Staff Profile

/Mr Laston Gonah
Mr Laston Gonah



  • BSc (Hons) Health Promotion & Health Education (University of Zimbabwe) – First Class/Distinction
  • MPH – Global Health, (Thammasat University, Thailand)


  • Gonah L, Mutambara J. “Determinants of weaning practices among mothers of infants aged below 12 months in Masvingo, Zimbabwe”. Annals of Global Health (2016), doi: 10.1016/ j.aogh.2016.10.006.
  • Mutukwa T, Gonah L, Ndhlala A. R, Saurombe D.T, “Is oxygen supplementation necessary for patients under spinal anaesthesia? – A prospective hospital-based study”. Medical Journal of Zambia 1 (2017)
  • Gonah L, Mukwirimba Anthony. “Determinants of Optimal Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy among People Living With HIV/AIDS Registered For ART at a Hospital in Zimbabwe”. Medical Journal of Zambia1 (2017): 174 – 183.
  • Gonah L, Corwin A, January J, Shamu S, Nyati-Jokomo Z, van der Putten M. “Barriers to healthcare access and coping mechanisms among sub-Saharan African migrants living in Bangkok, Thailand: a qualitative study”. Medical Journal of Zambia1 (2017): 238 – 246
  • Mukondwa K, Gonah L. “Barriers to accessing adolescent sexual and reproductive health services among undocumented migrants in South Africa: A documentary review” Medical Journal of Zambia1 (2017): 247 – 251

Research interests

  • Global/Public Health Policy analysis and research
  • Economic evaluation of Public Private Partnerships
  • Global health/public health policy negotiation
  • Monitoring & Evaluation for global health/public health
  • International agreements and trade, and Global health
  • Globalization and Health


International conference presentations

  • 2015: 3rd Annual International Conference on New Voices in Global Health and Wellbeing 2015: Reducing Inequities, Bangkok, Thailand

Community engagement

  • Rural attachment programme co-ordinator for MSU Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty representative for the Community Engagement Committee
  • Volunteer consultant for Public Health Programme Planning and research at MSU, and in the Midlands province


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