Correspondence about Yovani Ssenkubuge's first visit and travel arrangements to the United Kingdom

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Yovani Ssenkubuge was born 3 Jan 1914 and spent the majority of his career with the East African Virus Research Institute as a laboratory technician. He was a co-author in many papers, and his contribution to the mosquito ecology field was acknowledged when he had a mosquito named after him (Uranotaenia yovani Someron, 1951) and Professor David Gillet dedicated one of his mosquito books to him. He was awarded the Royal African Society Medal in August 1967. Yovani visited the UK at his own expense, staying with Alec Haddow in Glasgow, and David Gillet and Russell Lumsden in London.

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See GB 248 DC 068/2/24/1 for publication titled The Mosquitoes of Bwamba country, Uganda. Observations on the biting behaviour of Anopheles other than A Gambiae with notes on behaviour of species in the Entebbe area by Alec Haddow and Yovani Ssenkubuge. Haddow briefly explains Yovani Ssenjukuge's role at the Virus Research Institute in a paper titled Symposium on Health and Medicine in Africa during the colonial period, section IVb, Research Institutions, please see GB 248 DC 068/6/10. Alec describes taking a journey with Yovani through East Africa in May 1948, see the Alexander Haddow Historical/Subject file for photocopied diary extracts that record his experiences. See also GB 248 DC 068/7/3/6 correspondence with Professor John David Gillett.