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Department of Pathology



Key publications: 

Chami GF, Kabatereine NB, Tukahebwa EM. The division of labour between community medicine distributors influences the reach of mass drug administration: A cross-sectional study in rural Uganda. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2019;13(9):e0007685. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007685

Chami G.F., Bundy D.A.P. More medicines alone cannot ensure the treatment of neglected tropical diseases. Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2019;19(9):PE330-E336 . DOI:

Chami G.F., Kabatereine N., Tukahebwa E. Profiling the best-performing community medicine distributors for mass drug administration: a comprehensive, data-driven analysis of treatment for schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, and soil-transmitted helminths in Uganda. BMC Medicine. 2019; 17:69. DOI:10.1186/s12916-019-1303-z

Chami G.F., Kabatereine N.B., Tukahebwa E.M., Dunne D.W. Precision global health and comorbidity: a population-based study of 16 357 people in rural Uganda. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 2018;15:20180248. DOI:10.1098/rsif.2018.0248

Chami G. F.,  Kontoleon A.A., Bulte E., Fenwick A., Kabatereine N.B., Tukahebwa E.M., Dunne D.W. Diffusion of treatment in social networks and mass drug administration. Nature Communications. 2017; 8:1929. DOI:10.1038/s41467-017-01499-z

Chami G.F., Ahnert S.E., Kabaterine N.B., Tukahebwa E.M. Social network fragmentation and community health. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 2017; 114: E7425-E7431

Chami G. F.,  Kontoleon A., Bulte E., Fenwick A., Kabatereine N., Tukahebwa E., Dunne D.W. Community-directed mass drug administration is undermined by status seeking in friendship networks and inadequate trust in health advice networks. Social Science & Medicine 2017; 183: 37-47.

Chami G.F., Kontoleon A., Bulte E., Fenwick A., Kabatereine N., Tukahebwa E., Dunne D.W.  Profiling nonrecipients of mass drug administration for schistosomiasis and hookworm infections: a comprehensive analysis of praziquantel and albendazole coverage in community-directed treatment in Uganda. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2016;62:200-207.

Chami G.F., Fenwick A., Bulte E., Kontoleon A., Kabatereine N., Tukahebwa E., Dunne D.W. Influence of S. mansoni and hookworm infection intensities on anaemia in Ugandan villages. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2015;9:e0004193.

Chami G.F., Ahnert S.E., Voors M., Kontoleon A.A. Social network analysis predicts self-reported health and health behaviours in African villages. PLOS ONE. 2014; 9: e103500

Chami G.F., Molyneux D.H., Kontoleon A.A., & Dunne D.W. Exploring network theory for mass drug administration. Trends in Parasitology. 2013; 29:370-379



Ugandan friendship and health advice network edge lists and treatment attributes (cite PNAS 2017 & Nature Comm. 2017): and

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Wellcome Trust - Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research
Division of Microbiology and Parasitology
Junior Research Fellow, King's College Cambridge
Dr Goylette F Chami

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