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Godfrey Biemba, MD

TitleResearch Assistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentGlobal Health
Address801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA 02118
Phone00260974770293
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-6064-6722
Other Positions
TitleCenter Faculty Member
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentCenter for Global Health & Development

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Malaria Research (Clinical trials and community based evaluations), health systems research, Orphans and Vulnerable Children research, Monitoring and Evaluation of Health programs, Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health related research

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Malaria, OVC, M&E, Health Systems Research, MNCH
 Publications
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  1. Vian T, White EE, Biemba G, Mataka K, Scott N. Willingness to Pay for a Maternity Waiting Home Stay in Zambia. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2017 Mar; 62(2):155-162. PMID: 28419708.
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  2. Semrau KE, Herlihy J, Grogan C, Musokotwane K, Yeboah-Antwi K, Mbewe R, Banda B, Mpamba C, Hamomba F, Pilingana P, Zulu A, Chanda-Kapata P, Biemba G, Thea DM, MacLeod WB, Simon JL, Hamer DH. Effectiveness of 4% chlorhexidine umbilical cord care on neonatal mortality in Southern Province, Zambia (ZamCAT): a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2016 Nov; 4(11):e827-e836. PMID: 27693439.
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  3. Biemba G, Yeboah-Antwi K, Vosburg KB, Prust ML, Keller B, Worku Y, Zulu H, White E, Hamer DH. Effect of deploying community health assistants on appropriate treatment for diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia: quasi-experimental study in two districts of Zambia. Trop Med Int Health. 2016 Aug; 21(8):985-994. PMID: 27224652.
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  4. Lawrence JJ, Yeboah-Antwi K, Biemba G, Ram PK, Osbert N, Sabin LL, Hamer DH. Beliefs, Behaviors, and Perceptions of Community-Led Total Sanitation and Their Relation to Improved Sanitation in Rural Zambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Mar; 94(3):553-62. PMID: 26787149.
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  5. Biemba G, Chanda KP, Munalula NE, Ngosa W, Metitiri M, Kanchele CC, and Chizema E. Behaviours of drivers on Zambian roads: a cross sectional study. Austin J Public Health Epidemiol. 2016; 3(4):1044.
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  6. Peter C Rockers, Günther Fink, Arianna Zanolini, Bowen Banda, Godfrey Biemba, Cierra Sullivan, Simon Mutembo, Vichaels Silavwe, Davidson H Hamer. Impact of a community-based package of interventions on child development in Zambia: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. BMJ Global Health. 2016.
  7. Taryn Vian, Emily E.White, Godfrey Biemba, Kaluba Mataka, Nancy Scott. Willingness to Pay for a Maternity Waiting Home Stay in Zambia. J MidwiferyWomens Health. 2016; 00:1-8.
  8. Bangladesh (Sylhet): Abdullah Baqui, Mohammed Hefzur Rahman, Arif Billah Al Mahmud, Nazma Begum, Mohammad Abdul Quaiyum. Democratic Republic of Congo(Equator): Antoinette Tshefu, John Otomba, Michel Kalonji, Andre Nguwo, Seige Ngaima. Ghana (Kimtampo,BA region): Betty Kirkwood, Caitlin Shannon, Seyi Soremekun, Maureen O’Leary, Samuel Newton. India (Haryana): Nita Bhandari, Sarmila Mazumder, Sunita Taneja, Kiran Bhatia, Jasmine Kaur. India (Shivgarh,UP): Vishwajeet Kumar, Aarti Kumar, Pawankumar Patil, Parisha Malik, Amit Kumar Ghosh. Kenya: Fabian Esamai, Irene Marete, Peter Gisore. Pakistan (Karachi): Imran Nisar, Fyezah Jehan, Muhammad Ilyas, Usma Mehmood, Anita Zaidi. Pakistan (Matiari): Sajid Soofi; Shabina Ariff, Roshad Ali, Amjid Hussain, Imran Ahmed. Tanzania (Ifakara): Honorati Masanja, Emily Smith, Alfa Muhihi, Erick Mlay, Wafaie Fawzi. Tanzania (Pemba): Sunil Sazawal, Said Moh'd Ali, Arup Dutta, Usha Dhingra, Atifa Moh'd Suleiman. Zambia (Southern Province): Davidson H. Hamer, Katherine Semrau, Julie Herlihy, Caroline Grogan, Godfrey Biemba. WHO/MCA: Rajiv Bahl, Alexander Ansah Manu, Sachiyo Yoshida. Burden, timing and causes of maternal and neonatal deaths and stillbirths in sub–Saharan Africa and South Asia: protocol for a prospective cohort study. Journal of Global Health. 2016; 6(2):020602.
  9. Wang PC, Mwango A, Moberley S, Brockman BJ, Connor AL, Kalesha-Masumbu P, Mutembo S, Bweupe M, Chanda-Kapata P, Biemba G, Hamer DH, Chibuye B, McCarthy E. A Cluster Randomised Trial on the Impact of Integrating Early Infant HIV Diagnosis with the Expanded Programme on Immunization on Immunization and HIV Testing Rates in Rural Health Facilities in Southern Zambia. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0141455. PMID: 26513240.
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  10. Biemba G, Chanda-Kapata P, Ngosa W, Metitiri M, Kanchele C, Kanyenda E, and Munalula Nkandu E. Epidemiology and Factors Associated with Road Traffic Crashes in Zambia. Journal of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. 2015; 2(1).
  11. Lawrence JJ, Yeboah-Antwi K, Biemba G, Ram PK, Osbert N, Hamer DH. ASTMH 63rd Annual Meeting. Perceptions of community led total sanitation on sanitation behaviors in rural Zambia: a qualitative study. 2014.
  12. Lawrence JJ, Ajayi T, Yeboah-Antwi K, MacLeod WB, Biemba G, Lunze K, Musokotwane K, Mutembo S, Earle D, Steketee RW, Puta C, Hamer DH. ASTMH 63rd Annual Meeting. Clinical assessment of children with febrile illness at health facilities in three districts in southern Zambia. 2014.
  13. Scott N, Gille S, Vian T, Haley C, Hamer DH, Biemba G, Mazimba A. Increasing Equitable Access to Safe Deliveries in Zambia: A Formative Evaluation. 2014.
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  14. Biemba G, Yeboah-Antwi K, Semrau K, Hammond EE, Hamer DH. Who is Assisting Women to Deliver Babies within Health Facilities? An Analysis of Deliveries in Four Provinces in Zambia. Austin J Public Health Epidemiol. 2014; 1(2).
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  15. Seidenberg P, Cerwensky K, Brown RO, Hammond E, Mofu Y, Lungu J, Mulla Y, Biemba G, Mowa H. Epidemiology of injuries, outcomes, and hospital resource utilization at a tertiary teaching hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. African Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2014; 4(3):115-122.
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  16. Biemba G, Hamer DH. Low coverage of intermittent preventive treatment and insecticide-treated nets for control of malaria during pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa--what needs to be done? Pathog Glob Health. 2014 Mar; 108(2):65-6. PMID: 24649866.
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  17. Lawrence JJ, Yeboah-Antwi K, Biemba G, Ram PK, Osbert N, Hamer DH. ASTMH 63rd Annual Meeting. Perceptions of community led total sanitation on sanitation behaviors in rural Zambia: a qualitative study. 2014.
  18. Bryant M, Beard J, Sabin L, Brooks MI, Scott N, Larson BA, Biemba G, Miller C, Simon J. PEPFAR's support for orphans and vulnerable children: some beneficial effects, but too little data, and programs spread thin. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Jul; 31(7):1508-18. PMID: 22778340.
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  19. Beard J, Biemba G, Brooks MI, Costello J, Ommerborn M, Bresnahan M, Flynn D, Simon JL. Children of female sex workers and drug users: a review of vulnerability, resilience and family-centred models of care. J Int AIDS Soc. 2010; 13 Suppl 2:S6. PMID: 20573288.
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  20. Biemba G, Simon J, Brooks B, Costello J, Beard J. Kenya Research Situation Analysis on Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children: Country Brief. http://ovcsupport.net/resource/kenya-research-situation-analysis-on-orphans-and-other-vulnerable-children-country-brief/. 2009.
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  21. Biemba G, Simon J, Brooks B, Costello J, Beard J. Namibia Research Situation Analysis on Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children: Country Brief. http://ovcsupport.net/wp-content/uploads/Documents/Namibia_Research_Situation_Analysis_on_Orphans_and_Other_Vulnerable_Children_Country_Brief_1.pdf. 2009.
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  22. Dieleman M, Biemba G, Mphuka S, Sichinga-Sichali K, Sissolak D, van der Kwaak A, van der Wilt GJ. 'We are also dying like any other people, we are also people': perceptions of the impact of HIV/AIDS on health workers in two districts in Zambia. Health Policy Plan. 2007 May; 22(3):139-48. PMID: 17400577.
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  23. Thuma PE, Bhat GJ, Mabeza GF, Osborne C, Biemba G, Shakankale GM, Peeters PA, Oosterhuis B, Lugt CB, Gordeuk VR. A randomized controlled trial of artemotil (beta-arteether) in Zambian children with cerebral malaria. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2000 Apr; 62(4):524-9. PMID: 11220772.
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  24. Biemba G, Gordeuk VR, Thuma P, Weiss G. Markers of inflammation in children with severe malarial anaemia. Trop Med Int Health. 2000 Apr; 5(4):256-62. PMID: 10810019.
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  25. Biemba G. Markers of inflammation in children with severe malarial anaemia Trop Med Int Health. 2000 Apr; 5(4):256-62. PMID: 10810020.
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  26. Biemba G, Dolmans D, Thuma PE, Weiss G, Gordeuk VR. Severe anaemia in Zambian children with Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Trop Med Int Health. 2000 Jan; 5(1):9-16. PMID: 10672200.
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  27. Dolmans DE, Thuma PE, Mabeza GF, Biemba G, Parry D, McLaren CE, Gordeuk VR. A prospective study of combination antimalarial therapy and of anaemia in Zambian children with cerebral malaria. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1999 Jul; 93(5):527-31. PMID: 10690249.
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  28. Mabeza GF, Biemba G, Brennan AG, Moyo VM, Thuma PE, Gordeuk VR. The association of pallor with haemoglobin concentration and mortality in severe malaria. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1998 Sep; 92(6):663-9. PMID: 9924545.
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  29. van der Torn M, Thuma PE, Mabeza GF, Biemba G, Moyo VM, McLaren CE, Brittenham GM, Gordeuk VR. Loading dose of quinine in African children with cerebral malaria. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1998 May-Jun; 92(3):325-31. PMID: 9861410.
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  30. Weiss G, Thuma PE, Biemba G, Mabeza G, Werner ER, Gordeuk VR. Cerebrospinal fluid levels of biopterin, nitric oxide metabolites, and immune activation markers and the clinical course of human cerebral malaria. J Infect Dis. 1998 Apr; 177(4):1064-8. PMID: 9534983.
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  31. Thuma PE, Mabeza GF, Biemba G, Bhat GJ, McLaren CE, Moyo VM, Zulu S, Khumalo H, Mabeza P, M'Hango A, Parry D, Poltera AA, Brittenham GM, Gordeuk VR. Effect of iron chelation therapy on mortality in Zambian children with cerebral malaria. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Mar-Apr; 92(2):214-8. PMID: 9764337.
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  32. Thuma PE, Olivieri NF, Mabeza GF, Biemba G, Parry D, Zulu S, Fassos FF, McClelland RA, Koren G, Brittenham GM, Gordeuk VR. Assessment of the effect of the oral iron chelator deferiprone on asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia in humans. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Mar; 58(3):358-64. PMID: 9546419.
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  33. Biemba G, Gordeuk VR, Thuma PE, Mabeza GF, Weiss G. Prolonged macrophage activation and persistent anaemia in children with complicated malaria. Trop Med Int Health. 1998 Jan; 3(1):60-5. PMID: 9484971.
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  34. Havlik I, Mabera G, Richardt D, Thuma P, Mabera P, Biemba G, Zuba S, Rosmarin C, Alexander D, van Zyl A, Mbachendu P, Simwann G. Curdian sulfate in human malaria. Parasitology International. 1998; 47(Suppl):75-75.
  35. Thuma PE, Olivieri NF, Mabeza GF, Biemba G, Parry D, Zulu S, Fassos FF, McClelland RA, Koren G, Brittenham GM, Gordeuk VR. Loading dose of quinine in African children with cerebral malaria. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 1998; 92(3):325-31.
  36. Mabeza GF, Biemba G, Gordeuk VR. Clinical studies of iron chelators in malaria. Acta Haematol. 1996; 95(1):78-86. PMID: 8604591.
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  37. Mabeza GF, Moyo VM, Thuma PE, Biemba G, Parry D, Khumalo H, Nyarugwe P, Zulu S, Gordeuk VR. Predictors of severity of illness on presentation in children with cerebral malaria. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1995 Jun; 89(3):221-8. PMID: 7668913.
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  38. Gordeuk VR, Thuma PE, McLaren CE, Biemba G, Zulu S, Poltera AA, Askin JE, Brittenham GM. Transferrin saturation and recovery from coma in cerebral malaria. Blood. 1995 Jun 1; 85(11):3297-301. PMID: 7756663.
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  39. Gordeuk VR, Thuma PE, Brittenham GM, Biemba G, Zulu S, Simwanza G, Kalense P, M'Hango A, Parry D, Poltera AA, et al. Iron chelation as a chemotherapeutic strategy for falciparum malaria. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1993 Feb; 48(2):193-7. PMID: 8447522.
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  40. Gordeuk V, Thuma P, Brittenham G, McLaren C, Parry D, Backenstose A, Biemba G, Msiska R, Holmes L, McKinley E, et al. Effect of iron chelation therapy on recovery from deep coma in children with cerebral malaria. N Engl J Med. 1992 Nov 19; 327(21):1473-7. PMID: 1406879.
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