme for the psychosocial support of AIDS-orphans and other vulnerable children in southern Africa".
Currently Daria is Coordinator for development cooperation at Connexio.

MA Thesis

Malaria in pregnancy – risks, insecticide treated nets and intermittent preventive treatment – a study in Rufiji District, Tanzania

Daria Hofer-Czendlik wrote her Master-Thesis on "Malaria in pregnancy – risks, insecticide treated nets and intermittent preventive treatment – a study in Rufiji District, Tanzania". The Thesis was completed in cooperation with the Swiss Tropical Institute and the Ifakara Research & Development Centre, Ifakara/Tanzania. Hofer-Czendlik studied how women in the Rufiji-district experience the risks of pregnany and the measures to prevent malaria. The aim was to contribute to optimizing the various measures of malaria prevention and raising the efficiency of prevention among the high-risk group of pregnant women.