Archive for the ‘Current’ Category

Dr. Setlhomo Koloi-Keaikitse

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Setlhomo Koloi-Keaikitse is from the University of Botswana where she teaches courses in research measurement and evaluation in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Setlhomo holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from Ball State University (Indiana, USA) and a Master of Education from the University of Botswana. She has worked on research for the Botswana National AIDS Coordinating Agency, the Centres for Disease Control, and the Ministry of Education in Botswana. Setlhomo hopes to create contextually and culturally relevant guidelines for community-based research in Botswana, and to improve training in bioethics at her home institution, the University of Botswana.

Dr. Victor Chisha Zulu

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Victor Zulu is from the University of Zambia where he is a senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Clinical Studies at the School of Veterinary Medicine. Victor holds a PhD in Veterinary Medicine from Rakuno Gakuen University in Japan, and an MSc in Tropical Veterinary Medicine from the University of Edinburgh. He has conducted significant research in animal reproduction, as well as ethno-veterinary medicine and disease monitoring. Victor is interested in dealing with ethical problems in veterinary medicine and ensuring that both human and animal biomedical research is conducted ethically at his home institution, the University of Zambia.

Dr. John Barugahare

Friday, March 1st, 2019

John Barugahare comes from the Department of Philosophy at Makerere University in Uganda where he lectures and supervises research in the Master of Health Sciences in Bioethics program. John completed his PhD and Master of Philosophy from the University of Bergen in Norway where he focused on allocating and financing global health resources. He has taught a number of courses at Makerere University specializing in applied ethics with a narrower focus in bioethics, human rights and health rights. His research interests include research ethics mostly focusing on both conceptual and empirical ethical issues in international collaborative health-related research, medical ethics, public health ethics, a right to health, political philosophy and how to integrate critical thinking in bioethics education and research.

Dr. Daniel Kabonge Kaye

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Dan K. Kaye is an obstetrician-gynecologist and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Makerere University of College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda. His research interests are evaluating informed consent in emergency care research, especially randomized clinical trials in emergency obstetric and newborn care. He has a PhD in Public Health Sciences (Reproductive Health) jointly awarded by Makerere University and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden (2006), a Master’s degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Makerere University (1998), and a certificate in Coordinating Clinical Research from University of Alabama, Birmingham (2006).

Dr. Gershom Chongwe

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Dr. Chongwe is a lecturer in the Department of Public Health in the School of Medicine at the University of Zambia. He has a medical and public health background and currently teaches quantitative research methods and basic epidemiology to both undergraduate and graduate students. He is also currently enrolled in doctoral studies with the University of Zambia, School of Medicine. His thesis focuses on the immune responses of the gut in response to mycobacteria and its relationship with enteropathy.


Gershom has been involved in a number of clinical trials for new malaria drugs in Zambia. He has also monitored a multicenter clinical trial on behalf of the World Health Organization which took place in Tanzania and Zambia between 2008 and 2010. Over the past few years, he has been involved in operations research projects in collaboration with the national TB control program.


Gershom’s interest in research ethics arose during the time he served as the Secretary (administrator) for the TDRC Ethics Research Committee for four years. That experience broadened his understanding of the research setting, the roles of the different players and the challenges of conducting research in this environment. He hopes the JH-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program will deepen his understanding of research ethics and he has a strong desire to share the knowledge he gains from the training with both his colleagues and students. While participating in the program, he hopes to conduct a needs assessment of the existing ethics committees in Zambia with a view to improving their operations.