KIWAKKUKI | Partnership With Researchers

OUR DEPARTMENTS - Partneship With Researchers

kiwakkuki OUR DEPARTMENTS - Partneship With Researchers

KIWAKKUKI seeks to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS in the Kilimanjaro region and to combat this pandemic through education, counseling and testing, emotional support, and medical care. To that end, KIWAKKUKI welcome partnerships with researchers and others interested in these same goals. For more information, please contact us at

Current Research and Education Activities:

- PhD research project 2013-2017 – Community participation in HIV responses in Kilimanjaro - Sharon Jackson, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London

- Social Work and Social Education student placements, University of Bergen, Norway. Ongoing since 2009.

- Partnerships with Tanzanian university students.

We are fortunate to have been a part of much medical and academic work already. Below is a list of medical and academic papers, presentations, and books in which we are mentioned or which we helped to write or present.

    • Academic Papers

Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parisitology, April 2009. “Morbidity and mortality among a cohort of HIV-infected adults in a programme for community home-based care, in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania (2003-2005).” Tillekeratne, L. G.; Thielman, N. M.; Kiwera, R. A.; Chu, H. Y.; Kaale, L.; Morpeth, S.; Ostermann, J.; Mtweve, S. P.; Shao, J. F.; Bartlett, J. A.; Crump, J. A.

Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, Nov 2009. “Care for the Most Vulnerable Children in Tanzania: A Faith-Based Model of Care and Support for Children Affected by HIV.” By Paul Mbambo, Kari A. Hartwig, Berit Hofgren, Phil DiSorbo, Shelley Smith, Kristopher N. Hartwig.

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Dec 2009: “Characteristics of HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing Clients Before and During Care and Treatment Scale-Up in Moshi, Tanzania.” By Shorter, Meghan M MD; Ostermann, Jan PhD; Crump, John A MBChB; Tribble, Alison C MD; Itemba, Dafrosa K BA; Mgonja, Anna; Mtalo, Antipas; Bartlett, John A MD; Shao, John F MD, PhD; Schimana, Werner MD; Thielman, Nathan M MD, MPH.

AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, Dec 2009. “Early versus Delayed Fixed Dose Combination Abacavir/Lamivudine/Zidovudine in Patients with HIV and Tuberculosis in Tanzania.” By Humphrey J. Shao, John A. Crump, Habib O. Ramadhani, Leonard O. Uiso, Sendui Ole-Nguyaine, Andrew M. Moon, Rehema A. Kiwera, Christopher W. Woods, John F. Shao, John A. Bartlett, Nathan M. Thielman. (also see)

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Dec 2008: “Validation, Performance under Field Conditions, and Cost-Effectiveness of Capillus HIV-1/HIV-2 and Determine HIV-1/2 Rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody Assays Using Sequential and Parallel Testing Algorithms in Tanzania.” By Meghan K. Mayhood; Isaac A. Afwamba; Christopher O. Odhiambo; Epimack Ndanu; Nathan M. Thielman; Anne B. Morrissey; John F. Shao; Brian Wells Pence; and John A. Crump.

PLoS ONE, Aug 2008. “Gender Differences in the Risk of HIV Infection among Persons Reporting Abstinence, Monogamy, and Multiple Sexual Partners in Northern Tanzania.”

Keren Z. Landman, Jan Ostermann, John A. Crump, Anna Mgonja, Meghan K. Mayhood, Dafrosa K. Itemba, Alison C. Tribble, Evaline M. Ndosi, Helen Y. Chu, John F. Shao, John A. Bartlett, and Nathan M. Thielman.

AIDS Care, Nov 2008. “Trauma, anxiety, and reported health among HIV-positive persons in Tanzania and the US Deep South.” By K. Whetten; R. A. Whetten; J. Ostermann; D. Itemba

Jackson, Sharon S. 2007. “Empowerment, gender and HIV&AIDS in Tanzania: quantitative and qualitative analysis.” Development’s Futures Conference E-book. National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland: Development Education and Research Network (DERN).

Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care, March 2007. “Antiretroviral Treatment Literacy Among HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing Clients in Moshi, Tanzania, 2003 to 2005.” By Karen Z. Landman, MD; Nathan M. Thielman, MD, MPH; Anna Mgonja; Humphrey J. Shao, MD; Dafrosa K. Itemba; Evelyn M. Ndosi; Alison C. Tribble; John F. Shao, MD, PhD; John A. Bartlett, MD; John A. Crump, MB, ChB, DTM&H.

American Public Health Association, Jan 2006: “Cost effectiveness of Free HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing Through a Community-Based AIDS Service Organization in Northern Tanzania.” By Nathan M. Thielman, MD, MPH; Helen Y. Chu, MD; Jan Ostermann, PhD; Dafrosa K. Itemba, BA; Anna Mgonja; Sabina Mtweve, MD, MPH; John A. Bartlett, MD; John F. Shao, MD, PhD; and John A. Crump, MB, ChB, DTM&H

KIT-Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands, 2006. “Scaling up memory work: the example of KIWAKKUKI in Tanzania.” By Ward, N.; Itemba, D.

International Journal of STD & AIDS, 2005: “Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of clients presenting for HIV voluntary counseling and testing in Moshi, Tanzania.” H Y Chu; J A Crump; J Ostermann; R B Oenga; D K Itemba; A Mgonja; S Mtweve; J A Bartlett; J F Shao; and N M Thielman.

Yale University, 2003." Empowerment, Women and HIV/AIDS in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: Quantitative and Qualitative Explorations." M.A in African Studies, by Sharon Jackson.

Duke University, Sept 2002. “The Women of KIWAKKUKI: Leaders in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.” By Rebecca Haffajee.

  • Academic Presentation

Jackson, S.S. (presenting), I. Mrema, P. Salovey. A qualitative analysis of male and female experiences of empowerment, gender and HIV in Tanzania. Poster, Abstract No. THPE0652. AIDS 2006 – The XVI International AIDS Conference. Toronto, Canada, 13-18 August 2006.

Jackson, S.S. (presenting), I. Mrema, P. Salovey. Empowerment, self-efficacy, gender and HIV in Tanzania: quantitative and qualitative explorations. Poster, Abstract No. WEPED6304. The XV International AIDS Conference. Bangkok, Thailand, 11-16 July 2004.     

From Conference on Retrovirus and Opportunistic Infections, 2003: “Testing Strategies and Client Characteristics at a Voluntary Counseling and Testing Center in Moshi, Tanzania.” By Helen Y. Chu; Rebecca Oenga; Dafrosa K. Itemba; Anna Mgonja; Sabina Mtweve; John A. Crump; John A. Bartlett; and Nathan M. Thielman.

Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, Oct 2003. “Scaling up Civil Society Role by Reducing the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphans in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania.” By Dafrosa K. Itemba, BA.

131st Annual Meeting of APHA, Nov 15-19, 2003. “Beyond mortality outcomes for children orphaned by AIDS: A pilot study of orphan care in Tanzania.” By Rachel Stevens, MPH, Kathryn Whetten, PhD, Amy Hepburn, MPP, and Karen O’Donnell, PhD.

  • Books

Setel, Philip, W. “A Plague of Paradoxes: AIDS, Culture, and Demography in Northern Tanzania.” University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 1999. (available in part online)