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Dr. James January


PhD; MSc; BSc (Hon)

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Research Interests:

Public Mental Health

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


Matimba A, Chimatira A, Kuguyo O, January Jet al. (2019). Understanding Ethical, Legal and Societal Issues (ELSIs) in Human Biobanking and Genomics for Research and Healthcare in Zimbabwe: The Genomics Inheritance Law Ethics and Society GILES initiative. AAS Open Res 2019, 2:1
Kaseke T, January J, Tadyanemhandu C, Chiwaridzo M, Dambi JM. (2019). A Structural Equation Modelling of the buffering effect of social support on the report of common mental disorders in Zimbabwean women in the postnatal period. BMC Research Notes DOI: 10.1186/s13104-019-4151-1
Tapera R, Senabye PK, Mhaka-Mutepfa M, Apau S, Matenge S & January J. (2019). The use of the Health Belief Model (HBM) in determining the factors associated with breast cancer screening among female students in Botswana. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education.
January, J, & Chimbari, M. (2018). Study protocol on criterion validation of Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scales (EPDS), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and Centre for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CES-D) screening tools among postnatal women in rural settings, Zimbabwe. BMJ Open. Vol. 8 (4). 1-5. DOI:

January, J, Madhombiro, M., Chipamaunga, S., Ray, S., Chingono, A. & Abas, M. (2018) Prevalence of depression and anxiety among undergraduate university students in low and middle income countries: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews. DOI:

January, J., & Chimbari, M. (2018). Opportunities and obstacles to screening for perinatal depression among women in Zimbabwe: a narrative review. South African Journal of Psychiatry. Vol. 24(0), a1127. DOI: 10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v24i0.1127

January J, Mberi, Y., Muchenje R., Gonah, L, Shamu, S., Tapera, R. (2018). Use of skin lightening creams among female University students in Zimbabwe: a preliminary survey. Medical Journal of Zambia, Vol. 45 (1): 44-48.

January, J. & Chimbari, M. (2018). Prevalence and factors associated with postnatal depression among women in two rural districts of Manicaland, Zimbabwe. South African Journal of Psychiatry. DOI:10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v24i0.1176

Shamiso Muteti-Fana, Vasco Chikwasha, James January. (2018). Prevalence of respiratory symptoms among small-scale wood furniture workers in the Zimbabwe informal sector industry. African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine. Volume 24 (1) pages 62-63.

Marume, A., Maradzika, J. & January, J. (2018). Adolescent sexting and risky sexual behaviours in Zimbabwe: a cross-sectional study. Sexuality & Culture.

Tapera, R., Moseki, S., & January, J. (2018). The status of health promotion in Botswana. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 9(1) 7-10.

Marume, A., Maradzika, J. & January, J. (2018). Social capital, health seeking behaviour and quality of life among refugees in Zimbabwe: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. Vol. 14 (4) pp. 377-386.

Nyoni, AM., Chiwaridzo, MJ., Tadyanemhandu, C., January, J. & Dambi, JM. (2018). Profiling the mental health of diabetic patients: A cross-sectional survey of Zimbabwean patients. BMC Research Notes. Vol 11 (1), 772.

January, J., Burns, K., and Chimbari, M. (2017). Primary care screening and risk factors for postnatal depression in Zimbabwe: A scoping review of literature. Journal of Psychology in Africa. Vol. 27 (3). 294-298. doi:10.1080/14330237.2017.1321866.

January, J., Mutamba, N, & Maradzika, J. (2017). Correlates of postnatal depression among women in Zimbabwean semi-urban and rural settings. Journal of Psychology in Africa. Vol. 27 (1) 93-96.

Marume, A., Mafaune, P., Maradzika, J. & January, J. (2017). Evaluation of the child growth monitoring programme in a rural district in Zimbabwe. Early Child Development and Care. doi: 10.1080/03004430.2017.1320784.

Nyoni, P., January, J., Nyati-Jokomo, Z., & Maradzika, J. (2017) Determinants of hygienic self-care practices related to skin conditions among primary school children in Harare City. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. Vol. 55 (3) 138-147. doi:10.1080/14635240.2016.1250660.

Shamu, S., January, J., & Rusakaniko, S. (2017). Who benefits from Public Health financing in Zimbabwe? Towards Universal Health Coverage. Global Public Health. Vol. 12 (9) 1169-1182. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2015.1121283

Tapera, R., Kebofe, T., Tumoyagae, T., & January, J. (2017). Factors associated with uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision among University of Botswana undergraduate male students. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, Vol. 55 (5-6), 333-342. doi: 10.1080/14635240.2017.1394796.

Booysen, M, Chikwanha, T.M., Chikwasha, V. & January, J. (2016). Knowledge and conceptualization of mental illness among the Muslim population in Harare, Zimbabwe. Mental Health, Religion & Culture. Vol. 19 (10), 1086-1093 doi:10.1080/13674676.2017.1318120

Mutambara J., Sodi, T., Matore S. & January, J. (2016) ‘Goblins left dirt in my birth canal’: Perceived Cultural Beliefs on the Causes and Meaning Making among Women with Cervical Cancer in Zimbabwe Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa. Vol. 23 (3), 99-117.

Gonah, L., Corwin, A., January, J., Shamu, S., Nyati-Jokomo, Z. & van de Putten, M. (2016). Barriers to healthcare access and coping mechanisms among sub-Saharan African migrants living in Bangkok, Thailand: a qualitative study. Medical Journal of Zambia. Vol. 43(4) 238-246.

Chivandire, C. & January, J. (2016). Correlates of cannabis use among high school students in Shamva District, Zimbabwe. Malawi Medical Journal. Vol. 28, (2) 53-56.

Nyati-Jokomo, Z., January, J., Ruparanganda, W. & Chitsike, I. (2016). Risky traditional practices and Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV: The case of Chiota community in Zimbabwe. AIDS Care. Vol. 28, No. 1, 52-56. doi:10.1080/09540121.2015.1062463

Machacha, G., Maradzika, J., & January, J. (2016). Loss to Follow Up in HIV Exposed Infants in the PMTCT Programme in Hurungwe District, Zimbabwe (July 19, 2016). Available at SSRN: or

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