Mr Stanley Luchters
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 Stanley2023 Sex, sexuality, and intimate relationships among Afghan women and men of refugee background living in Melbourne, Australia : experiences, opportunities, and transcultural tensions
Stanley Luchters2022 Assessment of the lifetime prevalence and incidence of induced abortion and correlates among female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya : a secondary cohort analysis
Peter Gichangi, Stanley Luchters2022 Increased condom use among key populations using oral PrEP in Kenya : results from large scale programmatic surveillance
Peter Gichangi, Stanley Luchters2022 Ambient temperature during pregnancy and risk of maternal hypertensive disorders : a time-to-event study in Johannesburg, South Africa
Stanley Luchters2022 Associations between ambient temperature and risk of preterm birth in Sweden : a comparison of analytical approaches
Stanley Luchters2022 Physiological mechanisms of the impact of heat during pregnancy and the clinical implications : review of the evidence from an expert group meeting
Stanley Luchters2022 The economics of sex work and major sporting events : learning from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa
Stanley Luchters2022 Are Kenyans likely to use COVID-19 self-testing kits? Results from a cross-sectional survey
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 Luchters2022 Viral load monitoring for people living with HIV in the era of test and treat : progress made and challenges ahead : a systematic review
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 'It is a disease which comes and kills directly' : what refugees know about COVID-19 and key influences of compliance with preventive measures
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
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 HIV & AIDS
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.