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Vivian Mushi

Country of origin: Tanzania Currently in: Tanzania, Tanzania General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2015 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
2018 Master Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

1. Burden of OAE and impact of bi-annual CDTI on onchocerciasis control in Tanzania 2. Magnitude of OIPs and other IPIs among PLWHA in Tanzania

Publications resulting from Research: 

1 Mushi, V. The holistic way of tackling the COVID-19 pandemic: the one health approach. Trop Med Health 48, 69 (2020).

2 Mushi, V., Shao, M. Tailoring of the ongoing water, sanitation and hygiene interventions for prevention and control of COVID-19. Trop Med Health 48, 47 (2020).

3 Mushi, V., Kakoko, D., & Tarimo D. Knowledge, Attitudes, Perceptions and Acceptability of Onchocerciasis Control through Community-Directed Treatment with Ivermectin: Implications for Persistent Transmission in Ulanga district, Tanzania. E Afr J Appl Health Monitoring and Eval. 2020; 4:28-35

4 Mushi, V., Mbotwa, C.H., Zacharia, A. et al. Predictors for the uptake of optimal doses of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy in Tanzania: further analysis of the data of the 2015–2016 Tanzania demographic and health survey and malaria indicator survey. Malar J 20, 75 (2021).

5 Mustafa, U., Zacharia, A. and Mushi V. Prevalence of Intestinal Protozoa Infections and Associated Risk Factors among Preschool Aged Children in Mkuranga District, Tanzania: A Community Based Cross-Sectional Study. TMJ Version 32: No 2 page 75-92 https://doi:10.4314/tmj.v32i2.429.g265

6 Zacharia A, Mushi V, Makene T (2020) A systematic review and meta-analysis on the rate of human schistosomiasis reinfection. PLOS ONE 15(12): e0243224.

7 Shao, M., Mushi, V., Mwelange, L. et al. The improvement of functional handwashing facilities during COVID-19: the perspective of Tanzania. Trop Med Health 49, 46 (2021).

8 Yangaza, Y., Mushi, V., Zacharia, A. (2021). Prevalence of Urogenital Schistosomiasis and Risk factors for Transmission among Primary School Children in an endemic urban area of Kinondoni Municipality in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Microbes and Infectious Diseases. doi: 10.21608/mid.2022.68520.1133

9 Ria Saha, Fnu Kajal, Nuzrath Jahan & Vivian Mushi (2021): Now or never: will COVID-19 bring about water and sanitation reform in Dharavi, Mumbai?, Taylor and Francis-Local Environment, DOI:10.1080/13549839.2021.1952969

10 Luoga P, Mushi V, Saha R. The call for action on the monitoring of the COVID-19 prevention and control measures and the routine release of data in Tanzania. Moroccan Journal of Public Health. 2021; 2(1):1-4

11 Mushi V, Mushi L. Harnessing Social and Behavioural Change Strategies for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19: A Perspective from Tanzania. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 2021;28(4):153-155

12 John, W., Mushi, V., Tarimo, D., Mwingira, U. (2021). Community Participation in the Mass Drug Administration and their Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Management of Filarial Lymphoedema in Lindi District, Tanzania: A Cross-Sectional Study. Afro-Egyptian Journal of Infectious and Endemic Diseases. doi:10.21608/aeji.2021.91409.1169

13 Mushi V. Implementation Challenges of Community Directed Treatment with Ivermectin Program for Control of Onchocerciasis in Ulanga, Tanzania. East Afr Health Res J. 2021; 5(2):123-128. doi:10.24248/eahrj.v5i2.661

14 Mushi V, Zacharia A, Shao M, Mubi M, Tarimo D. Persistence of Schistosoma haematobium transmission among school children and its implication for the control of urogenital schistosomiasis in Lindi, Tanzania. PLoS One. 2022 Feb 15;17(2):e0263929. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0263929

15 Shabani, M.; Zacharia, A.; Mushi, V.; Joseph, M.; Kinabo, C.; Makene, T. Prevalence and predictors of intestinal schistosomiasis among the adult population, and water and sanitation conditions-A community-based cross-section study at Muleba District, Tanzania. Rwanda Medical Journal. 2022;1:36-43

16 Mushi V, Zacharia A, Shao M, Mubi M, Tarimo D. Prevalence and risk factors of urogenital schistosomiasis among under-fives in Mtama District in the Lindi region of Tanzania. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2022 Apr 20; 16(4):e0010381. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010381.

17 Mushi V, and Tarimo D. Urogenital schistosomiasis knowledge, attitudes and practices among the community members in Lindi, Tanzania: A qualitative study. East Afr Sci J. 2022;4(1):62-70.

18 John W, Mushi V, Tarimo D, Mwingira U. Prevalence and management of filarial lymphoedema and its
associated factors in Lindi district, Tanzania: A community-based cross-sectional study. Trop Med Int Health. 2022 Jun 14. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13792.

19 Maseke LS, Mushi V, Tarimo D, Kwesigabo G, Mazigo H. Adolescents and young adults excluded from preventive chemotherapy for schistosomiasis control in Northern Tanzania: are they at risk and reservoirs of infection? Prevalence and determinants of transmission in Northern Tanzania. IJID Reg. 2022 Jul 10; 4:111–9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijregi.2022.07.008.

20 Silvestri V, Mushi V, Ngasala B, Kihwele J, Sabas D, Rocchi L. "Stroke in Patients with Schistosomiasis: Review of Cases in Literature" Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 2022, Article ID 3902570, 9 pages, 2022.

21 Mushi V. The Management of Female Genital Schistosomiasis in Tanzania: Challenges and Call for Action. Afro-Egyptian Journal of Infectious and Endemic Diseases, 2022; 12(2): 183-185. doi:10.21608/aeji.2022.134812.1218

22 Silvestri V, Mushi V, Mshana MI, Bonaventure WM, Justine N, Kihwele J, Sabas D, Ngasala B. Aortic aneurysm lesions in Echinococcus infection. A review of cases in literature. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2022 Nov-Dec;50:102476. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2022.102476. Epub 2022 Oct 17. PMID: 36257589.

23 Valeria Silvestri, Vivian Mushi, Mwanahawa Idavas Mshana, Witness M. Bonaventura, Nyanda C. Justine, Deodatus Sabas, Billy Ngasala, "Blood Flukes and Arterial Damage: A Review of Aneurysm Cases in Patients with Schistosomiasis", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 2022, Article ID 6483819, 10 pages, 2022.

24. Mushi V., Kalumuna G., John N., Palilo H., John W. Prevalence of asymptomatic malaria and risk factors among school-aged children in Kibiti district, Coastal region of Tanzania. Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine 2022; 8: e1024. DOI: 10.32113/idtm_202210_1024

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study
Teaching, Research, and Consultancy

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