Dr Don Mathanga
Associate Professor in the Faculty of Public Health
Director of the Malaria Alert Centre

Dr Mathanga is an infectious diseases epidemiologist who is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Public Health and Director of the Malaria Alert Centre, a research unit within the College of Medicine. His current research interests are focused on understanding the risks associated with malaria and how various interventions affect child health in Malawi. Dr Mathanga is also interested in knowledge translation (he is an award winner of a Cochrane review) and currently supports the efforts of the South African Cochrane Centre to build knowledge translation capacity in sub Saharan Africa.
1. Lindblade KA, Mwandama D, Mzilahowa T, Steinhardt L, Gimnig J, Shah M, Bauleni A, Wong J, Wiegand R, Howell P, Zoya J, Chiphwanya J, Mathanga DP. A cohort study of the effectiveness of insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria in an area of moderate pyrethroid resistance, Malawi. Malar J. 14(1):31. PMID: 25627987.
2. Mazalale J, Kambala C, Brenner S, Chinkhumba J, Lohmann J, Mathanga DP, Robberstad B, Muula AS, De Allegri M (2015). Factors associated with delivery outside a health facility: cross-sectional study in rural Malawi. Trop Med Int Health. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25656750.
3. Wong J, Shah MP, Mwandama D, Gimnig JE, Lindblade KA, Mathanga DP (2015). Home Visits to Assess the Reliability of Caregiver-Reported Use of Insecticide-Treated Bednets by Children in Machinga District, Malawi. Am J Trop Med Hyg. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25667055.
4. Gutman J, Mwandama D, Wiegand RE, Abdallah J, Iriemenam NC, Shi YP, Mathanga DP, Skarbinski J (2015). In vivo efficacy of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for the treatment of asymptomatic parasitaemia in pregnant women in Machinga District, Malawi. Malar J. 14(1):197. PMID: 25962439.
5. Walldorf JA, Cohee LM, Coalson JE, Bauleni A, Nkanaunena K, Kapito-Tembo A, Seydel KB, Ali D, Mathanga D, Taylor TE, Valim C, Laufer MK. School-Age Children Are a Reservoir of Malaria Infection in Malawi. PLoS One. 10(7):e0134061. PMID: 26207758
6. Wilson ML, Krogstad DJ, Arinaitwe E, Arevalo-Herrera M, Chery L, Ferreira MU, Ndiaye D, Mathanga DP, Eapen A (2015). Urban Malaria: Understanding its Epidemiology, Ecology, and Transmission Across Seven Diverse ICEMR Network Sites. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 14-0834. PMID: 26259941.
7. Mwandama D, Gutman J, Wolkon A, Luka M, Jafali J, Ali D, Mathanga DP, Skarbinski J (2015). The use of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy and insecticide-treated bed nets for malaria prevention by women of child-bearing age in eight districts in Malawi. Malar J. 14:316 PMID: 26272067.
8. Mathanga DP, Halliday KE, Jawati M, Verney A, Bauleni A, Sande J, Ali D, Jones R, Witek-McManus S, Roschnik N, Brooker SJ (2015). The High Burden of Malaria in Primary School Children in Southern Malawi. Am J Trop Med Hyg. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26283750.
9. Artimovich E, Kapito-Tembo A, Pensulo P, Nyirenda O, Brown S, Joshi S, Taylor TE, Mathanga D, Escalante AA, Laufer MK, Takala-Harrison S (2015). The effect of local variation in malaria transmission on the prevalence of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistant haplotypes and selective sweep characteristics in Malawi. Malar J. 14(1):387. PMID: 26437774.
10. Desai M, Gutman J, Taylor SM, Wiegand RE, Khairallah C, Kayentao K, Ouma P, Coulibaly SO, Kalilani L, Mace KE, Arinaitwe E, Mathanga DP, Doumbo O, Otieno K, Edgar D, Chaluluka E, Kamuliwo M, Ades V, Skarbinski J, Shi YP, Magnussen P, Meshnick S, Ter Kuile FO (2015). Impact of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance on effectiveness of intermittent preventive therapy for malaria in pregnancy at clearing infections and preventing low birth weight. Clin Infect Dis. PMID: 26486699.
11. Mathanga DP, Mwandama DA, Bauleni A, Chisaka J, Shah MP, Landman KZ, Lindblade KA, Steinhardt LC (2015). The effectiveness of long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets in a setting of pyrethroid resistance: a case-control study among febrile children 6 to 59 months of age in Machinga District, Malawi. Malar J. 14(1):457. PMID: 26577571.
12. Buchwald AG, Walldorf JA, Cohee LM, Coalson JE, Chimbiya N, Bauleni A, Nkanaunena K, Ngwira A, Kapito-Tembo A, Mathanga DP, Taylor TE, Laufer MK. Bed net use among school-aged children after a universal bed net campaign in Malawi. Malar J. 15(1):127. PMID:26928321
13. Phiri TB, Kaunda-Khangamwa BN, Bauleni A, Chimuna T, Melody D, Kalengamaliro H, Sande JH, Nsona HK, Mathanga DP. Feasibility, acceptability and impact of integrating malaria rapid diagnostic tests and pre-referral rectal artesunate into the integrated community case management programme. A pilot study in Mchinji district, Malawi. Malar J. 15(1):177. PMID: 27000034.
Available for Supervision: Yes

Dr Don Mathanga

+265 1 870 145
School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Malawi, College of Medicine, Private Bag 360, Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi