NIHR Grant Awardees 2023

09 Jan 2024

We are excited to announce the first of our NIHR Early Career Grant awardees. The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), in partnership with RSTMH, will fund around 205 Early Career Grants in 2023, with UK International Development from the UK government.

Aondoaseer Michael, Nigeria - Newborn screening for sickle cell disease in Benue State Nigeria.

Abraham Matovu Ddungu, Uganda - Assessing barriers to and facilitators of hydroxyurea adherence among adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease in Uganda; a cross-sectional study.

Abubakar Abdallah, Kenya - Prevalence and determinants of HIV pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis use among technical institute students in western Kenya.

Achieng Carol, Uganda - Patient Journey and time to diagnosis among Pediatric cancer patients at the Uganda cancer institute.

Adedapo Bashorun, Gambia - Exploring cervical cancer screening knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs among women in The Gambia: a cross-sectional study.

Adriana Viola Miranda, Indonesia - Barriers to accessing tuberculosis and diabetes care among drug-resistant tuberculosis patients in Indonesia: A mixed-method study

Agumas Shibabaw, Ethiopia - Investigation of leprosy outbreak and caregiver’s perception, attitude and practice towards leprosy in Ethiopia: Implication for mass screening and prophylaxis.

Agus Fitriangga, Indonesia - “Chart-TB” characterising healthcare workers perceptions on the risk of occupational-related tuberculosis in Indonesia: an exploratory sequential mixed methods study.

Ahmed Omotayo, Nigeria - Strengthening capacity of local health workers for the control of mosquito-borne diseases in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Aidah Nanvuma, Uganda - Assessing Health Care Providers Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices on Sexually Transmitted Infections Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in Urban Clinics in Kampala, Uganda.

Albright Azubuike, Nigeria - Psychosocial burden and unmet needs among caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder in Nigeria.

Alen Kinyina, Tanzania - Feasibility and acceptability of community-based administration of Intermittent Preventive Treatment during Pregnancy in Tanzania.

Alice Nsengiyumva, Rwanda - Exploring the policy barriers faced by adolescent mothers in accessing healthcare services in Rwanda: A qualitative study.

Aman Dua, India - SteppingMinds: Development and evaluation of a pilot peer based model for enhancing mental health and substance use literacy among college students in Delhi, India.

Amotunur Lamina, Nigeria - Epidemiology and quality of life of children with atopic dermatitis attending primary school in Lagos, southwest Nigeria.

Anil Khanal, Nepal - Community-based case-control study to assess associated risk factors: sociodemographic, protective and environmental in lymphatic filariasis endemic district of Gandaki province, Nepal.

Anita Ago Asare, Ghana - A One Health Assessment and Improvement in Human Rabies Prevention in the Ga East Municipality in Ghana.

Annet Onzia Aketoko, Uganda - Employed and forgotten: understanding challenges in access and utilization of sexual health services by female domestic workers in Kampala, Uganda.

Anthony M. Tampah-Naah, Ghana - Childhood malnutrition situations among children under five years in Wa West District, Ghana.

Atwijukiire Humphrey, Uganda - Integrated and sustainable approach to malaria elimination: A feasibility study in Northern Uganda.

Augustine Nworu, Nigeria - Assessment of Implementation Barriers of Integration of preconception care into the community health strategy in Ondo State Nigeria.

Ayisat Gbadebo, Nigeria - Assessment of nutritional status and dietary diversity of adolescents living in Ogun State, Southwestern Nigeria.

Ayodele Babalola, Nigeria - Addressing challenges associated with access to preventive chemotherapy for onchocerciasis control among physically challenged and hard-to-reach populations in Ogun, Nigeria.

Baxley Tambi Nwachukwu, Cameroon - Comparing three malaria preventive measures and their combinations in lowering the prevalence of malaria in Limbe, Cameroon.

Belinda Laizer, Tanzania - Self medication practise and associated factors among pregnant women in Dar-Es- Salaam Tanzania.

Benjamin Temper, Uganda - Burden, patterns, and factors associated with sports injuries among players in the 2023/24 Rugby Super League Uganda.

Bhola Rai, Nepal - Transform TB- Evaluating and refining a culturally relevant behaviour change communication video to reduce tuberculosis-related stigma in Nepal.

Bijit Biswas, India - Lymphatic Filariasis Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention Services and Attributes Affecting Its Delivery in Jharkhand, India: Provider and Community Perspectives.

Bilcha Oumer, Ethiopia - Addressing the double burden of disease: Co-creation intervention to address for Non-communicable disease of people with Neglected Tropical Diseases in Southern Ethiopia.

Blaise Kiyimba, Uganda - Acceptability of tetanus toxoid vaccine among men accompanying their women for antenatal care in eastern Uganda.

Blessing Uche, Nigeria - Engaging Parents/Guardians to Improve HPV Vaccination Coverage among Girls Aged 9-15 Years in Abuja, Nigeria: A School-Based Intervention Program.

Bony Lestari, Indonesia - Capacity assessment of COVID-19 laboratories for tuberculosis diagnostics and surveillance in West Java, Indonesia.

Brendah Nambozo, Uganda - Community drivers of antibiotics use among children under-five years in eastern Uganda: a mixed methods study.

Brenda Nabawanuka, Uganda - Post Ebola situation/Recovery: Assessing the coping strategies and health concerns among patients affected with Ebola Virus Disease in the Midwestern region

Brenda Nakafeero Simbwa, Uganda - HPV vaccination uptake, drop-out rate and associated factors among female adolescents in Wakiso district, Uganda.

Cassandra Akinde, Nigeria - The impact of a teacher led school- based hygiene campaign on handwashing practices and prevention of diarrhoea, undernutrition and pneumonia among school children in Nigeria.

Castory Munishi, Tanzania - Factors associated with Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoF) among people with drug use disorder on Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) in Tanga Region.

Celestine Wairimu, Kenya - Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Among Caregivers of Children Under Five in Urban Settlements Nairobi, Kenya: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices.

Chandu Hemanth, India - Understanding the healthcare seeking behaviour and influencing factors among the waste picking communities in Guntur and Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh).

Charity Mkwanda, Malawi - Association between knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of Antimicrobial usage and resistance in Salmonella and E.coli among small holder and large poultry farms of chicken layers in Blantyre, Malawi.

Charles Byaruhanga, Kenya - Knowledge, attitudes and practices about rabies, and creation of awareness amongst communities and health care workers in Siaya County, southwestern Kenya.

Chidinma Oli, Nigeria - Assessing the Current State of Mental Health Systems in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Chinye Osa-Afiana, Nigeria - Barriers and facilitators of adherence to tuberculosis treatment among adolescents living in North-Central Nigeria.

Christel De Lange, South Africa - Impact of a nutrition supplementation programme on outcomes of pregnant women and their offspring.

Colette Santah, Ghana - Exploring the experiences of children with cancer at the Tamale Teaching Hospital and its implications for pediatric cancer care.

Collins Ankunda, Uganda - HIV Mutations & Outcomes among HIV infected individual on Genotypically Guided ART Prescription in Peri-urban Uganda.

Collins Himabala, Zambia - Understanding the intersection of HIV and aging: a mixed-methods study.

Coulibaly Dognimin Ismael, Côte d’Ivoire - Social costs of chronic wound management in HDSS of Taabo, Côte d'Ivoire.

David Kavuma, Uganda - Palliative Psychosocial Care and Quality of Life for Adults with Prostate and Cervical Cancer in Kampala and Mbarara Districts.

Dawit Ali, Ethiopia - Modelling the health and economic impacts of elimination of onchocerciasis in Ethiopia.

Derrick Waiswa, Uganda - Acceptability of transferring low birthweight infants in kangaroo mother care in a low-resource setting in eastern Uganda.

Deogratias Mtei, Tanzania - Assessment of factors influencing completion of HPV vaccination among adolescent girls and their caretakers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Diana Namuddu, Uganda - Knowledge, practices and limitations of healthcare workers towards the use of standard malaria treatment guidelines for malaria case management.

Dickson Munkombwe, Zambia - A prospective prevalence study of spinal cord schistosomiasis at university teaching hospitals – Adult hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.

Difasi Walugega, Uganda - Social Network Analysis to determine farmers, middlemen and climate change adaptation to ensure food security in Mbale, Eastern Uganda.

Donna Kapira, Malawi - Prevalence and pregnancy outcomes associated with Trypanosomiasis in pregnant women from Rumphi and Nkhotakota districts, Malawi

Dorkasi Mwakawanga, Tanzania - Exploring sociocultural factors contributing to excessive gestational weight gain and maternal obesity in Pwani region, Tanzania.

Ebenezer Hawanga, Tanzania - Knowledge, attitudes and preventive practices toward urinary tract infection among pregnant women at the Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania.

Edwin Shewiyo, Tanzania - Barriers and facilitators towards modern contraceptive use among adolescent girls with repeat pregnancy in Ngorongoro district, Northern Tanzania: A qualitative study.

Ekenedilichukwu Ezekobe, Nigeria - Acceptability of R21 malaria vaccine immunization for children amongst expectant and newborn mothers in selected area councils in Abuja, Nigeria.

Elizabeth Mutuku, Kenya - Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Towards HIV Pre-Exposure and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis among University Students in Kenya after the National Rollout.

Emma Edinam Kploanyi, Ghana - Assessment of Ghana’s current strategies and progress towards elimination of hepatitis B and C by 2030.

Emmanuel Amupitan, Nigeria - Sleep Hygiene and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia in HIV Patients with Sleep Disorder in a Tertiary Hospital in Nigeria.

Enid Kawala Kagoya, Uganda - What are the drivers of antibiotic resistance within the rural communities of East Central Uganda, An exploratory qualitative study?

Ermias Woldemichael, Ethiopia - Mother to child HIV transmission rate and its predictors among HIV exposed infants in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: longitudinal study.

Ester Oloije, Tanzania - Knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, practices, and risk behaviours of local communities towards rodent borne diseases: A case study of Karatu district.

Fahima Nasrin Eva, Bangladesh - Awareness and Acceptance of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine among the Parents of Eligible Daughters in Bangladesh: A Nationwide Cross-Sectional Study.

Francis Duhamel Nang Nang, Cameroon - Epidemiological characteristics of arterial hypertension in people living with HIV monitored at the central hospital of Yaounde.

Freda Aceng, Uganda - Knowledge, attitudes and practices of at-risk human groups in areas With Rift Valley Fever outbreaks in Uganda.

Fredrick Katende, Uganda - Practices and challenges in identification and referral of leishmaniasis cases by community health workers in Karamoja region.

Fufa Balcha, Ethiopia - Compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures and associated factors among health care workers in public hospitals of East Shoa Zone, Ethiopia.

Funmilola Oyinlola, Nigeria - Parent-adolescent communication on sexual and reproductive health issues among in-school adolescents and their parents in south-west Nigeria: An interventional study.

Grace Cherotich Ruto, Uganda - Tobacco use and associated factors among pregnant Women attending Antenatal Care in Moroto District Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda.

Girma Gebremariam, Ethiopia - Acceptability, access preference and barriers to scale up HIV self-testing provision for key populations in Ethiopia:  A mixed method study.

Gloria Osabutey, Ghana - Assessing implementation of Mass Drug Administration in Hotspot Areas Towards Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in Ghana.

Hafidhi Ntissi, Tanzania - Identifying barriers, facilitators and strategies for adopting multiple first line artemisinin combination therapy for management of Malaria in Tanzania.

Helena Mwaipopo, Tanzania - Prevalence and factors associated with depressive symptoms among HIV-positive clients on integrated ART and Medication Assisted Treatment in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

Helmenigilda Ndangalasi, Tanzania - Psychoeducation of parents of children with mental health challenges in dar es salaam, tanzania; a mixed study of parental attitudes and perceptions.

Hiral Naik, South Africa - Assessing snake activity and behaviour in the Kruger to Canyon Biosphere Reserve and the implications for snakebite.

Hilda Tonge Ekwoge, Cameroon - Therapeutic itinerary and self-medication among school-age children with fever in urban and rural Cameroon.

Hiwot Dissassa, Ethiopia - HIV self-testing knowledge, attitude towards its counselling and its implementation designed for health extension workers in Ethiopia.

Hoseenu Palilo, Tanzania - Burden of snakebite envenoming and associated factors in Tanzania context.

Huda Omary, Tanzania - The burden of mental health problems among patients with lymphatic filariasis: a case study of Lindi, Tanzania.

Ifeoluwa Adewole, Nigeria - Knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of HPV and HPV vaccination among school girls in rural communities in Nigeria.

Ifeoluwa Oladapo, Nigeria - Investigating the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of pregnant women regarding Toxoplasmosis in Oyo and Ondo States.

Ifunanya Onyia, Nigeria - Availability and accessibility of antisnake venom among women engaged in agricultural activities in a rural Nigerian community.

Ines Cherif, Tunisie - Evaluation of the national tuberculosis surveillance system in Tunisia: A mixed methods research.

Innocent Dike, Nigeria - Impact of short messaging service (SMS) on post-natal clinic visit and services utilization: a randomized controlled trial.

Isaac Ebiju, Uganda - Assessing the Impact of Summary Clinical Guidelines (charts and wheels) on Rational Antibiotic Use and Compliance with National Guidelines.

Isabella Kyohairwe, Uganda - Barriers to implementation of multimodal strategies of Infection Prevention and Control in health care facilities in Uganda.

Isano Sandra, Rwanda - Identifying the factors contributing to adolescent pregnancies and their implications in Kiziba Refugee Camp, Rwanda: A Mixed Methods Study.

Iwalewa Zarat, Nigeria - Investigating how socio-demographic and cultural beliefs of pregnant women influence their decision to accept and utilize available malaria intervention tools in Osun State, Southwestern Nigeria.

Iya Saidou Conde, Guinea - The effects of training and supportive supervision on practices of immunization providers and routine immunization coverage In Guinea.

Jacqueline Wesigye, Uganda - Assessing the socio-economic impact of Ebola on affected communities in Uganda.

John Jefferson Besa, Philippines - Exploration of perceptions and factors related to patient-centered care at the primary care level in Manila, Philippines: a qualitative study.

Joseph Adole, Nigeria - Knowledge and Factors influencing antibiotics use in pig farming among farmers in Benue State, Nigeria.

Josephine Bayigga, Uganda - Examining the prospects of patient preferred interventions in enhancing Treatment adherence among HIV/TB Patients with Alcohol use Disorder in Kampala, Uganda.

Joshua Epuitai, Uganda - Prevalence and factors associated with routine antibiotic misuse following a normal vaginal delivery among postpartum women in rural Eastern Uganda.

Joy Mirembe, Uganda - Assesment of the post dog bite treatment and prevention of human rabies in selected health facilities in Kampala City.

Julius Kimera, Uganda - Accuracy of lung ultrasound in diagnosing acute chest syndrome in paediatric patients with Sickle Cell Anaemia at Mulago Hospital, Uganda.

Juma Said Tusubila, Uganda - Using the Photovoice approach to examine the burden and experiences of refugee caretakers of children with special needs in a refugee settlement in West Nile, Uganda.

Justina Ane, Ghana - Improving hypertension management using Motivational Interviewing approach in rural communities in Yilo Krobo Municipality of Ghana.

Kainat Khurshid, Pakistan - An exploratory study to understand social and behavioural determinants of typhoid vaccine hesitancy among slum-dwelling populations in Karachi, Pakistan.

Kazeem Sunmola, Nigeria - Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on the use of mosquito nets and IPN by pregnant women in selected communities Ekiti State.

Kebirungi Jesca, Uganda  - Acceptability and perceptions of people living with HIV towards the community retail pharmacy model in HIV care delivery.

Kelvin Musa, Tanzania - Impacts of Outdoor Air Pollution on School-Aged Children Residing Near Polluted Areas and Efficacy of Mitigation Measures in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania.

Keneth Okello, Uganda - Knowledge, attitude and practice of manual vacuum aspiration in managing incomplete abortion at lower level health facilities of Northern Uganda.

Ketki Shah, India - Understanding the factors that influence transitioning from tobacco to non-tobacco livelihoods: a case study of bidi rollers in Gujarat, India.

Kiirya Tevin Walter, Uganda - Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Assessment Project in Busia district (SAAP).

Kiyimba Kenedy, Uganda - Evaluation of the appropriateness of prescribing and quality of care given to geriatric patients living with HIV and other chronic conditions in eastern Uganda.

Kworekwa Paula, Uganda - Impact of COVID-19 on the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Medical Waste Management among Waste Handlers at Luweero General Hospital.

Loreen Laizer, Tanzania - Outcomes and factors associated with use of unprescribed antibiotics among hospitalized pediatric patients with fever in Moshi municipality health facilities.

Lovemore Nkhalamba, Malawi - Spatio-temporal clustering of a cholera outbreak in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Loveness Kimaro, Tanzania - Stigma, quality of life and health-seeking behavior among young population with sickle cell disease attending clinics in Dar-es -salaam Tanzania.

Magreth Thadei Mwakilasa, Tanzania - Examining the determinants of contraceptive use among vulnerable adolescent girls and young women using pre-exposure prophylaxis in Dar Es Salaam.

Mahamadou Kante, Mali - HealthyMaman: improving maternal ante-natal care (ANC) attendance in Mali.

Manisha Hada, Nepal - Primary health care facilities readiness for lymphedema management in Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal: a mixed method study.

Martin Chigwede, Malawi - Knowledge, attitude, and perception of healthcare workers on Gastroschisis pre-referral management interventions in North and Central Malawi.

Marvin Musinguzi, Uganda - Access to Diagnostic Testing for Malaria in Resource-Limited Settings: A Mixed-Methods Study to Evaluate Barriers and Facilitators.

Meaza Adugna, Ethiopia - Exploring Barriers to Mental Health Service Use and Access among Patients with leprosy and cutaneous leishmaniasis in Ethiopia: A Mixed-Methods Study.

Meshack Lugoba, Tanzania - Predictors of the observed high prevalence of loss to follow-up among adolescents and adults on Antiretroviral Therapy in Tanzania.

Mgolegrace Smart, Tanzania - Caretakers perspectives on challenges of menstrual hygiene management among school-going adolescents with intellectual disabilities in Meru District; Arusha, Tanzania.

Micheal Kiyingi, Uganda - Effect of hypertension treatment on health related quality of life among virologically suppressed People Living with HIV in Uganda: A prospective cohort study.

Mike Mugude, Uganda - Feasibility and acceptability of using the long-acting cabotegravir-rilpivirine injections among HIV-infected adolescents attending boarding schools in Kampala City, Uganda.

Modesta Mitao, Tanzania - Early Sexual Debut a risk factor for STIs/HIV acquisition among young adults in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: Role of Community engagement.

Modibo Telly, Mali - Knowledges, practices and attitudes of the population regarding Neglected tropical diseases in Mali in 2023.

Mohammadreza Shalbafan, Iran - The impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the wellbeing, working conditions and training of early career psychiatrists in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean regional office (EMRO) member countries.

Monica Mpumwiire, Uganda , Improving adult immunization coverage using community engagements and dialogues in Kampala: A step towards understanding zero-dose adults.

Mukatimui Kalima-Munalula, Zambia - Challenges experienced by women after diagnosis of Vulvar Preinvasive and Invasive Disease.

Mulusew Asemahagn, Ethiopia - Enhancing the performance of Leprosy prevention, treatment outcome, and rehabilitation through identifying hotspot areas, exploring service barriers, capacity building and awareness creation in the Amhara region, Ethiopia.

Munanura Turyasiima, Uganda - Effectiveness of antenatal identification of high-risk pregnant mothers, combined three-part intervention (maternal visits, partographs, resuscitation) to reduce birth asphyxia.

Muskan Pudasainee, Nepal - Factors associated with the acceptability of mass drug administration for filariasis and its impact: A mixed method study.

Nafisa Abdu, Nigeria - Exploring Inequitable Access to Reproductive Health Services among Married Adolescents in Kano, Nigeria

Nafisa Agil, Kenya - Patients’ attitude and perception towards medical student involvement in patient care across speciality at Kenyatta National Hospital: a cross-sectional study.

Nana-Bilqis Dirisu, Nigeria - Identifying the reasons and risk factors responsible for the diphtheria re-emergence in Kano, Nigeria.

Naomi Thomas, Nigeria - Effectiveness of Community Campaigns and Onsite Testing in Reducing HIV Transmission in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Nashivai Kivuyo, Tanzania - Assessing Barriers and Facilitators to Surgical Treatment of Lymphatic Filarial Hydrocele in Rural Tanzania.

Nathan Singano, Malawi - Beyond Eradication: Evaluating Leprosy Interventions and Knowledge in Malawi.

Nathan Shaviya, Kenya - Assessing knowledge and attitude to new maternal vaccination against Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Group B streptococcus vaccines in Western Kenya.

Ndaziona Immaculate Majeza, Malawi - Prevalence of self-medication with antibiotics during the Covid-19 era in Blantyre Urban in Malawi.

Nelson Bunani, Uganda - Prevalence of psychoactive substance use and its impact on their health outcomes among adolescents and young people living with HIV in Kampala city, Uganda; Application of the expectancy theory and socio-ecological model.

Nkengfua Samuel, Cameroon - Quality of life and nutritional status of people living with HIV in Buea and Limbe Health Districts

Noel Oduor, Kenya - Knowledge and awareness of Hepatitis B virus among men who have sex with men in coastal Kenya.

Noni Tindigwe, Tanzania - Primary healthcare workers knowledge, attitude and perception on the current epidemiological transition for Malaria management for under-fives in Tanzania.

Nulah Kathleen, Cameroon - Patterns of vulvar diseases among women living with HIV in Cameroon.

Okwir Julius, Uganda - Predicting Malaria outbreaks in Uganda: Utilizing machine learning to develop an early warning system.

Ola Farid Jahanpour, Tanzania - Infant’s feeding practices, enablers and barriers impacting uptake of optimal breastfeeding practices among HIV positive adolescent and young women in Tanzania.

Olayinka Senbanjo, Nigeria - Improving mental healthcare of pregnant women attending antenatal clinic of a tertiary health facility in Lagos, Nigeria.

Olubukola Omobowale, Nigeria - Developing a psychosocial support intervention for people living with leprosy in two selected leprosy settlements in Southwestern Nigeria.

Olufemi Adetutu, Nigeria - Health Promotion and Physical Exercise Intervention on Non-communicable Diseases Among Adolescents Living with HIV.

Oluwakemi Iwelumor, Nigeria - Lived Experience of Infertility among Childless Men in Kwara South, Nigeria.

Oluwaseunayo Ayando, Nigeria - Knowledge, attitude, and practices on dengue fever among residents and healthcare workers in Kano metropolis.

Oluwatosin Nkereuwem, The Gambia - Exploring the lived experiences of adolescent pulmonary tuberculosis survivors in The Gambia.

Oluwatosin Olufadewa, Nigeria - Information adequacy on Hepatitis B virus infection, risk perception and infection characterization among internally displaced persons (IDPS) in Northern Nigeria: an epidemiological study

Oumer Muhammed, Ethiopia - Improving Uptake of Deworming Medications to Control Helminthic Infections in Pregnant Women in Conflict-Affected Areas of South Wollo Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia: An Exploratory Mixed-Methods Study.

Patricia Nakasi, Uganda - To understand the knowledge, quality of life and experiences of menopause transition among women living with HIV in Uganda: Infectious Disease Institute.

Paul Mukama, Uganda - The quality of life and experiences of children with TB in Jinja district, Uganda.

Peninah Singura, Uganda - Integrating Village Health Teams into the Prevention and Management of Hypertension and Diabetes among People Living with HIV in Rural Uganda.

Peter Omollo, Kenya - AIDS-defining and non-defining cancers among people living with HIV accessing comprehensive care services at Mbagathi Hospital Nairobi.

Philip Lugoloobi, Uganda - Assessing the utilisation of mobile devices in patient care by healthcare workers in health facilities of rural Uganda.    

Phionah Atukunda, Uganda - Quality of life and lived experiences of primary caregivers of children living with cerebral palsy at Naguru General hospital, Kampala Uganda. 

Pramesthi Widya Hapsari, Indonesia - Analysis of The Readiness of Sugar Tax Implementation among Sugar Sweetened Beverages Producers and Consumers in Indonesia: A Mixed Methods Study.

Priscilla Chingamtolo, Malawi - Assessment of menstrual hygiene management in emergencies; a case study of cyclone freddy affected communities in Malawi.

Progress Agboola, Nigeria - R21/Matrix Malaria Vaccine: Perception, Acceptability and Willingness to pay among Caregivers of Under-5 Children in Endemic Communities in Lagos, Nigeria.

Promise Timothy, Nigeria - Psychosocial support and willingness to reintegrate for victims of humanitarian crises in Nigeria.

Raghul Durairaj, India - Development and Validation of Risk Score-Based Screening Tool for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in India.

Ranjitha R, India - Ambient and household air pollution exposure as determinants of acute respiratory infection among rural households of Jodhpur, Rajasthan - A case-control study.

Rehema Maro, Tanzania - The SMS-Based Educational Interventions on the Knowledge and Perceptions of STIs and Reproductive Health among HIV+ Adolescents in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

Ritah Nantale, Uganda - Acceptability of the malaria vaccine among caregivers of children under-5 years in Uganda.

Robert Bulamba Malyabe, Uganda - Cervical Cancer Screening among Women above 24 years, Wakiso district: Assessing Knowledge, Perception and Uptake, in a population based cohort.

Royda Matipa, Zambia - Immediate postpartum family planning use and its determinants among adolescent mothers. A study at 5 first level hospitals Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces.

Rujube Hermano, Philippines - Uncovering the Knowledge and Practices of Traditional Animal Bite Treatment in Rural Philippines: Implications for Healthcare and Cultural Conservation.

Rusoke Johniey Bosco, Uganda - The impact and solutions of poor sanitation on public health and the environment, a case study of Fort Portal City, Uganda.

Sabahat Naz, Pakistan - Youth-led NCD risk reduction initiative in selected schools of slums in Karachi, Pakistan.

Sagar Parajuli, Nepal - Assessment of Primary Health Care Facilities Preparedness and Readiness for Emerging Dengue Epidemics in Bagmati Province, Nepal.

Sarah Namee Wambete, Uganda - Effect of Health Belief Model (HBM)-based Educational Intervention on Tuberculosis (TB) Treatment Adherence Among TB Patients in Uganda.

Sarah Kuponiyi, Nigeria - Bridging the Gap: Investigating the Implementation of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Policies in English-Speaking West African Countries.

Sarah Racheal Akello, Uganda - Impacts of COVID-19 and associated factors on substance use among youths of Bidi-Bidi Refugee Settlement, Northwestern Uganda.

Sarah Ngere, Kenya - HIV stigma perspectives and lived experiences among adolescent and young people living with HIV in Western Kenya.

Saviour Vidzro, Ghana - Identifying and addressing factors that influence health seeking behavior of snakebite victims in the Kwahu Afram Plains North District, Ghana.

Sedoten Bashorun, Nigeria - Barriers to acceptance of trabeculectomy in patients diagnosed with primary open-angle glaucoma.

Selassie K Kofitse, Ghana - Mapping the Burden of Neonatal Tetanus in Ghana: A Geospatial Analysis of Surveillance Data and Risk Factors.

Senait Tadesse, Ethiopia - Assessment of unmet need for diagnosis, treatment of HBV infected pregnant women and post exposure prophylaxis for their newborn infants in Northwest, Ethiopia.

Septianita Hastuti, Indonesia - Proposed Integration of the One Health Surveillance System:  A Gamechanger in Indonesia’s Quest to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance.

Serwaa Akoto Bawua, Ghana - Assessing Post-Vaccination Side Effects of COVID-19 Vaccines among Patients with Comorbid Conditions in Ghana.

Sherifah Nabikande, Uganda - Knowledge, attitude and screening practices towards Sickle Cell Disease among adults in an urban community in Kampala district.

Simon Odoemene, Nigeria - Assessment of school-based water, sanitation and hygiene conditions, and challenges of eliminating open defecation among school-aged children in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria.

Sridhar A, India - Early detection of anaesthetic foot and blood flow analysis in preventing grade 2 deformity in Leprosy – A Prospective Cohort Study.

Success David, Nigeria - Access, utilization and barriers to malaria preventive interventions for children under the age of 5 in flood-affected states in South-South, Nigeria.

Success Kamuhanda, Uganda - Assessing the knowledge, attitude and practices about deworming of school aged children in Kampala slums.

Sunil Pokharel, Nepal - Opportunities and barriers in the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship during the healthcare transition in Nepal: a qualitative study among policymakers.

Sybil Opoku Asiedu, Ghana - The determinants of Ghana’s HIV positive clients’ retention in care using the situated access Information, Motivation, and Behavioral Skills (IMB) Model.

Tadeo Nsubuga, Uganda - Factors associated with non-uptake and perceptions about TB preventive therapy among household contacts of TB patients in Moroto district, Uganda.

Taofeeqah Babalola, Nigeria - Impact of Socio-Cultural Belief on Acceptability of Neglected Tropical Diseases intervention in Urban Slum Communities in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Tara Aryal, Nepal - Health Workers' Preferences for Female Community Health Volunteers' Role in the TB Care Cascade.

Tarwendpanga François Xavier Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso - Study of the functional dynamics of swarm formation in field and semi-field conditions using a video-tracking system.

Dr Thanuja Rathnayaka, Sri Lanka - Respiratory health outcomes among housewives aged 35 - 75 years in the Medical Officer of Health area Panadura: prevalence, correlates and association with household air quality and health related quality of life.

Temitope Olukomogbon, Nigeria - Enablers and Barriers to the uptake of Malaria Vaccine among Mothers, health care workers and Policy Makers in Health Facilities FCT, Nigeria.

Thembikile Nyasulu, Malawi - Evaluation of surge response on cholera case management in Malawi.

Tirsit Ketsela, Ethiopia - Developing behavioural science-informed strategies for increasing HPV vaccine uptake among children and youth in a resource limited setting.

Tu Nguyen, Vietnam - Sustainability assessment for behaviour change interventions in hospital settings in Vietnam.

Tumusiime Christopher, Uganda - Economic burden of taking care of Pediatric TB patients aged 0 to 14 years in Children’s hospital Jinja Regional Referral Hospital.

Tusaligwe Mbilinyi, Tanzania - Identifying Barriers, Facilitators and Strategies for Introducing Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Community Pharmacies in Tanzania.

Uebari Korfii, Nigeria - Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccination among Key Populations Living with HIV/AIDS in Rivers State Nigeria.

Vainqueur Ineza Habyarimana, Rwanda - Assessing the need of a drug hubs for the distribution of key drugs in the management of animal bites counted in neglected tropical diseases in low primary health facilities, Rwanda.

Walter Okello, Uganda - Aflatoxin mitigation among small holder farmers in Northern Uganda.

Wenceslaus Sseguya, Uganda - Assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on diabetes care, self-management and wellbeing in rural Uganda.

Wezi Msukwa-Panje, Malawi - Patients’ and Healthcare workers’ preferences for pathways to post tuberculosis care.

Winfred Acham, Uganda - Prevalence and factors associated with HIV retesting among pregnant women attending Antenatal care in selected Health facilities in Masaka district, Uganda

Youssouf Diarra, Mali - Acceptability of the Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention among Caregivers of Children Under Five Years in Three study sites in Mali.

Yusuf Babatunde, Nigeria - Development of an Evidence-Based Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs Framework for use in Primary Healthcare Settings in Nigeria: A theory-based participatory approach.

Zurva Ashraf, Pakistan - Assessment of national antimicrobial resistance surveillance system of Pakistan and recommendation for improvement; a model for lower- and middle-income countries settings.