Dr. Tawanda Manyangadze

Contact Details
+263 785923970


  • 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

  • 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

Postgraduate – MSc

  • MCD502 Transdisciplinary thinking skills
  • MG509 Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS
  • MGG503 Advanced Geographical Techniques
  • MBZ504 GIS, Remote Sensing and Landscape Ecology

Current 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: Principal Investigator


  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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 10.1186/s40249-017-0293-3
  6. 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: 10.1080/23120053.2016.126613
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  2. PhD Students
    Munyaradzi Kapurura – Child sensitive social protection model (CSSPM) for disabled children living with HIV in rural setting of Zimbabwe – current – Second Supervisor