Personal Information


Jared Bakuza

Contact Address:

P.O Box 2329
Email: bakuzajared@yahoo.co.uk
(mobile) +255658216381


University of Glasgow, UK. PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Thesis title: Epidemiology of Schistosoma mansoni in sympatric humans and non-human primates in the Gombe ecosystem Tanzania.

MSc. in Applied Zoology, University of Dar es Salaam

Thesis title: Infection patterns of intestinal parasites in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) at Gombe National Park, Tanzania.

BSc. in Zoology & Wildlife Ecology, University of Dar es Salaam

Research interests areas

Forest Ecology and Management, Biodiversity Conservation, Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA)

Research interests areas

  • Epidemiological investigations of neglected tropical diseases including schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases and protozoaninfections
  • Assessment of wildlife diseases and other zoonotic infections
  • Use of geospatial tools to map the distribution of diseases and disease risks
  • Management and control of biological threats e.g. outbreak investigation and case study development.
  • Environmental and occupational health e.g. assessment of the health impact of agrochemicals

Consultancy areas

1. Examination and identification of disease-causing organisms and assessment of the status and distributionof diseases.
2. Application of geospatial tools such as GIS and remote sensing (RS) in the assessment and management of disease risks and transmission.

Teaching areas

  • Parasitology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Chordate Zoology
  • Parasitology and Wildlife Ecology
  • I also supervisepostgraduate students(MSc and PhD) in the fields of Zoology and Biomedical Sciences.


  1. Bakuza, J. and McManus, E. (2005). Distribution and conservation status of chimpanzees in Tanzania. Book Chapter, In Caldecott, J. and Miles, L. World Atlas of Great Apes (pp. 412-411).
  2. Bakuza, J. and Nkwengulila, G. (2009). Variation over Time in Parasite Prevalence Among Free-ranging Chimpanzees at Gombe National Park, Tanzania. International Journal of Primatology, 30 (1): 43-53.
  3. Mtethiwa A. H.,Nkwengulila G., Bakuza J.,Sikawa D., Kazembe A. Extent of morbidity associated with schistosomiasis infection in Malawi: a review paper.Infect Diseases of Poverty. 2015 May 4;4:25. doi: 10.1186/s40249-015-0053-1. eCollection 2015.
  4. • Mtethiwa, A. H.N, BakuzaJ. and Nkwengulila G. (2015). Prevalence and Intensity of Schistosomiasis in Communities around Water Reservoirs in Malawi. Journal of Tropical Diseases. 4:1http://dx.doi.org/10.4183/2329-891X.100018.

Conference Presentations

  • Bakuza, J.An Investigation of the status of schistosomiasis and geo-helminth infections in Milola Ward in Lindi Rural District Tanzania(oral). National Institute for Medical Research 29th Annual Joint Scientific Conference, 13th -15thOctober 2015, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Bakuza, J.Factors Maintaining Neglected Tropical Diseases Transmission in Endemic Countries: Field Observations from a Rural Setting in Tanzania, World Health Summit (poster), 11-13th October 2015, Berlin Germany.
  • Bakuza, J.,Nkwengulila, G. and Mable, B. Maintenance of intestinal schistosomiasis transmission in wild baboons (Papioanubis) at Gombe National Park, Tanzania (oral). Regional Conference on Zoonotic Diseases in Eastern Africa, , 9th –12th March, 2015, Naivasha Kenya
  • Bakuza, J. Nkwengulila, G & Mable, B. A Survey of Biomphalaria snails Along the Shores of Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania (oral).National Institute for Medical Research 28thAnnual Joint Scientific Conference, 22nd -24thApril, 2014, Dar es Salaam Tanzania.
  • Bakuza, J. and Mable, B. Population genetics and epidemiology of Schistosoma mansoni in sympatric humans and non-human primates in the Gombe ecosystem, Tanzania (poster). Ecological Genetics Group conference, 19th -21st April 2012, Queen Mary, University of London.