Assoc. Prof. Francis Kazibwe

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Assoc. Prof. Francis Kazibwe
Assoc. Prof. Francis Kazibwe
Senior Lecturer and Researcher

Assoc. Prof. Francis Kazibwe is a Senior Lecturer and researcher at Bishop Stuart University, Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences. He previously served as a Medical Entomologist in the Ministry of Health for twenty years working at Vector Control Division under the Department of Communicable Diseases Control.  He has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate operational research projects in the field of disease transmission, epidemiological, malacological and immunological studies.

As a senior researcher in the field of vector control, Kazibwe has accumulated knowledge on the ecological dynamics of disease vectors and held many consultancies for the business community and international research institutions on their control in the country.

He has taught and collaborated with other research institutions in the country and outside such as Makerere University Medical School, Uganda Virus Research Institute and Makerere University Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya Medical Research Institute, ICIPE-Kenya, Blair Research Laboratories, Harare- Zimbabwe, Museum of Natural History-London, Imperial College – London, National Museums of Kenya-Mombasa and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen – Denmark.

2000 – 2003: PhD at Makerere University, Zoology Department on the ecology of Biomphalaria species and their role in the transmission of Schistosoma Mansoni in Uganda.

2001: Certificate in Data Handling, Biostatistics and use of SPSS Windows, Makerere Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics.

1999: Certificate in Medical and Veterinary Malacology in Africa at Blair Research Laboratory, Harare, Zimbabwe.

1998: Certificate in Freshwater Biology at the University of Zimbabwe.

1998: Diploma in Research Methodology at the University of Copenhagen (Danish Bilharziasis Laboratory).

1995 – 1996: M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences at Salford University (United Kingdom).

1991: Diploma in Epidemiology and Control of Schistosomiasis at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

1991: Certificate in Teaching Methods at the Health Man Power Development Centre – Mbale – Uganda.

1990: Certificate in Operational Research at the Child Development Centre, Makerere University Medical School.

1989: Certificate in Epidemiology and Control of Schistosomiasis at the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi – Kenya.

1986: Certificate in the Control of Trypanosomiasis at the Southern African Development Coordinating College (SADCC) in Lusaka – Zambia.

1971 – 1974: Diploma in Medical Entomology and Parasitology at Mulago Paramedical School.

2023 up to date – Associate Professor – Bishop Stuart University, Mbarara.

2011 – 2022 Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences – Bishop Stuart University, Mbarara.

2004 – 2010    Medical Entomologist and Senior Research Fellow on Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Ministry of Health, Uganda.

1975 – 2003    Field Officer in the Ministry of Health at Vector Control Division and Tutor at the Mulago Paramedical Schools.



  1. The growth, reproduction and survival of Biomphalaria species in the field and laboratory conditions at Lake Albert in western Uganda. Francis Kazibwe and Edward Ssemakula: International Journal of Development Research. Vol. 06, Issue, 05, pp. 23 May, 2016.  ISSN: 2230-9926.  Available online at http://www.journalijdr.com
  2. Ecology of Biomphalaria (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) in Lake Albert, Western Uganda: snail distributions, infection with Schistosomes and temporal associations with environmental dynamics. F. Kazibwe,  B. Makanga,  C. Rubaire-Akiiki, J. Ouma, C. Kariuki,  N. B. Kabatereine, M. Booth, B. J. Vennervald,  R. F. Sturrock,  J. R. Stothard. Hydrobiologia September 2006, Volume 568, Issue 1, pp 433-444 Date: 20 Jun 2006
  3. Transmission studies of intestinal Schistosomiasis in Lake Albert, Uganda and experimental compatibility of local Biomphalaria spp Kazibwea, B. Makangab, C. Rubaire-Akiikib, J. Oumac,  C. Kariukic,  N.B. Kabatereine a,  B.J. Vennervaldd,  D. Rollinsone,  J.R. Stotharde: Parasitology International Volume 59, Issue 1, March 2010, Pages 49–53.
  4. Safe male circumcision and its complications among clients at Mbarara regional referral hospital, Uganda. Amako Fauzi A.1 Mbabazi A.1 Semakula E.1 and Kazibwe F.1 : Journal in Physical & Applied Sciences (Impact Factor- 3.960). IJPAS       Vol.03 Issue-05, (May, 2016)            ISSN: 2394-5710 International
  5. A newly-identified lineage of Schistosoma Jess A.T Morgana, 1,  Randall J DeJonga,  Francis Kazibweb, Gerald M Mkojic,  Eric S Lokera :International Journal for Parasitology Volume 33, Issue 9, August 2003, Pages 977–985
  6. Progress towards countrywide control of Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Uganda. Narcis B. Kabatereinea,  Edridah Tukahebwaa,  Francis Kazibwea,  Harriett Namwangyea,  Sam Zarambab, Simon Brookerc,  J. Russell Stothardd, Cara Kamenkad,  Sarah Whawelld,  Joanne P. Websterd, Alan Fenwickd, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Volume 100, Issue 3, March 2006, Pages 208–215
  7. Molecular epidemiology of Schistosoma mansoni in Uganda: DNA barcoding reveals substantial genetic diversity within Lake Albert and Lake Victoria populations J. R. STOTHARDa1 c1, B. L. WEBSTERa1, T. WEBERa1a2, S. NYAKAANAa3, J. P. WEBSTERa2, F. KAZIBWEa4, N. B. KABATEREINEa4 and D. ROLLINSONa1: Parasitology / Volume 136 / Special Issue 13 / November 2009, pp 1813-1824 Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2009DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S003118200999031X (About DOI), Published online: 23 July 2009
  8. Epidemiology and geography of Schistosoma mansoni in Uganda: implications for planning control. Kabatereine, N.B., Brooker, S., Tukahebwa, E., Kazibwe, F., Onapa, A.W. (2004): Tropical Medicine and International Health, Volume 9 (2), 1-9.
  9. Field evaluation of the Meade Readiview handheld microscope for diagnosis of intestinal Schistosomiasis in Ugandan school children. J. Russell Stothard,* Narcis B. Kabatereine, Edridah M. Tukahebwa, Francis Kazibwe, William Mathieson, Joanne P. Webster, and Alan Fenwick Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 73(5), 2005, pp. 949–955Copyright © 2005 by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  10. Strongyloides stercoralis: a field-based survey of mothers and their preschool children using ELISA, Baermann and Koga plate methods reveals low endemicity in western Uganda. J.R. Stotharda1 c1, J. Pleasanta2, D. Oguttua3, M. Adrikoa3, R. Galimakaa3†, A. Ruggianaa3, F. Kazibwea3 and N.B. Kabatereinea3 Journal of Helminthology / Volume 82 / Issue 03 / September 2008, pp 263-269 Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2008 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022149X08971996 (About DOI), Published online: 17 April 2008
  11. Hepatosplenic morbidity in two neighbouring communities in Uganda with high levels of Schistosoma mansoni infection but very different durations of residence. M Bootha, , ,  B.J Vennervaldb,  N.B Kabatereinec, F Kazibwec,  J.H Oumad,  C.H Kariukie,  E Muchirie,  H Kadzof,  E Irerid,  G Kimanid,  J.K Mwathad,  D.W Dunnea: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Volume 98, Issue 2, February 2004, Pages 125–136.
  12. Schistosoma mansoni in infants (aged <3 years) along the Ugandan shoreline of Lake Victoria. Narcis B. Kabatereinea,  Edridah Tukahebwaa,  J. Russell Stothardd,  Joanne P. Websterd,  Alan Fenwickd Francis Kazibwea, :Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 2006- openurl.ingenta.com http://openurl.ingenta.com/content/xref?genre=article&issn=00034983&volume=100&issue=4&spage=315
  13. Origin and diversification of the human parasite Schistosoma mansoniJess A. T. Morgan, Randall J. Dejong, Grace O. Adeoye, Ebenezer D. O. Ansa, Constança S. Barbosa, Philippe Brémond, Italo M. Cesari, Nathalie Charbonnel, Lygia R. Corrêa, Godefroy Coulibaly, Paulo Sérgio D’andrea, Cecilia Pereira de Souza, Michael J. Doenhoff, Sharon File, §§§ Mohamed A. Idris, R. Nino Incani, Philippe Jarne, Diana M. S. Karanja, John Kpikpi, Nicholas J. S.  |Lwambo, Amadou Mabaye, Luiz A. Magalhães, Asanteli Makundi, Hélène Moné, Gabriel Mouahid, Gerald M. Muchemi, Ben N. Mungai, Mariama Séne, Vaughan Southgate, Louis Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Andre Théron, Fouad Yousif, Eliana M. Zanotti Magalhães, Gerald M. Mkoji Eric S. Loker and Francis KazibweMolecular Ecology (2005) 14, 3889–3902 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2005. 02709.x© 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd Blackwell Publishing, Ltd
  14. The 434(G>C) polymorphism within the coding sequence of Eosinophil Cationic Protein (ECP) correlates with the natural course of Schistosoma mansoni infection. Jenny Erikssona, , ,  Claus M. Reimertb,  Narcis B. Kabatereinec,  Francis Kazibwec,  Edmund Irerid,  Hilda Kadzoe,  Hanan B. Eltahirf,  Abdelrahim O. Mohamedf,  Birgitte J. Vennervaldb,  Per Vengea International Journal for Parasitology Volume 37, Issue 12, October 2007, Pages 1359–1366.
  15. Applied and basic research on the epidemiology, morbidity, and immunology of Schistosomiasis in fishing communities on Lake Albert, Uganda. David W. Dunnea, , ,  Birgitte J. Vennervaldb,  Mark Bootha,  Sarah Josepha,  Colin M. Fitzsimmonsa,  Pierre Cahena,  Robert F. Sturrockc, John H. Oumad,  Gachuhi Kimanie, H. Curtis Kariukif,  Francis Kazibweg,  Edridah Tukahebwag,  Narcis B. Kabatereineg Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Volume 100, Issue 3, March 2006, Pages 216–223.
  16. Intestinal Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Ugandan schoolchildren: a rapid mapping assessment. Claire J. Standley1, 2, Moses Adriko3, Moses Alinaitwe3, Francis Kazibwe3, Narcis B. Kabatereine3, J. Russell Stothard1. Geospatial Health 4(1), 2009, pp. 39-53.
  17. Epidemiology and control of intestinal Schistosomiasis on the Sesse Islands, Uganda: integrating malacology and parasitology to tailor local treatment recommendation. Claire J Standley1, 2, Moses Adriko3, Moses Arinaitwe3, Aaron Atuhaire3, Francis Kazibwe3, Alan Fenwick 4, Narcis B Kabatereine3, J Russell Stothard2. Standleye. Parasites Vectors 2010, 3:64 http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/content/3/1/64
  18. Schistosoma bovis in western Uganda J.R. Stotharda1 c1, A.E. Lockyera2, N.B. Kabatereinea3, E.M. Tukahebwaa3, F. Kazibwea3, D. Rollinsona2 and A. Fenwicka1 Journal of Helminthology / Volume 78 / Issue 03 / September 2004, pp 281-284Cambridge University Press DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1079/JOH2004239 (About DOI), Published online: 22 February 2007
  19. Use of circulating cathodic antigen (CCA) dipsticks for detection of intestinal and urinary Schistosomiasis. J. Russell Stothard a, b, ∗, Narcis B. Kabatereine c, Edridah M. Tukahebwa c, Francis Kazibwe c, David Rollinson a, William Mathieson d, Joanne P. Webster b, Alan Fenwick a Acta Tropica 97 (2006) 219–228.
  20. Parasitological impact of 2-year preventive chemotherapy on Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Uganda. Yaobi Zhang*1, ArtemisKoukounari1, NarcisKabatereine2, Fiona Fleming 1, FrancisKazibwe2, EdridahTukahebwa2, J RussellStothard3, Joanne P Webster 1 and Alan Fenwick 1. BMC Medicine Open Access  Research article
  21. Micro geographical and tribal variations in water contact and Schistosoma mansoni exposure within a Ugandan fishing community. Angela Pinot De Moira1,  Anthony J. C. Fulford1,4,  Narcis B. Kabatereine2,  Francis Kazibwe2, John H. Ouma3,  David W. Dunne1 and Mark Booth1. Article first published online: 5 JUN 2007DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2007.01842.x Tropical Medicine & International Health Volume 12, Issue 6, pages 724–735, June 2007
  22. Chemotherapy for Schistosomiasis in Ugandan Fishermen: Treatment Can Cause a Rapid Increase in Interleukin5 Levels in Plasma but Decreased Levels of Eosinophilia and Worm-Specific Immunoglobulin E. Colin M. Fitzsimmons, Sarah Joseph, Frances M. Jones, Tukahebwa E, Henry. C. Kariuki, Birgitte J. Vennervald, Gachuhi Kimani, Joseph K. Mwatha, John H. Ouma, Claus M. Reimert F. Hoffmann, Narcis B. Kabatereine, David Dunne and Francis Kazibwe. Infection and Immunity July2004, p. 4023–4030 Vol. 72, No. 70019-9567/04/$08.000 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.72.7.4023–4030.2004Copyright © 2004, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved
  23. Increases in human T helper 2 cytokine responses to Schistosoma mansoni worm and worm-tegument antigens are induced by treatment with Praziquantel. Sarah Joseph1, Frances M. Jones1,  Klaudia Walter1,  Anthony J. Fulford1,a, Gachuhi Kimani2, Joseph. K. Mwatha2, Timothy Kamau2, Henry C. Kariuki3,  Francis Kazibwe4, Edridah Tukahebwa4,  Narcis B. Kabatereine4,  John H. Ouma2,  Birgitte J. Vennervald5 and  David W. Dunne1Oxford Journals Medicine & Health. The Journal of Infectious Diseases Volume 190, Issue 4Pp. 835-842.
  24. Changes in IgE- and Antigen-dependent histamine-release in peripheral blood of Schistosoma mansoni-infected Ugandan fishermen after treatment with Praziquantel. Mohamed Z Satti1, Pierre Cahen*1, Per S Skov 2, Sarah Joseph1, Frances M Jones1, Colin Fitzsimmons1, Karl F Hoffmann1, Claus Reimert 6, H Curtis Kariuki4, Francis Kazibwe5, Joseph Mwatha3, Gachuhi Kimani3, Birgitte J Vennervald6, John H Ouma4, Narcis B Kabatereine5 and DavidDunne1 BMC Immunology Open Access Research article
  25. Short communication: Soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Uganda: epidemiology and cost of control. N. B. Kabatereine1, E. M. Tukahebwa1, F. Kazibwe1, J. M. Twa-Twa2, J. F. Z. Barenzi3, S. Zaramba4, J. R. Stothard5, A. Fenwick6 and S. Brooker7 Article first published online: 26 OCT 2005 DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2005. 01509.x Tropical Medicine & International Health Volume 10, Issue 11, pages 1187–1189, November 2005
  26. Cytokine Production in Whole Blood Cultures from a Fishing Community in an Area of High Endemicity for Schistosoma mansoni in Uganda: The Differential Effect of Parasite Worm and Egg Antigens. Sarah Joseph,1 Frances M. Jones,1 Gachuhi Kimani,2 Joseph K. Mwatha, 2 Timothy Kamau, 2 Francis Kazibwe, 3 Jovanice Kemijumbi, 3 Narcis B. Kabatereine, 3 Mark Booth, 1 Henry C. Kariuki, 4 John H. Ouma, 2 Birgitte J. Vennervald, 5 and David Dunne1.Infection and Immunity, Feb.2004, p. 728–734 Vol. 72, No. 20019-9567/04/$08.000 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.72.2.728–734.2004Copyright © 2004, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
  27. Spatial analysis of the distribution of intestinal nematode infections in Uganda. S. Brooker a1c1, N. B. Kabatereine a2, E. M. Tukahebwa a2 and F. Kazibwe a2
    a1 Department of Infectious and Tropical Disease, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UKA2 Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda. Epidemiology and Infection / Volume 132 / Issue 06 / December 2004, pp 1065-1071
  28. Morbidity due to Schistosoma mansoni: an epidemiological assessment of distended abdomen syndrome in Ugandan school children with observations before and 1-year after anthelminthic chemotherapy. Julie Balena, b, c, J. Russell Stotharda, d, , Narcis B. Kabatereinee,  Edridah M. Tukahebwae, Francis Kazibwee, Sarah Whawella,  Joanne P. Webstera,  Jürg Utzingerb,  Alan FenwickaTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Volume 100, Issue 11, November 2006, Pages 1039–1048
  29. Evolutionary Relationships and Biogeography of Biomphalaria (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) with Implications Regarding Its Role as Host of the Human Blood fluke, Schistosoma mansoniRandall J. DeJong, Jess A. T. Morgan, W. Lobato Paraense, Jean-Pierre Pointier, Manuel Amarista, § Patrick F. K. Ayeh-Kumi, Ahmed Babiker, Constanc¸a S. Barbosa, Philippe Bre´mond, Andre´s Pedro Canese, Cecilia Pereira de Souza, Claudio Dominguez§§ Sharon File, Alfredo Gutierrez, R. Nino Incani  Toshie Kawano, John Kpikpi, Nicholas J. S. Lwambo, Remy Mimpfoundi, Flobert Njiokou, Jean Noe¨l Poda, M. Sene, Luz Elen Vela´squez,  Mary Yong, Coen M. Adema, Bruce V. Hofkin, Gerald M. Mkoji, Eric S. Loker and Francis Kazibwe, Molecular Ecology (2005) 14, 3889–3902 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2005.02709.x © 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd Blackwell Publishing, Ltd
  30. Treatment of intestinal Schistosomiasis in Ugandan preschool children: best diagnosis, treatment efficacy and side-effects, and an extended Praziquantel dosing pole. José Carlos Sousa-Figueiredoa, b,  Joyce Pleasant,  Matthew Dayc,  Martha Betsona,  David RollinsonaAntonio MontresordFrancis KazibweeNarcis B. KabatereineeJ. Russell Stotharda, Mathematics. Molecular Biology and Evolution Oxford Journals Medicine & Health & Science
  31. Utilization of dental conservation methods among school adolescents in Mbarara Municipality – South-western Uganda Igga Ibrahim B., Ssemakula, E., Mbabazi, A., Kazibwe, F. International Journal of Advanced Information Science and Technology (IJAIST) ISSN: 2319:2682 Vol.47, No.47, March 2016
  32. An Ethnobotanical documentation of medicinal plants used by local communities around Kibale national park, a case of     Kanyawara, Kanyansowera and Ibura villages. Waisindye. N¹*, Anywar. G², Kamatenesi. M.M¹, Kazibwe. F¹: International Journal of Advanced Information Science and Technology (IJAIST) ISSN: 2319:2682 Vol.49, No.49, May 2016
  33. Profiling lifetime episodes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding among patients from rural Sub-Saharan Africa where Schistosoma mansoni is endemic. Christopher Kenneth Opio, Francis Kazibwe, Ponsiano Ocama, Lalitha Rejani, Elena Nikolaevna Belousova, Paul Ajal The Pan African Medical Journal. 2016; 24:296. doi:10.11604/pamj.2016.24.296.9755
  34. The diagnostic accuracy of routine clinical findings for detection of oesophageal varices in rural Sub-Saharan Africa where Schistosomiasis is endemic. Christopher K Opio1, Lalitha Rejani1, Francis Kazibwe2, Ponsiano Ocama1. (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339723383_ [accessed Jan 02 2021]. December 2019 African Health Sciences 19(4):3225-3234 DOI: 10.4314/ahs. v19i4.46
  35. Schistosomiasis Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding, and Health Related Quality of life Measurements in Rural Africa. Christopher Kenneth Opio, Francis Kazibwe, Lalitha Rejani, Narcis B Kabatereine, Ponsiano Ocama https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343026623_Schistosomiasis_Upper_Gastrointestinal_Bleeding_and_Health_Related_Quality_of_Life_Measurements_in_Rural_Africa [accessed Jan 02 2021]. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-42011/v. Available via license: CC BY 4.0
  36. Praziquantel and Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Hepatic Schistosomiasis; A Quasi-Experimental Study. Christopher Kenneth Opio, Francis Kazibwe, Narcis B. Kabatereine, Lalitha Rejani, Ponsiano Ocama. December 2020, Drugs – Real World Outcomes DOI: 10.1007/s40801-020-00222-7
  37. Hepatosplenic morbidity in two neighbouring communities in Uganda with high levels of Schistosoma mansoni infection but very different durations of residence.M. Bootha, *, B.J. Vennervaldb, N.B. Kabatereinec, F. Kazibwec, J.H. Oumad, C.H. Kariukie, E. Muchirie, H. Kadzof, E. Irerid, G. Kimanid, J.K. Mwathad, D.W. Dunneaa Dept of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Rd, Cambridge CB2 1QP, UKb Danish Bilharziasis Laboratory, Charlottenlund, Denmarkc Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health, Ugandad Kenyan Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenyae Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Kenyan Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya

    f Kenyatta Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

    Received 1 April 2003; received in revised form 16July 2003; accepted 28 July 2003