Congratulations Dr. Salome Manyau!
We are thrilled to announce that Salome Manyau has successfully defended her PhD thesis at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Salome's dissertation, titled "Understanding the Intertwining of Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance in Urban Informal Systems in Harare, Zimbabwe," presented important findings from her in-depth ethnographic fieldwork in Mbare, Harare. Through qualitative interviews and observation, the study examined how antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance are navigated in the context of informal infrastructure, markets, and occupations like sex work. It aimed to inform more equitable antimicrobial stewardship approaches addressing the intersecting challenges of marginalization, poverty and health faced by urban populations. Salome's research provided novel insights under the excellent supervision of Drs. Justin Dixon and Clare Chandler. All of us at THRU ZIM are immensely proud of Salome's outstanding achievement in completing her PhD. She is now Dr. Salome Manyau, and we offer our heartiest congratulations on this fantastic accomplishment!