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Eleanor Turyakira


Name: Eleanor Turyakira
Position: Lecturer
Location: Community Health Building, Ground Floor, Room 7
Phone: +256 772 523 768
Postal address: Department of Community Health, Mbarara University of Science & Technology,
P.O.Box 1410, Mbarara, Uganda
Research areas
Maternal, Newborn and Child Health ; Malaria and HIVAIDS; Family planning;
Men involvement in family and community health creation and promotion; other social support systems for health creation and promoting healthy lifestyle; and Health Information Management Systems

Education and Training
Makerere University, Kampala -Uganda, Bachelors Statistics, 1992-1995
Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda, Msc Clinical Epidemiology, 2002-2004
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, PG. Diploma Clinical Trials 2008-2009

Current research activities
1. Senior Advisor-Monitoring and Evaluation; Healthy Child Uganda (HCU)-Muskoka Initiative: Scaling Up Comprehensive MNCH Programming to Create a Model District in Bushenyi, Uganda, 2012-2014.
2. Principal Investigator, Community-based Health Education and Male Involvement in Maternal and Newborn Health, 2012-2015.

1. Ashley EA, Pinoges L, Turyakira E, Dorsey G, Checchi F, Bukirwa H, van den Broek I, Zongo I, Urruta PPP, van Herp, Balkan MS, Taylor WR, POlliaro P, and Guthman JP. Different methodological approaches to the assessment of in vivo efficacy of three artemisinin-based combination antimalarial treatments for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in African children. Malaria Journal 2008, 7:154

2. Piola P, Nabasumba C, Turyakira E, Dhorda M, Lindegardh N, Nyehangane D, Snounou G, Ashley EA, McGready R, Nosten F, Guerin PJ. Efficacy and safety of artemether–lumefantrine compared with quinine in pregnant women with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria: an open-label, randomised, non-inferiority trial. The Lancet Infectious Diseases - 1 November 2010 Vol. 10, Issue 11, Pages 762-769.

3. De Beaudrap P, Nabasumba C, Grandesso F, Turyakira E, Schramm B, Boum Y, and Etard JF. Heterogeneous decrease in malaria prevalence in children over a six-year period in south-western Uganda. Malaria Journal. 2011; 10: 132.

4. Kabakyenga JK, Östergren PO, Turyakira E, Mukasa PK and Pettersson KO. Individual and health facility factors and the risk for obstructed labour and its adverse outcomes in south-western Uganda. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011, 11:73

5. Kabakyenga JK, Östergren PO, Turyakira E and Pettersson KO. Knowledge of obstetric danger signs and birth preparedness practices among women in rural Uganda. Reproductive Health 2011, 8:33

6.Van Malderen C, Van Geertruyden JP, Machevo S, González R, Bassat Q, Talisuna A, Yeka A, Nabasumba C, Piola P, Atwine D, Turyakira E, Forret P, Van Overmeir C, Van Loen H, Robert A and D’ Alessandro U. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, chlorproguanil-dapsone with artesunate and post-treatment haemolysis in African children treated for uncomplicated malaria. Malaria Journal 2012, 11:139

7. Dhorda M, Piola P, Nyehangane D, Tumwebaze B, Nalusaji A, Nabasumba C, Turyakira E, McGready R, Ashley EA, Guerin PJ, and Snounou G. Performance of a Histidine-Rich Protein 2 Rapid Diagnostic Test, Paracheck Pf®, for Detection of Malaria Infections in Ugandan Pregnant Women. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 86:93-95.

8. Muehlenbachs A, Nabasumba C, McGready R, Turyakira E, Tumwebaze B, Dhorda M, Nyehangane D, Nalusaji A, Nosten F, Guerin JP and Piola P. Artemether-lumefantrine to treat malaria in pregnancy is associated with reduced placental haemozoin deposition compared to quinine in a randomized controlled trial. Malaria Journal 2012, 11:150

9. Tarning J, Kloprogge F, Piola P, Dhorda M , Muwanga S, Turyakira E , Nuengchamnong N, Nosten F, Day NPJ, White NJ, Guerin PJ, Lindegardh N. Population pharmacokinetics of Artemether and dihydroartemisinin in pregnant women with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Uganda. Malaria Journal 2012, 11:293

10. Kabakyenga JK, Östergren PO, Turyakira E, and Pettersson KO. Influence of birth preparedness, decision-making on location of birth and assistance by skilled birth attendants among women in South-Western Uganda. PLoS One 2012; 7(4): e3574

11. Cover J, Kwamwanga I, Turyakira E, Dargan T, Kumakech E, and Kidwell Drake J. A Pill That “Solves Forgetfulness?” A Qualitative Study of Consumer Perspectives on a Pericoital Contraceptive Pill in India and Uganda, under review at International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.

12. De Beaudrap P, Turyakira E, White LJ, Nabasumba C, Tumwebaze B, Muehlenbachs A, Guerin PJ, Boum Y, McGready R, Piola P. Impact of malaria during pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes in a Ugandan prospective cohort with intensive malaria screening and prompt treatment, under review at Malaria Journal.


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