Dr. Tawanda Manyangadze


Tawanda Manyangadze (PhD) Lecturer

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  • PhD in Public Health: Spatial and Temporal Modeling of Schistosomiasis at Micro-Scale in Southern Africa: a case of Ndumo area of uMkhanyakude in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa (2013 – 2016) – University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa                                                 
  • MSc Geo-Information Science (GIS) and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (2007 – 2009) – Consortium Universities: University of Southampton, UK; Lund University, Sweden; University of Warsaw, Poland; ITC – University of Twente, The Netherlands                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Water Supply and Sanitation (2006) – Institute of Water Supply and Sanitation (IWSD) Zimbabwe
  • Bsc Honours, Geography and Environmental Studies (2000 – 2004) – Midlands State University, Zimbabwe

Date joined Geography Department: 5 October 2017

Major Responsibilities

  • Programme Coordinator: Master of Science in Climate Change and Sustainable Development
  • Developer and Principal facilitator: Practical Based GIS and Remote Sensing Short Course 

Courses Taught

  1. Undergraduate
  • DMG103 Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing
  • DMG217 Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
  • DMG220 Public Health Systems and Approaches in Disaster Risk Reduction
  • DMG203 Remote Sensing
  • DG408 Geographic Information Systems II
  • DG409 Project Development and Management 
  1. Postgraduate – MSc
  • MCD502 Transdisciplinary thinking skills
  • MG509 Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS
  • MGG503 Advanced Geographical Techniques
  • MBZ504 GIS, Remote Sensing and Landscape Ecology
  • MCS513 GIS & Remote Sensing for Climate Change and Sustainable Development
  • MDR511 Geo-Information in Disasters
  • MDR505 Public Health Disaster

Most recent and current research projects

  • Zimbabwe Spatial Data Portal – in collaboration with World Bank 2019-Ongoing – Focal Person
  • Flood mapping in Mbire and Muzarabani district in Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe – under World Vision, Funded by ECHO HIP: 2018 – 2020: GIS and Remote Sensing Expert.
  • Extension Services Grant (ESG/01/18): GIS based Municipality of Bindura Utility Management System, Zimbabwe – Funded by Bindura University of Science Education 2018 – 2019: Principal Investigator
  • Spatial and temporal predictive modelling of malaria in urban and rural areas in Bindura district, Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe – Funded by Bindura University of Science Education 2019 – ongoing: Principal Investigator 

Peer reviewed scientific journals

  1. Naidoo K, Manyangadze T, Lokotola C. (Accepted) Preparedness of Primary care facilities for extreme weather conditions: The April 2022 Floods in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
  2. Govere S.M., Manyangadze T., Kalinda C. and Chimbari M.J, (Accepted) An assessment on the implementation of Same Day Antiretroviral Therapy initiation in eThekwini clinics, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Facility implementation level, Journal of Public Health in Africa
  3. Onwusah O.D, Ojewole B.E, Manyangadze T, and Chimbari J.M, (Accepted) Women’s experiences on adherence to oral anticancer medications for breast cancer, Dove Medical Press
  4. Nwoko O. E., Kalinda C., Manyangadze T. and Chimbari M.J, (2022) Species diversity, distribution, and abundance of freshwater snails in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/w14142267
  5. Chitungo B., Manyangadze T., and Ndlela S. (2022) Potential effects of changes in climate, population density and land use land cover on spatial distribution of Adansonia digitata suitable habitats in Africa, African Journal of Ecology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/aje.13008
  6. Pillay A, Manyangadze T, and Mukaratirwa S, (2022) Prevalence of Rickettsia africae in tick vectors collected from mammalian hosts in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases: DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2022.101960
  7. Mutero I.T, Mindu T., Cele W., Manyangadze T., and Chimbari, M.J. (2022) Engaging youth in stakeholder analysis for developing community based digital innovations for mental health of young people in Ingwavuma Community, Health and Social Care in the Communit: DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13817
  8. Manyangadze T, Mudavanhu C, Mavhura E and Pedzisai E (2022) Flood inundation mapping in data-scarce areas: a case of Mbire District, Zimbabwe, Geo: Geography and Environment: DOI: 1002/geo2.105
  9. Manyangadze T, Mudavanhu C, Mavhura E and Pedzisai E (2021) An exploratory analysis of the spatial variation of malaria cases and associated household socio-economic factors in flood-prone areas of Mbire District, Zimbabwe, Geojournal, DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-021-10505-3 
  10. Manyangadze T, Mavhura E and Chimbari MJ (2021) Spatial heterogeneity association of HIV incidence with socio-economic factors in Zimbabwe,  Journal of Geographical Research,  04:03, DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jgr.v4i3.3466
  11. Mavhura E and Manyangadze T (2021) An exploration of farmers’ adaptation strategies in Zimbabwe’s intensive farming region, Geojournal, DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-021-10451-0(0123456789123458697)
  12. Chilongo K., Manyangadze T., and Mukaratirwa S. (2021) Human-associated scarcity of hosts for the tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossidae) is related to an increase in prevalence of trypanosome infections in flies in North-Eastern Zambia, Tropical Animal Health and Production 53, 305, DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-021-02749-5
  13. Manyangadze T., Chimbari M. J., Rubaba O., Soko W., and Mukaratirwa S. (2021) Spatial and seasonal distribution of Bulinus globosus and Biomphalaria pfeifferi in Ingwavuma, uMkhanyakude district, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Implications for schistosomiasis transmission at micro-geographical scale, Parasites and Vectors; 14:222, DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-021-04720-7
  14. Mavhura E, Manyangadze T and Aryal KR (2021) A composite inherent resilience index for Zimbabwe: An adaptation of the disaster resilience of place model, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102152
  15. Mavhura E and Manyangadze T (2021) A comprehensive spatial analysis of social vulnerability to natural hazards in Zimbabwe: driving factors and policy implications, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102139
  16. Mavhura E, Manyangadze T, Mudavanhu C, Pedzisai E (2020) An assessment of riparian communities’ preparedness to flood risk: the case of Mbire communities in Zimbabwe, GeoJornal,  DOI 1007/s10708-020-10329-7
  17. Chilongo Kalinga, Manyangadze Tawanda, Mukaratirwa Samson (2020). Effects of human settlements and spatial distribution of wing vein length, wing fray categories and hunger stages in glossina morsitans morsitans and glossina pallidipes in areas devoid of cattle in North-eastern Zambia. Journal of Medical Entomology,  DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjaa228
  18. Alexio Mbereko, Moses J. Chimbari, Tawanda Manyangadze and Samson Mukaratirwa (2020) Knowledge, perceptions and social constructs of schistosomiasis, a water-borne disease in two semi-arid rural areas of South Africa (Ndumo chieftaincy) and Zimbabwe (Ntalale ward).  Food and Waterborne Parasitology, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fawpar.2020.e00091
  19. Mudavanhu C, Manyangadze T, Mavhura E, Pedzisai E, and Manatsa D. (2020) Rural households’ vulnerability and risk of flooding in Mbire District, Zimbabwe, Natural Hazards, DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-020-04145-y
  20. Mutsaka-Makuvaza MJ, Zhou XN, Tshuma C, Abe E, Manasa J, Manyangadze T, Allan F, Chingombe N, Webster B, Midzi N. (2020),  Genetic diversity of Biomphalaria pfeifferi, the intermediate host of Schistosoma mansoni in Shamva district, Zimbabwe: role on intestinal schistosomiasis transmission, Molecular Biology Reports, DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-020-05541-0
  21. Mutsaka-Makuvaza MJ, Zhou XN, Tshuma C, Abe E, Manasa J, Manyangadze T, Allan F, Chingombe N, Webster B, Midzi N. (2020),  Molecular diversity of Bulinus species in Madziwa area, Shamva district in Zimbabwe: implications for urogenital schistosomiasis transmission, Parasites and Vectors 13(14) DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-3881-1
  22. Ceccato P, Ramirez R, Manyangadze T, Gwakisa P, Thomson MC. (2018) Data and tools to integrate climate and environmental information into public health, Infectious Diseases of Poverty 7(1):126.
  23. Ndlela S, Manyangadze T, Sachisuko A, van der Lingen S, and Makowe IA. (2018) The distribution and management of two invasive pests of Eucalyptus: The red gum lerp psyllid; Glycaspis brimblecombei (Hemiptera: Psylloidae), and the blue gum chalcid wasp; Leptocybe invasa (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in Zimbabwe; African Entomology 26(1): 104–115
  24. Rubaba O, Chimbari MJ, Soko W, Manyangadze T, Mukaratirwa S. (2018) Validation of a urine circulating cathodic antigen cassette test for detection of Schistosoma haematobium in uMkhanyakude district of South Africa, Acta Tropica 182:161–165
  25. Manyangadze T, Chimbari MJ, Macherera M, and Mukaratirwa S. (2017) Micro-spatial distribution of malaria cases and control strategies at ward level in Gwanda district, Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe, Malaria Journal 16:476
  26. Muhubiri K, Chimbari MJ, Manyangadze T, Mukaratirwa S. (2017)  Efficacy of praziquantel on Schistosoma haematobium and re-infection rates among school-going children in the Ndumo area of uMkanyakude district, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Infectious Diseases of Poverty 6:83; DOI 1186/s40249-017-0293-3
  27. Muhubiri K, Chimbari MJ, Manyangadze T, Mukaratirwa S. (2017) Schistosomiasis risk factors based on infection status among school-going children in the Ndumo area,  uMkhanyakude District, South Africa, Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases, DOI: 1080/23120053.2016.1266139
  28. Manyangadze T, Chimbari MJ, Gebreslasie M, Mukaratirwa S, and Ceccato P. (2016) Modelling the spatial and seasonal distribution of habitats of schistosomiasis intermediate host snails using MAXENT in Ndumo area, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa; Parasites and Vectors; Volume 9:572
  29. Manyangadze T, Chimbari MJ, Gebreslasie M, and Mukaratirwa S. (2016) Risk factors and micro-geographical heterogeneity of Schistosoma haematobium in Ndumo area, uMkhanyakude district, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Acta Tropica; Volume 159: 176 – 184
  30. Manyangadze T, Chimbari MJ, Gebreslasie M, and Mukaratirwa S. (2015) Application of geo-spatial technology in schistosomiasis modelling in Africa: a review, Geospatial Health; Volume 10:326


  1. Tawanda Manyangadze (2011), Application of Geostationary Satellites in Forest Fire Detection, Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany, ISBN: 384540096X, 9783845400969, 100 pages

Consultancy reports

  1. Mavhura E., Manyangadze T and Manatsa D (2022). Composite Drought Index Institutionalisation in Zimbabwe. World Bank/Government of Zimbabwe, Harare.
  2. Mavhura E., Manyangadze T and Manatsa D (2021). Updating Drought Risk Mapping in Zimbabwe: A Technical Assessment, World Bank/Government of Zimbabwe, Harare.
  3. Mavhura E., Manyangadze T., Mudavanhu C., Manatsa D., and Pedzisai, E. (2019). Flood hazard and vulnerability mapping for Mbire and Muzarabani districts, Zimbabwe. World Vision Zimbabwe, Harare.


  1. DPhil and MPhil proposal writing workshop, 1 – 10 December 2021, Glenlivet Hotel, Masvingo, Funded by Agro innovations in dry lands areas programme, Great Zimbabwe University, Facilitator.
  2. Manuscript writing workshop, 08 – 14 August 2021, Karridine Hotel – Virtual participation – Facilitator, Funded by UASP.
  3. Virtual America Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) Annual Meeting, 2 – 5 March 2021, Attendance funded by PAMCA.
  4. Analysis of spatial patterns of settlement, internal migration, and welfare inequality in Zimbabwe, 4 August 2019, Meikles Hotel, Harare: Presentation:  Geo-spatial data portal – Zimbabwe
  5. Thesis writing workshop, 7 – 11 January 2019, Karridine Hotel – Virtual participation – supporting PhD students on thesis writing
  6. International Conference on Promoting Ecohealth Research in Africa: Towards the establishment of an African Chapter of ecohealth international, 13 – 14 November 2018, ICC, Durban, South Africa: Presentation: Micro‑spatial distribution of malaria cases and control strategies at ward level in Gwanda district, Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe.
  7. Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) annual conference, Theme: Building the Bridge between Research and Implementation: A necessity for Vector Borne Disease Elimination in Africa, 24th – 26th September 2018, Elephant Hills Resort Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  8. Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) Pre-training Course on Gene Drive, 21st – 23rd September 2018, Elephant Hills Resort Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  9. MABISA Manuscript writing workshop, 15 – 21 January 2017, Mandele Training Centre, Harare
  10. Health and Climate Colloquium 2016 (8 – 10 June 2016), International Research Institute for Climate and Society, New York, USA. 

PhD Students

  • Florah Ngulube – Main Supervisor
  • Aspire Mudavanhu – Local Promoter
  • Sharon Mushure – Co-Supervisor
  • Munyaradzi Kapurura – Co-Supervisor