Department of Health Sciences

About the department

A feasibility study was commissioned in 1998 to assess the need for a Department of Health Sciences. The study included an international team of experts and professionals who included doctors, nurses, educators and managers. The team conducted a survey in several African countries and positive responses were received from countries such as Angola, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Due to the positive responses the Department of Health Scinces was opened in 2003 and funded by USAID; starting with the Post Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 2004, followed by the Master of Public Health (MPH) in 2005, the Bachelor of Health Services Management Degree in 2006, and the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science that started in 2013.  All the four programmes are accredited by the licensing bodies in Zimbabwe and the countries of students ‘origin. The Department has been able to attract students from across African countries such as Malawi, Zambia, Burundi, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, South Sudan, Kenya and Mozambique


The Vision of the Department of Health Sciences is to become a Department of choice for applicants wishing to be trained in any health care profession nationally, regionally and internationally. The Department aspires to become a world class Department for developing Health Care leadership in Africa.

The mission of the Department of Health Sciences is to develop a leadership cadre of medical, nursing and community health practitioners who will be able to function adequately in sub-Sahara African countries as health care practitioners, and coordinators of prevention and control programmes targeted at diseases of public health importance, including HIV/AIDS.

Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes including English Language, Mathematics, Biology and any two subjects from the following: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Statistics, Integrated Science, Accounts, Commerce, Computer Studies and Business Studies. At least two GCE Advanced Level passes in any two of the following subjects: Biology, Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Accounting, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics and Management of Business.

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Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes including English Language and Mathematics. At least two GCE Advanced level passes in Science subjects or equivalent. Holders of Diplomas in relevant areas may be considered for admission.

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Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes at grade ‘C’ or better including English Language, Mathematics and Biology at ‘O’ and ‘A’ level or equivalent. A Diploma in Nursing and minimum of two years work experience. Must be registered to practice as a nurse by the Nurses Council or appropriate Health Professions Board. All international applicants must be registered with Nurse Council of Zimbabwe before joining the programme.

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Basic Entry Requirements

A good health related first degree and 2 years Post Bachelor professional experience in a relevant area.

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Basic Entry Requirements

A good related first degree in a relevant area.

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A good masters degree in a relevant area.

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Research and outreach

Abstract

The project is an extensive collaboration that looks at the patterns and determinants of community sourcing and use of antimalarial drugs in Mutasa District during experiences of malarial episodes.t

Participants in the Research

All-age resident communities affected by malaria .

Funding

NIH ICEMR

Abstract

This multi-partner research programme is a collaboration between Africa University, Ministry of Health & Child Care, USAID Zimbabwe Assisted Programme in Malaria (ZAPIM), PMI and CDC Atlanta, with the goal of establishing malaria and vector molecular surveillance capability at Africa University. The molecular surveillance programme affords technical support for ZAPIM malaria control programme operations in Mutasa and other malaria-affected districts of Zimbabwe.

Partipants in the Research

All-age residents of malaria-affected districts in Zimbabwe covered by the ZAPIM programme.

Funding

USAID/PMI/ZAPIM

Abstract
Available @https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3777213/
Participants in the Research
  1. Mudzinge D,
  2. Nyazika TK,
  3. Chisango TJ
  4. Zhou DT
Funding

DAAD In-Country Scholarship

Abstract
Available @ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4435239/
Participants in the Research
  1. Kodogo V,
  2. Chokuona KFV,
  3. Oektedalen O,
  4. Zhou DT
  5. Gomo E,
  6. Stray-Pedersen B
Funding

Letten Research Foundation,Norway

Abstract
Available @ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5070423/
Participants in the Research
  1. Kodogo V
  2. Zhou DT
  3. Oektedalen O,
  4. Duri K,
  5. Stray-Pedersen B,
  6. Gomo E
Funding

Letten Research Foundation,Norway and University of Zimbabwe

Participants in the Research

Home Based Care Volunteers, health care providers, community in Rural and farm areas

Abstract

Introduction: Diarrhoea outbreak was reported to City Health Department on 18th of January 2016. The cases came from Roosevelt Girls High School which is situated in the Eastern District of Harare. The outbreak was investigated to determine the risk factors associated with the diarrhoea, to describe the outbreak by person, place and time and make recommendations to responsible authorities.

Methods: 1: 1 unmatched case control study was conducted. A case was defined as a student who was a boarder at Roosevelt Girls High School from the 11th of January 2016 to the 14th of January 2016 who developed sudden onset of diarrhoea with or without vomiting, abdominal cramps, abdominal pains and or nausea after consumption of food at the dining hall. A control was defined as a student who was a boarder at Roosevelt Girls High School on the 11th of January 2016 to the 14th of January 2016 and ate at the dining hall with no history of diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, abdominal pains and nausea. A structured interviewer administered questionnaire was used to collect data. Analysis was done using the Epi info version 7.

Results: Fifty one cases and fifty one controls were interviewed. Independent determinants of contracting diarrhoea were through eating coleslaw salad [0R=10.32 (95% CI 2.88: 37.68)] and having roast chicken [OR= 6.67 (95% CI 2.87: 21.980)] and eating beef stew was found to be protective [OR=0.24 (95% CI 0.07: 0.71)]. Control measures instituted included use of aqua tablets to treat water, Medical examinations for food handlers, health education and good food hygiene practices.

Discussion: Eating roast chicken and coleslaw salad were risk factors for contracting diarrhoea. It was recommended that food handlers be medically examined annually, food handlers should maintain the hot chain of food after cooking and serve the food whilst hot to students and install online chlorination of the school borehole.

Key words: Diarrhoea, Roosevelt Girls High School and risk factors

Participants in the Research

Boarders at Roosevelt Girls High School from the 11th of January 2016 to the 14th of January 2016 who developed sudden onset of diarrhoea with or without vomiting, abdominal cramps, abdominal pains and or nausea after consumption of food at the dining hall. A control was defined as a student who was a boarder at Roosevelt Girls High School on the 11th of January 2016 to the 14th of January 2016 and ate at the dining hall with no history of diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, abdominal pains and nausea.

Abstract

An estimated 3000 women die every year in Zimbabwe during child birth and at least 1.23% of GDP is lost annually due to maternal complications. Maternal mortality has worsened by 28% from 1990 to 2010. Most of what needs to be done is known. Past efforts have managed to sustain high levels of ANC visits among pregnant women and skilled birth deliveries yet maternal mortality estimates remain high. While innovative thinking supported by a stronger vital registration system is needed for progress towards reducing maternal mortality, quality of care in maternal health services seems to be the missing link. In addition, there is need to progressively expanded the scope and entitlements of maternity protection and provide perspectives for malaria control policy and action. Many malaria maternal deaths have been recorded though they have been on treatment

Participants in the Research

Maternal Death certificates, stakeholders and maternity in-charges in Manicaland Hospitals

Abstract

The overall goal of the study is to establish the distribution and determinants of maternal deaths in the province so as to come up with appropriate intervention

Participants in the Research

Desk review of provincial records doctors and nurses working in female and maternity wards at Mutare Provincial Hospital.

Abstract

This is a 2 phase study being carried out as my Doctoral thesis Phase 1 of the study is examines the factors contributing to delay in deciding to seek care amongst pregnant women in Mutare district through an exploration of the familial, socio cultural, economic, religious and health system influences on home/community based deliveries in the district. The purpose of Phase 2 is to develop a model for understanding factors that contribute to home-based and/or community-based deliveries amongst pregnant women in Mutare District

Partipants in the Research

Separate categories of Pregnant and none pregnant women of child bearing age, elderly women and men in Mutare District.

Participants in the Research

SOA AIDS Nederland, Radboud University Nijmegen,

Funding

€70 000 Ministry of Wellbeing, Public Health and Sport The Netherlands (VWS) Ministerie van Welzijn, Volksgezondheid en Sport

Participants in the Research

Iris Shiripinda, Anouka van Eerdewijk, Soa Aids Nederland

Funding

€16 000 AIDS FONDS/SOA AIDS Nederland

Academic Staff

MRS SIMBIRAI GWAZE

Email: gwazes@africau.edu

Ext: 1113

Academic Qualifications
  • Master in Nursing Science (UZ)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (CNAA-UK))
  • Advanced Diploma in Nursing (University of London))
  • State Certified Midwife (UK))
  • Registered General Nurse (UK)
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse (UK)

Areas of Interests

Care and support of the elderly and the vulnerable

Debelius, O; Gwaze, S. & Mbirintengerenji (Eds)(2015) HIV/AIDS Nursing Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: A South-South- North HIV and AIDS Nursing Network. Mabuse- Verlag.Frankfurt am Main

MS. ELIZABETH MARIAN CHADAMBUKA

Email: chadambukae@africau.edu

Ext: 1161

Academic Qualifications
  • International Course in Applied Epidemiology(Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Master’s in Public Health (MPH) (UZ)
  • Bachelor of Adult Education (BAdEd)(UZ)
  • Diploma in Ophthalmology (Malawi College of Health Sciences))
  • Diploma in Nursing Education (DNE) (Health Professions Council, Zimbabwe)
  • General Nurses' Certificate (RGN)(Health Professions Council, Zimbabwe)
  • Health Teachers Diploma (HTD)(Health Professions Council, Zimbabwe)
  • Diploma in Midwifery (SCM) (Nurses' Council of Zimbabwe)
  • Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing (ICN)) (Nurses' Council of Zimbabwe)
  • Currently registered for PhD in Public Health with the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), Durban South Africa

Achievements
  1. Currently marker of State Final Examinations of National Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing
  2. Reviewed an East Central & South African College of Nursing (ECSACON) module on “Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding after Birth”. The module was officially launched during the ECSACON 11th Scientific Conference and 5th Quadrennial General Meeting held in Harare from the 1st to the 5th of September 2014
  3. Was preceptor for 3 students from the University of Kentucky, for whom I negotiated a one month attachment in June 2014, with the Mutare District Health team through the Provincial Medical Director of Health Manicaland
  4. As Chief Consultant developed the Mutare/Harlem ‘Teen HIV Prevention Programme Training Manual’ for the Peer Educators, and proceeded to conduct the first training workshop using the Training Package in November 2009
  5. As Chief Consultant in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and National AIDS Council (NAC) adapted the WHO generic HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support Training package for Community and Home-based care for adoption by Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Welfare and Partners in 2008. (Package has since been adopted and currently in use in the districts)
  6. Assumed responsibility as Chief Technical Advisor representing WHO/AFRO and led a team of consultants in developing the current HIV and AIDS Workplace Intervention Guidelines and Training Materials for Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar between July and November 2007
  7. I was the chief facilitator at the Training of Trainer (TOT) workshops on Injection safety and coordinated participants from 5 countries namely, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe followed up training in 3 of the countries Uganda, Tanzania and Uganda

Areas of Interests

Maternal Health and Child Health in an effort to reduce the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in the country

Public Health Surveillance

Ophthalmology

  1. Mukora-Mutseyekwa, F. N., & Chadambuka, E. M. (2013). Drug adherence behavior among hypertensive out-patients at a tertiary health institution in Manicaland province, Zimbabwe, 2011. Dovespress Journal: Patients preference and Adherence vol 2013:7 pages 65 – 70. http://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S40295
  2. Mangundu, M; Chadambuka, EM; January J; Tapera R; Mangundu A; & Mbogoh, S. Factors related to increase in prevalence of Malaria in Kerfi, Eastern Chad. Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences vol 4(7) pp. xxx-xxx, July, 2013
  3. Matambo, R., Duri, C., Ruhanya, V., Mungofa, S., Chadambuka, E., Nyandoro, G. & Chin’ombe, N. Evaluation of a Tuberculosis Surveillance System in the Harare City Health Department in Zimbabwe. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health 14(4): XX-XX, 2016, Article no.IJTDH.24056 ISSN: 2278–1005, NLM ID: 101632866 ..
  4. Reviewer of the Community and Home Based Care (C&HBC) Training Package as an independent consultant (2008) As An Independent consultant engaged by WHO on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Child Care
In Press with the Journal of Gynecology Neonatal Biology:
  1. Mukuzunga, M., Chadambuka, E., Chikaka, E., Mafaune, P., Chideme-Munodawafa, A. Cervical Neoplasia in Women Living With HIV at Cervical Cancer Screening Clinics in Mutare, Eastern Zimbabwe. (2016) J Gynecol Neonatal Biol 2(2): 1- 8. Paper ID: JGNB-16-RA-1158
  2. Dziva, H., Chadambuka, E., Chikaka, E., Chemhuru, M., Chideme-Munodawafa, A. “ Institutional Factors Associated with Maternal Mortality in Milands, Zimbabwe”
CONFERENCE & SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS
  1. Chadambuka E M Cancers of the Reproductive System (October 2015) Mary Mount Teachers’ College
  2. Chadambuka E M Public Health Surveillance: An Overview (January 2015) Africa University Research Day, Faculty of Health Sciences
  3. Chadambuka E M “My Role as a Woman in Society” (August 2014) CECAU International Day of Women Africa University
  4. Chadambuka E M and Chituku S. Student performance in State Final Written Examinations, (2014). National Ophthalmic Nurse Training Curriculum Review
  5. Chadambuka E M. Healthy Life Style and Control of Cancer (August 2014)to the Evangelical Anglican Church International (EACI)Youth Conference in
  6. Chadambuka E M Career opportunities for youths in the Health Sector (December 2014) Evangelical Anglican Church Youth Conference, Magamba Mutare
  7. Chadambuka E M Knowledge of Breast Cancer among High School Girls in Mutare, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe East, (September 2012) Central and Southern Africa College of Nursing (ECSACON) 10th Scientific Conference;, Port Louis, Mauritius
  8. Chadambuka E M Factors Influencing Women’s Late Attendance for Antenatal Care Services at Sakubva Maternity Unit, Mutare, Zimbabwe (August 2010), East, Central and Southern Africa College of Nursing (ECSACON) 9th Scientific Conference; Lusaka, Zambia
  9. Chadambuka E M Progress with the Mutare-Haarlem Teen HIV Prevention Programme (THPP) (October, 2010). International Course in Applied Epidemiology, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia.
  10. Chadambuka E M Basic Facts on HIV and AIDS (November 2009) Peer Educator Training Workshop on Teen HIV Prevention. Mutare City
  11. Chadambuka E.M: Challenges of the Nurse in the Era the HIV and AIDS Pandemic (2008) Africa University, International Nurses’ Day Commemorations.
  12. Chadambuka E.M HIV and AIDS Workplace Intervention Guidelines and Training Materials for Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar between (July and November 2007)
  13. Chadambuka E M Promotion of Gender Awareness & Reduction of Violence against the Girl Child (April 2007) Workshop on Care of the Girl Child in Primary and Secondary Schools.
  14. Chadambuka E M Child Health and Nutrition in the Community. (November 2006) Mary Mount Teachers’ College, Mutare, Early Childhood Development: ‘Train the Trainer’ Workshop.
  15. Chadambuka E.M: The Curriculum Review Process (September 2006) Injection Safety Training and Curriculum review workshop, Abuja, Nigeria
  16. Chadambuka E.M: Approaches to Palliative Care for AIDS and other Terminally Ill Clients (2006) at the Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) in Berlin, Germany.
  17. Chadambuka E.M Curriculum Review for Health Workers (April 2006) Training of Health Tutors Curriculum Review workshop, Jinja, Uganda.
  18. Chadambuka E.M How to Improve the injection safety trainings in the pre-service curriculum (April 2006) Training of Health Tutors Curriculum Review workshop, Jinja, Uganda.
  19. Identifying key stack holders in integration of injection safety in the curricula Chadambuka E.M., Mhlanga G., Tshimanga M and Chirenda J. Factors that Determine Choice of Malaria Personal Protectivre Methods in a Rural Community of Hwange District, Matebeleland North Province, Zimbabwe. (2004) Regional Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions NETwork (TEPHINET) Conference in Entebbe, Uganda
  20. Chadambuka E.M., Mhlanga G., Tshimanga M, Chirenda J. and Jones D., (2004)Evaluation of Malaria Case Management at Victoria Falls and Binga District Hospitals Regional Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions NETwork (TEPHINET) Conference in Entebbe, Uganda.
  21. Chadambuka E.M., Evaluation of the Teaching and Learning Process (April 1999) International Planning of Advanced Health Teacher Training Seminar, National Health Training Centre (NHTC) Windhoek, Namibia.
  22. Chadambuka E.M., Student Guidance and Counseling (April 1999) International Planning of Advanced Health Teacher Training Seminar, National Health Training Centre (NHTC) Windhoek, Namibia.

DR. DANAI ZHOU

Email: zhoud@africau.edu

Ext: 1165

Academic Qualifications
  • PhD Medical Biochemistry, University of Oslo, Norway, 2017
  • MSc Clinical Chemistry, University of Zimbabwe, 2006
  • BSc Applied Biology/Biochemistry Honors, National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe, 1997
  • Zimbabwe National Technician’s Certificate, Laboratory Technology, Bulawayo Polytechnic, Zimbabwe, 1993
Achievements
  1. Best Biomedical Science Undergraduate Paper, University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences Annual Medical Research Day, October 2011
  2. Best Biomedical Science Postgraduate Paper, University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences Annual Medical Research Day, September 2013
  3. Runner-up for Poster Presentation, Health Education Advanced Leadership for Zimbabwe, Gelfand Hall, CHS, Harare, Zimbabwe, July 2015
  4. Board Member of Medical Laboratory & Clinical Scientists Council Zimbabwe (Selected into Education Committee, Examinations Committee and Practice Control Committee)
  5. Peer Review Panel, Hepatology, European Medical Journals, The MedBIC, Anglia Ruskin University, Alan Cherry Drive, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1SQ, United Kingdom
  6. Peer Review Panel, British Biotechnology Journal, SCIENCEDOMAIN International, Guest House Road, Street no - 1/6, Tarakeswar, Hooghly, WB, 712410, India
  7. Copy Editor, Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe Online Journal
  8. Travel Grant, University of Zimbabwe, to 23rd Medical Laboratory Professionals Congress, Boardwalk International Conference Centre, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Areas of Interests

Coronary heart disease risk profiles in the HIV infected, Novel biomarker research, Genetics and Molecular Biology

  1. Nyazika,TK, Robertson V, Zhou TD, Chikwasha V (2011) Isolation, Characterisation and Antifungal Susceptibility Patterns of Candida Species Causing Oropharyngeal Candidiasis in HIV Positive Patients Attending the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals Opportunistic Infections Clinic. Central African Journal of Medicine, Zimbabwe
  2. Duri D, Zhou TD, Chikwasha V (2011) CRP levels in HIV infected individuals attending Parirenyatwa Opportunistic Infections Clinic. Central African Journal of Medicine, Zimbabwe
  3. Mudzinge D, Nyazika TK, Chisango TJ, Zhou DT (2013) Differences in Serum Levels of Magnesium, Phosphate, and Albumin for HAART-Experienced and HAART-Naïve Female Patients Attending Parirenyatwa Opportunistic Infections Clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe, ISRN AIDS 2013; 383214. Published online 2013 Sep 4. doi: 10.1155/2013/383214
  4. Nyakudya L, Zhou DT (2013) Elevations in Levels of Serum Total Cholesterol Differ by Trimester in Pregnant Women at Chitungwiza Central Hospital Ante-Natal Clinic in Zimbabwe, IJSTR; 2013 (2):10
  5. Mafuratidze E, Chako KZ, Phillipo H, Zhou DT (2014) Over 27% of Type II Diabetic Patients Studied at Parirenyatwa Diabetic Clinic in Zimbabwe Have Evidence of Impaired Renal Function, IJSTR; 2014 (3): 3
  6. Chako KZ, Phillipo H, Mafuratidze E, Zhou DT (2014) Significant Differences in the Prevalence of Elevated HbA1c Levels for Type I and Type II Diabetics Attending the Parirenyatwa Diabetic Clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe, Chinese Journal of Biology, Volume 2014, Article ID 672980, 5 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/672980
  7. Zhou DT, Scotch L, Matubu A (2016) Machine Validation Results for Clinical Biochemistry Analyzer at University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe Online Journal
  8. Zhou DT, Kodogo V, Chokuona KFV, Gomo E, Oektedalen O, Stray-Pedersen B (2015) Dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease risk profiles of patients attending an HIV treatment clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe, HIV/AIDS – Research and Palliative Care, 2015:7, 145–155
  9. Zhou DT, Mandishona A, Oektadalen O, Gomo ZA, Stray-Pedersen B (2015) Levels of anti-myeloperoxidase antibodies in HIV positive patients at an HIV clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe, Quest Journal of Medical and Dental Science Research; 2:6, 1-7
  10. Zhou DT, Kodogo V, Dzafitita M, Øktedalen O, Muswe R, Stray-Pedersen B (2015) Lipids and hsCRP as Markers of Coronary Heart Disease Risk in HIV Infected Adults, IJSTR, 2015; 4:8
  11. Mhandire D, Lacerda M, Castel S, Mhandire K, Zhou D, Swart M, Shamu T, Smith P, Musingwini T, Wiesner L, Stray-Pedersen B, Dandara C (2015) OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, 19(9): 553-562. doi:10.1089/omi.2015.0104.
  12. Zhou DT, Nehumba D, Oktedalen O, Marange P, Kodogo V, Gomo ZA, Esterhuizen TM, Stray-Pedersen B, Changes in lipid profiles of HIV+ adults over 9 months at a Harare HIV clinic: A longitudinal study, Biochemistry Research International, Volume 2016, Article ID 3204818, 7 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3204818
  13. Zhou DT, Oktedalen O, Chisango T, Stray-Pedersen B (2016) HIV/AIDS and Coronary Heart Disease on a Collision Course? Review of Zimbabwe, American Journal of Medical and Biological Research, (2)4; 26-32
  14. Zhou DT, Oektedalen O, Shawarira-Bote S, Stray-Pedersen B, Changes in coronary heart disease risk profiles of HIV patients in Zimbabwe over nine months, a follow-up study, HIV/AIDS – Research and Palliative Care, 2016:8 165–174
  15. Kodogo V, Zhou DT, Oektedalen O, Duri K, Stray-Pedersen B, Gomo E, Apolipoprotein B gene polymorphisms and dyslipidemia in HIV infected adult Zimbabweans, The Open AIDS Journal, 2016, 10, 190-198
  16. Musingwini TV, Zhou DT, Mhandire D, Duri K, Gomo E, Oktedalen O, Benjamin Chimukangara, Tinei Shamu, Sandra Shawarira-Bote, Collet Dandara , Babill Stray-Pedersen, Use of proviral DNA to investigate virus resistance mutations in HIV-infected Zimbabweans, Under Review, The Open Microbiology Journal Chauke F, Chisango T, Zhou DT, Creatinine and Urea Levels in Patients on Tenofovir-Based Therapy at Harare Central Hospital, Zimbabwe, Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe Online Journal
WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES
  1. ZICHiRE, Zimbabwe Update on Sexually Transmitted Infections, October 2010.
  2. University of Zimbabwe Teaching and Learning Centre, Teaching Foundation Course, January 2011
  3. UZ-CHS, Annual Medical Research Day, October 2011
  4. SACORE /BRTI/UZ-CHS , Zimbabwe Research Methodology Workshop, February 2012
  5. SACORE/UZ-CHS, Zimbabwe Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine, March 2012
  6. ICHE-UZCHS, Zimbabwe, Principles of Adult Learning, Assessment Tools and Developing Effective Classroom Techniques, March 2012
  7. UZ-CHS Department of Medicine, Zimbabwe NIH Grant Writing Workshop, March 2012
  8. UZ-NECTAR, Zimbabwe Workshop on Teaching Methods in Medicine
  9. Quality Compliance International, Zimbabwe Good Laboratory Practices and Quality Assurance in Biomedical Laboratories Training, July 2012
  10. UZ-CHS/BRTI/SACORE Workshop for Post Graduate Supervisors and Mentors, October 2012
  11. UZ-CHS/BRTI/SACORE Workshop on Molecular Diagnosis Methods for TB and HIV/AIDS, October 2012
  12. UZ-CHS/BRTI/SACORE Workshop for Post Graduate Students, April 2013
  13. UCT Human Genetics Unit: Laboratory visit to carry out DNA extraction and Cyp2B6 genotyping, University of Cape Town, South Africa, September 2013
  14. Letten Foundation: Effective development of high quality scientific articles, Letten House, Harare, October 2013
  15. Mapping and Communication-GIS, Norwegian Centre for Imported and Tropical Diseases, Oslo University Hospital, Ulleval Sykehus, Norway, November 2013
  16. Universitet i Oslo, Introductory Course to PhD I, Rikshospitalet, Domus Odontologica, Norway, November 2013
  17. Universitet i Oslo, Introductory Course to PhD II, Rikshospitalet, Domus Medica, Odontologica, Norway, November 2013
  18. Letten Foundation: Grant Writing Workshop: Writing scientific proposals and grant applications, Letten House, Harare, December 2013
  19. Stata Basic Statistics and Data Analysis Workshop, Amber Hotel, Mutare, February 2014
  20. UZ-CHS, Grant Proposal Writing Workshop, Imba Matombo, Harare, February 2014
  21. Epi Info Data Management, Psychosocial Support, Research & Training Centre, May 2014
  22. Hands on Course in Molecular Diagnostics, UZ CHS, Harare, June 2014
  23. Good Clinical Practise (GCP) Workshop, Holiday Inn, Harare, July 2014
  24. Basic Epidemiology Course, UZ- College of Health Sciences- NACCAP, July 2014
  25. Annual Biobanking, Molecular Diagnostics and Forensic DNA School, AiBST and Medical Laboratory & Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe, December 2014
  26. Health Education Advanced Leadership Zimbabwe (HEALZ) Series of Workshops, University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, July 2014-July 2015
  27. 10th Zimbabwe International Research Symposium (ZIRS), Research Council of Zimbabwe (RCZ) at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) 12-13 February 2015
  28. Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Exhibition, ZITF Exhibition Park, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 28 April-2 May 2015
  29. 23rd Medical Laboratory Professionals Congress, Boardwalk International Conference Centre, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 15-17 May 2015
  30. Faculty Development Workshop on Curriculum Review, University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences, Gelfand Hall, 3-4 August 2015
  31. Research Intellectual Outputs-Science, Engineering and Technology Expo, NUST, 2-4 September 2015?
  32. Letten Foundation, Zimbabwe 1st Symposium, Letten House, Harare, Zimbabwe, 14-15 October 2015
  33. Faculty Development Workshop on Curriculum Review, Africa University, Mutare, Faculty of Health Sciences, 10-11 March 2016
  34. Training of Trainers for UZ CHS Faculty Development Workshop on the Teaching of Evidence Based Medicine, University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences, Surgery Conference Room, 21 July 2016
  35. AU Mini Rioset, Africa University, Mutare, 17 August 2016
  36. Faculty Development Workshop on Teaching in an Online Learning Environment, Africa University, Mutare, Faculty of Health Sciences, 07 September-11 November 2016
  37. A Practical Approach to Research Framing, Africa University, Mutare, 27 September 2016
  38. 2nd Maternal and Child Health Plenary Meeting, Meharry Medical College, USA, Africa University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Mutare, 2-4 November 2016
  39. Zimbabwe Association of Clinical Biochemistry, Integrating Maternal, Mental, Infant, Reproductive and Nutrition Health in Evidence Based, P4 (Personalised, Preventative, Predictive and Participatory) Medicine, UZCHS Department of Chemical Pathology, 10 December 2016

MRS. VIOLET K. CHIKANYA

Email: chikanya@africau.edu

Ext: 1111

Academic Qualifications
  • MSc Nursing Science (Zimbabwe)
  • BA Cur. Nursing Science (UNISA)
  • Dip. Nursing Admin. (Parirenyatwa Post Basic Hospital, Zimbabwe)
  • Dip. Operating Theatre (Harare Central Hospital, Zimbabwe),
  • State Certified Midwife, Registered General Nurse (Mpilo Central Hospital, Zimbabwe)
Achievements
  1. Initiated Project Tariro, and Rehabilitation and Education HIV/AIDS Project (Africa University Outreach Project
  2. Applied and obtained a Grant of USD10,000 for Prevention from Mother to Child HIV Transmission Programme [PMTCT] for Project Tariro
Areas Of Interest
  1. Infection and Prevention Control Practices
  2. Community Health
  3. Professionalism
  4. Community service
Publications

Gwaze, S. & Chikanya, V. K. (2015). Sub-Saharan perspective on nursing education and practice. In: HIV/AIDS Nursing Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. A South-South-North HIV and AIDS Nursing Network. Editors: Olivia Dibelius, Simbirai Gwaze Noel Mbirintengerenji. Frankfurt am Min: Mabuse-Verlag. (A book chapter publication, Chapter 3).

MRS. WIETSKE MUSHONGA

Email: mushongaw@africau.edu

Ext: 1271

Qualifications
  1. Medical Laboratory Scientist ( Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe)
  2. Medical Laboratory Technologist ( Netherlands Institute of Medical Laboratory Personnel )
  3. Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen, Belgium)
  4. Ethics in Health Research (MRCZ)
  5. Entomology Training (USAID)

Background:
  • Medical Laboratory Training Coordinator
  • Head Clinical Laboratory Services
  • Education Committee Member Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council

Work experience:
  1. Arbo Unie, Occupational Health Laboratories, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  2. Medical Laboratory Services, Dr.GPT. Barclay / Dr. ME. Chitiyo, Baines Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
  3. Clinical Laboratory, Medical Chambers, Harare, Zimbabwe
  4. Holy Family Hospital Laboratory, New Delhi, India
  5. Deborah Retief Memorial Hospital, Mochudi, Botswana
  6. Binnengasthuis, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

MR. GARIKAI MALUNGA

Email: malungag@africau.edu

Ext: 1162

Academic Qualifications
  • MSc Degree in Clinical Biochemistry, University of Zimbabwe (2012)
  • BSc Degree in Biochemistry and Mathematics, University of Zimbabwe (1999)
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences, ZIMLS (2007)
  • Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Zimbabwe (2002)
  • Certificate in Research Methodology, CHS-UZ (2011)
  • Certificate in Good Clinical Practice and Research Ethics, MRCZ (2015)
  • Certificate in ISO 9001-2008 QMS Internal Auditing, Standards Association of Zimbabwe (2011)
Achievements:
  1. Presented my research at the 2012 Annual Medical Research Day in Harare
  2. Second Best presenter at 2016 Zimbabwe Annual Scientific Conference( ZASCO)
Areas Of Interest
  1. New cancer markers for prostate and cervical cancer
  2. Efficient diagnosis of Malaria

Malunga G1, Mujaji WB, Musarurwa C, Nyamayaro T. (2012) Effect of Stalanev treatment on plasma lactate levels in adults attending Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital and Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital Opportunistic Infections Clinics in Harare. Central African Journal of Medicine 58 (1/4), 22-25

MR. ELLIOT CHIKAKA

Email: chikakae@africau.edu

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Academic Qualifications
  • Masters in Biostatistics, University of Zimbabwe, Harare (2010)
  • BSc Degree in Mathematics & Statistics, Zimbabwe Open University (2005)
  • Certificate in Education, Hillside Teachers’ College (1989) Professional Competence in Computers-Computer Educational Services College
  • Basic Statistics and Data Analysis Course - Biomedical Research & Training Institute (BRTI)
  • Ethics in Health Research - Biomedical Research & Training Institute (BRTI)
  • Qualitative Data Analysis using Nvivo - Unique Methods Consultants (UMC))
Achievements:
  1. Collaborated with other colleagues in making publications and some under review. Spearheading the University-wide Research Methods Course.
  2. Coordinating and starting the MPH Part-Time programmes in Harare and Mutare.
Areas Of Interest

Application of statistical methods in the biological, medical, agricultural and environmental sciences, as well as the study of statistical methodology concerning problems and statistical areas originating from such scientific fields.

  1. An evaluation of 2005-2006 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey HIV Prevalence Estimates for Bias Due To Non-Response.
  2. Best Practices for Providing Psychosocial Support (BPPSS) to Orphans and Vulnerable Children
  3. Institutional Factors Associated with Maternal Mortality That Occurred from 1 January to 31 December 2013 at Major Admitting Health Facilities in Midlands Province, Zimbabwe
  4. CARERS IN NEED OF CARE: Assessment of burnout among health care professionals involved in chronic disease management in the public health sector in Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe

DR. IRIS SHIRIPINDA

Email: ishiripinda@africau.edu

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Academic Qualifications
  • PhD in Social Sciences Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • MSc Medical Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • MA. Development Studies. Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Bachelor of Business Studies Honours, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Areas Of Interest

HIV/AIDS, Sexuality, Substance Abuse, Research, Health Services management, Medical Anthropology, Health Promotion, Care of the Vulnerable, Migration, Black and Minority Ethnic, Economic affairs

  1. Shiripinda, Iris. “De risico’s van het huwelijk. Zimbabwaanse vrouwen en hun strijd tegen AIDS”. In: Lover, Tijdschrift over Feminisme, Cultuur en Wetenschap. Jaargang 27, no.1. pp. 12-15. 2000
  2. Shiripinda, Iris. “Legislative Aspects in relation to HIV/AIDS prevention in Zimbabwe”, in Southern African Feminist Review, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 37-44. 2000
  3. Shiripinda, Iris. “De risico’s van het huwelijk. Zimbabwaanse vrouwen en hun strijd tegen AIDS”. In: Lover, Tijdschrift over Feminisme, Cultuur en Wetenschap. Jaargang 27, no.1. pp. 12-15. 2000.
  4. Shiripinda I,Tempert B. Vertel mij wat over seks! Soa Aids Nederland:Amsterdam, 2006
  5. Shiripinda I., Tempert B. Care2talk about sex?! : research on the sexual health of hiv positive heteroseksuals from black and minority ethnic backgrounds in the Netherlands. Amsterdam, Soa Aids Nederland, 2006
  6. Shiripinda I. Tempert B.http://www.soaaidsmagazine.nl/artikel_onderzoek/451
  7. Van Care2Talk about Sex?! naar Dare2Talk about Sex!!
  8. Vragen en meningen over seksuele gezondheid van mensen met hiv uit etnische minderheden. Soa Aids Magazine 2006;3;5
  9. Shiripinda, I. Sexually Transmitted Infections in the Netherlands.
  10. The Voice 2008;10:4:36-37
  11. Fakoya I, Reynolds R, Caswell G, Shiripinda I. Barriers to HIV testing for migrant black Africans in Western Europe. HIV Med. 2008 Jul;9 Suppl 2:23-5. In :Special Issue: The HIV in Europe 2007 initiative: Issues, challenges and opportunities for addressing optimal testing and earlier care.
  12. Shiripinda I. Therapietrouw bij etnische minderheden in Nederland. Soa Aids Magazine 2008;5;4,
  13. Shiripinda I, Eerdewijk A. van Nieuwkomers met hiv. Phaxx 2008;15:10:19-21
  14. Shiripinda I, Eerdewijk A. van Leven met hiv in Nederland : de dagelijkse ervaring van migranten met hiv. Utrecht : Stichting Pharos i.s.m. Soa Aids Nederland, 2008.
  15. Shiripinda, I., Eerdewijk, A. van Facing HIV in the Netherlands : living experiences of migrants living with HIV, Utrecht : Stichting Pharos in co-operation with Soa Aids Nederland, 2008
  16. Iris Shiripinda Therapietrouw bij etnische minderheden in Nederland in Soa Aids magazine, Jaargang 5, nummer 4 - december 2008.http://www.soaaidsmagazine.nl/artikel_onderzoek/1024
  17. Soa/hiv preventie voor en door asielzoekers: de Aserag methode. Samenvatting van een onderzoek naar de waardering en effectiviteit, Soa Aids Nederland, GGD Nederland, COA. 2008
  18. Een goede Muslim krijgt geen hiv. In de Onze Wereld December 2008. Een bijlage. E-Motive, pp. 14-15. Oplage 25 000.
  19. IOM (2008). Health, Hope and Home? The possibilities and constraints of voluntary return for African rejected asylum seekers and irregular migrants living with HIV in the Netherlands. Pre-publication, December 2008. www.iom-nederland.nl
  20. Iris Shiripinda (2009). Oud worden met HIV. Gezondheid en ziekte van oudere HIV patienten: een inventarisatie. Edited by Cees Smit, Kees Rumke en Annemarie de knecht-van Eekelen. “ oud worden met hiv. Ervaringen van migranten in Nederland” by Iris Shiripinda en Josien de Klerk. Amsterdam: Aids Fonds. Shiripinda, I. Sexual rituals among ethnic minorities in the Netherlands Exchange 2009; (2):8-10
  21. Derks S, Shiripinda I. Holy sex project : pastors and church members on sexual and reproductive health in the Netherlands (S.l.) : Press Books, 2009
  22. Shiripinda, I. Sexual and Reproductive health among ethnic minorities in the Netherlands. Exchange 2010; (3) 11-14.
  23. Shiripinda I. Reviewer Abstracts XVIII International Aids Conference |July 18-23 2010| Vienna, Austria.
  24. Stutterheim, S.E., Shiripinda I., Bos, A.E.R., Pryor, J.P., de Brujn, M., Nellen, J.F.J., B., Kok, G., Prins, J.M. & Schaalma, H. P. (in press). HIV status disclosure among HIV-positive African and Afro- Carribean people in the Netherlands. AIDS CARE, 23 (2). 2010
  25. Stutterheim, S.E., Bos, A.E.R., Shiripinda I., , J.P., de Brujn, Pryor, J.P & Schaalma, H. P. HIV related stigma in African and Afri Carribean communities in the Netherlands: Manifestations, consequences and coping. (article has been submitted for publication).
  26. Iris Shiripinda Therapietrouw bij etnische minderheden in Nederland in Soa Aids magazine, Jaargang 5, nummer 4 - december 2008. http://www.soaaidsmagazine.nl/artikel_onderzoek/1024
  27. Shiripinda, I. en A. van Eerdewijk. Leven met HIV in Nederland: de dagelijkse ervaringen van migranten met HIV - Utrecht : Pharos, 2008. Soa/hiv preventie voor en door asielzoekers: de Aserag methode. Samenvatting van een onderzoek naar de waardering en effectiviteit, Soa Aids Nederland, GGD Nederland, COA. 2008
  28. Een goede Muslim krijgt geen hiv. In de Onze Wereld December 2008. Een bijlage. E-Motive, pp. 14-15. Oplage 25 000.
  29. IOM (2008). Health, Hope and Home? The possibilities and constraints of voluntary return for African rejected asylum seekers and irregular migrants living with HIV in the Netherlands. Pre-publication, December 2008. www.iom-nederland.nl
  30. Iris Shiripinda (2009). Oud worden met HIV. Gezondheid en ziekte van oudere HIV patienten: een inventarisatie. Edited by Cees Smit, Kees Rumke en Annemarie de knecht-van Eekelen. “ oud worden met hiv. Ervaringen van migranten in Nederland” by Iris Shiripinda en Josien de Klerk. Amsterdam: Aids Fonds.
  31. Senior Editor of the Soa Aids Netherlands Magazine for Ethnic Minorities in the Netherlands, Life2Live. and the creator of the website www.Life2Live.nl Have edited 9 copies till 2011.
  32. Shiripinda, Iris (2012). Sex, HIV and aids. Practices and ideas of Zimbabwean women on sexuality and prevention of infection. Phd thesis. Encshede: The Netherlands.
  33. Shiripinda, Iris (2013) “Ideas and practices of Zimbabwean women in preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections” in the Bulletin of The Medical Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health, Utrecht, the Netherlands, MT. No. 2/June 2013, Vol. 51.
  34. Research into Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Spousal Abuse amongst Couples In Zimbabwe and production of a Gender Policy Brief. Commissioned by SAFAIDS. March 2013.
  35. Shiripinda Iris (2013) Policy Brief. Gender Based Violence and Spousal Abuse. Safaids. Harare, Zimbabwe.