© 2015 Sarah E. Rich

Irene Naigaga

RISE Degree(s) 

PhD in Ichthyology from Rhodes University

RISE Network(s) 
Boards & Committees 

Executive Board of Directors, One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA)


PhD: Use of bioindicators and biomarkers to assess aquatic environmental contamination

Postdoctoral Fellowship (at Makerere University, Uganda, post-RISE): Assessment of endocrine-disrupting compounds in Murchison Bay, Uganda

Selected Publications 

Amuguni H, Bikaako W, Naigaga I, Bazeyo W. 2019. Building a framework for the design and implementation of One Health curricula in East and Central africa: OHCEAs One Health training modules development process. One Heal. 7:2–8

Amuguni H, Mugisha A, Kyewalabye E, Bagnol B, Talmage R, Bikaako W, Naigaga I. 2018. EnGENDERing One Health and addressing gender gaps in infectious disease control and response: Developing a gender, One Health and emerging pandemics threat short course for the public health workforce in Africa. Adv. Soc. Sci. Res. J. 5(5):467–79

Khaitsa M, Lumutenga NW, Muwazi R, Wakoko-Studstill F, Naigaga I, et al. 2017. Higher education resource services, East Africa: A women leadership and management development model. Pan Afr. Med. J. 27(4):7

Tamale A, Ejobi F, Muyanja C, Naigaga I, Nakavuma J, et al. 2017. Sociocultural factors associated with fish consumption in Lake Albert fishing community: Guidelines for lead and mercury. Cogent Environ. Sci. 3(1):1304604

Lumutenga N, Khaitsa M, Muwazi R, Wakoko-Studstill F, Naigaga I, et al. 2017. Women empowering women through reusable sanitary pads. J. Community Engagem. Scholarsh. 10(1):141–51

Tamale A, Ejobi F, Muyanja C, Naigaga I, Nakavuma J, et al. 2016. Mercury concentration in muscle, bellyfat and liver from Oreochromis niloticus and Lates niloticus consumed in Lake Albert fishing communities in Uganda. Cogent Food Agric. 2(1):1214996

Rwego IB, Babalobi OO, Musotsi P, Nzietchueng S, Tiambo CK, Kabasa JD, Naigaga I, et al. 2016. One Health capacity building in Sub-Saharan Africa. Infect. Ecol. Epidemiol. 6(1):34032

Tamale A, Ejobi F, Muyanja C, Naigaga I, Nakavuma J, et al. 2016. Perceptions about mercury and lead in fish consumed in Lake Albert fishing communities, Uganda. Cogent Food Agric. 2(1):1220344

Sente C, Erume J, Naigaga I, Mulindwa J, Ochwo S, et al. 2016. Prevalence of pathogenic free-living amoeba and other protozoa in natural and communal piped tap water from Queen Elizabeth protected area, Uganda. Infect. Dis. Poverty 5(1):68

Tamale A, Ejobi F, Muyanja C, Naigaga I, Nakavuma J, et al. 2016. Risk estimates for children and pregnant women exposed to mercury-contaminated Oreochromis niloticus and Lates niloticus in Lake Albert, Uganda. Cogent Food Agric. 2(1):1228732

Sente C, Erume J, Naigaga I, Gabriela Namara B, Mulindwa J, et al. 2016. Xenic cultivation and genotyping of pathogenic free-living amoeba from public water supply sources in Uganda. New J. Sci. 2016

Walakira J, Akoll P, Engole M, Sserwadda M, Nkambo M, Namulawa V, Kityo G, Musimbi F, Abaho I, Kasigwa H, Mbabazi D, Kahwa D, Naigaga I, et al. 2014. Common fish diseases and parasites affecting wild and farmed tilapia and catfish in Central and Western Uganda. Uganda J. Agric. Sci. 15(2):113–25

Naigaga I, Kyangwa M, Mugidde R. 2010. Gender Analysis of Risks from Exposure to Chemical Contaminants among Kirinya Wetland Resources Users in Jinja District of Uganda. In Natural Resource Management: The Impact of Gender and Social Issues, ed F Flintan, S Tedla, pp. 127–56. Kampala, Uganda: Fountain Publishers

Adeyemo OK, Naigaga I, Alli RA. 2009. Effect of handling and transportation on haematology of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus). J. Fish. Sci. 3(4):333–41

Birungi Z, Masola B, Zaranyika MF, Naigaga I, Marshall B. 2007. Active biomonitoring of trace heavy metals using fish (Oreochromis niloticus) as bioindicator species: The case of Nakivubo wetland along Lake Victoria. Phys. Chem. Earth A/B/C 32(15–18):1350–58

Naigaga I, Kaiser H. 2006. A note on copper bioaccumulation in Mozambique tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus (Osteichthyes: Cichlidae). Afr. J. Aquat. Sci. 31(1):119–24

RISE Degree(s) Completed 
April 2013