Project A:

The Team

Prof. M Chimbari

UKZN

Role: Specialist in Ecohealth research and the Principal Investigator (PI) of Project A

Prof. S Mukaratirwa

UKZN

Role: Parasitologist and Co-PI

Prof. P Furu

University of Copenhagen

Role: Global health scientist and Co-PI

Prof. B Ngwenya

University of Botswana

Role: Country coordinator for Botswana

Dr A Mbereko

UKZN

Role: Country coordinator for Zimbabwe

Dr O Rubaba

UKZN

Role: Post-doctoral fellow involved in aestivation studies in South Africa

Dr M Kabuyaya

UKZN

Role: Masters student researching "Schistosomiasis infection rates and related risk factors among school-going children after treatment with Praziquantel in Jozini municipality in uMkhanyakude district, KwaZulu-Natal"

Ms M Macherera

UKZN

Role: PhD student researching the "Development of a community based malaria early warning system based on indigenous knowledge. The case of Gwanda district Zimbabwe"

Mr R Gundu

UKZN

Role: PhD student researching the "Burden of malaria and the related household economic costs in Gwanda, Zimbabwe"

Mr T Manyangadze

UKZN

Role: PhD student researching "Modelling schistosomiasis under changing climatic conditions: The case of uMkhanyakude district in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa"

Mr E Mutegeki

UKZN

Role: Masters student (graduated 2015) who researched "Malaria knowledge, attitudes and practices among women in Mgedula village, Jozini local municipality, uMkhanyakude district, South Africa"

Mr W Soko

UKZN

Role: PhD student researching the "Effect of temperature on insecticide sensitivity of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes under laboratory conditions in South Africa"

Mr C Kalinda

UKZN

Role: PhD student researching "Experimental studies on the effect of temperature on the Bulinus globosus–Schistosoma haematobium system"

Mr Z Jokomo

UKZN

Role: PhD student researching the "Social determinants of schistosomiasis in Gwanda, Zimbabwe"

Ms R Musesengwa

UKZN

Role: PhD student researching "Community engagement strategies and experiences in a multi center study in Zimbabwe and Botswana"

Ms D Maphane

University of Botswana

Role: Masters student, "Analysis of local knowledge on prevention of and adaption to malaria endemisity in the Okovango Delta communities, Botswana"

Ms K Malale

University of Botswana

Role: Masters student, "Analysis of socio-cultural and institutional determinants of bilharzia, a neglected tropical disease: A case study of the Okovango river panhandle communities in Botswana"

Why this project?