Volume 15| April 1, 2019
Meet our Cohort Nine Fellows
Row 1: Fehintola Funmito Omolola (Obafemi Awolowo University), Glory Mzembe (University of Malawi), Olujide Olusesan Arije (Obafemi Awolowo University), Skye Adams (University of the Witwatersrand), Jane Wanjiru Macharia (University of Nairobi), Joselyn Annet Atuhairwe (Makerere University).

Row 2: Leonidas Banamwana (University of Rwanda), Cyril Nyalik Ogada (University of Nairobi), Olindah Silaule (University of the Witwatersrand), Priscille Musabirema (University of Rwanda), Temitope Ilori (University of Ibadan), Noel Korukire (University of Rwanda).

Row 3:   Ronald Kibet Tonui (Moi University), Olufunmilola Bamidele Makanjuola (University of Ibadan), Charles Ssemugabo (Makerere University), Alamukii Nanfizat Abiket (University of Ibadan), Kirsty van Stormbroek (University of the Witwatersrand), Omolayo Bukola Oluwatope (Obafemi Awolowo University).

Row 4: Abimbola Margaret Obimakinde (University of Ibadan), Alex John Ntamatungiro (Ifakara Health Institute), Lilian Nkirote Njagi (University of Nairobi), Wilfred Eneku (Makerere University), Ernest Yamie Moya (University of Malawi), Kantarama Evelyne (University of Rwanda).
Your Download: Photos from the 6th Annual Joint Advanced Seminars Conference
A highlight of the month-long CARTA Joint Advanced Seminars (JAS) 1 & 4, that began on March 5 to 28 at the Makerere University School of Public Health, is the Annual JAS Conference.
Twenty-four (24) Cohort Six Fellows attending JAS 4 (focuses on their professional development) presented a section of their doctoral research during the Conference.
The photo book captures the sights, emotions and discussions from the one-day workshop. You can download the photo book here.
Watch: Joint Advanced Seminars opening ceremony in Kampala, Uganda
We marked World Oral Health Day

We joined the world in celebrating #WorldOralHealthDay on March 20 .
This was led by Cohort Six Fellows Mpho Molete (left) from the University of the Witwatersrand and Olivia Osiro (right) from the University of Nairobi. Their doctoral study is on oral health. 
This year’s theme was ' Say Ahh: Act on mouth health.'
Follow @CARTAfrica on Twitter for more on the campaign.
Bravo, Felix!
Our Cohort Five Fellow Felix Khuluza (middle) from the University of Malawi graduated on March 28.
His doctoral study was on substandard drugs in Malawi. He was supervised by Prof. Lutz Heide (University of Malawi) and Prof. Ulrike Holzgrabe (University of Würzburg, Germany).
The Peer Learning for Emerging Researchers' Knowledge and Advancement (PERKA) Initiative workshop in Pretoria, South Africa on April 3 to 4 . We will be making a presentation on our work in securing the future of our fellows through postdoctoral fellowship.
The goals of the presentations are (i) to raise awareness among Carnegie -supported beneficiaries of the range of potential models for postdoctoral fellowships, and (ii) for the purposes of the PERKA research, to document detailed descriptions of the postdoctoral models currently being implemented.
The 3rd CARTA Vice Chancellors' Meeting on April 26 at the University of Rwanda. The forum is an avenue for the heads of institutions to discuss possible synergies between overlapping research initiatives in Africa, and to advocate for a shift in funding of research in the continent. 
Our Cohort One fellow Sulaimon Adedokun from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), has published the article, Women who have not utilized health service for delivery in Nigeria: who are they and where do they live? in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.

Our Cohort Five fellow Emmanuel Kaindoa from the Ifakara Health Institute, is one of the authors in the published article, Evaluation of a push–pull system consisting of transfluthrin-treated eave ribbons and odour-baited traps for control of indoor- and outdoor-biting malaria vectors , in the Malaria Journal .

Our Cohort Three and Postdoctoral fellow Anne Khisa from the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), has published the article, A grounded theory of regaining normalcy and reintegration of women with obstetric fistula in Kenya , in BMC Reproductive Health.

Our Cohort Five Fellow Fred Maniragaba from Makerere University, has published the article, Factors associated with older persons' physical health in rural Uganda in Plos One.
Abimana, J. B.,  Kato, C. D.,  & Bazira, J. (2019). Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization among Healthcare Workers at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital, Southwestern Uganda.  Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology 2019 .

Akinyemi, R. O., Sarfo, F. S.,  Akinyemi, J.,  Singh, A., Onoja Akpa, M., Akpalu, A., ... & Sanya, E. (2019). Knowledge, attitudes and practices of West Africans on genetic studies of stroke: Evidence from the SIREN Study.  International Journal of Stroke 14 (1), 69-79.

De Wet, N. Akinyemi, J.,  & Odimegwu, C. (2019). How Much Do They Know? An Analysis of the Accuracy of HIV Knowledge among Youth Affected by HIV in South Africa.  Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC) 18 , 2325958218822306.

Dindi, P., &  De Wet, N.  (2019). Determinants of sex differentials in mortality: an assessment of household-level factors in South Africa.  African Population Studies 33 (1).

Fagbamigbe, A. F.  (2019). On the discriminatory and predictive accuracy of the RDT against the microscopy in the diagnosis of malaria among under-five children in Nigeria.  Malaria journal 18 (1), 46.

Finda, M. F.,   Kaindoa, E. W.,  Nyoni, A. P., & Okumu, F. O. (2019). ‘The mosquitoes are preparing to attack us’: knowledge and perceptions of communities in south-eastern Tanzania regarding mosquito swarms.  Malaria journal 18 (1), 56.

Francis, A.,  Baitshephi, M., & Adebowale, A. (2019). Survival analysis and prognostic factors of the timing of first antenatal care visit in Nigeria.  Advances in Integrative Medicine .

Ijadunola, M. Y.,  Olotu, E. A., Oyedun, O. O., Eferakeya, S. O., Ilesanmi, F. I., Fagbemi, A. T., & Fasae, O. C. (2019). Lifting the veil on disrespect and abuse in facility-based child birth care: findings from South West Nigeria.  BMC pregnancy and childbirth 19 (1), 39.

Kaindoa, E. W.,  Ngowo, H. S., Limwagu, A. J., Tchouakui, M., Hape, E., Abbasi, S., ... & Bwanary, H. (2019). Swarms of the malaria vector Anopheles funestus in Tanzania.  Malaria journal 18 (1), 29.

Kamau, M. W.,  Mirie, W., & Kimani, S. T. (2019). Maternal Knowledge on Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women in a Rural County in Kenya.  International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences .

Khuluza, F.,  & Haefele-Abah, C. (2019). The availability, prices and affordability of essential medicines in Malawi: A cross-sectional study.  PloS one 14 (2), e0212125.

Mbada, C. E., Orji, O. E., Iyiola, A. M., Adeyemi, A. B.,  Afolabi, E. K.,  Petronilla, O. C., ... & Makinde, M. O. (2018). Relationship Between Physical Activity and Fatigue Among Nigerian Pregnant Women.  Women’s Health Bulletin , (In Press).

Mukudu, H., Dietrich, J.,  Otwombe, K.,  Manentsa, M., Hlongwane, K., Haas-Kogan, M., ... & Martinson, N. (2019). Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for prevention of heterosexual transmission of HIV and risk compensation in adult males in Soweto: Findings from a programmatic setting.  PloS one 14 (3), e0213571.

Ojebuyi, B. R.,  Fagbamigbe, A. F.,  & Akinola, O. O. (2019). Prevalence of and Factors Influencing Parent–Child Communication About HIV/AIDS, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues in Nigeria.  SAGE Open 9 (1), 2158244019833880.

Ong, J. J., Magooa, M. P.,  Chikandiwa, A.,  Kelly, H., Didelot, M. N., Muller, E. E., ... & Mayaud, P. (2019). Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Mycoplasma genitalium infection among women living with HIV in South Africa: a prospective cohort study.  Clinical Infectious Diseases .

Osiro, O. A.,  Kariuki, D. K., & Gathece, L. W. (2019). The Minamata Convention on Mercury and its implications for management of dental caries in low‐and middle‐income countries.  International dental journal .

Somefun, O. D.,  Odimegwu, C., Simo Fotso, A., & Adebayo, K. (2019). Union Formation Among Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does Early Sexual Debut Matter?.  Emerging Adulthood , 2167696818817905.

Violari, A., Cotton, M. F., Kuhn, L., Schramm, D. B., Paximadis, M.,  Otwombe, K.,  ... & McIntyre, J. (2019). A unique perinatally HIV-infected child with long-term sustained virological control following antiretroviral treatment cessation.  Nature Communications 10 .

Violari, A., Cotton, M. F., Kuhn, L., Schramm, D. B., Paximadis, M.,  Otwombe, K.,  ... & McIntyre, J. (2019). A child with perinatal HIV infection and long-term sustained virological control following antiretroviral treatment cessation.  Nature communications 10 (1), 412.
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