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Dr Elizabeth Mbizvo

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Dr Elizabeth Mbizvo

PhD, MPH, MBChB 

Research Interests: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Capacity building, Monitoring and Evaluation, Health Systems/Research methodology; HIV/AIDS

Areas of Specialisation: Maternal and Child Health

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Publications List

  1. Virological Failure among Adolescents on ART in Harare City, 2017- a Case-control study. Zvanaka Sithole, Elizabeth Mbizvo, Prosper Chonzi, More Mungati, Tsitsi Juru, Gerald Shambira, Notion Tafara Gombe, Mufuta Tshimanga. BMC Infectious Diseases 18:469http;//doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3372-6

  2. Mbizvo E. Essay: Theatre – a force for health promotion. The Lancet, Volume 368, December 2006 pages S30-S31.B

  3. Anjali Sharma, Jack DeHovitz, Elizabeth Mbizvo, and Francis Ndowa. Diagnosis and Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Considerations for Women Living with HIV. From the ground up. Building Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care Programs in Resource-Limited Settings. https://aids.harvard.edu/from-the-ground-up

  4. Auxilia Muchedzi, Winfreda Chandisarewa, Jo Keatinge, Lynda Stranix-Chibanda, Godfrey Woelk, Elizabeth Mbizvo, Avinash K Shetty. Factors associated with access to HIV care and treatment in a prevention of mother to child transmission programme in urban Zimbabwe. J Int AIDS Soc 2010 6;13:38. Epub 2010 Oct 6.

  5. Msuya SE, Uriyo J, Stray-Perdesen B, Sam NE, Mbizvo EM. The effectiveness of syndromic approach in managing vaginal infections among pregnant women in Northern Tanzania. East Afr J Public Health. 2009 Dec;6(3):263-7.

  6. Msuya SE, Uriyo J, Hussain A, Mbizvo EM, Jeansson S, Sam NE, Stray-Pedersen B. Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among pregnant women with known HIV status in northern Tanzania. Reprod Health. 2009 Feb 25;6:4.

  7. Msuya SE, Mbizvo EM, Hussain A, Uriyo J, Sam NE, Stray-Pedersen B. Low male partner participation in antenatal HIV counselling and testing in northern Tanzania: implications for preventive programs. AIDS Care. 2008 Jul; 20(6):700-9.

  8. Msuya SE, Mbizvo EM, Hussain A, et al. Decline in HIV prevalence among women of childbearing age in Moshi urban, Tanzania. Int J STD AIDS. 2007 Oct; 18 (10):680-7.

  9. Msuya SE, Mbizvo EM, Hussain A, et al. HIV among pregnant women in Moshi Tanzania: the role of sexual behavior, male partner characteristics and sexually transmitted infections. AIDS Res Ther. 2006 Oct 17;3:27.30.

  10. Msuya SE, Mbizvo EM, Stray-Pedersen B, Sundby J, Sam NE, Hussain A. Risk assessment at the primary health care level in Moshi, Tanzania: limits in predicting sexually transmitted infections among women. Cent Afr J Med. 2006 Sep-Dec;52(9-12):97-104.

  11. Msuya SE, Mbizvo EM, Uriyo J.et al. Predictors of failure to return for HIV test results among pregnant women in Moshi, Tanzania. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2006 Sep;43(1):85-90.

  12. Msuya SE, Mbizvo EM, Hussain A, et al. Seroprevalence of hepatitis B and C viruses among women of childbearing age in Moshi Urban, Tanzania. East Afr Med J. 2006 Feb;83(2):91-4.

  13. Mbizvo EM, Msuya SE, Hussain A. et al. Cervical dyskaryosis among women with and without HIV: prevalence and risk factors. Int J STD AIDS. 2005 Dec;16(12):789-93.

  14. Mbizvo EM, Msuya SE, Hussain A. et al. HIV and sexually transmitted infections among women presenting at urban primary health care clinics in two cities of sub-Saharan Africa. Afr J Reprod Health. 2005 Apr;9(1):88-98.

  15. Mbizvo ME, Msuya SE, Stray-Pedersen B, Chirenje Z, Hussain A. Bacterial vaginosis and intravaginal practices: association with HIV. Cent Afr J Med. 2004 May-Jun;50(5-6):41-6.

  16. Mbizvo EM, Msuya SE, Hussain A. et al. HIV prevalence in Zimbabwean women: 54-67% knowledge and perceived risk. Int J STD AIDS. 2003 Mar;14(3):202-7.

  17. Msuya SE, Mbizvo EM, Hussain A, et al. Seroprevalence and correlates of herpes simplex virus type 2 among urban Tanzanian women. Sex Transm Dis. 2003 Jul;30(7):588-92.

  18. Msuya SE, Mbizvo EM, Stray-Pedersen B , et al. Reproductive tract infections among women attending primary health care facilities in Moshi, Tanzania. East Afr Med J. 2002;79(1):16-21.

  19. Msuya SE, Mbizvo E, Stray-Pedersen B, Sundby J, Sam NE, Hussain A. Reproductive tract infections and the risk of HIV among women in Moshi, Tanzania. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2002 Sep;81(9):886-93.

  20. Mbizvo EM, Msuya SE, Hussain A. et al. Association of herpes simplex virus type 2 with the human immunodeficiency virus among urban women in Zimbabwe. Int J STD AIDS. 2002 May;13(5):343-8.

  21. Mbizvo EM, Msuya SE, Hussain A. et al. Determinants of reproductive tract infections among asymptomatic women in Harare, Zimbabwe. Cent Afr J Med. 2001 Mar;47(3):57-64.

  22. Msuya SE, Mbizvo EM, Hussain A, et al. Female genital cutting in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: changing attitudes? Trop Med Int Health. 2002 Feb;7(2):159-65.

  23. Mbizvo EM, Msuya SE, Hussain A. et al. HIV seroprevalence and its associations with the other reproductive tract infections in asymptomatic women in Harare, Zimbabwe. Int J STD AIDS. 2001 Aug;12(8):524-31.

Dr Shepherd Shamu

Lecturer

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Dr Shepherd Shamu

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Qualifications: PhD (Health Economics); MComm (Health Economics); BSc Hons Economics

Research Interests: Health Care Financing; Equity; Economic Evaluation and Clinical Trials 

Areas of Specialisation: Health Economics

 

Research Publications (for the past three years): 

  1. Shamu S, Rusakaniko S, January J (2016) Who benefits from public health financing in Zimbabwe? Towards universal health coverage" Journal of Global Public Health; An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice. It is available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17441692.2015.1121283.

  2. Shamu S, Rusakaniko S, Hongoro C (2016) Prioritizing health system and disease burden factors: an evaluation of the net benefit of transferring health technology interventions to different districts in Zimbabwe. Journal of ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research;

  3. Gonah L, Corwin A, January J, Shamu S, Jokomo ZN & Putten N (2016) Barriers to Healthcare Access and Coping Mechanisms among Sub-Saharan African Migrants living in Bangkok, Thailand: A Qualitative Study. Medical Journal of Zambia, Vol. 43 (4): 238 – 246.

  4. Gunda R, Shamu S, Chimbari MJ, Mukaratirwa S. Economic burden of malaria on rural households in Gwanda district, Zimbabwe. Afr J Prm Health Care and Fam Med 2017;9(1), a1317. https://doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v9i1.1317

  5. Caroline Muringazuva, Daniel Chirundu, Shepherd Shamu, Gerald Shambira, Notion Gombe, Tsitsi Juru, Donewell Bangure, Mufuta Tshimanga: An evaluation of the proposed organisation restructuring at Kadoma city 2015 The Pan African Medical Journal. 2017;27:20. doi:10.11604/pamj.2017.27.20.11085

  6. Resign Gunda, Moses John Chimbari, Shepherd Shamu, Benn Sartorius, Samsom Mukaratirwa (2017) Malaria incidence trends and their asscoaition with climatic variables in rural Gwanda, Zimbabwe 2005 -2015. Malaria Journal.

Dr Tawanda Marufu

Lecturer

Dr Tawanda Marufu 

Qualifications: MSc, DPH, Dip GU Med & Venereology, MBChB.

Research Interests: Epidemiology, surveillance, and control of diseases preventable through immunization (EPI diseases); Epidemiology, surveillance and control of sexually transmitted diseases/infections and HIV/AIDS; Planning, organization and evaluation of health services -Health systems; Operations research

Areas of Specialisation: Public Health, Non-communicable diseases

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Research Publications (for the past three years):

  1. Tawanda Marufu, Willard Tinago, Seter Siziya. Changes in Rates of Measles Transmission and Force of Infection in Gweru City, Zimbabwe: A Retrospective Study. European Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 28-31. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20160402.11

  2. Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Willard Tinago. Impact of Vaccination on Measles Transmission Patterns in Gweru City, Zimbabwe, 1960-89. European Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2016, pp.65-72. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20160403.13

  3. Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Willard Tinago. Impact of Malnutrition and Measles Mortality on Under-fives All-Cause Mortality in Gweru City, Zimbabwe, in 1960-89. European Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 209-212. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20150306.19

  4. Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Willard Tinago. Comparison of Impact of Single Dose and Multiple Dose Measles Vaccination Strategies on Measles Transmission Patterns. European Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 80-84. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20150303.18

  5. Donewell Bangure, Daniel Chirundu, Notion Gombe, Tawanda Marufu, Gibson Mandozana, Mufuta Tshimanga, Lucia Takundwa; Effectiveness of short message services reminder on childhood immunization programme in Kadoma, Zimbabwe - a randomized controlled trial, 2013; BMC Public Health2015,15:137 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/15/137

Dr. Willard Tinago

Lecturer

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Dr Willard Tinago

BSc (Hon) Stats, MSc Biostats, PhD

Research Interests: Longitudinal data methods, Biostatistics, Statistical computing, Epidemiological modeling; HIV/AIDS research

Areas of Specialisation: Medical Statistics

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Research Publications (for the past three years):

  1. Lambert JS, Murtagh R, Menezes D, O'Carroll A, Murphy C, Cullen W, McHugh T, Avramovic G, Tinago W, van Hout MC.'HepCheck Dublin':an intensified hepatitis C screening programme in a homeless population demonstrates the need for alternative models of care. BMC Infect Dis.2019 Feb 7;19(1):128. doi:10.1186/s12879-019-3748-2.

  2. Cowman J, Richter L, Walsh R, Keegan N, Tinago W, Ricco AJ, Hennessy BT, Kenny D, Dunne E. Dynamic platelet function is markedly different in patients with cancer compared to healthy donors. Platelets. 2018 Sep 25:1-6. doi: 10.1080/09537104.2018.1513475.

  3. Gwitira I, Murwira A, Masocha M, Zengeya FM, Shekede MD, Chirenda J, Tinago W, Mberikunashe J, Masendu R. GIS-based stratification of malaria risk zones for Zimbabwe, Geocarto International. 2018 June 07. doi: 10.1080/10106049.2018.1478889.

  4. O`Hallaran JA, Dunne E, Tinago W, Denieffe S, Kenny D, Mallon PWG. Switching from abacavir to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is associated with rises in soluble glycoprotein VI, suggesting changes in platelet-collagen interactions. AIDS. 2018 Feb 12. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001783.

  5. Jones M, Denieffe S, Griffin C, Tinago W, Fitzgibbon MC. Evaluation of cystatin C in malignancy and comparability of estimates of GFR in oncology patients. Pract Lab. 2017 May 19;8:95-104. doi: 10.1016/j.plabm.2017.05.005.

  6. McGettrick P, Ghavami-Kia B, Tinago W, Macken A, O`Halloran J, Lambert JS, Sheehan G, Mallon PWG. The HIV Care Cascade and sub-analysis of those linked to but not retained in care: the experience from a tertiary HIV referral service in Dublin Ireland. HIV Clinical Trials. 2017 May;18(3):93-99. doi: 10.1080/15284336.2017.1298317.

  7. Tinago W, Cotter AG, Sabin CA, Macken A, Kavanagh E, Brady JJ, McCarthy G, Compston J, Mallon PW; HIV UPBEAT Study Group. Predictors of longitudinal change in bone mineral density in a cohort of HIV-positive and negative subjects.AIDS. 2017 Mar 13;31(5):643-652. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001372.

  8. Samaneka WP, Mandozana G, Tinago W, Nhando N, Mgodi NM, Bwakura-Dangarembizi MF, Munjoma MW, Gomo ZA, Chirenje ZM, Hakim JG. Adult Hematology and Clinical Chemistry Laboratory Reference Ranges in a Zimbabwean Population. PLoS One. 2016 Nov 3;11(11):e0165821. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165821.

  9. Mashavave G, Kuona P, Tinago W, Stray-Pedersen B, Munjoma M, Musarurwa C. Dried blood spot omega-3 and omega-6 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid levels in 7-9 year old Zimbabwean children: a cross sectional study.BMC Clin Pathol. 2016 Aug 5;16:14. doi: 10.1186/s12907-016-0035-7.

  10. Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Willard Tinago. Impact of Vaccination on Measles Transmission Patterns in Gweru City, Zimbabwe, 1960-89. European Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2016, pp.65-72. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20160403.13

  11. Tawanda Marufu, Willard Tinago, Seter Siziya. Changes in Rates of Measles Transmission and Force of Infection in Gweru City, Zimbabwe: A Retrospective Study. European Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 28-31. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20160402.11

  12. Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Willard Tinago. Impact of Malnutrition and Measles Mortality on Under-fives All-Cause Mortality In Gweru City, Zimbabwe, in 1960-89. European Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 209-212. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20150306.19

  13. Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Willard Tinago. Comparison of Impact of Single Dose and Multiple Dose Measles Vaccination Strategies on Measles Transmission Patterns. European Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 80-84. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20150303.18

  14. Gomani P, Matubu AT, Mujuru HA, Munjoma MW, Tinago W, Mandozana G, Hakim JG, Gomo ZAR, Chirenje ZM. Hematological and Biochemical Laboratory Reference Intervals for Zimbabwean Adolescents. Clin.Lab 2015; 61: 101-111. doi: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2014.140506

Dr. Gerald Shambira

Lecturer

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Dr. Gerald Shambira

MBChB, MPH, MSc Health Economics; MCPCPZ

Research Interests: Non-communicable diseases and Medical Education

Areas of Specialisation: Epidemiology and Public Health

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Research Publications (for the past three years):

  1. Rietmeijer CA, Mungati M, Machiha A, Mugurungi O, Kupara V, Rodgers L, Kilmarx PH, Roloff AH, Gonese E, Tippett-Barr BA, Shambira G, Lewis DA, Handsfield HH, Tshimanga M; The Etiology of Male Urethral Discharge in Zimbabwe: Results from the Zimbabwe STI Etiology Study; Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Jan;45(1):56-60; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29240635

  1. More Mungati, A Machiha, Owen Mugurung, M Tshimanga,P H. Kilmarx, J Nyakura, G Shambira,Vitalis Kupara, Elizabeth Gonese, Beth A. Tippett Barr, H. Hunter Handsfield, MD, Cornelis A. Rietmeijer; The Etiology of Genital Ulcer Disease and Coinfections With Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Zimbabwe: Results From the Zimbabwe STI Etiology Study; Sexually Transmitted Diseases: (2018) Volume 45 - Issue 1- p 61–68; https://journals.lww.com/stdjournal/Citation/2018/01000

  1. Gerald Shambira, Notion Tafara Gombe, Casey Daniel Hall, Meeyoung Mattie Park, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong; Antiretroviral Therapy Outcomes Among HIV Infected Clients in Gweru City, Zimbabwe 2006-2011: A Cohort Analysis; Pan African Medical Journal, Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 27 (Suppl 1): 13, 28 May 2017, http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/series/27/1/

  2. Faith Mutsigiri-Murewanhema, P T Mafaune, G Shambira, Tsitsi Juru, D Bangure, M Mungati, N T Gombe, M Tshimanga; Factors associated with severe malaria among children below ten years in Mutasa and Nyanga districts, Zimbabwe, 2014-2015, Pan African Med J. 2017; 27: 23. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5516661/

  3. Hamufare Mugauri, Owen Mugurungi, Gerald Shambira, Tsitsi Juru, Notion Tafara Gombe, Mufuta Tshimanga, A Comparative Evaluation of the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Program for Seke and Goromonzi Districts, Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe, 2017, Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2017, 7, 138-150, http://www.scirp.org/journal/ojpm

  1. Stanley Tapesana, Daniel Chirundu, Gerald Shambira, Notion Tafara Gombe, Tsitsi Patience Juru ,Tshimanga Mufuta , BMC Infectious Diseases (2017) 17:602, Clinical care given to victims of sexual assault at Kadoma General Hospital, Zimbabwe: a secondary data analysis, 2016: https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/.../s12879-017-2.

  2. Gladwin Muchena, Gerald Shambira, Nyasha Masuka, Mufuta Tshimanga; Determinants of multidrug resistance among previously treated tuberculosis patients in Zimbabwe, 2014, The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 21(11):1167-1172(6), November 2017; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29037298

  3. Zvanaka Sithole,T Juru,P Chonzi,D Bangure, G Shambira, N T Gombe, M Tshimanga; Food borne illness amongst health care workers, at a Central Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe, 2016: a retrospective cohort study; BMC Res Notes. 2017; 10: 715. Published online 2017 Dec 8. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-3030-x; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5721609/

  4. Noriah M. Hwami, A Shamu, G Shambira, N T Gombe, M Tshimanga T P. Juru, Sexually Transmitted Illnesses in Masvingo Province, 2012-2015: A Secondary Data Analysis; Open Journal of Epidemiology, 2017, 7, 59-68 https://file.scirp.org/pdf/OJEpi_2017021515300305.pdf

  5. E. Gonese, A. Mushavi , M. Mungati , M. Mhangara , J. Dzangare , O. Mugurungi , J. Dee , P. H. Kilmarx , G. Shambira, M. T. Tshimanga, J. Hargrove, Is Zimbabwe ready to transition from anonymous unlinked sero-surveillance to using prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) program data for HIV surveillance?: results of PMTCT utility study, 2012; BMC Infectious Diseases (2016) 16:97; https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/

  6. More Mungati, M Mhangara,J Dzangare, O Mugurungi, T Apollo, E Gonese ,P H Kilmarx C Chakanyuka-Musanhu G Shambira M Tshimanga: Results from implementing updated 2012 World Health Organization Guidance on early-warning indicators of HIV drug resistance in Zimbabwe; Journal of Epidemiological Research. 2016, Vol. 2, No. 2; http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/jer.v2n2p85

  7. More Mungati, Mutsa Mhangara, Elizabeth Gonese, Owen Mugurungi, Janet Dzangare, Stella Ngwende, Patience Musasa, Maureen Wellington, Gerald Shambira, Tsitsilina Apollo, Chunfu Yang, Joshua DeVos, Jennifer Sabatier, Peter Kilmarx, Christine ChakanyukaMusanhu, Mufuta Tshimanga; Pre-treatment drug resistance among patients initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Zimbabwe: 2008–2010; BMC Res Notes (2016) 9:302, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27287672

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