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 Stanley2022 Increased condom use among key populations using oral PrEP in Kenya : results from large scale programmatic surveillance
Peter Gichangi, Stanley Luchters2022 Pentavalent vaccination in Kenya : coverage and geographical accessibility to health facilities using data from a community demographic and health surveillance system in Kilifi County
Stanley Luchters2022 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
Stanley Luchters2022 Measurement characteristics and correlates of HIV-related stigma among adults living with HIV : a cross-sectional study from coastal Kenya
Stanley Luchters2021 A qualitative endline evaluation study of male engagement in promoting reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in rural Kenya
Stanley Luchters2021 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
Stanley Luchters2021 Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) plus top hat for HIV-infected women with endocervical intraepithelial neoplasia in Kenya
Stanley Luchters2021 Male involvement in reproductive and maternal and new child health : an evaluative qualitative study on facilitators and barriers from rural Kenya
Stanley Luchters2021 Prevalence of HIV, viral hepatitis B/C and tuberculosis and treatment outcomes among people who use drugs : results from the implementation of the first drop-in-center in Mozambique
Stanley Luchters2021 Mycoplasma genitalium and other reproductive tract infections in pregnant women, Papua New Guinea, 2015–2017
Stanley Luchters2021 Psychometric properties of the Berger HIV stigma scale : a systematic review
Stanley Luchters2021 Qualitative exploration of feasibility and acceptability of the modified ketogenic dietary therapy for children with drug-resistant epilepsy in Kenya
Stanley Luchters2021 Risk factors and knowledge associated with high unintended pregnancy rates and low family planning use among pregnant women in Papua New Guinea
Stanley Luchters2021 Validity, reliability, and measurement invariance of an adapted short version of the HIV stigma scale among perinatally HIV infected adolescents at the Kenyan coast
Stanley Luchters2020 A mobile phone–based sexual and reproductive health intervention for female sex workers in Kenya : development and qualitative study
Peter Gichangi, Stanley Luchters2020 Effect of a mobile phone intervention for female sex workers on unintended pregnancy in Kenya (WHISPER or SHOUT) : a cluster-randomised controlled trial
Peter Gichangi, Stanley Luchters2020 Chloroquine Administration in Breastfeeding Mothers Associates with Increased HIV-1 Plasma Viral Loads
Stanley Luchters2020 COVID-19 in Africa : care and protection for frontline healthcare workers
Stanley Luchters2020 Birth preparedness and complication readiness among women of reproductive age in Kenya and Tanzania : a community-based cross-sectional survey
Stanley Luchters2020 Cohort profile : the Kaloleni/Rabai community health and demographic surveillance system
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.