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Call Career Development Fellowship (CDF)
Programme EDCTP2
Start Date 2017-07-01
End Date 2020-06-30
Project Code TMA2015CDF1036
Status Active

Title

Tracing and locating disengaged HIV positive Women and their infants (LOCATOR)

Objectives

Women who initiate ART and disengage from care are at risk of transmitting the HIV virus to their infant pre and post-delivery. The aim of this project is to trace disengaged HIV positive pregnant women, link them back to care and in addition, use these findings to correct the reported estimates of Mother to Child Transmission, for Lost to follow-up.

Host Organisation

Institution Country
Infectious Diseases Institute Ltd (IDI) Uganda

Study Design

Cohort Study

Sites

Infectious Diseases Institute Ltd (IDI)

Phd Study

Title University Start Date End Date
Doctor of Philosophy in applied biostatistics Makerere University Kampala, Uganda 2015-01-23

Current Organisation

Infectious Diseases Institute Ltd (IDI)

Current Job Title

Head of Statistics/Research Scientist

Memberships

Role Committee/board Start Date End Date
Secretary & Treasurer International Biometric Society - Uganda Region 2014
Member African Women in Science Hub 2019

Education

Institution Degree Year
Johns Hopkins University, United States Post-doctoral fellowship
Makerere University Kampala, Uganda PhD 2015-01-23
Makerere University Kampala, Uganda MStat 2006-01-23
Makerere University Kampala, Uganda BStat 1999-10-15

Areas Of Specialisation

Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)

Grants

Grant Code:
PGB_HH54_3774J
Source of funding:
FIND
Amount:
24000
Role:
Principal Investigator
Start Date:
2016-01-01
End Date:
2017-01-01

Publications

Authors:
Castelnuovo B
Mubiru F
Nakalema S
Twimukye A
Kiragga AN
Date:
2018-07-01
Journal:
Int Health
Content:
Identifiers:
Authors:
Bisaso KR
Anguzu GT
Karungi SA
Kiragga AN
Castelnuovo B
Date:
2017-12-01
Journal:
Comput Biol Med
Content:
Identifiers:
Authors:
Nyakato P
Kiragga AN
Bradley J
Kambugu A
Baisley K
Date:
2018-04-20
Journal:
BMJ Open.
Content:
Identifiers:
Authors:
Castelnuovo B
Mubiru F
Kalule I
Nakalema S
Kiragga AN
Date:
2017-12-07
Journal:
AIDS Res Treat.
Content:
Identifiers:
Authors:
Muhumuza S
Akello E
Kyomugisha-Nuwagaba C
Baryamutuma R
Sebuliba I
Lutalo IM
Kansiime E
Kiragga AN
King R
Bazeyo W
Lindan C
Date:
2017-12-22
Journal:
PLoS One
Content:
Identifiers:
Authors:
Castelnuovo B
Mubiru F
Kiragga AN
Musomba R
Mbabazi O
Gonza P
Kambugu A
Ratanshi RP
Date:
2018-02-21
Journal:
BMJ Open
Content:
Identifiers:

Projects

Fellow:
Agnes Kiragga
Collaborators:
Name Country Institution
Agnes Kiragga Uganda Infectious Diseases Institute
John Bwanika Uganda Infectious Diseases Institute
Keith Hovarth United States Univerisity of Minnesota
Objectives:
To use mobile health technology to increase knowledge, attitudes, and uptake of family planning services among men and their spouses in Uganda
Sites:
Kampala
Study Design:
Prospective cohort
Subjects:
400 men and 100 female spouses
Outcomes:
Knowledge and attitudes of men towards family planning Uptake of family planning among their spouses
Start Date:
2019-01-15
End Date:
2021-01-01

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