East Africa Science (EASci) is a no-fee, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published online at www.eahealth.org. It is published two times per year by the East African Health Research Commission. EAHRC, which is based in Bujumbura, Burundi is an institution of the East African Community (EAC). EAC is an East African Regional Economic Community with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. EASci is editorially independent and does not necessarily represent the views or positions of the East African Community.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Gibson Kibiki, MD, MMed, PhD, Executive Secretary, East African Health Research Commission, Burundi

DEPUTY CHIEF-IN-EDITOR

Fabian Mashauri, MSc, PhD, Principal Health Officer, East African Health Research Commission, Burundi

 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Jacqueline Aber, MSc, Mbarara University, Uganda

Happiness H. Kumburu, PhD, Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute, Tanzania

Geoffrey Mutisya Maitha, MSc, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Kenya

Lina Sara Mathew, MSc, Baharel Ghazal University, South Sudan

Irene Mremi, MSc, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

Ella Larrissa Ndoricyimpaye, MSc, University of Rwanda, Rwanda

Sandra Nkurunziza, MD, MPH, University of Burundi, Burundi

Ramadhani Nyandwi, MSc, University of Burundi, Burundi

Violet Asiko Ongaya, MSc, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya

Naasson Tuyiringire, MSc, Rwanda Biomedical Centre, Rwanda


MANAGING EDITOR

Harriet Nabudere, MBChB, MPH, Uganda National Health Research Organisation, Uganda

 

EDITORIAL BOARD

Prof Bennon Asiimwe, PhD, Mbarara University, Uganda

Dr Quirijn de Mast, MD, PhD, Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Prof Stephen Gillespie, MD, FRCP, University of St Andrews, UK

Prof Ben Hamel, MD, PhD, Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Prof Scott Heysell, MD, University of Virginia, USA

Prof Eric Houpt, MD, University of Virginia, USA

Prof Sam Kariuki, PhD, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya

Prof Pierre Claver Kayumba, PhD, University of Rwanda, Rwanda

Dr John Kiiru, PhD, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya

Prof Ole Lund, PhD, Technical University, Denmark

Dr Stephen Magesa, PhD, President’s Malaria Initiatives, Tanzania

Dr Alphaxard Manjurano, PhD, National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania

Dr Stella Mpagama, MD, PhD, Kibong’oto Infectious Diseases Hospital, Tanzania

Prof Leon Mutesa, MD, PhD, University of Rwanda, Rwanda

Dr Jean de Dieu Ngirabega, MD, PhD, East African Health Research Commission, Burundi

Prof Joseph Nyandwi, MD, PhD, University of Burundi, Burundi

Prof Stephen Rulisa, MD, PhD, University of Rwanda, Rwanda

Dr Wilber Sabiiti, PhD, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Prof Thor Theander, MD, DSc, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Prof David P Towers, PhD, University of Warwick, UK

Prof Andre van der Ven, MD, PhD, Radboud University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

Prof Mirjam van Reisen, PhD, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Prof Alimuddun Zumla, MD, FRCP, University College London, UK