The LIGHT Consortium welcomes 3 new African researchers to the team

Blog 10 Sep 2021

Partners of the LIGHT Consortium (Leaving no-one behInd: transforming Gendered pathways to Health for TB), led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) welcome three new African researchers to the programme.

Based at LIGHT’s partner institutions in Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda, they will embark on an exciting four-year journey working with world-leading experts at the cutting edge of new research. Their work will drive forward LIGHT’s research and they will strengthen their skills to maximise the impact of this research for health.

LIGHT, a UK aid-funded six-year cross-disciplinary global health research programme a consortium of partners based in Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and the UK, aims to provide new evidence on the effectiveness of different gender-sensitive pathways and approaches to health for those with TB in urban, HIV-prevalent settings.

The researchers and their areas of work are:


Host Organization


Area of work

Proposed research

Jasper Nidoi

Makerere Lung Institute (MLI)


Health Systems

Leaving no-one behInd; transforming Gendered pathways to health for HIV & TB (LIGHT). Improving TB case detection using a gender sensitive TB screening package in formal and informal health systems in Uganda


Mphatso Phiri

Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust (MLW)


Epidemiology, modelling, statistics, policy, TB care and prevention


Modelling interventions to improve engagement of young adults and men in tuberculosis active case finding in high HIV prevalence settings


Chukwuebuka Ugwu

Zankli Research Centre (ZRC)


Clinical practice and public health research 


Development and evaluation of gender-sensitive TB screening interventions for community settings in Nigeria

Jasper, Mphatso, and Chukwuebuka will benefit from training within supportive research environments to realise their potential and to make a significant contribution to the field.