Staff Profile

/Professor Jacob Mufunda

Professor Jacob Mufunda

Visiting Professor


Qualifications:

MBChB (UZ); PhD (Michigan State University); MBA (UZ); Postgrad Cert Global Health Diplomacy; Emerg Med Cert (New Zealand)

 

Research Interests:

Cardiovascular diseases and comorbidities

Community Engagement:

Head of WHO Office Zambia, Rhodespark, Lusaka

 

Scientific Publications:

  1. Mufunda J, Sparks HV. Salt Sensitivity and hypertension in African blacks. In: Fray JCS and Douglas JC editors. Pathophysiology of Hypertension in Blacks. New York, NY Oxford University Press; 1993; pp 143-165.
  2. Somova L, Mufunda J, Neill P, Musabayane C.T. Pathogenesis of systemic (essential) hypertension in Zimbabwean hypertensive patients. I. Humoral factors. Central African Journal of Medicine , 1991; 37 (11): 377-83.
  3. Mufunda J, Chimoskey J E, Matenga J, Musabayane C T and Sparks H V. Blood Pressure Response to acute changes in dietary sodium in young Zimbabwean men. Journal of Hypertension, 1992; 10: 279-85.
  4. Somova L, and Mufunda J. Renin-Angiotensin- Aldosterone system and prostacyclin/thromboxane A2 in normotensive and hypertensive black Zimbabweans. Ethnicity and Disease, 1992; 2 : 27 – 34.
  5. Sigola L.B., J.O. Adewuyi and J. Mufunda. Plasma fibrinogen levels, leucocyte and platelet counts in male Zimbabwean hypertensives. Centr. Afr. J Med, 1992; 38(12): 447-50.
  6. Mufunda J, Somova L, and J. Chifamba. Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Urbanisation related hypertension and the sodium pressor response in blacks in Zimbabwe. S. Afr. Med J, 1993; 83(7): 507-510.
  7. Somova L, and Mufunda J. Platelet activity and Salt Sensitivity in the pathogenesis of systemic (essential) hypertension in black Africans. Clin. Exp Hypertension 1993; 15(5): 781-796.
  8. Mufunda J, Chimoskey J, Fink G and Sparks H V. Blood pressure sensitivity to dietary sodium chloride in rural and urban Zimbabwean men. Ethnicity disease, 1993: (3): 546-559.
  9. Mufunda J, Sigola L.B, Chifamba J and Vengesa P.M. Aspects of insulin resistance in urbanisation-related hypertension in Zimbabwe: a preliminary report. J Human Hypertension 1994; 8:481-484.
  10. Sigola L.B., Mufunda J, Adewuyi JO and Keogh E. Factor VII, Antithrombin III, Leukocyte and Platelet Counts in a sample of black and white Zimbabwean Blood Donors. Thrombosis Research, 1994; 75(1):73-79.
  11. Mufunda J, Chifamba J, Chitate N, Sigola L.B, and Vengesa P.M.V. Hyperinsulinemia: possible cause of high blood pressure in unemployed urban black women. High Blood pressure, 1995; 4: 137-140.
  12. Somova, J. Mufunda. Renin-sodium profile and renal prostaglandins in the pathogenesis of systemic arterial hypertension in blacks. S. Afr Med J, 1994; 84: 491-494.
  13. Mufunda, J. Chifamba, L Somova and HV Sparks Jr, Hypertension and Cardiovascular disease in migrating population. Migration within Africa. High Blood Pressure, 1995; (4): 46-49.
  14. Sparks, J Mufunda, CT Musabayane, HV Sparks, K Mahomed and JM Hunter. Prevalence of hypertension among women in rural Zimbabwe: a comparison of pregnant and non-pregnant women. Centr. Afr. J. Med, 1996; 42(4): 92 – 96.
  15. Somova and J Mufunda. Ethnic differences of renin sodium profile and renal prostaglandins in the pathogenesis of systemic arterial hypertension. Centr. Afr. J Med, 1996; 42(6): 170 – 175
  16. J Mufunda, B Sparks, J Chifamba, C Dakwa, JM Adams and HV Sparks. Comparison of the Omron 713 blood pressure monitor with the auscultatory method using the mercury manometer. Centr. Afr. J. Med, 1996; 42(8): 230 – 232.
  17. Cooper R, Puras A, Tracy J, Kaufman J, Asuzu M, Ordunez P, Mufunda J and Sparks H. Evaluation of an electronic blood pressure device for epidemiologic studies. Blood pressure monitoring, 1997; 2: 35 – 40.
  18. Kaufman J, M Asuzu, J Mufunda, T Forrester, R Wilks, A Luke, A Long and R Cooper. The relationship between blood pressure and body mass index in lean populations. Hypertension 1997; 30: 1511-16.
  19. Mufunda J, J Chifamba, N Chitate and P M Vengesa. Salt sensitivity is not associated with hyperinsulinemia in a sample of rural black Zimbabweans. South African Medical Journal, 1998; 88 (3): 361 – 364.
  20. Chifamba J, J Mufunda, L Sigola, J Matenga and H V Sparks. Effect of variation in Environmental temperature on blood pressure: Is it important? Central African Journal of Medicine, 1998; 44(2): 37 – 40.
  21. Osim EE, C T Musabayane, and J Mufunda. Lung Function of Zimbabwean Farm Workers Exposed to Flue Curing and Stacking of Tobacco Leaves. South African Medical Journal, 1998; 88: 1127-1131.
  22. Cooper R, T Forrester and J Mufunda. Angiotensinogen Levels and Obesity in Four black Populations. Journal of Hypertension, 1998; 16(5): 571-75.
  23. Mufunda J, L J Scott, J Chifamba, J Matenga, B Sparks, R Cooper and H Sparks. Determinates of blood pressure in a Zimbabwean population. J Human Hypertension 2000;14(1):65-73.
  24. Hunter, B Sparks, J Mufunda, C Musabayane, H Sparks and K Mahomed. Economic Development and Women’s Blood Pressure: Field Evidence from Rural Mashonaland, Zimbabwe. SocSci Med, 2000; 50(6):773-95.
  25. Mufunda J. In depth analysis. Recent increase in antihypertensive treatment has lowered the prevalence of HT and LVH. International trends in Hypertension, 2000; 11: 11-12.
  26. Hwang KK, LJ Scott, J Chifamba, J Mufunda, WS Spielman and HV Sparks. Microalbiminuria in urban Zimbabwean women. Journal of Human Hypertension, 2000; 14; 587-593.
  27. Ounpuu S, A Negassa, S Yusuf for INTER-HEART Investigators including J Mufunda. INTER-HEART: A global study of risk factors for acute myocardial infarction. American Heart Journal, 2001;141: 711-21.
  28. Mufunda J. IN DEPTH ANALYSIS. Systolic hypertension is more prevalent in the middle aged and elderly. International trends in Hypertension, 2001; 16:14-15.
  29. Mufunda J. INDEPTH ANALYSIS. Predicting value of microalbuminuria for end-organ damage in hypertension. International trends in Hypertension, 2003; 20:16-17.
  30. Mufunda J and Lennane J. Spontaneous haemopneumothorax: will it ever be common enough to arouse clinical suspicion? A case report. N Z Med J. 2003;12:116.
  31. Mufunda J, Nyarango P et al. Non-communicable diseases in Africa: a silent hypertension epidemic in Eritrea. Journal of Human Hypertension. 2005; 19: 255-6.
  32. Mufunda J, Nyarango P et al. Continuing communicable disease burden in Eritrea. S Afr Med J, 2006; 96: 221-224.
  33. Mufunda J et al Prevalence of hypertension in Eritrea and its relationship with obesity: Results from a national blood pressure survey. J Human Hypertens 2006;20(1):59-65.
  34. Mufunda J et al. Emerging Non-Communicable Disease Epidemic in Africa: Preventive Measures from the WHO Regional Office for Africa. Ethn Dis, 2006; 16: 521-26.
  35. Usman A, Mebrahtu G, Mufunda J et al. Prevalence of Non Communicable Disease Risk Factors in Eritrea, Ethn Dis, 2006; 16: 542-46.
  36. Usman A, Mufunda J et al. Meningococcal meningitis outbreak in Eritrea. Communicable Dis Bulletin for the African Region. 2005; 3:1-3.
  37. Usman A, Mufunda J et al. Recurrent epidemics in Kano, Nigeria. CentrAfric J Med 2005; 51: 34-8.
  38. Ndambakuwa Y, Mufunda J. Performance appraisal system impact on university academic staff job satisfaction and productivity. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 2006; 19(1): 117-26.
  39. Mufunda J et al. Prevalence of NCDs in Zimbabwe: data from central data and regional survey. Ethn Dis 2006; 16: 718-22.
  40. Nyarango P, Mufunda J et al. A steep decline of malaria morbidity and mortality trends in Eritrea between 2000 and 2004: the effect of combination of control methods. Malaria journal, 2006; 5:33.
  41. Ogbe Z, Nyarango P and Mufunda J. Pattern of neurological diseases as seen in outpatient children: the experiences from Orotta Referral Hospital, Asmara, Eritrea. J Eritrean Medical Association, JEMA. 2006; 1: 11-16.
  42. Andemichael G, Mufunda J et al. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice towards skilled care attendance among women of reproductive age group in Asmara. Journal of Eritrean Medical Association JEMA. 2006; 1: 47-49.
  43. Mufunda J. Body mass index and blood pressure, where are we now? Invited Commentary by the Journal of Human Hypertension. J Hum Hypertens. 2007; 21: 5-7.
  44. Mufunda J et al. Roll back malaria – an African success story in Eritrea. S Afr Med J. 2007; 97: 46-50.
  45. Mufunda J et. al. Prevalence of tobacco use in Eritrea, result from a national NCD risk factor survey. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2007; 9(7): 777-9.
  46. Mufunda J, Nyarango P, Usman A, Gebremeskel T, Mebrahtu G, Ogbamariam A, Kosia A, Ghebrat Y, Gebresillosie S, Goitom S, Araya E, Andemichael G, Gebremichael A. Roll back malaria–an African success story in Eritrea. S Afr Med J. 2007; 97(1):46-50.
  47. Mufunda J. Body mass index and blood pressure: where are we now? J Hum Hypertens. 2007; 21(1):5-7.
  48. Zemichael O, Nyarang’o P, Mufunda J. Cracking the whip on childhood mortality–role of the specialized neonatal unit in Eritrea. ActaPaediatr. 2008; 97(7):838-43.
  49. Usman A, Mufunda J et al. Meningococcal meningitis outbreak in Eritrea. Communicable Dis Bulletin for the African Region. 2005; 3:1-3.
  50. Mufunda J, Chatora R, Ndambakuwa Y, Nyarango P, Chifamba J, Kosia A, Sparks HV. Prevalence of noncommunicable diseases in Zimbabwe: results from analysis of data from the National Central Registry and Urban Survey. Ethn Dis. 2006; 16(3):718-22.
  51. Nyarango PM, Gebremeskel T, Mebrahtu G, Mufunda J, Abdulmumini U, Ogbamariam A, Kosia A, Gebremichael A, Gunawardena D, Ghebrat Y, Okbaldet Y. A steep decline of malaria morbidity and mortality trends in Eritrea between 2000 and 2004: the effect of combination of control methods. Malar J. 2006; 5:33.
  52. Mufunda J, Nyarango P, Kosia A, Ogbamariam A, Mebrahtu G, Usman A, Gebresillosie S, Goitom S, Araya E, Andemichael G, Gebremichael A. Continuing communicable disease burden in Eritrea. S Afr Med J. 2006; 96(3):221-4.
  53. Ndambakuwa Y, Mufunda J. Performance appraisal system impact on university academic staff job satisfaction and productivity. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 2006; 19(1): 117-26.
  54. Mufunda J, Mebrahtu G, Usman A, Nyarango P, Kosia A, Ghebrat Y, Ogbamariam A, Masjuan M, Gebremichael A. The prevalence of hypertension and its relationship with obesity: results from a national blood pressure survey in Eritrea. J Hum Hypertens. 2006; 20(1):59-65.
  55. Michael, Andrew Kosia, Abdulmumini, Jacob Mufunda, Peter Nyarango. Knowledge, Attitudes and practices towards skilled care attendance among women of reproductive age group in Eritrea. JEMA 2006; 1: 47-50
  56. YohannesGhebrat, GoitomMebrahtu, Andrew Kosia, Jacob Mufunda, Abdulmumini Usman, JeromOOmen. Bottlenecks in the provision of quality mental health services in Eritrea. JEMA. 2008;3:15-19.
  57. Abraham Kebedom, TadesseTeclebirhan, TsegaiTekest, BerhaneZekarias, Jacob Mufunda, AndemariamGebremichael. Recent lessons learnt from the outbreak of brucellosis in Dekamhare, Anseba, Eritrea. JEMA. 2008; 3: 19-21.
  58. EyobFrezghi, YordanosMengesha, YirgalemTekle, DawitTesfay, Jacob Mufunda, AndemariamGebremichael. Incidence of pneumonia and gastroenteritis among infants admitted to Orotta Pediatric Hospital in Asmara, Eritrea in 2006. JEMA. 2008; 3: 28-32.
  59. AsmeromTesfamariam, Francisca Parilla, EstifanosPaulos, Jacob Mufunda, AndemariamGebremichael. Clinicohistopathological evaluation of breast masses and profile of breast diseases in Eritrea: a case of poor concordance between clinical and histological diagnosis. JEMA. 2008; 3: 32-35.
  60. Hans Habtai, MD; TadesseTeclebirhan, MD; BerheHebtezghi, MD; Jacob Mufunda, MBChB, MBA, PhD. Vaginal Bleeding In 6 Years Old Young Female: Diagnostic Challenge. JEMA. 2009; 4: 11-18
  61. Abraham Kebedom MD; TadesseTeclebirhan MD; WintaBeyene; Jacob Mufunda, MD, Ph.D; and AndemariamGebremicheal, Ph.D A Review on applicability of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses guideline in Ghindae town, Northern Red Sea, Eritrea, 2008. JEMA. 2009; 4: 23-26
  62. Hans Habtai, TewoldeGhebremeskel, Selam Mihreteab, Jacob Mufunda, AndemariamGhebremichael. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) about malaria among people visiting Referral Hospitals of Eritrea. JEMA. 2009; 3: 33-48.
  63. AndemichaelGhirmay; Sow Idrissa; Berhana Haile; Kosia Andrew; Mufunda Jacob Maternity waiting homes: A panacea for maternal/neonatal conundrums in Eritrea. JEMA. 2009; 4: 60-65
  64. Abraham Kebedom, TadesseTeclebirhan, BerheHabtemicheal, EyobHabtemicheal , Prof. Jacob Mufunda , and Prof AndemariamGebremicheal. The quality of water served in the Orotta National Referral Hospital. JEMA. 2009; 3: 78-82
  65. TadesseTeclebirhan, AraiaBerhane, Jacob Mufunda, AndemariamGebremichael. Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS in Eritrea: the Eritrean experience. JEMA. 2009; 3: 71-75
  66. Seyum B, Mebrahtu G, Usman A, Mufunda J, Tewolde B, Haile S, Kosia A, Negassi E. Profile of patients with diabetes in Eritrea: results of first phase registry analyses. ActaDiabetologica. 2010; 47: 23-27.
  67. Keating J, Locatelli A, Gebremichael A, Ghebremeskel T, Mufunda J, Mihreteab S, Berhane D, Carneiro P. Evaluating indoor residual spray for reducing malaria infection prevalence in Eritrea: results from a community randomized control trial. Acta Trop. 2011;119(2-3):107-13.
  68. JephatChifamba, Kudakwashe E Chakanyuka, Jacob Mufunda, and Caroline Maponga. Comparison of exercise induced hypertension in low birth weight and normal birth weight young black adults. High Blood Press Cardiovasc Prev. 2012;19(3):123-770.
  69. AsmeromTesfamariam, AndemariamGebremichael, Jacob Mufunda

Breast cancer clinicopathological presentation, gravity and challenges in Eritrea, East Africa: Management practice in a resource-poor setting

S Afr Med J 2013;103(8):526-528.

  1. Jacob Mufunda, YohannesGhebrat, Abdulmumini Usman, GoitomMebrahtu, AsmeraGebresellasie. Underestimation of prevalence of raised blood sugar from history compared to biochemical estimation: support for the WHO rule of halves in a population based survey in Eritrea of 2009. SpringerPlus 2015; 4: 723
  2. A Usman, G Mebrahtu, A Tesfazion, A Gebresellasie, Y Ghebrat, Y Sium, B Tewolde, J Mufunda. Complex relationships between boday mass index and blood pressure in a lean population in Eritrea. Jacobs Journal of Obesity. 2015; 1(3):020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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