Publications

  1. Choko AT, Taegtmeyer M, MacPherson P, Cocker D, Khundi M, Thindwa D, Sambakunsi RS, Kumwenda M, Chiumya K, Malema O, Makombe SD, Webb EL, Corbett EL. Initial Accuracy of HIV Rapid Test Kits Stored in Suboptimal Conditions and Validity of Delayed Reading of Oral Fluid Tests, PLoS One (In Press)
  2. Nliwasa M, MacPherson P, Chisala P, Kamdolozi M, Khundi M, Kaswaswa K, Mwapasa M, Msefula C, Sohn H, Flach C, Corbett EL. The Sensitivity and Specificity of Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Assay for Tuberculosis Diagnosis in Adults with Chronic Cough in Malawi. PLoS One. 2016 May 12;11(5):e0155101.
  3. Kumwenda M, Desmond N, Hart G, Choko A, Chipungu G, Nyirenda D, Shand T, Corbett EL, Chikovore J. Treatment-seeking for tuberculosis-suggestive symptoms: a reflection on the role of human agency in the context of universal health coverage in Malawi. PLoS One. 2016;11(4):e0154103.
  4. Nliwasa M, MacPherson P, Mukaka M, Choko AT, Mdolo A, Mwapasa M, Kaswaswa K, Kumwenda M, Msefula C, Chipungu G, Mwandumba HC, Corbett EL. High Mortality and Prevalence of Undiagnosed HIV and Tuberculosis in Adults with Chronic Cough in Malawi: a Prospective Cohort Study. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2016: 20(2):202–210
  5. Mwalukomo T, RylanceSJ, WebbEL, Anderson S, O’Hare B, van Oosterhout JJ, Ferrand RA, Corbett EL, Rylance J. Clinical characteristics and lung function in older children vertically infected with HIV in Malawi.  J Ped Infect Dis 2016; 5: 161-169
  6. Sambakunsi R, Kumwenda M, Choko A, Corbett EL, Desmond N ‘Whose failure counts?’ A critical reflection on definitions of failure for community health volunteers providing HIV self-testing in a community based HIV/TB intervention study in urban Malawi. Anthropol Med. 2015;22(3):234-49.
  7. Chikovore , Hart G, Kumwenda M, Chipungu GA, Corbett EL. For a mere cough, men must just chew Conjex, gain strength, and continue working’: the provider construction and tuberculosis care-seeking implications in Blantyre, Malawi. Global Health Action. 2015, 8:10; 3402/gha.v8.26292.
  8. Coleman M, Finney LJ, Komrower D, Chitani A, Bates J, Chipungu GA, Corbett E, Allain TJ. Markers to differentiate between Kaposi’s sarcoma and tuberculous pleural effusions in HIV-positive patients. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2015 Feb;19(2):144-50.
  9. Kumwenda M, Munthali A, Theobald S, Phiri M, Mwale D, MacPherson E, Theobald S, Gutteburg T, Corbett EL, Desmond N. Factors shaping initial decision-making to self-test amongst cohabiting couples in urban Blantyre, Malawi: AIDS and Behaviour 2014;18:S396-404
  10. Chikovore J, Hart G, Kumwenda M, Chipungu GA, Desmond N, Corbett EL. Control, struggle, and emergent masculinities: a qualitative study of men’s care-seeking determinants for chronic cough and tuberculosis symptoms in Blantyre, Malawi: BMC Public Health 2014; 14:1053. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1053.

 

Submitted manuscripts

  1. Nliwasa M, MacPherson P, Gupta-Wright A, Mwapasa M, Flach C, Odland J, Corbett EL. HIV and tuberculosis prevalence and risk of mortality in adults with tuberculosis symptoms presenting at different levels of health system in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review.  Submitted to PLoS Medicine
  2. Kumwenda M, Corbett EL, Choko A, Chikovore J, Kaswaswa K, Mwapasa M, Sambakunsi R, Gutteberg T, Gordon S, Munthali A, Desmond N. Suboptimal individual and collective coping competency for managing post-test stress in self-tested couples in urban Blantyre, Malawi.  Submitted to AIDS
  3. Meghji J, Kumwenda M, Sambakunsi R, Phiri M, MacPherson E, Makombe S, Thindwa D, Mwapasa M, Desmond N, Corbett EL. Factors determining the uptake of HIV self-testing by older individuals in urban Malawi.  Submitted to PLoS One

 

Conference abstracts

  1. Kaswaswa K, Kumwenda M, Mukaka M, Mpunga J, Ngwira B, Thindwa D, Nliwasa M, Mwapasa M, Odland J, Gutteberg T, Tomoka T, Chipungu G, Corbett EL. ´Anything to do with TB is dangerous´ – Exploring barriers to uptake of household TB screening intervention in Blantyre, Malawi.  Oral Abstract Session.  Accepted for 47th World Lung Conference, 2016, Liverpool, UK
  2. Nliwasa M, MacPherson P, Gupta-Wright A, Khundi M, Choko A, Mwapasa M, Flach C, Corbett EL. “The prevalence of HIV and tuberculosis and risk of mortality in adults with tuberculosis symptoms: a systematic literature review”. Poster Discussion.  Accepted for 47th World Lung Conference, 2016, Liverpool, UK.
  3. Kumwenda M, Munthali A, Choko A, Chikovore J, Nliwasa M, Sambakunsi R, Chipungu G, Mwapasa M, Kaswaswa K, Gutteberg T, Corbett EL, Desmond N. The influence of masculinity on HIV ST community intervention: a qualitative evaluation of empirical evidence from Blantyre, Malawi.  Accepted for World AIDS Conference, 2016, Durban, South Africa
  4. Kumwenda M, Munthali A, Choko A, Chikovore J, Nliwasa M, Sambakunsi R, Chipungu G, Mwapasa M, Kaswaswa K, Gutteberg T, Corbett EL, Desmond N. The influence of masculinity on HIV ST community intervention: a qualitative evaluation of empirical evidence from Blantyre, Malawi.  Accepted for World AIDS Conference, 2016, Durban, South Africa
  5. Kaswaswa K, Mukaka M, Ngwira B, Mahereswan H, Mpunga J, Gutteberg T, Chipungu G, Corbett EL. TB patient-delivered contact screening and isoniazid eligibility assessment: a household randomized trial of a novel and low cost screening tool in Blantyre Malawi
    1st Malawi National TB Research Meeting 2016, Lilongwe, Malawi.
  6. Nliwasa M, MacPherson P, Gupta-Wright A, Khundi M, Choko A, Mwapasa M, Flach C, Corbett EL. The prevalence of HIV and risk of early mortality in adults with symptoms of TB in low- and middle- income countries: a systematic literature review.  1st Malawi National TB Research Meeting 2016, Lilongwe, Malawi.
  7. Kaswaswa K, Kumwenda M, Mukaka M, Mpunga J, Ngwira B, Thindwa D, Nliwasa M, Mwapasa M, Odland J, Gutteberg T, Tomoka T, Chipungu G, Corbett EL. ´Anything to do with TB is dangerous´ – Exploring barriers to uptake of household TB screening intervention in Blantyre, Malawi.  1st Malawi National TB Research Meeting 2016, Lilongwe, Malawi.
  8. Nliwasa M et al. High Mortality and Prevalence of Undiagnosed HIV and Tuberculosis in Adults with Chronic Cough in Malawi: a Prospective Cohort Study Oral Abstract Session.  46th World Lung Conference, 2015, Cape Town, South Africa
  9. Nliwasa M. The epidemiology of HIV+ & HIV- TB in Malawi.             MLW Annual Scientific Meeting  September, Mangochi, Malawi
  10. Kaswaswa K. Providing sustainable household contact tracing and screening in TB patients and families: a randomised trial. MLW Annual Scientific Meeting   September, Mangochi, Malawi
  11. Kumwenda M. Longer-term condom use narrative amongst self-tested heterosexual couples. MLW Annual Scientific Meeting   September, Mangochi, Malawi
  12. Kaswaswa K, Mukaka M, Mpunga J, Ngwira B, Maheswaran H, Gutteberg T, Chipungu G, Corbett EL. 2014. Providing sustainable household contact tracing and screening to Tuberculosis patient and families: a Household randomized trial in Blantyre, Malawi. 45th World Lung Heath Conference, Barcelona, Spain
  13. Nliwasa M, Chisala P, Gonzalez C, Mdolo A, Mwapasa M, Sambakunsi R, Kaswaswa K, Corbett EL. Evaluation of Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Assay for Point of Care Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Blantyre, Malawi”. National AIDS Commission/College of Medicine Annual Research Conference. Abstract November 2014
  14. Kumwenda, M., Munthali, A., Chipungu, G., Sambakunsi, R., Phiri, M., Gutteberg, T., Corbett, E.L., and Desmond, N. Complex Sexual Behaviour and Practice among Discordant Couples after HIV Self-testing. National AIDS Commission/College of Medicine Annual Research Conference. Abstract November 2014
  15. Kumwenda M, Munthali A, Chipungu G, Sambakunsi R, Phiri M, Gutteberg T, Corbett EL, and Desmond N. Partnership Dynamics and Care-seeking Trajectories among Couples after HIV Self-testing in Blantyre. The Legal, Ethical, Gender, Human Rights and Public Health Implications of HIV Self-testing, Brocher Foundation, Geneva, 8-9 April 2013
  16. Kumwenda M, Munthali A, Chipungu G, Sambakunsi R, Phiri M, Gutteberg T, Corbett EL, and Desmond N. Complex Sexual Behaviour and Practice among Discordant Couples after HIV Self-testing. 2nd International HIV Social Sciences and Humanities Conference 2013, Paris, France
  17. Coleman M, Finney LJ, Komrower D, Chitani A, Bates J, Corbett EL, Allain TJ, Chipungu G. Using Novel Rapid Sequence DNA PCR (GeneXpert TB/Rif) To Detect The Presence Of Mycobacter Tuberculosis In Pleural Fluid Of HIV Positive Patients In A Resource Limited Setting. Poster number C107, American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference, San Francisco, USA. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185;2012:A6869
  18. Rylance J, Mwalukomo T, Rylance S, Matchere P, Thindwa D, Webb E, O’Hare B, van Oosterhout J, Corbett EL, Ferrand R. Lung Function and Bronchodilator Response in Perinatally HIV-Infected Malawian Adolescents.  19th Conference of Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Seattle USA. 2012