Jackline E. Ngowi, MD

International Scholar

  •  Physician Scientist, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
  •  Tanzania, United Republic of
  •   Health economics | Non-communicable disease | Sexual reproductive health | Tuberculosis

Languages: English, Kiswahili

Bio statement

Dr. Jackline Ngowi, a researcher at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), has interests in implementation science and health economics in Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and NCDs. She received the 2022 Early Career Research grant from the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine. Dr. Ngowi serves as the program manager for the GROWNUTII/EPRENUT consortium at MUHAS and coordinates collaborative studies, including Tuberculosis case-finding, intrauterine hormonal device feasibility, and COVID-19 seroprevalence in pregnant women. Jackline attended the summer visiting fellowship in 2023 and received training in the Implementation Science course at the Penn Implementation Science Institute.

Recent global health projects

1. H-IUD Study: This two-year prospective operational study assesses the feasibility and readiness of healthcare providers, health facilities, and women's perceptions on introducing hormonal Intrauterine devices in Tanzania. The study is currently in the second phase. The study is done collaboratively with the Ministry of Health, the Clinton Health Access initiative, and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences.

2. DETEC-TB: This 5-year prospective cohort study aims to find a new method of active case finding in Tuberculosis. The study is done in two districts in Dar es Salaam and involves screening adolescents aged 13-15 at their respective schools, households, and close contacts. The study also assesses the cost-effectiveness of the new method. Funding for this study is provided by NIH, and its done collaboratively by researchers from Muhimbili University and Dartmouth University

Selected publications

1. Ndumwa, H. P., Ngowi, J.E et al. (2023) ‘Health-Service Delivery’, CABI Books. CABI. doi: 10.1079/9781800623330.0007.

2.Njiro BJ, Ngowi JE, Mlunde L, et al. Towards sustainable emergence transportation system for maternal and new born: Lessons from the m-mama innovative pilot program in Shinyanga, Tanzania. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023;3(6):e0002097. Published 2023 Jun 21. doi:10.1371/journal.pgph.0002097

3. Munishi C, Mateshi G, Mlunde LB, Njiro BJ, Ngowi JEet al. Community-based transport system in Shinyanga, Tanzania: A local innovation averting delays to access health care for maternal emergencies. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023;3(8):e0001487. Published 2023 Aug 2. doi:10.1371/journal.pgph.0001487

4. Ngowi JE, Munishi C, Ndumwa HP, Njiro BJ, Amani DE, Mboya EA, Mloka D, Kikula AI,Balandya E, Ruggajo P, Kessy AT, Kitambala E, Kapologwe N,Kengia JT, Kiologwe J, Ubuguyu O, Salum B,
Kamuhabwa A,Ramaiya K, Sunguya BF. Efforts to Address the Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases Need Local Evidence and Shared Lessons from High-Burden Countries. Annals of Global Health. 2023; X(X): X, 1–6.DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/aogh.4118

5.Ndumwa HP, Munishi C, Ngowi JE, et al. Drug use and associated factors in a North Eastern region of Tanzania: a cross-sectional study. Pan Afr Med J. 2022;43:70. Published 2022 Oct 11. doi:10.11604/pamj.2022.43.70.35059

Last Updated: 03 October 2023