Category 2020 – 2021 IAVI Fellows

Sonto Gugu Madonsela

Name: Sonto Gugu MadonselaCountry: South AfricaJob and highest qualification: Psychologist, MA Psychology (Psychology and International Relations)Summary: Mentorship required for conceptualising a PhD research proposal. Sonto has a strong academic background with a Master’s degree in Psychology. Her experience includes participating…

Muchenta Bhondai Mhuri

Name: Muchenta Bhondai MhuriCountry: Zimbabwe,Job and highest qualification: Medical Doctor, MBChBSummary: Has research interests and is currently working on a Master’s. Muchaneta has a strong academic background and has focused her career on clinical research with a focus on trials…

Ivana Beesham

Name: Ivana BeeshamCountry: South AfricaJob and highest qualification: Clinician, MBChB (Medicine and Surgery)Summary: Medical doctor currently enrolled in 2nd year PhD focusing on oral integration of PrEP in clinical trials in SA. Published three articles (first author). Has experience doing…

Sharon Owour

Name: Sharon OwourCountry: KenyaJob and highest qualification: Research Scientist, MA BiotechnologySummary: Currently working at Kenyan Medical Research Institute. Has clear outputs in mind: skills in scientific project logistics management, scientific research paper writing, leadership, seminar-presentation skills, mentoring for transition to…

Esau Mushali

Name: Esau MushaliCountry: MalawiJob and highest qualification: BSc Environmental SciencesSummary: Specific interest in adolescent TB and addressing knowledge gaps regarding differences in TB outcomes among different age groups and across different countries. Involved in TB research.Aim(s): Interested in gaining skills…

Lindele Mbanjwa

Name: Lindele MbanjwaCountry: South AfricaJob and highest qualification: Medical Representative, MA NursingSummary: Was previously a fellow at CAPRISA. Lindele has relevant academic credentials with a Master’s degree in Nursing and interest in pursuing a PhD and focusing her career on…

Joseph Anejo-Okopi

Name: Joseph Anejo-OkopiCountry: NigeriaJob and highest qualification: Teaching and Research, PhD (Microbiology)Summary: 50+ publications in peer reviewed journals. MSc, MBA, PHD with a certificate in clinical management from Washington University. Previous research has focused on ART treatment failure in adolescents…

Rosemary Zulu

Name: Rosemary ZuluCountry: ZambiaJob and highest qualification: Public Health Practitioner (BSc. Public health)Summary: Research interests include HIV, TB, ART and SRH. Would like to gain extensive experience in writing. Developed in-depth appreciation of the public health issues that adolescents face…

Buumba Tapisha

Name: Buumba TapishaCountry: ZambiaJob and highest qualification: Environmental Health Officer, BSc. (Environmental Health, Master’s in progress)Aim(s): To develop his capacities to the full, and becoming capable of playing an active role in his community.Summary: Passionate about adolescent HIV/TB research but…

Rachel Chihana

Name: Rachel ChihanaCountry: MalawiJob and highest qualification: MD, MBChB (Epidemology, Vaccinology and Drug Development)Summary: Currently studying Epidemiology and Vaccinology and Drug Development. Clear research outputs – grant applications. Rachel has a strong academic background with a medical degree, as well…