Albert Lazarous Nkhata Dube, BAH, MSc; Research Manager for Healthy Lives Malawi and member of the Senior Management Team at Malawi Epidemiology and intervention Research Unit. Albert is an experienced Social Scientist and public health specialist with experience in the establishment and management of health and demographic surveillance system that creates a platform for the implementation of short and long term epidemiological studies.

Albert’s recent work has been around evaluation of policies, interventions and data collection approaches. These have included evaluation of male partner engagement in HIV care services, evaluation of data collection approaches that could enable the assessment of the impact of HIV programming. Albert’s growing research interests are in the sociology of health and well-being, human subjects’ long term participation and engagement in research and population dynamics. 

Selected Publications

Glynn, J. R., Dube, A., Fielding, K., Crampin, A. C., Kanjala, C., Fine, P. E., & Karonga Prevention Trial Group. (2021). The effect of BCG revaccination on all-cause mortality beyond infancy: 30-year follow-up of a population-based, double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled trial in Malawi. The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Risher KA, Cori A, Reniers G, Marston M, Calvert C, Crampin A, Dadirai T, Dube A, Gregson S, Herbst K, Lutalo T. Age patterns of HIV incidence in eastern and southern Africa: a modelling analysis of observational population-based cohort studies. The Lancet HIV. 2021 Jul 1;8(7):e429-39.

Kilov K, Hildenwall H, Dube A, Zadutsa B, Banda L, Langton J, Desmond N, Lufesi N, Makwenda C, King C. Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI): a mixed-methods study on implementation, knowledge and resource availability in Malawi. BMJ paediatrics open. 2021;5(1).

Prynn JE, Dube A, Mkandawire J, Koole O, Geis S, Mwaiyeghele E, Mwiba O, Price AJ, Kachiwanda L, Nyirenda M, Kuper H. Self-reported disability in relation to mortality in rural Malawi: a longitudinal study of over 16 000 adults. BMJ open. 2020 Aug 1;10(8):e034802.

Dube, A., Renju, J., Wamoyi, J., Hassan, F., Seeley, J., Chimukuche, R.S., Songo, J., Kalua, T., Crampin, A., Moshabela, M. and Wringe, A., 2020. Consequences of male partner engagement policies on HIV care-seeking in three African countries: Findings from the SHAPE UTT study. Global Public Health, pp.1-11.

Songo, John, et al. “Implications of HIV treatment policies on the health workforce in rural Malawi and Tanzania between 2013 and 2017: Evidence from the SHAPE-UTT study.” Global Public Health (2020): 1-18.

Vyas, Seema, et al. “Assessing the costs and efficiency of HIV testing and treatment services in rural Malawi: implications for future “test and start” strategies.” BMC health services research 20.1 (2020): 1-11.

Banda, J., Dube, A., Brumfield, S., Amoah, A., Crampin, A., Reniers, G., & Helleringer, S. (2020). Knowledge and Behaviors Related to the COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi. medRxiv.

Adjiwanou, V., Alam, N., Alkema, L., Asiki, G., Bawah, A., Béguy, D., Cetorelli, V., Dube, A., Feehan, D., Fisker, A.B. and Gage, A., 2020. Measuring excess mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic in low-and lower-middle income countries: the need for mobile phone surveys.

Sunny, B., DeStavola, B., Dube, A., Price, A., Kaonga, A., Kondowe, S., . . . Glynn, J. (2019). Lusting, learning and lasting in school: Sexual debut, school performance and dropout among adolescents in primary schools in Karonga district, northern Malawi. Journal of Biosocial Science, 51(5), 720-736. doi:10.1017/S0021932019000051

Prynn JE, Dube A, Mwaiyeghele E et al. Self-reported disability in rural Malawi: prevalence, incidence, and relationship to chronic disease [version 1; peer review: 1 approved with reservations, 1 not approved]. Wellcome Open Res 2019, 4:90

Sunny BS, DeStavola B, Dube A, Kondowe S, Crampin AC, et al. (2018). Does early linear growth failure influence later school performance? A cohort study in Karonga district, northern Malawi. PLOS ONE 13(11): e0200380.

Glynn, J.R., Sunny, B.S., DeStavola, B., Dube, A., Chihana, M., Price, A.J. and Crampin, A.C., 2018. Early school failure predicts teenage pregnancy and marriage: A large population-based cohort study in northern Malawi. PloS one13(5), p.e0196041.

Kelly, C.A., Crampin, A.C., Mortimer, K., Dube, A., Malava, J., Johnston, D., Unterhalter, E. and Glynn, J.R., 2018. From kitchen to classroom: Assessing the impact of cleaner burning biomass-fuelled cookstoves on primary school attendance in Karonga district, northern Malawi. PloS one, 13(4), p.e0193376.

McLean, E., Dube, A., Saul, J., Branson, K., Luhanga, M., Mwiba, O., Kalobekamo, F., Geis, S. and Crampin, A.C., 2017. Implementing electronic data capture at a well-established health and demographic surveillance site in rural northern Malawi. Global health action, 10(1), p.1367162.

Zamawe, C.O., Banda, M. and Dube, A.., 2016. The impact of a community driven mass media campaign on the utilisation of maternal health care services in rural Malawi. BMC pregnancy and childbirth16(1), p.21.

Zamawe, C.F., Masache, G.C. and Dube, A.., 2015. The role of the parents’ perception of the postpartum period and knowledge of maternal mortality in uptake of postnatal care: a qualitative exploration in Malawi. International journal of women’s health, 7, p.587.

Machiyama, K., Baschieri, A., Dube, A., Crampin, A.C., Glynn, J.R., French, N. and Cleland, J., 2015. An assessment of childbearing preferences in northern Malawi. Studies in family planning46(2), pp.161-176.

Zamawe, C., Banda, M. and Dube, A., 2015. The effect of mass media campaign on Men’s participation in maternal health: a cross-sectional study in Malawi. Reproductive health, 12(1), p.31.

Tanja A J Houweling, Joanna Morrison, Glyn Alcock, Kishwar Azad Sushmita Das, Munir Hossen, Abdul Kuddus, Sonia Lewycka, Caspar W Looman, Bharat Budhathoki Magar, Dharma S Manandhar, Mahfuza Akter, Albert Dube, Shibanand Rath, Naomi Saville, Aman Sen, Prasanta Tripathy, Anthony Costello. “Reaching the poor with health interventions: programme-incidence analysis of seven randomised trials of women’s groups to reduce newborn mortality in Asia and Africa.” J Epidemiol Community Health (2015): jech-2014.

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