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Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni

Country of origin: South Africa Currently in: South Africa, Bloemfontein General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background


2004 Doctorate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Public Health Malaria Neglected Tropical Diseases Health Research Ethics Maternal, Child and women's health

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Cho Sabastine Anye, Claude Ngwayu Nkfusai, Brenda Mbouamba Yankam, Frankline Sevidzem Wirsiy, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni & Samuel Nambile Cumber. (2020). A Four-Year Hospital-Based Retrospective Study of the Predictors of Tuberculosis in People Living with HIV and Receiving Care at Bamenda Regional Hospital, Cameroon. International Journal of Maternal and Child Health and AIDS; 9(2): 167-172.
2. Muwada Bashir Awad Bashir, Sara Omer Abdelazim Mohammed, Ngwayu Claude Nkfusai, Fala Bede, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni & Samuel Nambile Cumber (2020). Assessment of minor psychiatric morbidity, stressors, and barriers of seeking help among medical students at the University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan. Pan African Medical Journal; 35(87), doi: 10.11604/pamj.2020.35.87.17512.
3. Fuh Princewel, Samuel Nambile Cumber, Judith Anchang Kimbi, Claude Ngwayu Nkfusai, Elsie Indah Keka, Vecheusi Zennobia Viyoff, Terence Epie Beteck, Fala Bede, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni & Eric Achidi Akum (2019). Prevalence and risk factors associated with hypertension among adults in a rural setting: the case of Ombe, Cameroon. Pan African Medical Journal; 34:147. doi:10.11604/pamj.2019.34.147.17518.
4. Joyce Agyemang, Sam Newton, Isaac Nkrumah, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni & Samuel Nambile Cumber. (2019). Contraceptive use and associated factors among sexually active female adolescents in Atwima Kwanwoma District, Ashanti region-Ghana. Pan African Medical Journal; 32:182. doi:10.11604/pamj.2019.32.182.15344.
5. Muwada Bashir Awad Bashir, Shahd Mohammed Abdalla, Ngwayu Claude Nkfusai, Frankline Sanyuy Nsai, Rosaline Yumumkah Cumber, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni & Samuel Nambile Cumber. (2019). Stigma on epileptic patients attending the outpatient clinic of Soba University Hospital and the National Center for Neurological Science (NCNS) Khartoum, Sudan. Pan African Medical Journal; 32:93. doi:10.11604/pamj.2019.32.93.17511.
6. Ngwayu Claude Nkfusai, Samuel Nambile Cumber, Takang Williams, Judith K Anchang-Kimbi, Brenda Mbouamba Yankam, Cho Sabastine Anye, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni, Enow-Orock George Enow & Damian Nota Anong. (2019). Cervical cancer in the Bamenda Regional Hospital, North West Region of Cameroon: a retrospective study. Pan African Medical Journal; 32:90. doi:10.11604/pamj.2019.32.90.18217.
7. Claude Ngwayu Nkfusai, Samuel Nambile Cumber, Fala Bede, Tabe Armstrong Tambe & Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni. (2019). Assessment of the knowledge of the modes of transmission and prevention of malaria among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at the Nkwen Health Center Bamenda, Cameroon. Pan African Medical Journal; 33:137. doi:10.11604/pamj.2019.33.137.16896.
8. Marius Nsoh, Bassong Olga Yvonne Mankollo, Mbondji Ebongue, Kengne Nde Cyprien, Julienne Louise Ngo Likeng, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Andrew Collier, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni & Samuel Nambile Cumber. (2019). Acute respiratory infection related to air pollution in Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon. Pan African Medical Journal;32:99. doi:10.11604/pamj.2019.32.99.15228 .
9. Sakhile K. S. Masuku, Joyce M. Tsoka-Gwegweni & Ben Sartorius. (2019). The Economic Burden of HIV and Type 2 Diabetes Comorbidity: Implications for Care in Countries with High Burden of HIV. Journal of Diabetology; 10 (3):89-96. DOI: 10.4103/jod.jod_50_18.
10. Hedwig Eposi Nkwenti, Marcelin Ngowe Ngowe, Pius Fokam, Joseph Nkfusai Fonyuy, Sylvester Ndeso Atanga, Ngwayu Claude Nkfusai, Brenda Mbouamba Yankam, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni & Samuel Nambile Cumber. (2019). The effect of subsidized malaria treatment among under-five children in the Buea Health District, Cameroon. Pan African Medical Journal; 33:152. doi:10.11604/pamj.2019.33.152.16832.
11. Sakhile Masuku, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni & Ben Sartorius. (2019). HIV and antiretroviral therapy-induced metabolic syndrome in people living with HIV and its implications for care: A critical review. Journal of Diabetology; 10(2):41-47. DOI: 10.4103/jod.jod_21_18.
12. Kelechi Elizabeth Oladimeji, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka‑Gwegweni, Elizabeth Ojewole & Samuel Tassi Yunga. (2019). Knowledge of malaria prevention among pregnant women and non‑pregnant mothers of children aged under 5 years in Ibadan, South West Nigeria. BMC Malaria Journal; 18:92,
13. Phehlukwayo SM & Tsoka-Gwegweni JM. (2018). Investigating the influence of contextual factors in the coordination of chronic mental illness care in a district health system. African Health Sciences; 18(4): 1027-1035.
14. Mogaka JJOM. Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni J, Mupara L & Mashamba-Thompson T. (2017). The Role, Structure and Effect of Medical Tourism in Africa: A Systematic Scoping Review Protocol. BMJ Open, 7:e013021. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013021.
15. Themba G Ginindza, Cristina D Stefan, Joyce M Tsoka-Gwegweni, Xolisile Dlamini, Pauline E Jolly, Elisabete Weiderpass, Nathalie Broutet & Benn Sartorius (2017). Prevalence and risk factors associated with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among women of reproductive age in Swaziland, Infectious Agents and Cancer, 12:29. DOI 10.1186/s13027-017-0140-y.
16. Khumbulani Welcome Hlongwana & Joyce Tsoka-Gwegweni. (2017). Towards the implementation of malaria elimination policy in South Africa: the stakeholders’ perspectives. Global Health Action, 10 (1): DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1288954. ISSN: 1654-9716.
17. John J. O. Mogaka, Lucia Mupara & Joyce M Tsoka-Gwegweni. (2017). Ethical Issues Associated with Medical Tourism in Africa. Journal of Market Access & Health Policy, 5(1): DOI: 10.1080/20016689.2017.1309770. ISSN: 2001-6689.
18. Samuel Cumber & Joyce M Tsoka-Gwegweni. (2017). What are the stressful situations that street children in Cameroon have to cope with? International Journal of Advanced Research; 5(4), 1449-1455. DOI:10.21474/IJAR01/3966. ISSN: 2320-5407.
19. Samuel Cumber & Joyce M Tsoka-Gwegweni. (2017). Health problems and barriers to access and utilisation of health care services among street children in Cameroon. International Journal of Advanced Research; 5(4), 1438-1448. 10.21474/IJAR01/3965. ISSN: 2320-5407.
20. Samuel Nambile Cumber, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni, Ndenkeh N. Jackson Jr & Rosaline Yumumkah Kanjo-Cumber. (2017). HIV/AIDS amongst street children in Cameroon: their relative knowledge, attitude and sexual experience International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health; 4(5):1450-1458. DOI: pISSN 2394-6032 | eISSN 2394-6040.
21. Samuel Nambile Cumber, Nancy Bongkiynuy, Shalom Jaila & Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni. (2017). Poor complementary feeding practices among young children in Cameroon. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 30(02):4-5.
22. J.J.O. Mogaka, L. M. Mupara, T.P Mashamba-Thompson & J.M. Tsoka-Gwegweni. (2017). Geo-location and range of medical tourism services in Africa. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure; 6 (1) ISSN: 2223-814X.
23. J.J.O. Mogaka, T.P Mashamba-Thompson, J.M. Tsoka-Gwegweni & L. M. Mupara. (2017). Effects of Medical Tourism on Health Systems in Africa. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure; 6 (1) ISSN: 2223-814X.
24. Ginindza TG, Dlamini X, Almonte M, Herrero R, Jolly PE, Tsoka-Gwegweni JM, et al. (2017). Prevalence of and Associated Risk Factors for High Risk Human Papillomavirus among Sexually Active Women, Swaziland. PLoS ONE; 12(1): e0170189.doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0170189.
25. Samuel Nambile Cumber, Joyce Mahlako Tsoka-Gwegweni & Rosaline Yumumkah Kanjo-Cumber. (2017). Family Circumstances Forcing Children to Run Away from Home in Cameroon. Science Journal of Public Health.;. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20170501.11.
26. Olanrewaju Oladimeji, Boniface Ayanbekongshie Ushie, Ekerette Emmanuel Udoh, Kelechi Elizabeth Oladimeji, Olusoji Mayowa Ige, Olusegun Obasanya, Daisy Lekharu, Olayinka Atilola, Lovett Lawson, Osman Eltayeb, Mustapha Gidado, Joyce M Tsoka-Gwegweni, Chikwe A Ihekweazu & Charles S Chasela (2016). Psychosocial wellbeing of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis voluntarily confined to long-term hospitalization in Nigeria. BMJ Global Health; 1:e000006. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2015000006.
27. Samuel Cumber & Joyce M Tsoka-Gwegweni (2016). The health profile of street children in Africa: a literature review. Journal of Public Health in Africa; 6:566 doi:10.4081/jphia.2015.566.
28. Samuel Cumber & Joyce M Tsoka-Gwegweni (2016). Characteristics of street children in Cameroon: A cross-sectional study. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med; 8(1), a1076. http:// v8i1.1076.
29. Samuel Cumber & Joyce M Tsoka-Gwegweni (2016). Knowledge and practice of condom use as well as perceived barriers among street adolescents in Cameroon. S Afr J HIV Med.;17(1), a479. sajhivmed.v17i1.479.
30. S Cumber & J Tsoka-Gwegweni (2016). Pattern and practice of psychoactive substance abuse and risky behaviours among street children in Cameroon. S Afr J Child Health; 10(3):166-170. doi:10.7196/SAJCH.2016.v10i3.1066.
31. Hlongwana KW & Tsoka-Gwegweni J (2016). From malaria control to elimination in South Africa: The researchers’ perspectives. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med; 8(1), a1078. http:// v8i1.1078.
32. Kelechi Elizabeth Oladimeji, Ikeoluwapo Oyeneye Ajayi, Joyce M. Tsoka- Gwegweni, Oluwole Jegede, Olanrewaju Oladimeji et al. (2016). Breast Cancer Risk Factors among market women in Ibadan, in South West, Nigeria. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research; 3(4), 36-44.
33. U Okafor, J Tsoka-Gwegweni et al. (2016). Parasitaemia and haematological changes in malaria-infected refugees in South Africa. South African Medical Journal; 106(4):413-416. doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i4.9758.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Currently employed as the Vice-Dean for Research. I also involved in various research projects in Public health, malaria, NTDS, maternal and child health Supervising 7 doctoral and 2 master students

Workshop and Conference Attended

6-8 August 2018 International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa 2nd AFREHEALTH Conference
OWSD 6th General Assembly certificate: download

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