Department of Biomedical Sciences (Health Sciences)
Lecturer
Researcher
Biography

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (Edinburgh UK),
  • MSc (Surrey UK),
  • BVM (UNZA Zambia)

Current Research

Aquatic and environmental toxicology, Chemical food contaminants, Drug resistance, Pharmacotherapeutics, Medicinal plants.

 

Publications
  • Kiputa Thobias Gaudence, Roy Mwenechanya and Kennedy Choongo (2018). Impact of insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying on malaria case prevalence in Geita and Nyang’hwale districts of Tanzania. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 10: 236-240.
  • Nchima Gilbert, Kennedy Choongo, Kaampwe Muzandu, King Nalubamba, John Muma, Flavien Bumbangi, Gerald Monga and Henry Kangwa (2017). Determination of oxytetracycline and sulphamethazine residues in marketed beef from selected parts of Zambia to assess compliance with maximum residual limits. American Journal of Research Communication, 5(9). www.usa-journals.com, ISSN: 2325-4076.
  • M'kandawire Ethel, Agnieszka Mierek-Adamska, Stephen Sturzenbaum, Kennedy Choongo, John Yabe, Maxwell Mwase, Saasa Ngonda, Claudia A. Blindauer (2017). Metallothionein from wild populations of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus: from sequence, protein expression and metal binding properties to transcriptional biomarker of metal pollution. International Journal of Molecular Science, 18, 1548. doi:10.3390/ijms18071548
  • Mgonja Frida, Resto Mosha, Faith Mabiki and Kennedy Choongo (2017). Effect of heat treatment on oxytetracycline residues in beef. American Journal of Research Communication, 5, 1-13. www.usa-journals.com, ISSN: 2325-4076.
  • M’kandawire Ethel, Kennedy Choongo, John Yabe, Maxwell Mwase, Ngonda Saasa, Shouta M.M. Nakayama, Nesta Bortey-Sam and Claudia A. Blindauer (2017).  Sediment Metal Contamination in the Kafue River of Zambia and Ecological Risk Assessment. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 99, 108-116. DOI: 10.1007/s00128-017-2089-3.
  • Mgonja Frida, Resto Mosha, Faith Mabiki and Kennedy Choongo (2017). Oxytetracycline residue levels in beef in Dodoma region, Tanzania. African Journal of Food Science, 11, 40-43.
  • Mgonja Frida, Resto Mosha, Faith Mabiki and Kennedy Choongo (2016). A simple and sensitive method for the detection of “Oxytetracycine” levels in ready-to-eat beef by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 10, 571 – 578.
  • Bumbangi N. F., Muma J. B., Choongo K., Mukanga M., Velu M. R., Mapatano M. A.  (2016). Occurrence and factors associated with aflatoxin contamination of raw peanuts from Lusaka district’s markets, Zambia. Food Control, 68, 291-296.
  • Lukubi Lwiindi, Faston Goma, Festus Mushabati, Lavina Prashar, Kennedy Choongo (2015). Physiological response of uterine muscle to Steganoteania araliacea in rat models. Journal of Medical Science & Technology; 4, 40 – 45.
  • Yabe John, Shouta M. M. Nakayama, Ikenaka Yoshinori, Yared B. Yohannes, Nesta Bortey-Sam, Balazs Oroszlany, Kaampwe Muzandu, Kennedy Choongo, Abel Nketani Kabalo, John Ntapisha, Aaron Mweene, Takashi Umemura and Mayumi Ishizuka (2014). Lead poisoning in children from townships in the vicinity of a lead-zinc mine in Kabwe, Zambia. Chemosphere 119, 941-947. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.09.028
  • Nakayama S. M. M., Ikenaka Y., Muzandu K., Choongo K. Yabe J., Umemura T., Ishizuka M. (2013). Metal contaminated soil from mining area caused metal accumulation and biological responses in rats. Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research, 61, S77-S79.
  • Yabe John, Kennedy Choongo, Ikenaka Yoshinori, Mayumi Ishizuka, Matthews Kabeta, Geoffrey Mainda, Muzandu Kaampwe, Shouta M. M. Nakayama and Takashi Umemura (2013). Metal distribution in tissues of free-range chickens near a lead-zinc mine in Kabwe, Zambia. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32, 189-192.
  • Nakayama Shouta, Ikenaka Yoshinori, Muzandu Kaampwe, Choongo Kennedy, Yabe John, Muroya Taro, Ijiri Shigeho, Minagawa Masao, Umemura Takashi, Ishizuka Mayumi (2013). Geographical Information System-based source estimation of copper pollution in Lake Itezhi-tezhi and metal accumulation profiles in Oreochromis spp. from both field and laboratory studies. Archives of Environmental Toxicology, 64, 119-129.
  • Choongo K., Hayashida K., Velisoju M, Oguri H, Namangala B., Mweene A., Kajino K., Suzuki Y., Oikawa H. and Sugimoto C. (2013). In vitro Screening of Synthetic Compounds for Anti-trypanosomal Activity and Cytotoxicity to Human MRC5 Cells. European Journal of Tropical Medicine & International Health, 18, suppl., pg 131. DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12163.
  • Ikenaka Yoshinori, Nakayama Shouta, Muroya Taro, Yabe John, Konnai Satoru, Darwish Wageh, Muzandu Kaampwe, Choongo Kennedy, Mainda G., Teraoka, Hiroki, Umemura Takashi, Ishizuka Mayumi (2012). Effects of environmental lead contamination on cattle in a lead-zinc mining area: alteration of immune system of cattle by lead exposure from both in vivo and in vitro study. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 31, 2300-2305.
  • Namangala Boniface, Lottie Hachaambwa, Kiichi Kajino, Aaron S Mweene, Kyouko Hayashida, Martin Simuunza, Humphrey Simukoko, Kennedy Choongo, Humphrey Chansa, Shabir Lakhi, Ladslav Moonga, Amos Chota, Joseph Ndebe, Mutale Nsakashalo-Senkwe, Elizabeth Chizema, Lackson Kasonka, Chihiro Sugimoto (2012). The use of Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) to detect the re-emerging Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) in the Luangwa and Zambezi valleys. Parasites and Vectors 5:282.
  • Nakayama M. M. Shouta, Yoshinori Ikenaka, Kaampwe Muzandu, Kennedy Choongo, Ethel M’kandawire, Jun Yasuda, Mayumi Ishizuka (2012). Metal and metalloid levels and bio-accumulation characteristics in soil, sediment, land plants and hippopotami (Hippopotamus amphibious). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 80, 333-338. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2012.04.003
  • Lundu T, Choongo K, Munyinda K, Walubita K and Siulapwa N J, (2012). Seasonal variation of copper and iron in goats, plants and soil in Siavonga, Southern Zambia. Journal of Agricultural and Biomedical Sciences, 1, 60-64.
  • Lundu T, Siulapwa N J, Choongo K, Munyinda K and Walubita K (2012). A survey of seasonal macro-mineral status of soil, plants and goats in Siavonga, Southern Zambia. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 24, Article #076. Retrieved, from http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd24/5/lund24076.htm
  • Mwaanga E. S., K. Choongo, H. Simukoko and C. Chama (2012). Parity differences in heat expression of dairy cows synchronized with GnRH, CIDR and PgF2ἀ during the dry season in Zambia. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 32(1): 131-133.
  • Songe M. Mwansa, Mudenda B. Hang’ombe, Harris Phiri, Maxwell Mwase, Kennedy Choongo, Ben van der Waal, Somkiat Kanchanakhan, Melba B. Reantaso and Rohana P. Subasinghe (2011). Field observations of fish species susceptible to epizootic ulcerative syndrome in the Zambezi River basin in Sesheke District, Zambia. Tropical Animal Health and Production. DOI: 10.1007/s11250-011-9906-1.
  • Nakayama M. M. Shouta, Ikenaka Yoshinori, Hamada Kyohei, Muzandu Kaampwe, Choongo Kennedy, Teraoka Hiroki, Mizuno Naoharu and Ishizuka Mayumi (2010). Metal and metalloid contamination in roadside soil and wild rats around a Pb-Zn mine in Kabwe, Zambia. Environmental Pollution, 159: 175-81. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2010.09.007
  • Ikenaka Yoshinori, Shouta M. M. Nakayama, Kaampwe Muzandu, Kennedy Choongo, Hiroki Teraoka, Naoharu Mizuno and Mayumi Ishizuka (2010). Heavy metal contamination of soil and sediment in Zambia. African Journal of Environmental Science & Technology, 4: 729-739.
  • Nakayama S.M., Ikenaka Y., Muzandu K., Choongo K., Oroszlany B., Teraoka H., Mizuno N and Ishizuka M. (2010). Heavy Metal Accumulation in Lake Sediments, Fish (Oreochromis niloticus and Serranochromis thumbergi) and Crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) in Lake Itezhi-tezhi and Lake Kariba, Zambia. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 59, 291-300. http://www.springerlink.com/contents/0181um2883003216/
  • Choongo K, Hang’ombe B., Samui K. L., Syachaba M. Z., Phiri H., Maguswi C., Muyangaali K., Bwalya G and Mataa L. (2009). Environmental and Climatic Factors Associated with Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome (EUS) in Fish from the Zambezi Floodplains, Zambia. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 83 (4) 474 – 478.
  • Siulapwa N. J., Choongo K. and Munyeme M. (2009). Assessment of nutritional composition and quality of layers mash from commercially prepared feed stocks in Zambia. Zambian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9, 13-16.
  • Muzandu Kaampwe, Choongo Kennedy and Fujita Shoichi (2008). Lycopene and Peroxynitrite Modifications. In: Lycopene:- Nutritional, Medicinal and Therapeutic Properties. Preedy R. Victor and Watson R. Ronald (Editors). Science Publishers, United Kingdom. Pages 105-132. ISBN:9781578085385.
  • Mwenechanya R. Chitambo H., Choongo K. and Konde V. (2008). In vivo and molecular characterisation of drug resistant Plasmodium falciprarum isolates at Solwezi urban clinic in Zambia. Unza Journal of Science and Technology, 12, 47-53.
  • Choongo K., Siulapwa N. J., Mwaanga E., Muzandu K. and Siyumbi S. (2008). Effects of Dichrostachys cinerea supplementation on weight gain and rumen protozoa in Cattle. Livestock Research for Rural Development 20, Article # 73. http://www.cipav.org.co/lrrd20/5/choo20073.htm
  • Choongo K. C., Mwase M., Shindano J. and Siyumbi S. (2007). Patterns of Pyrethroid Bioaccumulation in Fish Species from the Kafue River, Zambia. Zambian Journal of Veterinary Science, 5, 11-16.
  • Syakalima Michelo, Choongo Kennedy, Mwenechanya Roy, Wepener Victor, Yamasaki Masahiro and Maede Yoshimitsu (2006). Pesticide/herbicide pollutants in the Kafue river and a preliminary investigation into their biological effect through catalase levels in fish. Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research 54 (2-3): 119-128.
  • Choongo K. C., Syakalima M and Mwase M. (2005). Coefficient of condition in relation to copper levels in muscle of Serranochromis fish and sediment from the Kafue River, Zambia. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 75 (4) 645-651.
  • Mwenechanya R. Choongo K. and Konde V. (2005). In - vivo and molecular identification and characterization of drug resistant Zambian Plasmodium. Proceedings of the Third National Health Research Conference. Mulungushi International Conference Centre. 20th - 22nd January 2005.
  • Choongo K and Mubanga J. (2004). Therapeutic differential diagnosis of endemic Theileria and Pasteurella concurrent infections in calves in Zambia. Zambian Journal of Veterinary Science. Special Issue. 26-28.
  • Choongo K. (2004). Contributor to “Worldwide regulations for mycotoxins in food and feed in 2003”. In: FAO Food and Nutrition Paper 81.
  • Syakalima M., Choongo K., Nakazato Y., Onuma M., Sugimoto C., Tsubota T., Fukushi H., Yoshida M., Itagaki T. and Yasuda J. (2001). An investigation of heavy metal exposure and risks to wildlife in the Kafue Flats of Zambia. Japanese Veterinary Medical Science 63, (3), 315-318.
  • Syakalima M., Choongo K. C., Chilonda P., Amadu B., Mwase M., Onuma M., Sugimoto C., Tsubota T., Fukushi H., Yoshida M., Itagaki T., Yasuda J. and Nakazato Y., (2001). Bioaccumulation of Lead in Wildlife Dependent on the Contaminated Environment of the Kafue Flats. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 67 (3), 438-445.
  • Choongo K. and Ayliffe T. R. (1992). Plant poisoning due to the family Solanaceae. UNZA Veterinarian 3 (2), 12.
  • Choongo K. and Ayliffe T. R. (1990). Mububa poisoning. UNZA Veterinarian 1 (2), 7.