ACHIEVE partners with academic research institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Europe. Click the institution name for a list of site mentors. Please note that the sites are currently pending approval from the National Institutes of Health and will be updated accordingly.

InstitutionNameTitleDepartmentResearch Interest
University of GhanaAkweongo, PatriciaHeadHealth Policy Planning and ManagementEquity, inequality, health systems, policy
University of GhanaAryeetey, Genevieve CeciliaSr. LecturerHealth Policy Planning and ManagementHealth financing, economic evaluation, impact evaluation of health programs
University of GhanaBaatiema, LeonardLecturerHealth Policy, Planning and ManagementNon-communicable diseases
University of GhanaDako-Gyeke, MavisAssoc. ProfessorSocial WorkChild and family welfare
University of GhanaGanle, John  Sr. LecturerPopulation, Family and Reproductive HealthMaternal and child health, disability, sexuality and reproductive health and gender-based violence
University of GhanaKenu, Ernest  Sr. LecturerEpidemiology and Disease Control & Medicine and TherapeuticsCommunicable and non- communicable disease epidemiology (cancers)
University of GhanaKyei, GeorgeAssoc. Professor Virology Host factors that enable viruses to persist in patients in the face of anti-retroviral therapy
University of GhanaQuansah, Reginald  Sr. LecturerBiological, Environmental, Occupational Health SciencesEnvironmental health
University of GhanaTindana, PaulinaSr. LecturerHealth Policy Planning and ManagementBioethics, community engagement
University of GhanaTorpey, KwasiHead and Assoc. ProfessorPopulation, Family and Reproductive HealthNon communicable diseases, HIV prevention, care and treatment and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health
University of GhanaUdofia, Emelia AsuquoSr. LecturerPublic HealthCommunity health, environmental health, maternal and child health
University of GhanaYawson, Alfred E.Assoc. ProfessorPublic Health- Community Health and Health SystemsNon-communicable diseases in adults and children in low and middle income countries, health and policy issues in HIV
InstitutionNameTitleDepartmentResearch Description
University of NairobiInwani, IreneLecturerPediatricsPediatric care and treatment, HIV/AIDS, PMTCT
University of NairobiKinuthia, JohnDeputy Director, ResearchHonorary LecturerHIV, mental health, maternal health
Egerton University (Pending)Kamau, ElizabethSr. LecturerHuman NutritionMaternal, infant young child nutrition
University of NairobiKimiywe, JudithProfessorFood, Nutrition and Dietetics,  Kenyatta UniversityCommunity health and clinical nutrition
University of NairobiObimbo, Elizabeth Maleche  ProfessorPediatrics & Child HealthChild and adolescent TB, HIV
University of NairobiOtenio, GeorgeSr. LecturerHealth Management and Informatics,  Kenyatta UniversityHealth informatics and biostatistics
University of NairobiMathai, MuthoniAssociate Professor PsychiatryDepression and Psychotrauma
University of NairobiMbwayo, AnneLecturerPsychiatryMental health in school-aged populations
University of NairobiNaduati, RuthProfessorPediatricsIntegration of PMTCT into maternal child health clinics
University of NairobiKosgei, J. RoseSr. LecturerObstetrics and GynecologyTuberculosis, HIV and gender, gynecologic oncology
University of NairobiKihara, Anne BeatriceSr. LecturerObstetrics and GynecologyReproductive, maternal and child health
University of NairobiWachira, JuddyLecturerBehavioral Sciences, Moi UniversityFeasibility of enhanced patient care to attain viral load suppression in western Kenya
University of Nairobi Wamalwa, DaltonAssoc. ProfessorPaediatrics and Child Health Epidemiology and pediatric infectious disease
InstitutionNameTitleDepartmentResearch Description
University of PristinaArenliu, AlirizaAssoc. ProfessorPsychologyDevelopment of intervention for chronic psychiatric patients and migration health and mental health
InstitutionNameTitleDepartmentResearch Description
Kamuzu University of Health SciencesJere, DianaSenior LecturerNursingHIV prevention and mental health nursing

InstitutionNameTitleDepartmentResearch Description
University of AbujaNnodu, ObiageliProfessorHematologyBetter care for patients with sickle cell disease and AIDS associated malignancies
InstitutionNameTitleDepartmentResearch Description
University of RwandaKagwiza, JeanneAssoc. ProfessorCollege of Medicine and Health SciencesDisability and rehabilitation
University of RwandaSezibera, VincentProfessorPsychologyIntegrating social protection and early childhood development
University of RwandaTumusiime, DavidAssoc. ProfessorCollege of Medicine and Health SciencesInterventional in medical rehabilitation and HIV and NCDs
University of RwandaTwizere, CelestinSr. LecturerCollege of Science and TechnologyEngineering of biomedical electronics, electromagnetism and telecommunications
University of RwandaUrimubenshi, GerardSr. LecturerPhysiotherapyStroke & HIV

InstitutionNameTitleDepartmentResearch Description
Cheikh Anta Diop University of DakarFaye, AdamaProfessorMedicineCervical cancer screening and knowledge
Sierra Leone
InstitutionNameTitleDepartmentResearch Description
University of MakeniEsliker, RebeccaHeadMental HealthMental health service delivery, mhealth
University of MakeniTuray, Patrick EugeneLecturerPublic HealthEbola and communicable diseases
South Africa
InstitutionNameTitleDepartmentResearch Description
University of KwaZulu-NatalBhana, ArvinHonorary Associate ProfessorPsychologyUnderstanding risk and resilience, adolescent risk-taking behavior (including HIV/ AIDS), and substance abuse and mental health
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital – Perinatal HIV Research UnitDietrich, JananDirector of Biobehavioral Research Digital health interventions for children and adolescents
University of KwaZulu-NatalPetersen, IngeProfessorCentre for Rural Health, School of Nursing and Public HealthGlobal mental health
InstitutionNameTitleDepartmentResearch Description
PRISMA Research CenterBahromov, MahbatDirectorMigrancy, Masculinity and HIV risk for Tajik migrants in Russia
InstitutionNameTitleDepartmentResearch Description
Makerere UniversityKambugu, AndrewExec. DirectorUganda Infectious Disease InstituteDevelopment and the prevention, early detection and efficient linkage to care for virus-related cancers
Makerere UniversityKasasa, SimonSr. LecturerEpidemiology & BiostatisticsBayesian modeling and mapping mortality
Makerere UniversityKiragga, AgnesAssoc. ProfessorCollege of Computing & Information SciencesInformation systems, system dynamics, modeling
Uganda Cancer InstituteKambugu, Joyce BalagaddeHeadPediatric OncologyImproving pediatric oncology supportive care in a resource- limited setting
Makerere UniversityMakumbi, FredSenior Lecturer, Dept. ChairEpidemiology and Biostatistics Biostatistics and epidemiology; data management and analysis of complex data
Makerere UniversityMugisha, JamesSenior ResearcherChild Health and Development Centre Post-conflict mental health
Mildmay UgandaMukasa, BarbaraExecutive DirectorHealth systems strengthening, combination HIV programs
Makerere UniversityMusiime, VictorAssoc. ProfessorPediatrics and Child HealthInfectious diseases, clinical nutrition, child health
Makerere UniversityNakasujja, Noeline  ChairPsychiatryNeurocognitive assessments across the life span
Makerere UniversityNakigudde, JanetSr. LecturerPsychiatryChild and adolescent behavioral health, psychosocial support
Uganda Cancer InstituteNiyonzima, NixonDirector, Research & TrainingResearch and Training DirectorateCancer biology, oncology/hematology
Makerere UniversitySemeere, AggreyClinical Research ScientistInfectious Diseases InstituteImplementation science, HIV and NCDs, cancer and cardiovascular disease
Makerere UniversityWabwire- Mangen, FredAssoc. ProfessorSocial Work/ Public HealthBiostatistics, epidemiology and infectious diseases
InstitutionNameTitleDepartmentResearch Description
Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)Sikazwe, IzukanjiChief Executive Officer and Director HIV care and treatment programs with incorporation of implementation science to better understand and address the current gaps in HIV care and treatment programs