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Mr. Vasco Chikwasha


MSc Biostatistics, MSc. Operations Research, BSc (Hon) Applied Mathematics

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Faculty: College of Health Science
Department: Community medicine
Research Category: Health and Medicine


• Gwendoline Lilly Tanyaradzwa Chimhini, Simbarashe Chimhuya, Vasco Chikwasha, Evaluation of transcutaneous bilirubinometer (DRAEGER JM 103) use in Zimbabwean newborn babies, BioMedCentral, Health, Neonatology, and Perinatology (2018) 4:1 DOI 10.1186/s40748-017-0070-0
• Chimhundu F, Chimhini G, Chikwasha V, Mandisodza A, Haematological manifestations of HIV infected and HIV exposed Infants at Harare Central Hospital, Zimbabwe, IJRDO-Journal of Health Sciences and Nursing, Volume-2, Issue-12, December 2017, ISSN: 2456-298X
• Ruvimbo Rutsate, Arthur Mandisodza, Vasco Chikwasha, Jean Emmanuel, George Mavunganidze, Sisodwa Nkome, An assessment of potential risks of Transfusion Transmitted Infections in patients transfused in Zimbabwe, IJRDO-Journal of Health Sciences and Nursing, Volume-2, Issue-10, October 2017, Paper-8, ISSN: 2456-298X
• A Mandisodza, T Chishapira, A Maramba, E Mberi, D Marques, T Maboreke, V Chikwasha, T Meki, Eclusion of Reticulocytosis as a cause of elevated Mean Corpuscular Volume in HIV Patients on Antiretroviral treatment in Zimbabwe, Cent Afr J Med 2017; 63(7/9)
• Dondofema M, Mandisodza A, Chikwasha V, Maunganidze G, The Limitations of Copper Sulphate Solution Technique as a Screening Method for Blood Donors in Zimbabwe, Journal of Applied Sciences in Africa (JASSA), Volume 23, Issue (i), 2017.
• Farayi Seremwe, Farayi Kaseke, T.M. chikwanha, Vasco Chikwasha, Factors associated with hospital arrival time after the onset of stroke symptoms: A cross-sectional study at two teaching hospitals in Harare, Zimbabwe, Malawi medical journal: the journal of Medical Association of Malawi 29(2):171, August 2017, DOI: 10.4314/mmj.v29i2.18
• Danai Samakande, Arthur Mandisodza, Vasco Chikwasha, Rooyen Mavenyengwa, George Mavunganidze, Judith Parirewa, Detection of Malaria Parasites in donated blood in Zimbabwe using rapid SD Bioline test kit, IJRDO-Journal of Health Sciences and Nursing, Volume-2, Issue-5, May 2017, Paper 5, ISSN: 2456-298X
• Farayi Kaseke, Aimee Stewart, Lovemore Gwanzura, James Hakim, Vasco Chikwasha, Clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with stroke admitted to three tertiary hospitals in Zimbabwe: A retrospective one-year study, Malawi medical journal: the journal of Medical Association of Malawi 29(2):177, August 2017, DOI: 10.4314/mmj.v29i2.19
• Cathrine Tadyanemhandu, Rufaro Mukombachoto, Clement Nhunzvi, Farayi Kaseke, Vasco Chikwasha, Samson Chengetanai, Shamila Manie, The prevalence of pulmonary complications after thoracic and abdominal surgery and associated risk factors in patients admitted at a government hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe-a retrospective study, Perioperative Medicine (2017) 6:11, DOI 10.1186/s13741-017-0066-3
• Marthina Booysen, Theodora Mildred Chikwanha, Vasco Chikwasha & James January, Knowledge and conceptualisation of mental illness among the Muslim population in Harare, Zimbabwe Mental Health, Religion & Culture, Volume 19, 2016 - Issue 10
• Sithole S, Mandisodza A, Maramba A, Chikwasha V, Magwali T, Mavunganidze G: Inadequate uptake of prophylactic ant-D to prevent Rhesus haemolytic disease of the foetus or newborn in Zimbabwe. Cent Afr J Med 2017
• M Mangiza, H A Mujuru, F Z Gumbo, V Chikwasha: Hypernatremia in Children with Diarrhoea at a Tertiary Institution in Harare. Cent Afr J Med 2017; 63(1/3)
• A. Mandisodza, K. Chakachaka, A. Maramba, W. Mangezi, V. Chikwasha, M. Zuze, Changes in ABO blood group frequencies in mental health patients in Zimbabwe, Journal of Applied Sciences in Africa (JASSA). Volume 22, No.2, July-December, 2016
• Pasipanodya Ian Machingura, Vasco Chikwasha, Parmenas Nelson Okwanga, Exnevia Gomo: Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Nephropathy in Diabetic Patients Attending an Outpatient Clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe, The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 2016; doi:10.4269/ajtmh.15-0827
• Julita Maradzika, Takura Mzorodzi & Vasco Chikwasha: Factors associated with hospital admissions among registered diabetes mellitus patients in Guruve and Mazowe district- Mashonaland Central Province, 2013, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education (2016), DOI: 10.1080/14635240.2016.1174952

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