Elia Mmbaga

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Phone +47 22850632
Mobile phone +4747728384
Room 178
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Visiting address Kirkeveien 166 Fredrik Holsts Hus 0450 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1130 Blindern 0318 Oslo
Other affiliations Department of Education (Student)

Academic interests

  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
    • HIV, HBV, HCV and Sexually Transmitted Infections
    • Key and Vulnerable Population
    • Risk Sexual Behaviors 
  • Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention in Developing Countries 
    • Esophagial, beast, colorectal and prostate cancer
    • Cancer Genetics
  • Global Health
  • Health System Evaluation in Developing Countries
  • Translational/ Implementation Science Studies

Courses taught

  • MED1100-Medisinstudiet Module 1- Public Health
  • MED5600- Medicine- Module 6 Global Health
  • MF9295- Global Health for PhD
  • INTHE4117- Global Epidemics
  • MF9010E-Introduction Course to the Medical PhD Programme

Education Background

  • Post Doctoral Fellowship (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship (Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, USA)
  • PhD in Epidemiology (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • MPhil in International Health (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

Awards

  • IAS Injecting Drug Use Annual Research Prize-2019
  • Scientia Marie Currie Fellow-2017
  •  Harvard Global Scholar Fellowship-2012
  •  Demographic Health Survey Junior faculty Fellowship in Population Health-2011
  • European Foundation for Neglected Tropical Diseases Research Fellowship-2010
  • Best Final Year Doctor of Medicine Degree  Award-Ministry of Health, Tanzania-1999

Partners

  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre, Tanzania
  • Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, German
  • National AIDS Control Program, Tanzania
  • University of California at San Francisco, USA
  • University of Whitwatersrand, South Africa 

 

Tags: Global South, Global health

Publications

  • Mauka, Wilhellmuss; Mbotwa, Christopher; Moen, Kåre; Lichtwarck, Hanne Ochieng; Haaland, Inga & Kazaura, Method Rwelengera [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2021). Development of a Mobile Health Application for HIV Prevention Among At-Risk Populations in Urban Settings in East Africa: A Participatory Design Approach. Journal of Medical Internet Research. ISSN 1438-8871. doi: 10.2196/23204.
  • Kamori, Doreen; Joachim, Agricola; Mizinduko, Mucho; Barabona, Godfrey; Mahiti, Macdonald & Kibwana, Upendo [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2021). Seroprevalence of Human Herpesvirus Infections in Newly Diagnosed HIV-Infected Key Populations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. International Journal of Microbiology. ISSN 1687-918X. doi: 10.1155/2021/4608549. Full text in Research Archive
  • Samizi, Florence; Panga, Onna Duuma; Mulugu, Senga Sembuche; Gitige, Catherine Gale & Mmbaga, Elia John (2021). Rate and predictors of HIV virological failure among adults on first-line antiretroviral treatment in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries. ISSN 2036-6590. 15(6), p. 853–860. doi: 10.3855/jidc.13603.
  • Nyagabona, Sarah; Luhar, Rohan; Ndumbalo, Jerry; Mvungi, Nanzoke; Ngoma, Mamsau & Meena, Steven [Show all 16 contributors for this article] (2021). Views from Multidisciplinary Oncology Clinicians on Strengthening Cancer Care Delivery Systems in Tanzania. The Oncologist. ISSN 1083-7159. doi: 10.1002/onco.13834.
  • Mushi, Beatrice; Mwachiro, Michael; Buckle, Geoffrey C; Kaimila, Bongani; Mulima, Gift & Kayamba, Violet [Show all 17 contributors for this article] (2021). Improving Access to Self-Expanding Metal Stents for Patients With Esophageal Cancer in Eastern Africa: A Stepwise Implementation Strategy. JCO Global Oncology. 7, p. 118–126. doi: 10.1200/GO.20.00318.
  • Philipo, Godfrey; Vuhahula, Eddah; Kimambo, Asteria; Mmbaga, Elia John; van Loon, Katherine & Ng, Dianna (2021). Feasibility of Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy and Rapid On-Site Evaluation for Immediate Triage in Breast Cancer Screening in Tanzania. JCO Global Oncology. 7, p. 146–152. doi: 10.1200/GO.20.00279.
  • Nyagabona, Sarah; Mushi, Beatrice; Musiba, Selekwa; Philipo, Godfrey; Hadaddi, Sumaiya & Khadim, Emilie [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2021). A mixed methods needs assessment and gap analysis for establishment of a cancer research training program in East Africa. Journal of Global Health Reports. ISSN 2399-1623. doi: 10.29392/001c.22120.
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Mushi, Beatrice; Deardorff, Katrina; Mgisha, Willium; Akoko, Larry & Paciorek, Alan [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2020). A Case-Control Study to Evaluate Environmental and Lifestyle Risk Factors for Esophageal Cancer in Tanzania. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. ISSN 1055-9965. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-20-0660.
  • Mwijage, Alexander; Moen, Kåre; Leyna, Germana Henry; Makyao, Neema; Ramadhan, Angela & Lange, Theis [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2020). HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men following the implementation of the HIV preventive guideline in Tanzania: respondent-driven sampling survey. BMJ Open. ISSN 2044-6055. 10(10), p. 1–8. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036460.
  • Buckle, Geoffrey C; Mahapatra, Ruchika; Mwachiro, Michael; Akoko, Larry; Mmbaga, Elia John & White, Russell [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2020). Optimal management of esophageal cancer in Africa: A systemic review of treatment strategies. International Journal of Cancer. ISSN 0020-7136. doi: 10.1002/ijc.33299.
  • Mizinduko, Mucho; Moen, Kåre; Likindikoki, Samuel; Mwijage, Alexander; Leyna, Germana Henry & Makyao, Neema [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2020). HIV prevalence and associated risk factors among female sex workers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: tracking the epidemic. International Journal of STD and AIDS. ISSN 0956-4624. 31(10), p. 950–957. doi: 10.1177/0956462420917848. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ishungisa, Alexander Mwijage; Mizinduko, Mucho; Likindikoki, Samuel; Mmbaga, Elia John; Leshabari, Melkizedeck T. & Moen, Kåre (2020). Health services we can trust: how same-sex attracted men in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania would like their HIV healthcare to be organised. Culture, Health and Sexuality. ISSN 1369-1058. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2020.1780316. Full text in Research Archive
  • Deboer, Rebecca; Ndumbalo, Jerry; Meena, Steven; Ngoma, Mamsau; Mvungi, Nanzoke & Siu, Sadiq [Show all 17 contributors for this article] (2020). Development of a theory-driven implementation strategy for cancer management guidelines in sub-Saharan Africa. Implementation Science Communications. ISSN 2662-2211. 1(24). doi: 10.1186/s43058-020-00007-7.
  • Likindikoki, Samuel; Mmbaga, Elia John; Leyna, Germana Henry; Moen, Kåre; Makyao, Neema & Mizinduko, Mucho [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2020). Prevalence and risk factors associated with HIV-1 infection among people who inject drugs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: a sign of successful intervention? Harm Reduction Journal. ISSN 1477-7517. 17(1). doi: 10.1186/s12954-020-00364-5.
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Leyna, Germana Henry; Leshabari, Melkizedeck T. & Moen, Kåre (2019). Early Anal Sex Experience Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania: Implications for HIV Prevention and Care. Archives of Sexual Behavior. ISSN 0004-0002. doi: 10.1007/s10508-019-01529-5.
  • Leyna, Germana Henry; Makyao, Neema; Mwijage, Alexander; Ramadhan, Angela; Likindikoki, Samuel & Mizinduko, Mucho [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2019). HIV/HCV co-infection and associated risk factors among injecting drug users in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: potential for HCV elimination. Harm Reduction Journal. ISSN 1477-7517. 16(1). doi: 10.1186/s12954-019-0346-y. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bugoye, Fidelis Charles; Leyna, Germana Henry; Moen, Kåre & Mmbaga, Elia John (2019). Knowledge, Perceived Risk and Utilization of Prostate Cancer Screening Services among Men in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Prostate Cancer. ISSN 2090-3111. doi: 10.1155/2019/2463048. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Leyna, Germana Henry; Leshabari, Melkizedeck T.; Pinkowsky Tersbøl, Britt; Lange, Theis & Makyao, Neema [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2019). Effectiveness of health care workers and peer engagement in promoting access to health services among population at higher risk for HIV in Tanzania (KPHEALTH): study protocol for a quasi experimental trial. BMC Health Services Research. ISSN 1472-6963. 19(1), p. 1–7. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4675-z.
  • Magodi, Richard; Mmbaga, Elia John; Masaga, Julius; Lyimo, Dafrosa; Mfuru, Alex & Abade, Ahmed (2019). Factors associated with non-uptake of measles-rubella vaccine second dose among children under five years in Mtwara district council, Tanzania, 2017 . Pan African Medical Journal. ISSN 1937-8688. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2019.33.67.17055.
  • Rubagumya, Fidelis; Nyagabona, Sarah; Msami, Khadija; Murinakiza, A; Leyna, Germana Henry & Mmbaga, Elia John [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Attitudes and Barriers to Research Among Oncology Trainees in East Africa. The Oncologist. ISSN 1083-7159. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2018-0805.
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Deardorff, Katrina; Mushi, Beatrice; Mgisha, Willium; Hiatt, Robert & van Loon, Katherine (2018). Characteristics of Esophageal Cancer Cases in Tanzania. Journal of Global Oncology (JGO). ISSN 2378-9506. doi: 10.1200/JGO.2016.006619.
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Leyna, Germana Henry; Moen, Kåre & Leshabari, M.T. (2018). HIV Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. ISSN 1525-4135. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001593.
  • Joachim, Agricola; Moyo, Sabrina John; Nkinda, Lillian; Majigo, Mtebe; Rugarabamu, Sima & Mkashabani, Elizabeth G [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2018). Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus among health care workers in tertiary and regional hospitals in Dar es Salam, Tanzania. International Journal of Microbiology. ISSN 1687-918X. 2018. doi: 10.1155/2018/5058390.
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Moen, Kåre; Leyna, Germana Henry; Mpembeni, Rose & Leshabari, Melkizedeck T. (2017). HIV prevalence and associated risk factors among men who have sex with men in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. ISSN 1525-4135. 77(3), p. 243–249. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001593. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Moen, Kåre; Makyao, Neema; Mpembeni, Rose & Leshabari, Melkizedeck T. (2017). HIV and STIs among men who have sex with men in Dodoma municipality, Tanzania: a cross-sectional study. Sexually Transmitted Infections. ISSN 1368-4973. 93(5), p. 314–319. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2016-052770. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Moen, Kåre; Makyao, Neema & Leshabari, Melkizedeck T. (2017). Prevalence and predictors of human immunodeficiency virus and selected sexually transmitted infections among people who inject drugs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: A new focus to get to zero. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. ISSN 0148-5717. 44(2), p. 79–84. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000555. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Leyna, Germana Henry; Moen, Kåre; Dodo, MJ & Leshabari, Melkizedeck T. (2012). Sexual Practices and Perceived Susceptibility to HIV Infection among Men who have Sex with Men in Dar es Salaam, Mainland Tanzania. Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research. ISSN 2155-6113.
  • Leyna, Germana Henry; Mmbaga, Elia John; Mnyika, Kagoma S; Hussain, Akhtar & Klepp, Knut Inge (2010). Food insecurity is associated with food consumption patterns and anthropometric measures but not serum micronutrient levels in adults in rural Tanzania. Public Health Nutrition. ISSN 1368-9800. 13(9), p. 1438–1444. doi: 10.1017/S1368980010000327.
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Leyna, Germana Henry; Mnyika, KS; Hussain, Akhtar & Klepp, Knut Inge (2009). Prevalence and predictors of failure to return for HIV-1 post-test counseling in the era of antiretroviral therapy in rural Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: challenges and opportunities. AIDS Care. ISSN 0954-0121. 21(2), p. 160–167. doi: 10.1080/09540120801982905.
  • Leyna, Germana Henry; Mmbaga, Elia John; Mnyika, KS & Klepp, Knut Inge (2008). Validation of the Radimer/Cornell food insecurity measure in rural Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Public Health Nutrition. ISSN 1368-9800. 11, p. 684–689. doi: 10.1017/S1368980007001267.
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Leyna, Germana Henry; Mnyika, KS & Klepp, Knut Inge (2008). Sexually transmitted infections knowledge and its impact in the practice of risky sexual behaviours and HIV serostatus: results from rural Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Sexually Transmitted Infections. ISSN 1368-4973. 84. doi: 10.1136/sti.2007.029488.
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Leyna, Germana Henry; Hussain, Akhtar; Mnyika, KS; Sam, NE & Klepp, Knut Inge (2008). The role of in-migrants in the increasing rural HIV-1 epidemic: results from a village population survey in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. ISSN 1201-9712. 12(5), p. 519–525. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.02.007.
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Hussain, Akhtar; Leyna, Germana Henry; Mnyika, KS; Sam, NE & Klepp, Knut Inge (2007). Prevalence and risk factors for HIV-I infection in rural Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania: Implications for prevention and treatment. BMC Public Health. ISSN 1471-2458. 7. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-58.
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Leyna, Germana Henry; Mnyika, KS; Akhtar, Hussain & Klepp, Knut Inge (2007). Education attainment and the risk of HIM infections in rural Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, 1991-2005: A reversed association. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. ISSN 0148-5717. 34, p. 947–953.
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Hussain, Akhtar; Leyna, Germana Henry; Klouman, Elise; Masenga, Elisante J. & Sam, Noel [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2006). Incidence of HIV-1 infection and changes in prevalence of reproductive tract infections and sexual risk behaviours: a population-based longitudinal study in rural Tanzania. African Journal of AIDS Research. ISSN 1608-5906. 5(3), p. 281–288.

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  • Lichtwarck, Hanne Ochieng; Kazaura, Method Rwelengera; Mmbaga, Elia & Moen, Kåre (2021). Sex worker stigma among female sex workers initiating PrEP in Dar es Salaam Preliminary analysis from baseline data collection in the PREPTA study .
  • Mbotwa, Christopher; Mauka, Wilhellmuss; Lichtwarck, Hanne; Haaland, Inga; Kazaura, Method Rwelengera & Metta, Emmy [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2021). mHealth interventions to enhance adherence to PrEP among Female Sex Workers in Tanzania: Lessons from the field.
  • Mauka, Wilhellmuss; Litchwarck, Hanne; Mbotwa, Christopher; Haaland, Inga; Kazaura, Method Rwelengera & Metta, Emmy [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2021). The use of Jichunge app on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis adherence Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.
  • Mauka, Wilhellmus; Moen, Kåre; Mbotwa, Christopher & Mmbaga, Elia John (2020). Jichunge mobile application: Key population group orientation and piloting.
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Leshabari, Melkizedeck T.; Leyna, Germana Henry; Kazaura, Method Rwelengera & Moen, Kåre (2019). Presentation of the PREPTA project in a kick-off seminar .

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Published Aug. 14, 2019 11:01 AM - Last modified Sep. 15, 2021 1:57 PM

Projects

  • Pragmatic Trial for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis roll out in Tanzania-PREPTA