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We conduct internationally excellent research to benefit health and we train the next generation of researchers. In pursuit of this important mission, MLW is implementing two clinical research programmes focusing on preventing death and transmission of infections.

MLW is closely linked with the community and is an integral part of the University of Malawi's College of Medicine. These relationships provide a unique opportunity replicated in few centres in Africa to study major health issues spanning both community and hospital. Malawi provides a unique supportive environment, with government commitment to universal health coverage, strong engagement with research and willingness to innovate around evidence-based public health programmes. MLW surveillance and diagnostic platforms provide clinicians with early indicators of changes in the incidence of common and emerging diseases.

We study individual and community behaviour and bring this together with basic biology in order to plan appropriate interventions that improve health. Our translational pipeline, while providing an excellent academic environment, results in significant clinical trials and we transfer the findings to policy leading to improved health in Malawi and world-wide.

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Mzilahowa Themba, PhD

University of Liverpool 2005 (uk.bl.ethos.421043)


Title: Malaria transmission intensity and the population structure of Plasmodium Falciparum in the Lower Shire Valley, Southern Malawi (Chikhwawa district).

Click here for Thesis abstract.

 

Funded by the Gates Malaria Partnership


Current position: Sr entomologist at the Malaria Alert Centre, Blantyre





 

Most Recent Publications

Risk score for predicting mortality including urine lipoarabinomannan detection in hospital inpatients with HIV-associated tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa: Derivation and external validation cohort study.Gupta-Wright A, Corbett EL, Wilson D, van Oosterhout JJ, Dheda K, Huerga H, Peter J, Bonnet M, Alufandika-Moyo M, Grint D, Lawn SD, Fielding K. PLoS Med. 2019 Apr 5

Applying user preferences to optimize the contribution of HIV self-testing to reaching the "first 90" target of UNAIDS Fast-track strategy: results from discrete choice experiments in Zimbabwe. Sibanda EL, d'Elbée M, Maringwa G, Ruhode N, Tumushime M, Madanhire C, Ong JJ, Indravudh P, Watadzaushe C, Johnson CC, Hatzold K, Taegtmeyer M, Hargreaves JR, Corbett EL, Cowan FM, Terris-Prestholt F. J Int AIDS Soc. 2019 Mar;22 

Exploring social harms during distribution of HIV self-testing kits using mixed-methods approaches in Malawi.Kumwenda MK, Johnson CC, Choko AT, Lora W, Sibande W, Sakala D, Indravudh P, Chilongosi R, Baggaley RC, Nyirenda R, Taegtmeyer M, Hatzold K, Desmond N, Corbett EL. J Int AIDS Soc. 2019 Mar;22 

HIV self-testing: breaking the barriers to uptake of testing among men and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, experiences from STAR demonstration projects in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Hatzold K, Gudukeya S, Mutseta MN, Chilongosi R, Nalubamba M, Nkhoma C, Munkombwe H, Munjoma M, Mkandawire P, Mabhunu V, Smith G, Madidi N, Ahmed H, Kambeu T, Stankard P, Johnson CC, Corbett EL. J Int AIDS Soc. 2019 Mar;22 

Economic cost analysis of door-to-door community-based distribution of HIV self-test kits in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Mangenah C, Mwenge L, Sande L, Ahmed N, d'Elbée M, Chiwawa P, Chigwenah T, Kanema S, Mutseta MN, Nalubamba M, Chilongosi R, Indravudh P, Sibanda EL, Neuman M, Ncube G, Ong JJ, Mugurungi O, Hatzold K, Johnson CC, Ayles H, Corbett EL, Cowan FM, Maheswaran H, Terris-Prestholt F. J Int AIDS Soc. 2019 Mar;22 

The impact and cost-effectiveness of community-based HIV self-testing in sub-Saharan Africa: a health economic and modelling analysis. Cambiano V, Johnson CC, Hatzold K, Terris-Prestholt F, Maheswaran H, Thirumurthy H, Figueroa C, Cowan FM, Sibanda EL, Ncube G, Revill P, Baggaley RC, Corbett EL, Phillips A; for Working Group on Cost Effectiveness of HIV self-testing in Southern Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2019 Mar;22

Ability to understand and correctly follow HIV self-test kit instructions for use: applying the cognitive interview technique in Malawi and Zambia. Simwinga M, Kumwenda MK, Dacombe RJ, Kayira L, Muzumara A, Johnson CC, Indravudh P, Sibanda EL, Nyirenda L, Hatzold K, Corbett EL, Ayles H, Taegtmeyer M. J Int AIDS Soc. 2019 Mar;22