Working to Advance
Health Equity in Africa

Bright Mukanga

  • PhD Student

Bright’s PhD evaluates the acceptability, effectiveness, and challenges of the implementation of the comprehensive sexuality education programme among school-going adolescents and the association of the socio-cultural factors with the risk of HIV infection in Zambia. It is a mixed-methods study. He obtained a Bachelor of Medical Diagnostic Radiology in South Africa, a Master of Public Health in the UK, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion in India.


He has been involved in coordinating and implementing adolescent HIV programmes and lecturing at Copperbelt University. He is currently working as a research fellow and lecturer at Copperbelt University, Michael Chilufya Sata School of Medicine, Public Health Department, Zambia. His previous affiliations have been with the Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ), the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK. Some of his research interests include; Adolescent reproductive and sexual health and Rights, Intersections between gender-based violence and HIV risk among key populations, Maternal and Child Health, Socio-cultural dimensions and HIV risk in low resource settings, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Health Promotion, and Evaluation and Implementation research.