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Prof. Rooyen T Mavenyengwa


DPhil (Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Trondheim, Norway); MSc in Medical Microbiology (UZ); Post Graduate Certificate in Education (UZ); BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences(UZ)

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Medical Microbiology

Faculty: College of Health Science
Department: Medical Microbiology
Research Category: Health and Medicine


1. Gudza-Mugabe M Mavenyengwa RT, Mapingure MP, Mtapuri-Zinyowera S, Tarupiwa A, Robertson VJ. 2017. Antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens causing meningitis in children at Harare Central Hospital, Zimbabwe. Central African Journal of Medicine. 63(4/6):36-41
2. Samakande D, Mandisodza A, Chikwasha V, Mavenyengwa RT, Mavunganidze G, Parirewa J. 2017. Detection of malaria parasites in donated blood in Zimbabwe using the rapid SD Bioline test kit. IJRDO-Journal of Health Sciences and Nursing. 2(5):70-76
3. Mavenyengwa RT, Shaduka E, Maposa I. 2017. Epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis detected using the Xpert MTB/RIF assay and microscopy in Namibia. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 6:3
4. Mavenyengwa RT and Nyamayaro T. 2016. Developing a curriculum for health professional students on point of care tests for medical diagnosis. International Journal of Medical Education. 7:244-245.
5. Monyama MC, Bolukaoto JY, Chukwu MO, Maloba MRB, Moyo SR, Mavenyengwa RT*, Nchabeleng M, Lebelo SL. 2016. Group B streptococcus colonization in pregnant women at Dr. George Mukhari Hospital, South Africa. South African Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1(1): 1-5
6. Lekala SM, Mavenyengwa RT*, Bolukaoto JY, Monyama CM, Chukwu MO, Nchabeleng M, Lebelo SL, Monokoane ST, Moyo SR and Tshepuwane C. 2015. Risk factors associated with group B streptococcus colonization and effect on pregnancy outcome. Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 3(6):121-128.
7. Chukwu MO, Mavenyengwa RT*, Monyama CM, Bolukaoto JY, Lebelo SL, Maloba MRB, Nchabeleng M, Moyo SR. 2015. Antigenic distribution of Streptococcus agalactiae isolates from pregnant women at Garankuwa hospital – South Africa. GERMS. 5(4):125-133.
8. Niitembu JJV, Maposa I, Mavenyengwa RT*. 2015. A retrospective study of the variability in etiological agents of urinary tract infections among patients in Windhoek- Namibia. Open Journal of Microbiology. 5(4):184-192.
9. Bolukaoto JY, Monyama CM, Chukwu MO, Lekala SM, Nchabeleng M, Maloba MRB, Mavenyengwa RT*, Lebelo SL, Monokoane ST, Tshepuwane C, and Moyo SR. 2015. Antibiotic resistance of Streptococcus agalactiae isolated from pregnant women in Garankuwa, South Africa. BMC Research Notes. 8:364-70.
10. Gudza-Mugabe M, Robertson V, Mapingure MP, Mtapuri-Zinyowera S, Mavenyengwa RT. 2015. Bacterial paediatric meningitis laboratory diagnosis. Journal of Cell Science and Therapy. 6:204-9.
11. Makuni N, Simango C, Mavenyengwa RT*. 2015. Prevalence of bacterial contamination in blood and blood products at the National Blood Service Zimbabwe. J Infect Dev Ctries. 9(4):421-4.
12. Fillemon Haimbodi, Rooyen Mavenyengwa, Bruce H Noden. 2014. Knowledge and practices of residents in north Namibian towns with regard to rabies and pet care. South Afr J Infect. 29(4):141-146.
13. Mavenyengwa RT, Mukesi M, Chipare and Shoombe E. 2014. Prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, syphilis, hepatitis B and C in blood donations in Namibia. BMC Public Health. 14:424-430.
14. Johan Maeland, Andreas Radtke, Randi Lyng, and Rooyen T Mavenyengwa. 2013. Novel aspects of the Z and R3 antigens of Streptococcus agalactiae revealed by immunological testing. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 20(4): 607-612.
15. Augusta I. Kvam, Rooyen T. Mavenyengwa, Andreas Radtke, Johan A. Maeland. 2011. Streptococcus agalactiae alpha-like protein 1(Alp1) possesses both cross-reacting and Alp1-specific epitopes. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 18(8):1365-70.
16. Rooyen T. Mavenyengwa, Johan A. Maeland, Sylvester R. Moyo. 2010. Serotype markers in a Streptococcus agalactiae strain collection from Zimbabwe. Indian J. Med. Microbiol. 28(4):313-319.
17. Rooyen T. Mavenyengwa, Sylvester Rogers Moyo, Svein Arne Nordbø. 2010. Streptococcus agalactiae colonization and correlation with HIV-1 and Hepatitis B seroprevalence in pregnant women in Zimbabwe. Eur. J. Obst. Gyn. Reprod. Biol.150(1):34-8.
18. Rooyen T. Mavenyengwa, Jan Egil Afset, Berit Schei , Synnøve Berg, Tone Caspersen, Håkon Bergseng, Sylvester R. Moyo. 2010. Group B Streptococcus (GBS) colonization during pregnancy and maternal-fetal transmission in Zimbabwe. Acta Obstet. Gynecol. Scand. 89(2):250-5.
19. Rooyen T. Mavenyengwa, Johan A. Maeland, Sylvester R. Moyo. 2009. Putative novel surface-exposed Streptococcus agalactiae protein frequently expressed by the group B Streptococcus from Zimbabwe. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 16(9):1302-1308
20. Rooyen T. Mavenyengwa, Johan A. Maeland, Sylvester R. Moyo. 2008. Distinctive features of surface-anchored proteins of Streptococcus agalactiae strains from Zimbabwe revealed by PCR and dot blotting. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 15(9):1420-1424.
21. Rooyen T. Mavenyengwa, P Masunga, E Meque, T Kudinha, SR Moyo, L Bevanger, K Bergh, P Nziramasanga and T Mapako. 2006. Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B streptococcus) colonization and p

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