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Dr C. Benhura

Senior Lecturer

Dr C. Benhura

Qualifications: PhD in Food Science and Technology, (2016),University of Zimbabwe; MSc in Analytical Chemistry,(1997) , University of Zimbabwe; BSc in Chemistry and Biochemistry, (1990), University of Zimbabwe

Areas of Specialisation: Water quality, Food quality management, Development of food products from fruits and cereals, Food chemistry, Food legislation.

Phone: 303211 Extension 15595

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Publications

  1. Benhura C., Zaranyika M.F and Ndlovu M., 2008, The Effect of Industrial Dump waste Disposal on Ground Water Quality”, Journal of Applied Sciences in Southern Africa , Volume 13 issue 1:1-8.
  2. Benhura C and Zaranyika M.F, 2008,The Effect of Industrial Dump waste Disposal on Surface Water Quality,  Journal of Applied Sciences in Southern Africa , Volume 14, issue (1& 2):7-16
  3. Benhura C*, Makamba F., Mushanguri G., Gumiro N and Muzivi I, 2010, Yield Analysis at a Poultry Processing Plant in Harare, Zimbabwe, African Journal of Food, Agriculture , Nutrition and Development, Volume 10, Issue 10, 4219-4234
  4. Benhura C, Inprocess Quality Control In the Food and Water Industry, Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Workshop on Food Education, Security and Social Perspectives, Workshop proceedings  October 2008,  Addis Ababa.
  5. Benhura, C., Benhura, M.A.N., Muchuweti, M., Nyagura, S.F., and Gombiro, P.E., (2012), “Proximate analysis of Parinari curatellifolia fruit pulp of fruit from parts of Harare and a rural area in Zimbabwe”, Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 11(7):639-642.
  6. Benhura, C., Benhura, M.A.N., Muchuweti, M and Gombiro, P., and (2013), “Properties of  Parinari curatellifolia (hacha or chakata) fruit from different parts of Harare, Zimbabwe”, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 13(4):8004-8018.
  7.  Benhura, C., Benhura, M.A.N., Muchuweti, M and  Gombiro, P., and (2013),   
  8. Assessment of the Colour of Parinari Curatellifolia Fruit Using an Image Processing     Computer Software Package. International Journal of Agricultural and Food  Research, 2( 4): 41-48.
  9. Benhura,C., Nyagura, S.F., Dakwa, V.,   Gombiro, P.E.,  Ngwenyama, P., Matanhire, R..,  Garamukanwa, A.,  Mudita, N.,  Zhangazha, J.  and  Mashavira, W. 2012. Food Service Quality Survey at the University of Zimbabwe Private Canteens. Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology 4(5): 281-285.
  10. Benhura, C., Rukuni, T., Kadema, C., Mubvakure, B.,  Nazare, R., Gombiro, P.E., Tokwe,, B.,  Matangi, E. and Madzima, A. 2012. Preservation of mango pulp of fruit from Rusitu Valley, Chimanimani in Zimbabwe. Pakistani Journal of Food Sciences 22(4):191-196.
  11. Mushonga, N.G.T., Chagwena, D., Benhura,C. and Nyanga, L.K. 2013. An Assessment of the Nutritional Status of University of Zimbabwe Students. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 12 (1): 30-33,
  12. Benhura, C.,Benhura, M.A.N., Muchuweti, M and P.E. Gombiro, 2014. Viscosity Properties of Parinari curatellifolia fruit pulp syrup. Journal of Applied Science in Southern Africa, 19 (1):1-11.
  13. Gombiro, P.E., Mukaro, J., Mugadza, K, Gerad, A., Zaranyika, M.F.,and C.Benhura, 2014. Drinking water quality assessment in Zimbabwe: A case study of bottled water from selected retail outlets in Harare. Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences, 4(3): 2691-2700.
  14. Benhura, C., Kugara, J., Muchuweti, M., Nyagura, S., Matarise, F., Gombiro, P.E and Nyandoro, G., 2015. Drying kinetics of syrup of Parinari curatellifolia fruit and cereal based product, zvambwa. Journal of Food Science and Technology . 52(8):4965–4974 Pisa, P.T.,   Landais, E.,  Margetts, B.,   Vorster, H.H.,  Friedenreich, C.M., Huybrechts, I., Prevel, Y.M., Branca, F.,  Lee, W.T.K., Leclercq, C., Jerling, J., Zotor, F., Amuna, P.,  Jawaldeh, A.A.,   Aderibigbe, R.U.,  Amoussa, W.H.,  Anderson, C.A.M., Skhiri, H.A.,  Atek, M., Benhura, C., Chifamba, J., Covic, N., Dary, O., Delisle, H.,   Ati, J.E.,  Hamdouchi, A.E.,  Rhazi, K.E., Faber, M.,  Kalimbira, A.,  Korkalo, L., Kruger, A.,  Ledo, J.,  Machiweni, T., Mahachi, C., Mathe, N.,  Mokori, A.,  Mouquet-Rivier, C., Mutie, C., Hilde, L.N.,  Norris, S.A.,  Onabanjo, O.O., Rambeloson, Z.,  Foudjo, B.U.S.,  Ubaoji, K.I.,  Zaghloul, S.,  Slimani, N. 2014. Inventory on the dietary assessment tools available and needed in Africa: a prerequisite for setting up a common methodological research infrastructure for nutritional surveillance, research and prevention of diet-related non-communicable diseases. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition DOI:10.1080/10408398.2014.981630
  15. Benhura, C., Kugara, J., Muchuweti, M., Nyagura, S and Gombiro, P.E   2015. Nutritional composition of food products prepared from syrup of Parinari curatellifolia fruit and meals of cereals grown in Zimbabwe, Journal of Applied Science of Southern Africa, 20 (2): 27-44     
  16. Benhura, C., Kugara, J., Muchuweti, M., Nyagura, S., Gombiro, P.E and P. Dotito 2016. Effect of drying temperatures on the content of reducing sugars in syrup of Parinari curatellifolia fruit and zvambwa, Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 15 (3): 494-499
  17. Benhura, C., Kugara, J., Muchuweti, M., Nyagura, S., Gabaza, M and Gombiro, P.E   2016. Sensory properties of Food Products Prepared from Parinari curatellifolia fruit syrup mixed with cereal meals, Journal of Applied Science of Southern Africa, 22(1):25-32

Dr E. Guchu

Senior Lecturer

Dr E. Guchu

Qualifications: PhD, Chemistry 2005, University Castille-La Mancha, Spain; MSc Degree in Food Science and Technology, 2001, University Castille-La Mancha, Spain; BSc Degree in Food Science and Technology, 2001, University Castille-La Mancha, Spain; Graduate Certificate in Education 1993, University of Zimbabwe; BSc Science General, (Majoring in Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry) 1989, University of Zimbabwe

Area of Specialisation: Food Science and Nutrition, Food Technology, Food Chemistry, Food Analysis, Food Toxicology, Dairy products

Phone: 303211 Extension 15594

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Publications                                                                             

  1. Emilia Guchu, Susan E. Ebeler, Jihyun Lee, Alyson E. Mitchell. Monitoring selected monomeric polyphenol composition in pre- and post-fermentation products of Vitis vinifera cv. Airen and cv. Grenache noir. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 60 (2015): 552-562.
  2. María Consuelo Díaz-Maroto, Emilia Guchu, María Elena Alañon, Lucía Isabel Castro Vázquez, M. Soledad Pérez Coello. Qualitative analysis of the volatile fraction of different kinds of wine cork stoppers by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Spanish Journal of Rural Development. 3 (1) (2012): 95-102.
  3. Carmen de Torres, Díaz-Maroto, Emilia Guchu and M. Soledad Pérez-Coello. Tyrosinase activity under different medium conditions. Possible applications to prevent browning of white wines. Alimentaria. 408 (2009): 86-91.
  4. Consuelo Díaz-Maroto, Emilia Guchu, Lucía Castro-Vázquez, Carmen de Torres and M. Soledad Pérez-Coello Aroma-active compounds of American, French, Hungarian and Russian oak woods, studied by GC–MS and GC–O. M.. Flavour Fragrance Journal. 23 (2008): 93–98.
  5. Díaz-Maroto, P. Vila-Lameiro, Guchu and M.C. Díaz-Maroto. A comparison of the autecology of Quercus robur L. and Q. pyrenaica Wild.: present habitat in Galicia, NW Spain. I.J. Forestry. 80 (3) (2007): 223-239.
  6. Lucía Castro Vázquez, M. Consuelo Díaz-Maroto, Emilia Guchu and M. Soledad Pérez-Coello. Analysis of volatile compounds of eucalyptus honey by solid phase extraction followed by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry. European Food Research and Technology. 224 (2006): 27–31.
  7. Guchu, M.C. Díaz-Maroto, M.S. Pérez-Coello, M.A. González-Viñaz, and M.D. Cabezudo Ibáñez. Volatile composition and sensory characteristics of Chardonnay wines treated with American and Hungarian oak chips. Food Chemistry. 99 (2006): 350–359.
  8. Emilia Guchu, M. Consuelo Diáz-Maroto, Ignacio Javier Diáz-Maroto, Pablo Vila-Lameiro, and M. Soledad Pérez-Coello. Influence of the Species and Geographical Location on Volatile Composition of Spanish Oak Wood (Quercus petraea Liebl. And Quercus robur L.). Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 54 (2006): 3062-3066.

Dr L.K. Nyanga

Senior Lecturer

Dr L.K. Nyanga

Qualifications: PhD Food Science, (2006 – 2012), Wageningen University, The Netherlands; MSc Biotechnology, (1997-1998),University of Zimbabwe; BSc Honours Nutritional Biochemistry, (1994-1996),University of Zimbabwe

Area of Speciatisation: Food Microbiology, Food Safety, Food Product Development, Public Health Nutrition, Traditional and Indigenous Foods

Phone: 303211 Extension 15590

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PUBLICATIONS 

Refereed 

  1. Vogel, R. F.,  Nyanga, L. K. 2005. Sourdough Fermentation. In Food Fermentation ed. Nout, M. J. R., de Vos, W. M. and  Zwietering, M. H., pp 53-60. Wageningen Academic Publishers, the Netherlands. ISBN 9076998833. 
  2. Nyanga, L. K., Ngaru, M., Kachambwa, M., Madya, F., Chawanda, S., Manema, L.R., Ambali, C. P., Chidewe, C.  2017. Maize grain aflatoxin contamination reduction technologies opportunities for gender transformation in Shamva and Makoni districts, Zimbabwe. In: Bock B, Duncan J, Buchheim E, Bultaman S, Marjan G, Walhout E, de Zwarte I, editors. Year book of women’s history: Gendered Food Practices from Seed to Waste, pp 79-95. Amsterdam: Verloren. ISBN 978-90-8704-626-2.
  3. Nyarugwe, S. P.; Linnemann, A.; Nyanga, L. K.; Fogliano, Vincenzo; Luning, Pieternel. 2018. A Food safety culture assessment using a comprehensive mixed-methods approach: A comparative study in dairy processing organisations in an emerging economy. Food Control 84,186 - 196.
  4. 4.      Chifamba,  E., Ngongoni, N. T., Nyanga, L. K.,  Nyagura, S., Maasdorp, B. 2018. Effect of mixed maize-legume silages on milk quality and quantity from lactating smallholder dairy cows. Tropical Animal Health and Production 50. In Press. DOI 10.1007/s11250-018-1552-4
  5. 5.      Ngadze, R. T., Verkerk, R., Nyanga, L. K., Fogliano, V., Linnemann. R. 2017. Improvement of traditional processing of local monkey orange (Strychnos spp.) fruits to enhance nutrition security in Zimbabwe. Food Security 9, 123-142.
  6. Mushonga, N. G. T., Mujuru, H. A., Nyanga, L. K., Nyagura, S, Musaka, N., Dembah, R. 2017. Parental Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices regarding overweight among preschool children in rural Zimbabwe. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development 17, 12775-12790.
  7. Murashiki, T. C., Chidewe, C., Benhura, M. A., Maringe, D. M., Dembedza, M. D., Manema L.R., Mvumi, B. M., Nyanga, L. K..  2017. Levels and daily intake estimates of aflatoxin B1 and fumonisin B1 in maize consumed by rural households in Shamva and Makoni districts of Zimbabwe. Food Control 72, 105 -109.
  8. Maringe, D.T., Chidewe, C., Benhura, M.A., Mvumi, B.M., Murashiki, T.C., Dembedza, M.P., Siziba, L., Nyanga, L.K., 2017. Natural postharvest aflatoxin occurrence in food legumes in the smallholder farming sector of Zimbabwe. Food Additives Contaminants Part B 10, 21-26.
  9. Hove,  M., Van pouche, C., Njumbe-Ediage, E., Nyanga, L. K., De Saieger, S. 2016 Occurrence and risk assessment of mycotoxins in subsistence farmed maize from Zimbabwe. Food Control 69, 36-44.
  10. Ngadze, R. T., Linnemann, A. T., Nyanga, L. K., Fogliano, V., Verkerk, R. 2016. Local processing and nutritional composition of indigenous fruits: the case of monkey orange (Strychnos spp.) from Southern Africa. Food Review International 33, 123-142.
  11. Chidewe C. , Chirukamare, P.,  Nyanga, L. K. and Chitindingu,  K. 2016. Phytochemical constituents and the effects of processing on antioxidant properties of seeds of an underutilized wild legume Bauhinia petersiana. Journal of Food Biochemistry 40, 326-334.
  12. Hove, M., Van pouche, C., Njumbe-Ediage, E., Nyanga, L. K. and De Saieger, S. 2015. Review on the natural co-occurrence of AFB1 and FB1 In maize and the combined toxicity of AFB1 and FB1. Food Control 59, 675 – 682.
  13. Mushonga, N.G.T. Mujuru, H. A., Nyanga, L. K., Nyagura, R. M., Chikowore, R. M. and Siziba, L. 2014. Factors associated with overweight/obesity among preschool children aged 3-5 years. Journal of Applied Science in Southern Africa 20, 1-13.
  14. Nyanga, L. K., Nout, M. J. R., Smid, E. J., Boekhout, T. and Zwietering, M. H. 2013. Nutritive values of masau (Ziziphus mauritiana) fruits from Zambezi valley in Zimbabwe. Food Chemistry 138, 168-172.
  15. Nyanga, L. K., Nout, M. J. R., Gadaga, T. H., Smid, E.J., Boekhout, T. and Zwietering, M. H. 2013. Fermentative characteristics of yeasts isolated from masau (Ziziphus mauritiana) fruits and their traditionally fermented fruit pulp in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Food Microbiology 166, 426-432.
  16. Mushonga, N. G. T., Chagwena, D., Benhura, C. and Nyanga, L. K. 2013. An assessment of the nutritional status of University of Zimbabwe students. Parkistan Journal of Nutrition 12, 30-33.
  17. Macheka, L., Manditsera, F. A., Ngadze, R. T., Mubaiwa, J. and Nyanga, L. K. 2013 Barriers, benefits and motivation factors for the implementation of food safety management system in the food sector in Zimbabwe. Food Control 34,126-131.
  18. Nyanga, L. K., Nout, M. J. R., Smid, E. J., Boekhout, T. and Zwietering, M. H. 2012. Yeasts preservation: alternative for lyophilisation. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 28, 3239-3244.
  19. Nyanga, L. K., Nout, M. J. R., Gadaga, T. H., Boekhout, T. Zwietering, M. H. 2008. Traditional processing of masau fruits (Ziziphus mauritiana) in Zimbabwe. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 47, 95-107.
  20. Nyanga, L. K., Nout, M. J. R., Gadaga, T. H., Theelen, B., Boekhout, T., Zwietering, M. H.. 2007. Yeasts and lactic acid bacteria microbiota from masau (Ziziphus mauritiana) fruits and their fermented fruit pulp in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 120, 159-166.
  21. Sigauke, M., Chidzwondo, F., Nyanga, L. K., Zvidzai, C. J., Mushipe, S., Muzaka, A. and Chidewe, C.  2013. Effects of processing methods on antinutrient composition of seeds from a wild legume Bauhinia petersiana. Asian Journal of Science and Technology 5, 12-16.
  22. Ndlovu, P. D., Mduluza, T., Kjetland, E. F., Midzi, N., Nyanga, L. K., Gundersen, S. G., Friis, H. and Gomo, E. 2006. Prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis and HIV in females living in rural community of Zimbabwe: does age matter? Transaction of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 101, 433-438.
  23. Gadaga, T. H., Nyanga, L. K. and Mutukumira A. N. 2004. The occurrence, growth and control of pathogens in African fermented foods. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 4:1-13.
  24. Midzi, N., Ndlovu, P. D., Nyanga, L. K., Kjetland, E. F., Reimert, C. M., Vennervald, D., Mudenge, G., Friis, H., Gundersen, S. G., and Mduluza, T. 2003. Assessment of eosinophil cationic protein as a possible diagnostic marker for female genital schistosomiasis in women living in a Schistosoma haematobium endemic area. Parasitology Immunology, 25:581-588

 

Non-refereed 

  1. Nyanga, L. K., Nout, M. J. R., Smid, E. J., Boekhout, T. and Zwietering, M. H. 2012. Genotypic and phenotypic characteristics of yeasts isolated from masau (Ziziphus mauritiana) fruits and their fermented products in Zimbabwe. The 23rdInternational ICFMH Symposium on Global Issues In Food Microbiology, Abstract book , Istanbul, Turkey, pp 128. 
  2. Nyanga, L. K., Nout, M. J. R., Gadaga, T. H., Boekhout, T. and Zwietering, M. H. 2006. Isolation and identification of yeasts from masau (Ziziphus mauritiana) fruits and their fermented products in Zimbabwe. The 20th International ICFMH Symposium on Food safety and food biotechnology: diversity and global impact, Abstract book, Bologna, Italy, pp 250. 
  3. Gadaga, T. H., Nyanga, L. K., Muredzi, P. and Mutukumira, A. N. 2003. The potential of food processing to improve the livelihoods of the poor Zimbabwe. FoodAfrica: Agro-Food Enterprises theme, 5-9 May 2003, Cameroon.
  4. Gadaga, T. H., Proctor, S., Muredzi, P., Nyanga, L. K., Mutukumira, A. N., Henson, S. 2002. Facilitating the effective production and marketing of processed food products by small- scale producers in Zimbabwe. Output 3.2: Report on Focus Group Discussions. United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) - Crop Post-Harvest Programme(CPHP) Project.
  5. Proctor, S., Mutukumira, A.N., Muredzi, P., Nyanga, L.K. & Gadaga, T.H. 2003. Facilitating the effective production and marketing of processed food products by small scale producers in Zimbabwe. Output 3.3 Report of consumer survey. The University of Reading, Reading, UK.
  6. Muredzi, P., Mhazo, N., Nazare, R. Mupanda, K., Mutukumira, A.N., Gadaga, T.H., Hanyani-Mlambo, B., Nyanga, L.K., & Proctor, S. 2003. Facilitating the effective production and marketing of processed food products by small scale producers in Zimbabwe. Output 5.1 Report of identification of potential solutions. The University of Reading, Reading, UK.
  7. Hanyani-Mlambo, B. Muredzi, P., Mhazo, N., Nazare, R., Mupanda, K.,  Mutikumira, A.N., Gadaga, T.H., Nyanga, L.K.,  Proctor, S. ( 2003). Facilitating the effective production and marketing of processed food products by small-scale producers in Zimbabwe.  Output 6.1 Report of policy recommendations.  The University of Reading, Reading, UK.
  8. Nazare, R., Mupanda,K., Mutukumira, A.N., Gadaga, T.H., Nyanga, L.K., Hanyani-Mlambo, B. Muredzi, P., Mhazo, N., Proctor, S.(2003). (2003). Facilitating the effective production and marketing of processed food products by small – scale producers in Zimbabwe. Output 7.1 Report of dissemination activities.  University of Reading, Reading, UK.

Dr P. Chopera

Senior Lecturer

Dr P. Chopera

Qualifications: PhD Nutrition (Public Health nutrition),January 2011-May 2016,Wageningen University and Research Centre in collaboration with Eth Zurich Effectiveness of Zinc fortified drinking water on zinc intake, status and morbidity of rural Kenyan preschool children.; MSc Nutrition and Health (specialization Public Health Nutrition) August 2008 - August 2010, Wageningen University and Research Center – Netherlands; Public Health Nutrition, Advanced statistics, Data Analysis, Exposure Assessment, Nutritional Epidemiology.; Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation for Impact Assessment, (April 2009),Wageningen University and Research Centre-Netherlands; BSc Nutrition Science,( August  2000- September 2003) University of Zimbabwe,Nutrition Assessment and Surveillance, Nutrition Epidemiology, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Statistics, Public Health Nutrition

Area of Specialisation: Quantifying and evaluating dietary intake, Micronutrients and health, Food Security, Public Health Nutrition

Phone: 303211 Extension 15598

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Peer reviewed articles

  1. Kujinga P, Galetti V, Onyango E, Jakab V, Buerkli S, Andang’o P, Brouwer ID, Zimmerman MB,  Moretti D. Effectiveness of zinc fortified water on zinc intake, status and morbidity in Kenyan preschool children, a randomised control trial. Public Health Nutrition. In Press
  2. Chopera P. Examining fast food consumption habits and perceptions of University of Zimbabwe students. International Journal   of   Science &   Healthcare   Research. 2018; 3(1): 1-6
  3. Tsikayi P, Chopera P, Benhura. C Assessment of the level of iodine fortificant in iodised salt from different salt brands. Journal of Science Southern Africa, In Press 
  4. Kujinga P, Borgonjen-van den Berg KJ, Superchi C,  ten Hove H, Onyango E, Andang’o P, Galetti V, Zimmerman M, Moretti D, Brouwer ID . Combining food-based dietary recommendations using Optifood with zinc-fortified water potentially improves nutrient adequacy among 4- to 6-year old children in Kisumu West district,Kenya. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 2017;e12515.https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12515
  5. Galetti V, Mitchikpè CES, Kujinga P, Tossou F, Hounhouigan DJ, Zimmermann MB, Moretti D. Rural Beninese Children Are at Risk of Zinc Deficiency According to Stunting Prevalence and Plasma Zinc Concentration but Not Dietary Zinc Intakes. Journal of Nutrition 2016 Jan 1;146 (1 ):114–23.
  6. Galetti V, Kujinga P, Mitchikpè CES, Zeder C, Tay F, Tossou F, Hounhouigan JD, Zimmermann MB, Moretti D. Efficacy of highly bioavailable zinc from fortified water: a randomized controlled trial in rural Beninese children. American Journal of  Clinical Nutrition 2015 Nov;102(5):1238-48
  7. Chopera P, Chagwena DT, Mushonga NGT. Food label reading and understanding in parts of rural and urban Zimbabwe, African Health Sciences vol 14 (3) 2014.
  8. Mushonga NGT, Kujinga P, Chagwena DT, Chituwu R, Nyabanga G. A retrospective study of nutritional status of primary school children in Harare. African Journal of Food, Agriculture Nutrition and Development, Vol 14 (3),2014
  9. Chopera Kujinga P. Effectiveness of zinc fortified drinking water on zinc intake, status and morbidity in rural Kenyan preschool children. Wageningen University 2016. Thesis ISBN 978-94-6257-757-2 

 

Contribution to Academic Conferences 

  1. Chopera P,  V Galetti ,E Onyango, V Jakab, S Buerkli, P Andang’o, I Brouwer, M Zimmerman,D Moretti .Daily consumption of zinc fortified water increases daily zinc intake and improves overall morbidity from common childhood infections in rural Kenyan children: a randomized, controlled effectiveness trial. UZ Research Week 2017
  2. Tsikayi P, Chopera P, Benhura C. An Assessment of the level of iodine fortificant in iodised salt from different salt brands-A case study of Harare. UZ Research Week
  3. K Borgonjen-van den Berg , J de Vries, Kujinga P, Inge D Brouwer. Effect of model parameters on the development of food based recommendations using linear programming, IUNS. Argentina 2017
  4. Kujinga P, Galetti V, Onyango E, Jakab V, Buerkli S, Andang’O P, Brouwer I, Zimmerman M, Moretti M. Effect of daily consumption of zinc fortified water on overall morbidity from common childhood infections in rural Kenyan children: a randomized, controlled effectiveness trial. Micronutrient Forum Global Conference October 2016, Cancun, Mexico
  5. Kujinga P, Galetti V, Andang'o P, E Onyango , P Andang’o, I D Brouwer, M  Zimmermann, D Moretti. Assessing micronutrient status in the presence of inflammation: comparing approaches in children aged 2-6 years from rural Western Kenya Micronutrient Forum Global Conference October 2016, Cancun, Mexico.
  6. Kujinga P, K Borgonjen-van den Berg, C Superchi, H J. ten Hove, E Onyango, P Andang’o, V Galetti, M Zimmerman, D Moretti, I D. Brouwer. Daily food-based dietary recommendations combined with zinc fortified drinking water ensure nutrient adequacy among 4-6 year old Kenyan children. Micronutrient Forum Global Conference October 2016, Cancun, Mexico.
  7. K Borgonjen-van den Berg , J de Vries, Kujinga P, Inge D Brouwer. Effect of model parameters on the development of food-based recommendations using linear programming. ICDAM Proceedings Brisbane 2015
  8. Galetti V, Moretti D, Mitchikpè E, Kujinga P,Tossou F, Hounhouigan J and Zimmermann M. Assessment of zinc Fortification of a Household-Based Water Filtration Device: Zn Absorption Using Stable Isotopes and Efficacy in a Controlled Trial in Beninese School Children. European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety, 5(5): 928-929, 2015
  9. Moretti D, Galetti V,Kujinga P,Zimmerman M, Brouwer I, Gard N, Andang’O P, Mitchikpe E, Hounhouigan J. Delivery of zinc in home water “Lifestraw” system in Kenya and Benin. Micronutrient Forum, Addis Ababa, 4.6.2014
  10. Galetti V, Kujinga P, Moretti D,  Evariste C. S, Mitchikpè  E,Krzystek A, Tossou F, Hounhouingan J and Zimmermann M . Zinc absorption from water enriched via a filtering device and its potential on improving zinc intake in deficient populations. International Congress Hidden Hunger March6-9 2013 Hornheim, Germany
  11. Kujinga P, Moretti D, Opiyo E, Andang’o P, Galetti V, Sifuna P, Brouwer I, Zimmerman M. Correcting for inflammation in assessment of childhood nutritional status using correction factors.      Wollongong             University Nutrition Symposium, Wollongong University Australia, October 2012
  12. Labrique A.B ,Talsma EF, Kujinga P, A. Mburu-de Wagt A. Mwangi, I.D. Brouwer, A. Melse-Boonstra. Vitamin A status as a determinant of dark adaptation in  primary school children in rural Kenya (preliminary data). INSTAPPA 7th Framework Programme Workshop 2011

 

Non Peer reviewed articles

  1. Chopera P. African Nutrition Leadership Programme-Not just another training. The Leader. April  2017 Issue 1 
  2. Kujinga P. Typical Dutch, Do it yourself. Resource International  Magazine Vol 10 No 8 26 Nov 2015.
  3. Kujinga P.  Research communication- Nutrition over the Life Course- Effect of zinc fortified water on zinc intake and status in pre-school children from rural Kenya. Newtrition Vol 36 No 3 October 2015.
  4. Kujinga P. Supporting Each Other in Our PhD Journey: PhD tour to the University of Wollongong, Australia Sight and Life Magazine. Vol 28(1) 2014

Dr S. Nyagura

Senior Lecturer

Dr S. Nyagura

Qualifications: DPhil, (2000), Child Development; MSc  (Home economics) Child Development, (1986), Southern Illinois University, Carbondle, IL, USA; BSc Home Economics, (1985), Southern Illinois University, Carbondle, IL, USA; Secondary School teachers’ Certificate Home Economics, (1979) Gweru Teachers’ College

Area of Specialisation: Child Development, Family Sciences, Nutrition and Health

Phone: 303211 Extension 15595

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RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

  1. C. Benhura and S.F. Nyagura (2012) Manuscript “Food Service Quality Survey at the University of Zimbabwe private canteens”
  2. C.Benhura, M.A.N. Benhura, M. Muchuweti, S.F. Nyagura and P.E. Gombiro, 2012, Proximate Analysis of Parinari curatellifolia Fruit Pulp of Fruit from parts of  Harare and a rural Area in Zimbabwe.  Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 11(7): 541 – 544.
  3. Mushonga NGT, Mujuru HA, Nyanga LK, Nyagura S, Musaka N, and Dembah R. Parental knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding overweight among preschool children in rural Zimbabwe. 2017. Afr J. Food Agric. Nutr. Dev. 17(4):12775-12790. DOI:10.18697/ajfand.80.16480
  4. Nyagura S. (2000) Attitudes of Zimbabwean parents towards selected child feeding practices. Human Resources Research Centre, University of Zimbabwe
  5. Benhura, C., Kugara, J., Muchuweti, M., Nyagura, S., Matarise, F., Gombiro, P.E and Nyandoro, G., 2014. Drying kinetics of syrup of Parinari curatellifolia fruit and cereal    based product, zvambwa. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 52(8):4965-4974.
  6. NGT Mushonga, HA Mujuru, LK Nyanga, S Nyagura, R.M. Chikowore, L. Siziba. Nutritional status and physical activity among preschool children aged 3-4 years in Harare, Zimbabwe-A cross-sectional study. Journal of Applied Science in Southern Africa
  7. Benhura,C., Nyagura, S.F., Dakwa, V.,   Gombiro, P.E.,  Ngwenyama, P., Matanhire, R..,  Garamukanwa, A.,  Mudita, N.,  Zhangazha, J.  and  Mashavira, W. 2012. Food Service Quality Survey at the University of Zimbabwe Private Canteens. Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology 4(5): 281-285.
  8. Benhura, C., Benhura, M.A.N., Muchuweti, M., Nyagura, S.F., and Gombiro, P.E., (2012), “Proximate analysis of Parinari curatellifolia fruit pulp of fruit from parts of Harare and a rural area in Zimbabwe”, Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 11(7):639-642.
  9. Benhura, C., Kugara, J., Muchuweti, M., Nyagura, S and Gombiro, P.E   2015. Nutritional composition of food products prepared from syrup of Parinari curatellifolia fruit and meals of cereals grown in Zimbabwe, Journal of Applied Science of Southern Africa, 20 (2): 27-44
  10. Benhura, C., Kugara, J., Muchuweti, M., Nyagura, S., Gombiro, P.E and P. Dotito 2016. Effect of drying temperatures on the content of reducing sugars in syrup of Parinari curatellifolia fruit and zvambwa, Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 15 (3): 494-499
  11.  Benhura, C., Kugara, J., Muchuweti, M., Nyagura, S., Gabaza, M and  Gombiro, P.E   2016. Sensory properties of Food Products Prepared from Parinari curatellifolia fruit syrup mixed with cereal meals, Journal of Applied Science of Southern Africa, 22(1):25-32
  12. 11. Mushonga NGT, Mujuru HA, Nyanga LK, Nyagura S, Chikowore RM and Siziba L. Factors affecting overweight/ obesity among preschool children in Harare. 2014. JASSA Vol 20 issue 2

BOOKS PUBLISHED

CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PRIMARY EDUCATION

  1. Books for children’s reading covering Health and Aids Education and Population Education.
  2. Nyagura S. (1993).  Lets Talk About Immunization, Teacher’s Books, Grade 6, College Press.
  3. Nyagura S, et al(1990).  Action Magazine Production for SADC Countries.
  4. Nyagura S. (1993).  Lets Talk About Immunization, Teacher’s Books, Grade 6, College Press. 20 pages Nyagura S, et al(1990).  Action Magazine Production for SADC Countries.
  5. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (1996) Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 7 Pupils, Longmans
  6. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 1 Teachers, Longmans, 27 pages
  7. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 2 Teachers, Longmans 20 pages
  8. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 3 Teachers, Longmans 23pages
  9. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 4 Teachers, Longmans  52 pages
  10. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 5 Teachers, Longmans 32 pages
  11. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 7 Teachers, Longmans 72 pages           
  12. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (1994).  Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 5 Pupils, Longmans
  13. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (1993).  Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 5 Pupils, Longmans 68 pages
  14. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (1993).  Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 4 Pupils, Longmans
  15. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (1996).  Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 4 Pupils, Longmans
  16. Nyagura S. & Moyo S. (2012). Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 3 Pupils, Longmans. 58 pages
  17. Nyagura S. & Moyo S. (1994 Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 1 Pupils, Longmans 64 pages
  18. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (1996).  Longman Primary home economics, Grade 7 Pupils, Longmans. 
  19. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (1996).  Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 7 Pupils, Longman, Zambia
  20. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (1996).  Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 7 Teachers, Longman, Zambia 54 pages
  21. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (1996).  Longman Primary Home Economics, Grade 7 Pupils, Longmans
  22. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (1996). 
  23. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (2012). Step In Primary Home Economics, Grade 7 Pupils, Longmans. 114 pages
  24. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (2012). Step In Primary Home Economics, Grade 5 Pupils, Longmans
  25. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (2012). Step In Primary Home Economics, Grade 4 Pupils, Longmans 68 pages
  26. Nyagura S. & Moyo S. (2012). Step In Primary Home Economics, Grade 3 Pupils, Longmans. 67 pages
  27. Nyagura S. & Moyo S. (2012). Step In Primary Home Economics, Grade 2 Pupils, Longmans.
  28. Nyagura S. & Moyo S. (2012). Step In Primary Home Economics, Grade 1 Pupils, Longmans.
  29. J. Phiri, T. Malaba & S. Nyagura Longman  Zambia Primary Home Economics,Grade 7 Teacher’s Guide
  30. J. Phiri, T. Malaba & S. Nyagura Longman  Zambia Primary Home Economics, Grade 7 Pupil’s Guide (Copy unavailable)
  31. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (2012). Step In Primary Home Economics, Grade 7 Teacher’s Guide, Longmans. 68 pages
  32. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (2012). Step In Primary Home Economics, Grade 5 Teacher’s Guide, Longmans.48 pages
  33. Nyagura S. & Malaba T. (2012). Step In Primary Home Economics, Grade 4 Teacher’s Guide, Longmans. 43 pages
  34. Nyagura S. & Moyo S. (2012). Step In Primary Home Economics, Grade 3 Teacher’s Guide, Longmans. 28 pages
  35. Nyagura S. & Moyo S. (2012). Step In Primary Home Economics, Grade 2 Teacher’s Guide, Longmans. 26 pages
  36. Nyagura S. & Moyo S. (2012). Step In Primary Home Economics, Grade 1 Teacher’s Guide, Longmans 28 pages
  37. Gweme I.; Nyagura S.; Marechera R.; Mpofu M.; Chimanikire N. (1996)
  38. Population Education Pupils” Book, Grade 1-7, UNESCO and UNFPA.
  39. UNICEF, AIDS programme Form 3 AIDS Book
  40. Population Education Resource Book for teachers.

 

Authors  I.Gweme, R. Marechera, M Mpofu, S. Nyagura and N. Chimanikire

Population Education Grade 1-7 teachers books (1996) contributed in writing the Home Economics sections

  • Grade 1 :
  • Grade 2  : 
  • Grade 3 : page 7 - 10
  • Grade 4 : page 4 - 10
  • Grade 5 : page 4 -11
  • Grade 6 : page 11- 18
  • Grade 7 : page 5 - 11

Population Education Grade 1-7 pupils books (1996) contributed in writing the Home Economics sections .

  • Grade 1 
  • Grade 2  : page 5 – 13
  • Grade 3 : page 11- 18
  • Grade 4 : page 10- 26
  • Grade 5 : page 4  - 9
  • Grade 6 : page 20 – 32
  • Grade 7 : page 9 – 24

  

PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES 

  1. Health of the School-Age children in Zimbabwe, 17-21 July 1995, Labadi, Ghana, 4 pages.
  2. Violence Against Women (1997), Holiday Inn Harare, Zimbabwe.
  3. IUFOST/ECSAFOST Safe Foods Symposium, 26-27 September 1996, Holiday Inn Plaza, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  4. NYAGURA S. and NDAMBA J. (1995) The African School-Age Health Research Initiative, Havard Center for Population and Development Studies, Pg 13-14.
  5. Workshop to Review Institute Programmes – 15-17 December 1998, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  6. Attended several workshops

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