NIHR awardees 2021

We are delighted that the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the research function of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), is providing funding for up to 155 small grants as part of RSTMH’s 2021 Small Grants Programme.

The NIHR is a major funder of high-quality research that directly addresses the diverse health needs of people in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), working in collaboration with other global health leaders. This research was funded using UK aid from the UK Government to support global health research.

Please note that we are announcing this year's NIHR awardees in batches and will update this page with more awardees as and when. 

NIHR awardees

Dr Vincent Gyang – Female Genital Schistosomiasis: Association with cervical cancer in Nigeria.

Mr Erick Agure – Horticultural biodiversity in home gardens and the relationship with dietary diversity among young children in Siaya, Kenya

Mr Saidal Ali Bah – Antimicrobial Use and Misuse: A look at The Gambia Veterinary Sector

Dr Oscar Mbare – Identification of the environmental and social factors that impede the use of insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) in households in western Kenya

Miss Lucy Grace Banda – Assessing the determinants of and strategies for postpartum HIV-retesting among women who tested HIV negative antenatally in Thyolo district, Malawi

Dr Martin Mwebia – Assessment of Infection Prevention and Control programmes and activities in healthcare facilities in Kenya

Mr Douglas Bulafu – Adherence to malaria treatment guidelines among Health Care Workers (HCWs) in private health facilities in Kampala’s informal settlements (slums) , Uganda

Miss Aishat Alaran – Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa: Assessment of National Policies and their Implementation in 9 selected African Countries

Dr Samuel Uzodinma – Impact of pharmaceutical care on patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in community pharmacy setting: A cluster randomized controlled trial

Mr Ntangatung Nkengeh Tazinkeng – Knowledge and approach towards H. Pylori diagnosis and management among Primary Care Physicians in Cameroon

Dr Yacouba Poumachu – Testing housing improvement as supplemental vector control tools in areas where insecticide resistance jeopardize Long lasting insecticidal net efficacy

Dr Joseph Mukala Nkongolo – Early detection of Preeclampsia in pregnancy as a strategy to improve mother child health outcomes in Kiambu, Kenya

Dr Hadija Semvua – Jigger-fleas control in the local community of Remote areas of Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

Dr Gareth Lipunga – Understanding clinician approaches to medical decision-making amidst diagnostic uncertainty for patients with suspected acute brain infections in southern Malawi

Dr Idah Moyo – The Effects of COVID-19 on clients accessing TB care services in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, a mixed-methods study

Dr Emmanuel Donkoh – Acceptability and feasibility of genital self-sampling for the diagnosis of female genital schistosomiasis in hard-to-reach communities

Mr Emmanuel Ogbuefi – Malaria vectors and insecticidal resistance status in Awka South and Awka North L.G. as Anambra State Nigeria

Ms Teresa Koyi Milugo – Assessment of Indigenous knowledge and utilization of medicinal plants in management of COVID-19 in western Kenya

Ms Maxine Atuheirwe – A survey to identify the knowledge, attitudes and acceptance of COVID-19 vaccine among health workers versus general public in Uganda

Dr Wongani Nyangulu – Prevalence, forms and impact of violence towards healthcare workers during the Covid – 19 pandemic in Malawi: a cross sectional study

Dr Ibidunni Oloniniyi – Development and pilot testing of an intervention to relieve psychological distress among couples with preterm infants in Nigeria

Mr Armando Blondel Djiyou Djeuda – COVID-19 in HIV-infected adolescents and its effects on HIV treatment outcome and drug resistance in Cameroon

Mrs Masho Tekle – Assessment of Over-the-counter antimicrobial dispensing in medicine retail outlets by simulated client’s survey and Quasi-interventional approach in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Ms Jesca Nantume – Evaluating equitable access to Health services for schistosomiasis in community based health centers; A cross sectional study in Mayuge and Kalungu district in Uganda

Dr Alfred Kwesi Manyeh – Implementing Leprosy Stigma Reduction Strategies to Promote Psychosocial Wellbeing of Leprosy-affected Persons in Ghana