Joaniter Nankabirwa, MBChB, MSC CEB

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences

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Joan Nankabirwa

Research Interests:
Dr. Nankabirwa is an infectious disease epidemiologist with special interests in malaria and school health, with over 9 years experience in the design and conduct of clinical trials.


Education and Training:
Pursuing her PhD in Epidemiology at the Makerere University.


Key Publications:

1. Nankinga Z, Muliira JK, Kalyango J, Nankabirwa J, Kiwuwa S, Njama-Meya D, Karamagi C. Factors associated with utilization of insecticide-treated nets in children seeking health care at a Ugandan hospital: perspective of child caregivers. J Community Health. 2012 Oct;37(5):1006-14. doi: 10.1007/s10900-012-9546-z. PMID: 22323100

2. Yeka A, Gasasira A, Mpimbaza A, Achan J, Nankabirwa J, Nsobya S, Staedke SG, Donnelly MJ, Wabwire-Mangen F, Talisuna A, Dorsey G, Kamya MR, Rosenthal PJ. Malaria in Uganda: challenges to control on the long road to elimination: I. Epidemiology and current control efforts. Acta Trop. 2012 Mar;121(3):184-95. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2011.03.004. Epub 2011 Mar 21. Review. PMID: 21420377

3. Nankabirwa J, Cundill B, Clarke S, Kabatereine N, Rosenthal PJ, Dorsey G, Brooker S, Staedke SG. Efficacy, safety, and tolerability of three regimens for prevention of malaria: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial in Ugandan schoolchildren. PLoS One. 2010 Oct 19;5(10):e13438. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013438. PMID: 20976051

4. b Zurovac D, Njogu JN, Rwakimari JB, Counihan H, Snow RW, Tibenderana JK. Malaria misdiagnosis in Uganda--implications for policy change. Malar J. 2009 Apr 16;8:66. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-8-66. PMID: 19371426

5. Zurovac D, Tibenderana JK, Nankabirwa J, Ssekitooleko J, Njogu JN, Rwakimari JB, Meek S, Talisuna A, Snow RW. Malaria case-management under artemether-lumefantrine treatment policy in Uganda. Malar J. 2008 Sep 19;7:181. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-7-181. PMID: 18803833