Prof Kamija Phiri, MBBS, DLSHTM, MSc, PhD - College of Medicine - Professor

Prof Kamija Phiri

MBBS, DLSHTM, MSc, PhD

College of Medicine

Professor

Blantyre | Malawi

Main Specialties: Epidemiology

Additional Specialties: Clinical Epidemiology


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Prof Kamija Phiri, MBBS, DLSHTM, MSc, PhD - College of Medicine - Professor

Prof Kamija Phiri

MBBS, DLSHTM, MSc, PhD

Introduction

Kamija Phiri, a professor in Clinical Epidemiology, is the Dean of the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Malawi. He has previously been the Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research for a number of years and contributed in the formulation of the Malawi National Health Research Agenda. He is an alumni of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and also the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK where he did his postgraduate studies. He is a recipient for several awards, with the most recent being the 2012 Merle A. Sandee Health Leadership award. Prof Phiri directs the Training & Research Unit of Excellence (TRUE) established in 2009 with field sites in Chikhwawa and Zomba districts in southern Malawi. His research interests are in the control of malaria in children and pregnant women. He is currently leading a multi-centre study (across Malawi, Kenya & Uganda) on the efficacy of intermittent preventive antimalarial therapy in the post-discharge management of children with severe anaemia. He has conducted a number of malaria drug efficacy studies and has a keen interest malaria control at population level. He has published widely including in the Lancet Infectious Diseases and the New England Journal of Medicine in the area of malaria and anaemia. He is a member of the Malawi National Malaria Advisory Board which advises Ministry of Health on all matters related to malaria control. He is currently supported by a research team of two postdocs and 8 PhD students and is an honorary lecturer with University of Liverpool and a visiting lecturer at the University of Zambia.

Primary Affiliation: College of Medicine - Blantyre , Malawi

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Number of Publications

34

Publications

Number of Profile Views

468

Profile Views

Number of Article Reads

540

Reads

Number of Citations

425

Citations

Education

Jul 2006
University of Liverpool
PhD
Jul 2002
University of London
MSc
Jul 1999
University of Malawi
MBBS

Top co-authors

Bernard J Brabin
Bernard J Brabin

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

7
Herbert Longwe
Herbert Longwe

College of Medicine

7
Imelda Bates
Imelda Bates

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

5
Brian Faragher
Brian Faragher

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

5
Malcolm E Molyneux
Malcolm E Molyneux

Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme

5

Publications

34Publications

540Reads

425PubMed Central Citations

Adaptive geostatistical sampling enables efficient identification of malaria hotspots in repeated cross-sectional surveys in rural Malawi.

PLoS One 2017 14;12(2):e0172266. Epub 2017 Feb 14.

Malaria Theme, Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust, Blantyre, Malawi.

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August 2017
34 Reads
6 Citations
3.230 Impact Factor

Iron for Africa-Report of an Expert Workshop.

Nutrients 2017 Jun 5;9(6). Epub 2017 Jun 5.

MRC Unit The Gambia, Atlantic Road, Fajara, The Gambia & MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT, UK.

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June 2017
16 Reads
3.150 Impact Factor

Malaria research in Malawi from 1984 to 2016: a literature review and bibliometric analysis.

Malar J 2017 06 12;16(1):246. Epub 2017 Jun 12.

School of Public Health and Family Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi.

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June 2017
4 Reads
1 Citation
3.110 Impact Factor

Changing the policy for intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine during pregnancy in Malawi.

Malar J 2017 02 20;16(1):84. Epub 2017 Feb 20.

School of Health Systems and Public Health, Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC), University of Pretoria, Private Bag X363, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa.

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February 2017
8 Reads
3 Citations
3.110 Impact Factor

Facilitating factors and barriers to malaria research utilization for policy development in Malawi.

Malar J 2016 Oct 19;15(1):512. Epub 2016 Oct 19.

Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC), School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

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October 2016
8 Reads
2 Citations
3.110 Impact Factor

Severe anemia in Malawian children.

Malawi Med J 2016 09;28(3):99-107

Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi; College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi; Emma Children's Hospital, the Global Child Health Group, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Child and Reproductive Health Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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September 2016
29 Reads
2 Citations
0.190 Impact Factor

Malaria research and its influence on anti-malarial drug policy in Malawi: a case study.

Health Res Policy Syst 2016 Jun 1;14(1):41. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

University of Pretoria Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP CSMC), School of Health Systems and Public Health (SHSPH), University of Pretoria, Private Bag X363, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa.

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June 2016
8 Reads
2 Citations

Delayed acquisition of Plasmodium falciparum antigen-specific CD4(+) T cell responses in HIV-exposed uninfected Malawian children receiving daily cotrimoxazole prophylaxis.

Malar J 2016 05 10;15(1):264. Epub 2016 May 10.

Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi.

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May 2016
8 Reads
1 Citation
3.110 Impact Factor

The effect of daily co-trimoxazole prophylaxis on natural development of antibody-mediated immunity against P. falciparum malaria infection in HIV-exposed uninfected Malawian children.

PLoS One 2015 25;10(3):e0121643. Epub 2015 Mar 25.

Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi; Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi.

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March 2016
11 Reads
6 Citations
3.230 Impact Factor

Health workers' compliance to rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) to guide malaria treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Malar J 2016 Mar 15;15:163. Epub 2016 Mar 15.

Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Center of Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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March 2016
27 Reads
20 Citations
3.110 Impact Factor

Proportions of CD4+, CD8+ and B cell subsets are not affected by exposure to HIV or to Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis in Malawian HIV-uninfected but exposed children.

BMC Immunol 2015 Aug 28;16:50. Epub 2015 Aug 28.

Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi.

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August 2015
12 Reads
3 Citations
2.480 Impact Factor

Monitoring the efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Malawian children.

Malar J 2015 Apr 23;14:175. Epub 2015 Apr 23.

Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Private Bag 360, Blantyre, Malawi.

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April 2015
15 Reads
2 Citations
3.110 Impact Factor

Low hepcidin levels in severely anemic malawian children with high incidence of infectious diseases and bone marrow iron deficiency.

PLoS One 2013 5;8(12):e78964. Epub 2013 Dec 5.

Global Child Health Group, Emma Children's Hospital, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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March 2015
12 Reads
12 Citations
3.230 Impact Factor

The effect of timing of iron supplementation on iron absorption and haemoglobin in post-malaria anaemia: a longitudinal stable isotope study in Malawian toddlers.

Malar J 2014 Oct 10;13:397. Epub 2014 Oct 10.

From the Laboratory of Human Nutrition, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, ETH Zürich, Schmelzbergstrasse 7, LFV CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland.

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October 2014
11 Reads
4 Citations
3.110 Impact Factor

Cotrimoxazole prophylactic treatment prevents malaria in children in sub-Saharan Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Trop Med Int Health 2014 Sep 8;19(9):1057-67. Epub 2014 Jul 8.

College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi; Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK.

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September 2014
23 Reads
11 Citations
2.330 Impact Factor

The interaction between malaria and human immunodeficiency virus infection in severely anaemic Malawian children: a prospective longitudinal study.

Trop Med Int Health 2014 Jun 17;19(6):698-705. Epub 2014 Mar 17.

Global Child Health Group, Emma Children's Hospital AMC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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June 2014
9 Reads
7 Citations
2.330 Impact Factor

Iron supplementation in HIV-infected Malawian children with anemia: a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial.

Clin Infect Dis 2013 Dec 15;57(11):1626-34. Epub 2013 Aug 15.

Global Child Health Group-AIGHD, Emma Children's Hospital/Academic Medical Center.

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December 2013
45 Reads
15 Citations
8.890 Impact Factor

Iron status predicts malaria risk in Malawian preschool children.

PLoS One 2012 16;7(8):e42670. Epub 2012 Aug 16.

Global Child Health Group, Emma Children's Hospital, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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May 2013
6 Reads
24 Citations
3.230 Impact Factor

Iron deficiency in children with HIV-associated anaemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2012 Oct 28;106(10):579-87. Epub 2012 Jul 28.

Health in the Population Theme, Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories, Blantyre, Malawi.

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October 2012
10 Reads
2 Citations
1.930 Impact Factor

Real-time PCR demonstrates Ancylostoma duodenale is a key factor in the etiology of severe anemia and iron deficiency in Malawian pre-school children.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2012 6;6(3):e1555. Epub 2012 Mar 6.

Global Child Health Group, Emma Children's Hospital, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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July 2012
23 Reads
18 Citations

Rolling Malaria Indicator Surveys (rMIS): a potential district-level malaria monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tool for program managers.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 Jan;86(1):96-8

Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi.

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January 2012
11 Reads
19 Citations
2.700 Impact Factor

Assessing and strengthening African universities' capacity for doctoral programmes.

PLoS Med 2011 Sep 13;8(9):e1001068. Epub 2011 Sep 13.

Disease Control Strategy Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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September 2011
8 Reads
15 Citations

Marked reduction in prevalence of malaria parasitemia and anemia in HIV-infected pregnant women taking cotrimoxazole with or without sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine intermittent preventive therapy during pregnancy in Malawi.

J Infect Dis 2011 Feb 7;203(4):464-72. Epub 2011 Jan 7.

Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

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February 2011
15 Reads
24 Citations
6.000 Impact Factor

Seasonal and geographic differences in treatment-seeking and household cost of febrile illness among children in Malawi.

Malar J 2011 Feb 8;10:32. Epub 2011 Feb 8.

Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi.

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February 2011
13 Reads
24 Citations
3.110 Impact Factor

Erythropoiesis in HIV-infected and uninfected Malawian children with severe anemia.

AIDS 2010 Nov;24(18):2883-7

Global Child Health Group, Emma Children's Hospital, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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November 2010
11 Reads
3 Citations
5.550 Impact Factor

Pathophysiological mechanisms of severe anaemia in Malawian children.

PLoS One 2010 Sep 7;5(9):e12589. Epub 2010 Sep 7.

Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi.

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September 2010
8 Reads
14 Citations
3.230 Impact Factor

Long term outcome of severe anaemia in Malawian children.

PLoS One 2008 Aug 6;3(8):e2903. Epub 2008 Aug 6.

Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi.

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August 2008
8 Reads
28 Citations
3.230 Impact Factor

Prevalence and indicators of HIV and AIDS among adults admitted to medical and surgical wards in Blantyre, Malawi.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2003 Jan-Feb;97(1):91-6

Department of Medicine, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Private Bag 360, Chichiri, Blantyre 3, Malawi.

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September 2003
6 Reads
22 Citations
1.930 Impact Factor

Prevalence and indicators of HIV and AIDS among adults admitted to medical and surgical wards in Blantyre, Malawi.

Malawi Med J 2002 Sep;14(2):5-9

University of Malawi College of Medicine, Private Bag 360, Chichiri, Blantyre 3.

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September 2002
12 Reads
0.190 Impact Factor

Top co-authors

Bernard J Brabin
Bernard J Brabin

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

7
Herbert Longwe
Herbert Longwe

College of Medicine

7
Imelda Bates
Imelda Bates

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

5
Brian Faragher
Brian Faragher

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

5
Malcolm E Molyneux
Malcolm E Molyneux

Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme

5