Collaborative Research
Opportunities have been made available for collaborative research across institutions in East Africa and between the latter and those in the UK. Pump priming grants and mini-sabbaticals, joint PhD and post-doctoral supervision, joint appointments and joint academic programs all have provide conducive environments and opportunities for collaborative research.

Opportunities have been made available for collaborative research across institutions in East Africa and between the latter and those in the UK. Pump priming grants and mini-sabbaticals, joint PhD and post-doctoral supervision, joint appointments and joint academic programs all have provide conducive environments and opportunities for collaborative research.

Download a list of LSHTM’S research Collaboration and publications with THRiVE partner Institutions here

KCMC & MakCHS Team up to Start a Paediatric Network
A pump-priming award has been made to Professors Raimos Olomi and Sarah Kiguli from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College (KCMC) and Makerere University respectively to start a network of paediatric departments to explore the degree of diversity in bacterial disease in two paediatric departments in Uganda (Mulago and Mbale hospitals) and two in Tanzania(KCMC and Teule Hospital). With additional support from WHO it is hoped to provide important surveillance data on bacterial disease and susceptibility to commonly used antibiotics.

A second pump priming award was made to Dr Rachel Manongi at KCMC in order to develop a new collaboration with researchers from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust unit in Nairobi who have expertise in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The objective is to analyze paediatric hospital admission data linked to census and other data to estimate the degree of excess mortality associated with poor access to hospitalservices for children

The following funding pump priming awards awards have been given out:

PHASE TWO FUNDING

AREA OF STUDY

COLLABORATING INSTITUTION

1) An analysis of musculoskeletal disorder risk factors among Ugandan nurses Makerere, Gulu University
Mwaka Erisa Sabakaki, Collaborators: Dr. Kitara David Lagoro
2) Nosocomial Tuberculosis Transmission: Adequacy of airborne ventilation in Patient‐Care Areas in Gulu and Makerere Teaching hospitals, Uganda
Achilles Katamba, Collaborators

  • Gerald Obai,
  • Eng. Priscilla Nakiboneka,
  • Bruce J Kirenga
Makerere, Gulu University
3) Identification and development of new attractants that can improve the performance of bait technology to control Glossina fuscipes fuscipes the main vector of African Human Trypanosomosis.
Patrick P’Odyek Abila
4) Hepatitis B virus infectin among pregnant women in Gulu: prevalence, infectivity, and associated factors.
Pontius Bayo Collaborators

  • Amos Mwaka Deogratius,
  • Emmanuel Ochola,
  • Caroline Oleo,
Makerere, Gulu University
5) School children as agents of change for childhood risk behaviours exposing them to Schistosomiasis: A preliminary study to assess their perspectives in control and management of a neglected tropical disease in Wakiso and Kitgum districts in Uganda
Grace Akello-Ayebare Collaborators

  • Denis Anywar,
  • Prof. Grace Ndeezi,
  • Catherine Abbo,
  • Freddie Bwanga
Gulu University, Makerere University
6) The Rate of Latent Tuberculosis Infection Among Paramedical Students in Uganda
Issac Okullo Collaborators

  • Dr Felix Kaducu,
  • Dr. Achilles Katamba,
  • Dr. Louis Muwazi Nkamba,
  • Moses Kutesa Annet
Gulu University, Makerere University
7) Diversity and Drug Susceptibility of Mycobacterium ulcerans Isolates from Uganda Gulu University, Makerere University
  • Fred Kironde Collaborators: Emmanuel Odongo Aginya

 

PHASE ONE FUNDING

AREA OF STUDY

1) Development of laboratory capacity and validation of biomarkers for alcohol use in Northwestern Tanzania
Joel M. Francis NIMR-Mwanza and Balthazar Nyombi KCM College Collaborators
  • Aura Andreasen
  • John Changalucha, NIMR
  • Saidi Kapiga, NIMR
  • Heiner Grosskurth
2) A pilot study to examine human tissue-specific immune responses to Mycobacterium tuberculsosis directly ex vivo.
Dr. Stephen Cose MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS Collaborators

  • Dr. Robert Lukande College of Health Sciences Makerere University
3) Developing molecular tools for studying the population biology of mosquitoes of genus Mansonia, a vector of arboviruses
Drs Jandouwe Villinger (ICIPE) and Josphine Birungi (UVRI) Collaborators

  • Dr Daniel Masiga (ICIPE) and
  • Jonathan Kayondo (UVRI)
4) School Mental Health: psychosocial competence in adolescents in selected secondary schools in Uganda
Catherine Abbo, Makerere University, Elilialia Okello, Makerere University Collaborators

  • Prof Emilio Ovuga, Gulu University
  • Grace Akello, Gulu University
5) Epidemiology of severe pneumonia in children aged below 5 years: a pilot study in Mwanza, Tanzania
Dr George PrayGod,NIMR Mwanza Centre, Tanzania.
Dr Estée Török, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Collaborators

  • Dr Kidola Jeremiah, NIMR, Mwanza Centre, Tanzania.
6) Genotypic and Phenotypic HIV Drug Resistance Capacity Building in East Africa
  • Chris Parry (MRC/UVRI Unit on AIDS, Uganda), Mansuet Temu and
  • Aura Andreasen (NIMR Mwanza, Tanzania)
7) Setting up of a cost effective Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) viral load assay: A quality control measure to complement the new HIV sequencing facility in NIMR, Mwanza
Harr F Njai collaborators

  • Aura Andreason
  • Julius Mngara
  • Nyombi Balthazar
  • Jullu S Boniface
  • John Changalucha
8) Assessing the suitability of fishing communities around l. Victoria, Uganda, as a potential HIV-1 vaccine efficacy trial population – A preparatory study
Dr.Noah Kiwanuka, School of Public Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala.Collaborators

  • Dr.Anatoli Kamali, Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe
9) Raimos Olomi
10) Rachael Manonge

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