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Durham University

The Anthro-Zoonoses Network

Salome A. Bukachi

Salome A.Bukachi is a social/medical/ anthropologist with over 18 years progressive experience working on infectious diseases with a focus on community participation, gender, health systems and the socio-economic and cultural/behavioural aspects of infectious diseases. She works with various stakeholders both local and international in undertaking research and development on anthropological issues. Her main disease focus has been on infectious zoonotic diseases – African trypanosomiasis, Rift Valley fever among others.

Selected Publications:

Bukachi SA, Mumbo AA, Alak ACD, Sebit W, Rumunu J, Biéler S, et al. (2018) Knowledge, attitudes and practices about human African trypanosomiasis and their implications in designing intervention strategies for Yei county, South Sudan. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(10): e0006826. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006826

Bukachi S.A., Wandibba S., Nyamongo I.K. 2017. The socio-economic burden of human African trypanosomiasis and the coping strategies of households in the South Western Kenya foci. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(10): e0006002. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006002

Mutua E.N., Bukachi S.A., Bett B.K., Estambale B.A., and Nyamongo I.K. 2017. “We do not, bury dead livestock like human beings”: Community behaviors and risk of Rift Valley Fever virus Infection in Baringo County, Kenya. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(5): e0005582.

Dzingirai V., Bukachi S., Leach, M., Mangwanya L., Scoones I., Wilkinson A. 2017. Structural drivers of vulnerability to zoonotic disease in Africa. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 372: 20160169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2016.0169

Leach, M., Bett B., Said, M., Bukachi, S., Sang, R., Anderson, N., Machila, N., Kuleszo, J., Schaten, K., Dzingirai, V., Mangwanya, L., Ntiamoa-Baidu, Y., Lawson, E., Amponsah-Mensah, K., Moses, L.M., Wilkinson, A., Grant, D.S., and Koninga J. 2017. Local disease-ecosystems-livelihood dynamics: reflections from comparative case studies in Africa. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 372:20160163. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2016.0163

Ng’ang’a, C.M., Bukachi S.A.,and Bett B.K. 2016. Lay perceptions of risk factors for Rift valley fever in a pastoral community in northeastern Kenya. BMC Public Health 16(32). DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-2707-8.

Bukachi S.A., Wandibba S. and Nyamongo I.K. 2009. The treatment pathways followed by cases of human African trypanosomiasis in western Kenya and eastern Uganda. Annals of tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 103(3) 211-220.

Dzingirai, V., Bett, B., Bukachi, S., Lawson, E., Mangwanya, L., Scoones, I.,Waldman, L., Wilkinson, A., Leach, M. and Winnebah, T. 2016. Zoonotic diseases: who gets sick, and why? Explorations from Africa. Critical Public Health. DOI.org/10.1080/09581596.2016.1187260.

Bukachi S.A., Wandibba S. and Nyamongo I.K. 2009. The treatment pathways followed by cases of human African trypanosomiasis in western Kenya and eastern Uganda. Annals of tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 103(3) 211-220.

Contact

Salome A.Bukachi

University of Nairobi

salome.bukachi@uonbi.ac.ke