Mr Stanley Luchters

Visiting Professor


Professor Stanley Luchters is the Executive Director at the Centre for Sexual Health and HIV AIDS Research (CeSHHAR) based in Zimbabwe, and a Professor in Population Health and Environment at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM, UK). He is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Ghent University, Belgium since 2010.
Prof Luchters is a medical epidemiologist with extensive experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) among people in low-income countries and particularly among marginalized populations. His main expertise is in design, conduct and evaluation of health interventions that have a public health impact in resource-constrained settings. 

Publications of Stanley

2023 Health facilities preparedness to deliver maternal and newborn health care in Kilifi and Kisii Counties, Kenya

James Orwa, Marleen Temmerman, Lucy Nyaga, Kennedy Mulama, Stanley Lüchters

2023 Trends and factors associated with declining lifetime fertility among married women in Kenya between 2003 and 2014 : an analysis of Kenya demographic health surveys

James Orwa, Samwel Maina Gatimu, Paulino Ariho, Marleen Temmerman, Stanley Lüchters

2023 A qualitative inquiry of experiences of HIV-related stigma and its effects among people living with HIV on treatment in rural Kilifi, Kenya

Stanley Wanjala, Moses K. Nyongesa, Rachael Mapenzi, Stanley Lüchters, Amina Abubakar

2023 Foregone health care in adolescents from school and community settings in Indonesia : a cross-sectional study

Minh D. Pham, Susan M. Sawyer, Paul A. Agius, Elissa C. Kennedy, Ansariadi Ansariadi, Fransiska Kaligis, Tjhin Wiguna, Nisaa R. Wulan, Yoga Devaera, Bernie E. Medise, Aida Riyanti, Budi Wiweko, Karly I. Cini, Thach Tran, Jane Fisher, Stanley Lüchters, Peter S. Azzopardi

2023 Sex, sexuality, and intimate relationships among Afghan women and men of refugee background living in Melbourne, Australia : experiences, opportunities, and transcultural tensions

A Russo, B Lewis, R Ali, A Abed, G Russell, Stanley Lüchters

2023 The effect of the Xpert HIV-1 Qual test on early infant diagnosis of HIV in Myanmar and Papua New Guinea : a pragmatic, cluster-randomised, stepped-wedge, open-label trial

Yasmin Mohamed, Hla Htay, Janet Gare, Andrew J B Vallely, Angela Kelly-Hanku, Win Lei Yee, Paul A Agius, Steven G Badman, Minh Duc Pham, Claire Nightingale, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Zure Kombati, Amelia Koata, Gloria Munnull, Selina Silim, Win Thein, Tin Maung Zaw, Latt Latt Kyaw, Mark Stoove, Suzanne M Crowe, David Anderson, Htay Htay Tin, Stanley Lüchters

2023 Using social practice theory in measuring perceived stigma among female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya

Joseph Newton Guni, Stanley Wanjala, Griffins Manguro, Caroline Gichuki, Megan SC Lim, Minh D. Pham, Stanley Lüchters, James Orwa

2022 Assessment of the lifetime prevalence and incidence of induced abortion and correlates among female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya : a secondary cohort analysis

Anne Marieke Simmelink, Caroline M Gichuki, Frances H Ampt, Griffins Manguro, Megan S C Lim, Paul Agius, Margaret Hellard, Walter Jaoko, Mark A Stoové, Kelly L'Engle, Marleen Temmerman, Peter Gichangi, Stanley Lüchters

2022 Increased condom use among key populations using oral PrEP in Kenya : results from large scale programmatic surveillance

Griffins Manguro, Abednego M. Musau, Daniel K. Were, Soud Tengah, Brian Wakhutu, Jason Reed, Marya Plotkin, Stanley Lüchters, Peter Gichangi, Marleen Temmerman

2022 Are Kenyans likely to use COVID-19 self-testing kits? Results from a cross-sectional survey

Griffins Manguro, Sonjelle Shilton, Sharon Omenda, Patrica Owira, Deepshikha Batheja, Abhik Banerji, Sophie Vusha Chabeda, Marleen Temmerman, Walter Jako, Joseph Ndungu, Stanley Lüchters, Elena Ivanova Reipold, Guillermo Z. Martínez-Pérez

2022 Pentavalent vaccination in Kenya : coverage and geographical accessibility to health facilities using data from a community demographic and health surveillance system in Kilifi County

Morris Ogero, James Orwa, Rachael Odhiambo, Felix Agoi, Adelaide Lusambili, Jerim Obure, Marleen Temmerman, Stanley Lüchters, Anthony Ngugi

2022 Ambient temperature during pregnancy and risk of maternal hypertensive disorders : a time-to-event study in Johannesburg, South Africa

C Part, J le Roux, Matthew Chersich, S Sawry, V Filippi, N Roos, L Fairlie, B Nakstad, J de Bont, P Ljungman, M Stafoggia, S Kovats, Stanley Lüchters, S Hajat

2022 Associations between ambient temperature and risk of preterm birth in Sweden : a comparison of analytical approaches

J de Bont, M Stafoggia, B Nakstad, S Hajat, S Kovats, C Part, Matthew Chersich, Stanley Lüchters, V Filippi, O Stephansson, P Ljungman, N Roos

2022 Engaging women and men in the gender-synchronised, community-based Mbereko plus Men intervention to improve maternal mental health and perinatal care-seeking in Manicaland, Zimbabwe : a cluster-randomised controlled pragmatic trial

Elizabeth Comrie-Thomson, Karen Webb, Diana Patel, Precious Wata, Zivanai Kapamurandu, Angela Mushavi, Mary-Ann Nicholas, Paul A. Agius, Jessica Davis, Stanley Lüchters

2022 Measurement characteristics and correlates of HIV-related stigma among adults living with HIV : a cross-sectional study from coastal Kenya

Stanley Wanjala, Moses K Nyongesa, Paul Mwangi, Agnes M Mutua, Stanley Lüchters, Charles R J C Newton, Amina Abubakar

2022 Physiological mechanisms of the impact of heat during pregnancy and the clinical implications : review of the evidence from an expert group meeting

L Samuels, B Nakstad, N Roos, A Bonell, Matthew Chersich, G Havenith, Stanley Lüchters, LT Day, JE Hirst, T Singh, K Elliott-Sale, R Hetem, C Part, S Sawry, J Le Roux, S Kovats

2022 The economics of sex work and major sporting events : learning from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa

J Kazungu, Marlise Richter, Stanley Lüchters, Matthew Chersich, M Quaife

2022 Viral load monitoring for people living with HIV in the era of test and treat : progress made and challenges ahead : a systematic review

MD Pham, HV Nguyen, D Anderson, S Crowe, Stanley Lüchters

2021 A qualitative endline evaluation study of male engagement in promoting reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in rural Kenya

Adelaide M. Lusambili, Stefania Wisofschi, Constance Shumba, Peter Muriuki, Jerim Obure, Michaela Mantel, Lindsay Mossman, Rachel Pell, Lucy Nyaga, Anthony Ngugi, James Orwa, Stanley Lüchters, Kennedy Mulama, Terrance J. Wade, Marleen Temmerman

2021 Human papillomavirus persistence and association with recurrent cervical intraepithelial neoplasia after cryotherapy vs loop electrosurgical excision procedure among HIV-positive women : a secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial

Michael Chung, Hugo De Vuyst, Sharon A. Greene, Nelly R. Mugo, Troy D. Querec, Evans Nyongesa-Malava, Anthony Cagle, Samah R. Sakr, Stanley Lüchters, Marleen Temmerman, Elizabeth R. Unger, Christine J. McGrath

Projects of Stanley

HIGH Horizons Heat Indicators for Global Health

Monitoring, Early Warning Systems and health facility interventions for pregnant and postpartum women, infants and young children and health workers.

Project ongoing
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Modelling the impact of microbicides on HIV incidence and HIV prevalence

The overall objective of this project is to develop and apply dynamic epidemiological microsimulation models to assess the expected impact of microbicides on HIV incidence and HIV prevalence. These models will be applied in a population of female sex workers and their clients in Mombasa, Kenya. The expected impact of microbicides on HIV incidence and HIV prevalence is a function of the intrinsic efficacy of the modeled microbicide and the behavioral, demographical and epidemiological dynamics of the population in which the microbicides are introduced.

Project closed
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Preparing for Phase III vaginal microbicide trials in Rwanda and Kenya

The study prepares two sites (in Kigali and Mombasa) for Phase I, II and III clinical microbicide trials.

Project closed
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HIV & AIDS Mother and child health

Impact of HAART during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding on MTCT of HIV and Mother’s Health: The Kesho Bora Study

Main objective: To optimize the use of ARV drugs during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods to prevent MTCT of HIV and preserve the health of the mother in settings where the majority of HIV-infected women breastfeed.

Project closed
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Cervical cancer and HPV

Management of cervical dysplasia in HIV positive women

objectives: To assess the effectiveness of outpatient management of precancerous lesions of the cervix in HIV positive women and to identify predictors for progression

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Lab capacity strengthening

Main objective: To improve the quality of the clinical laboratory

Project closed
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HIV & AIDS Cervical cancer and HPV Mother and child health


Main objective: to strenghten the capacity of two clinical research sites in Africa

Project closed
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Cervical cancer and HPV

Mombasa Cervical Cancer Screening Project

Objectives: To assess the success of community outreach to enhance the coverage of at risk women with cervical pre-cancer. To assess the performance of different methods for cervical cancer screening (Papanicolaou (PAP) smear, visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and testing for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)) in field conditions in poor resource countries. To evaluate outpatient treatment, including "see and treat" for cervical pre-cancer when applied in field conditions. To set up a cervical cancer task force in an urban setting in Kenya.

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