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

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

 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

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

Ramadhani Nyandwi, MSc, University of Burundi, Burundi

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

Geoffrey Mutisya Maitha, MSc, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Kenya

Ella Larrissa Ndoricyimpaye, MSc, University of Rwanda, Rwanda

Naasson Tuyiringire, MSc, Rwanda Biomedical Centre, Rwanda

Jacqueline Aber, MSc, Mbarara University, Uganda

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

Irene Mremi, MSc, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

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

  

EDITORIAL BOARD

Prof Ruth Zadoks, PhD, Glasgow University, Scotland

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

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 Eric Houpt, MD, University of Virginia, USA

Prof Benon Asiimwe, PhD, MPH, Makerere University, Uganda

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

Prof Ole Lund, PhD, Technical University, Denmark

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

Prof Eligius Lyamuya, MD, PhD, Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences, Tanzania

Prof Scott Heysell, MD, University of Virginia, USA

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

Dr Jean De Dieu Ngirabega, MD, PhD, Ruli Higher Institute of Health, Rwanda

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

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

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

Prof Andre Van Der Ven, MD, PhD, Radboud University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr Jenny Renju, MSc, PhD, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK 

 

MANAGING EDITOR

Steve Wandiga, MSc, PhD, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya

DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR

Zaidi Mkangwa, BSc, MSc, East African Health Research Commission, Burundi

 

The East African Health Research Journal is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Knowledge for Health Project and the East African Community. EAHRJ is editorially independent and does not necessarily represent the views or positions of the East African Community.

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