CIDRZ Research Meeting
Zambezi Meeting Room
CIDRZ Head Office
Plot 34620 Off Alick Nkhata Road,
Mass Media, Lusaka
Jenala is a Research Fellow at CIDRZ. She recently completed her Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Liverpool (UK) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies and Psychology. Currently, she is growing her expertise in the field of social behavioural research where her passion lies. She has a wealth of experience in social behavioural research and has led various behaviour change studies as Co-Principal Investigator. These studies range in health topics including, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), HIV, HIV self-testing, sexual reproductive health and under-five nutrition. Her strengths lie in qualitative research where she in being mentored by both local and international experts including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She has six years of experience co-leading social science research projects in both urban and rural settings. She is currently working on 3 research projects. The first focuses on the development of a behavioural prevention package for cholera, the second on understanding the barriers and facilitators to confirmatory testing among adolescents using the HIV self-test and the third around understanding the reactions of people towards the introduction of human infection challenges.