Mr Stanley Luchters
Professor Stanley Luchters is Chair of the Department of Population Health at the Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya.
He holds academic appointments as a Visiting Professor at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Ghent University, Belgium since 2010, and as an Associate Professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia since 2012.
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 Stanley2020 Cohort profile : the Kaloleni/Rabai Community Health and Demographic Surveillance System
Stanley Luchters2019 Use of long‐acting reversible contraception in a cluster‐random sample of female sex workers in Kenya
Peter Gichangi, Stanley Luchters2019 Type-specific human papillomavirus prevalence, incident cases, persistence, and associated pregnancy outcomes among HIV-infected women in Kenya
Stanley Luchters2019 Field performance and diagnostic accuracy of a low-cost instrument-free point-of-care CD4 test (visitect CD4) performed by different health worker cadres among pregnant women
Stanley Luchters2019 Performance of a novel low-cost, instrument-free plasma separation device for HIV viral load quantification and determination of treatment failure in people living with HIV in Malaysia : a diagnostic accuracy study
Stanley Luchters2019 Relationship between self-efficacy and HIV testing uptake among young men who have sex with men in Myanmar : a cross-sectional analysis.
Stanley Luchters2018 Incidence of unintended pregnancy among female sex workers in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Stanley Luchters2018 Involving men to improve maternal and newborn health : a systematic review of the effectiveness of interventions
Stanley Luchters2018 A tale of two countries: progress towards UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets in Botswana and Australia.
Stanley Luchters2018 Addressing multiple modifiable risks through structured community-based Learning Clubs to improve maternal and infant health and infant development in rural Vietnam: protocol for a parallel group cluster randomised controlled trial.
Stanley Luchters2018 Assessing the operational feasibility and acceptability of an inhalable formulation of oxytocin for improving community-based prevention of postpartum haemorrhage in Myanmar: a qualitative inquiry.
Stanley Luchters2018 Critical examination of evidence for the nutritional status of children in Papua New Guinea : a systematic review
Stanley Luchters2018 Menstrual hygiene management and school absenteeism among adolescent students in Indonesia: evidence from a cross-sectional school-based survey.
Stanley Luchters2018 The potential of task shifting selected maternal interventions to auxiliary midwives in Myanmar : a mixed-method study
Stanley Luchters2017 Determinants of knowledge of critical danger signs, safe childbirth and immediate newborn care practices among auxiliary midwives : a cross sectional survey in Myanmar
Stanley Luchters2017 Early childhood development : impact of national human development, family poverty, parenting practices and access to early childhood education
Stanley Luchters2017 Effectiveness of an integrated community- and clinic-based intervention on HIV testing, HIV knowledge, and sexual risk behavior of young men who have sex with men in Myanmar
Stanley Luchters2017 Factors associated with HIV testing among young men who have sex with men in Myanmar : a cross-sectional study
Stanley Luchters2017 Feasibility of antiretroviral treatment monitoring in the era of decentralized HIV care : a systematic review
Stanley Luchters2017 Prevention of postpartum haemorrhage by community-based auxiliary midwives in hard-to-reach areas of Myanmar : a qualitative inquiry into acceptability and feasibility of task shifting
Projects of Stanley
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 HIV & AIDS
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 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 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
Project closed HIV & AIDS
Lab capacity strengthening
Main objective: To improve the quality of the clinical laboratory
Project closed 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 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.