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Berthollet Bwira Kaboru

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303000

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Berthollet Bwira Kaboru

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About Berthollet Bwira Kaboru


Academic background

Dr Berthollet Bwira Kaboru is an Associate Professor of Health Care Sciences. He teaches public health, health promotion, cultural competence in nursing and economic evaluation methods in health care. He obtained his Doctoral degree in Public Health Sciences, Specialization in International Health from the Karolinska Institutet in 2007. His undergraduate degrees are in economics (Kisangani School of Commerce) and in international development cooperation (School of Global Studies, Göteborg University).

His key research interests are in global health, health systems research, public-private partnerships, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, intersectoral and inter-professional collaboration and health in humanitarian emergencies.

Professional background

Dr Bwira has worked for the International Finance Corporation (IFC)/World Bank Group within the framework of its “Health in Africa” (HiA) program that aimed at supporting governments in promoting positive policy environment and investments in the private health sector. He also worked with Sida Secretariat for Research Cooperation. In addition, Dr Bwira worked as Scientist with the World Health Organization (WHO) Stop TB Department, concentrating on Public - Private Mix (PPM) approaches in TB care and control, with focus on the WHO African Region. He was involved in providing technical assistance to countries on PPM-related issues, including training country staff and supporting national TB control programs in the development of PPM operational guidelines etc.

During his doctoral education and post-doctoral research at Karolinska Institutet, Dr Bwira was involved in leading and lecturing in several international courses including sexual and reproductive health and rights and various global health courses. Dr Bwira has several years' extensive field research experience from an international multi-site projects in Zambia, Uganda, Congo, Burkina Faso etc. 

Internationalization in higher education

Dr Bwira is currently coordinating several collaborative programs between the Division of Nursing Sciences/School of Health and Medical Sciences at Örebro University, with several universities abroad. This work include both students exchanges, teachers exchanges, and research collaboration.

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Articles in journals

Katshiete Mbuisi Eale, B. , Andersson, G. , Ntabe Namegabe, E. , Kaboru, B. B. & Adolfsson, A. (2018). Ordeals of sexually violated women and access to comprehensive healthcare: A case study of victims of sexual violence in North Kivu, Eastern Congo. Journal of women´s reproductive health, 2 (1), 23-34.
Mulindwa Nsiyi, T. , Harrison, N. , Phiri, E. , Brezovsek, A. & Kaboru, B. B. (2015). Integration of Family Planning in HIV/AIDS Program in Solwezi District, Northwestern Zambia: Status and Perspectives. Public Health Research, 5 (4), 103-108.
Kaboru, B. B. , Borneskog, C. , Adolfsson, A. , Namegabe, E. N. & Andersson, G. (2015). “Qualified but not competent enough”: Healthworkers’ assessment of their competence in relation to caring for sexually abused women in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5 (8), 26-32.
Kaboru, B. B. , Andersson, G. , Borneskog, C. , Adolfsson, A. & Namegabe, E. N. (2014). Knowledge and attitudes towards sexual violence in conflict-affected rural communities in the Walikale District, DR Congo: implications for rural health services. Annals of Public Health and Research, 1 (2), 1009.
Carlsson, M. , Johansson, S. , Eale, R. B. & Kaboru, B. B. (2014). Nurses’ roles and experiences with enhancing adherence to tuberculosis treatment among patients in Burundi: a qualitative study. Tuberculosis Research and Treatment, 2014, 1-9.
Nsitou, B. M. , Ikama, M. S. , Drame, B. & Kaboru, B. B. (2013). Patients-related predictors of poor adherence to antihypertensive treatment in Congo-Brazzaville: a cross-sectional study. Global Journal of Medicine and Global Health, 2 (5), 1-9.
Kaboru, B. B. , Ogwang, B. A. , Namegabe, E. N. , Mbasa, N. , Kabunga, D. K. & Karafuli, K. (2013). TB/HIV co-infection care in conflict-affected settings: a mapping of health facilities in the Goma area, Democratic Republic of Congo. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 1 (3), 207-211.
Kaboru, B. B. , Ndubani, P. , Falkenberg, T. , Pharris, A. , Muchimba, M. , Solo, K. , Höjer, B. & Faxelid, E. (2008). A Dialogue-Building Pilot Intervention Involving Traditional and Biomedical Health Providers Focusing on STIs and HIV/AIDS Care in Zambia. Complementary Health Practice Review, 13 (2), 110-126.
Kaboru, B. B. , Muchimba, M. , Falkenberg, T. , Höjer, B. & Faxelid, E. (2008). Quality of STIs and HIV/AIDS care as perceived by biomedical and traditional health care providers in Zambia: are there common grounds for collaboration?. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 16 (3), 155-62.