Senior Lecturer, College Of Natural And Applied Sciences

PhD (Tropical Medicine /Biomedical Sciences) John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA 2013.


  1. Immunology BL 210
  2. Immunology of Parasitism ZL 331
  3. Parasitology ZL 338
  4. Protozoology and Helminthology ZL 604
  5. Immunology BL 618


Research interests: Infection diseases epidemiology and immunology; neglected tropical parasitic diseases; maternal and child health studies.


  • Epidemiology and  Onchocerciasis in Tanzania
  • Safety, therapeutic and prophylactic effect of herbal extracts in normal pregnancy with inflammatory pregnancy.
  • Epidemiology of malaria and helminth infections among pregnant women in Tanzania.
  • Placental autophagy.
  •  Epidemiology of Parasitic zoonoses
  • Etiology of poor pregnancy outcome in HIV positive pregnant women on antiretroviral therapy. 
  • In vivo Antiplasmodial activities on combined marketed medicinal plants in Tanzania” 
  • Impact of insecticide resistance on vector competence of Anopheles gambiae s.l mosquitoes 
  • Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and nontuberculous mycobacteria in selected border regions of Tanzania 
  • Insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae s.l. in association with environmental parameters; effects on vector competence.


  1. Siame Zebius and Winifrida B. Kidima Status of Soil Transmitted Helminths Infection Among School-going Children in Momba, Mbeya, JEHS Volume 9 Issue 2.
  2. C Kisiringyo, W Kidima (2020) Current Epidemiological Assessment of Plasmodium falciparum and Helminth Co-Infections in Children after a Decade of Implementation of Control Programs in Morogoro Region, Tanzania, Tanzania Journal of Science 46 (2), 548-563
  3. Justine Daudi Maganira, Winifrida Kidima, Chacha John Mwita, Johan Höglund Soil contamination by Taenia solium eggs in rural villages in Kongwa ditrict Tanzania Infection Ecology & Epidemiology 10 (1), 1772668
  4. Fortunatus D. Shayo, Winifrida Kidima, Adelina Thomas, Aneth M. Mahande, Humphrey D. Mazigo & Eliningaya J. Kweka Exposure of malaria vector larval habitats to domestic pollutants escalate insecticides resistance: experimental proof. (2020) International Journal of Tropical Insect Science.
  5. Diane Wallace Taylor, Naveen Bobbili, Alex Kayatani, Samuel Tassi Yunga, Winifrida Kidima, Rose FG Leke. Measuring antibody avidity to Plasmodium falciparum merozoite antigens using a multiplex immunoassay approach 2020 Malaria Journal Vol:19;1-12
  6. Livo F. Esemu, Emile K. Yuosembom, Rui Fang, Shayne Rasay, Barriere A. Y. Fodjo, John T. Nguasong, Winifrida Kidima, Gabriel L. Ekali, John J Chen, Lishomwa Ndhlovu, Jude D. Bigoga, Diane W. Taylor, Rose G.F. Leke, Anna Babakhanyan. (2019) Impact of HIV-1 Infection on the IGF-1 Axis in Pregnant Cameroonian Women Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy. PLOS ONE 14(5)
  7. Justine D Maganira, Beda J Mwang'onde, Winifrida Kidima, Chacha J Mwita, Johan2019 Seroprevalence of circulating taeniid antigens in pigs and associated risk factors in Kongwa district, Tanzania. Parasite Epidemiology and Control. 7, p.e00123.
  8. Justine Daudi Maganira, Beda John Mwang'onde, Winifrida Kidima, Chacha John Mwita, Gamba Nkwengulila, Johan Höglund . 2019 Validation of droplet digital Polymerase Chain Reaction for the detection and absolute quantification of Taenia solium eggs in spiked soil samples. Acta Tropica. Volume 200, p.105175..
  9. Winifrida Kidima. (2019) Prevalence of Zoonotic Parasites amongst Stray dogs in Rural Communities Tanzania”. Tanzania Journal of Science 45 (1), 93-100.
  10. Ernest Mazigo, Winifrida Kidima, Elininganya Kweka. (2019).The impact of Anopheles gambiae egg storage for mass rearing and production success. Malaria Journal 18 (52), 11
  11. Deokary Joseph Matiya, Anitha B. Philbert, Winifrida Kidimaand Johnson J Matowo(2019). Dynamics and monitoring of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors across Mainland-Tanzania from 1997 to 2017. Malaria Journal 18 (1), p.102.
  12. Winifrida Kidima, Naveen Bobbili, and Diane W. Taylor (2017) Optimization of BeWo Model to Investigate Placental Responses to Plasmodium falciparum-Infected Erythrocytes. Malaria World Journal 8:4 ISSN 2214-4374.
  13. Winifrida B. Kidima (2015) Syncytiotrophoblast Functions and Fetal Growth Restriction during Placental Malaria: Updates and Implication for Future Interventions. BioMed Research International doi: 10.1155/2015/451735.
  14. Ayubu Mdetele, and Winifrida Kidima (2017) Monitoring Compliance and Acceptability of IPTp-SP after Ten Years of Implementation in Tanzania. Malaria Research and Treatment
  15. Winifrida Kidima and Gamba Nkwengulila (2015) Plasmodium falciparumMSP 2 Genotypes and Multiplicity of Infections among Children under Five Years with Uncomplicated malaria in Kibaha, Tanzania. Journal of Parasitology Research doi:10.1155/2015/721201.
  16. Kidima W., Nkwengulila G., Premji Z., Malisa A. and Mshinda H. (2006) Dhfr and dhps Mutations in Plasmodium falciparum Isolates in Mlandizi, Kibaha; Association with Clinical outcome. Tanzania Journal of Health Research Vol. 8, (2): 50-55.


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