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/Mrs Maureen Tshuma
Mrs Maureen Tshuma

Position: Lecturer

Department: Community Studies
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  • Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Sociology and Social Anthropology, University of Zimbabwe
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours Degree in Sociology, University of Zimbabwe


  • Certificate: International Computers Driving Licence (2011), Speciss College, Herbert Chitepo Branch, Harare
  • Certificate: Good Clinical Practice (2021), CITI Program
  • Certificate: Protecting Human Research Participants (2021), CITI Program
  • Certificate: Prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (2019), UNICEF

Research interests

  • Gender and Development
  • Public Health Issues
  • Vulnerable Populations including AYLHIV
  • Non Communicable Diseases: Cancers
  • Population Displacement
  • Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH)
  • Linkages between health, poverty, risk and vulnerability with a particular interest in health systems development


  • Kevin MartinChido Dziva ChikwariConstance R. S. Mackworth-YoungMutsawashe ChisengaTsitsi BandasonEthel DauyaIoana D. OlaruSuzanna C. FrancisConstancia MavodzaPortia NzombeRangarirayi NyamwanzaFadzanai HoveMaureen TshumaAnna MachihaKatharina KranzerRashida A. Ferrand “It was difficult to offer same day results”: evaluation of community-based point-of-care testing for sexually transmitted infections among youth using the GeneXpert platform in Zimbabwe. BMC Health Services Research volume 22, Article number: 171. February 2022
  • Mackworth-Young, Constance; Mavodza, Constancia; Nyamwanza, Rangarirayi; Tshuma Maureen, Nzombe, Portia; Chikwari, Chido; Tembo, Mandikudza; Dauya, Ethel; Apollo, Tsitsi; Ferrand, Rashida; Bernays, Sarah. Other risks don’t stop – unsafe sex and HIV: Impact of adaptations to a community-based youth HIV intervention in Zimbabwe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of the International AIDS Society, JIAS-2020-12-0862, February 2022
  • Rudo M Chingono, Constance RS Mackworth-Young, David A Ross, Maureen Tshuma, Tendai Chiweshe, Chipo Nyamayaro, Cuthbert Sekanevana, Aoife Doyle, Helen A Weiss, Kid Kohl, Aveneni Mangombe, Bernard Madzima, Grace McHugh, Rashida A Ferrand. Designing routine health check-ups for adolescents in Zimbabwe. Journal of Adolescent Health, JAH 11599. 3 August 2021.
  • Webster Mavhu, Nicola Willis, Juliet Mufuka, Sarah Bernays, Maureen Tshuma, Collin Mangenah, Hendramoorthy Maheswaran, Walter Mangezi, Tsitsi Apollo, Ricardo Araya, Helen A Weiss, Frances M Cowan: Effect of a differentiated service delivery model on virological failure in adolescents with HIV in Zimbabwe (Zvandiri): a cluster-randomized controlled trial: Lancet Global Health 2020.
  • Bernays Sarah, Tshuma Maureen, Willis Nicola, Mvududu Kudzanayi, Chikeya Adrian, Mufuka Juliet, Cowan Frances, Mavhu Webster: Scaling up peer-led community-based differentiated support for adolescents living with HIV: keeping the needs of youth peer supporters in mind to sustain success. Journal of the International AIDS Society, Volume 23, Issue 5, 31 August 2020.

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