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The Manicaland Centre is a major collaborative scientific HIV/STD Prevention research initiative that has been underway in rural areas of eastern Zimbabwe since the early 1990s. The Manicaland Project has one of the largest prospective population-based surveys in Africa, producing numerous data, reports and academic papers tracking the spread, impact and control of HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe. 

The principal collaborating institutions in the project are the Biomedical Research and Training Institute in Harare and Imperial College London.


The project has produced a number of questionnaires as data collection tools for their research projects, which may be of interest to other researchers in this field, and those involved in other public health projects. The data from these tools has contributed to dozens of research papers, including articles in Science, The Lancet and PNAS (the project has generated close to 200 academic publications and reports).

The questionnaires now cover diverse topics ranging from marital and sexual relationships, health and access to treatment and knowledge and awareness of HIV/AIDS, and electronic versions are currently used via the EpiCollect+ application.


Individual questionnaires have been designed to collect data from:

  • Adults (individual)
  • Children (individual)
  • Households
  • Antenatal clinics
  • Other healthcare facilities/businesses
  • Next of kin of recently deceased (verbal autopsy)


More information on the Manicaland Centre and Project can be found here: 



The questionnaires can be found here:




Selected references:

Gregson S, Nyamukapa C, Garnett GP, Mason PR, Zhuwau T, Careal M, et al. Sexual mixing patterns and sex-differentials in teenage exposure to HIV infection in rural Zimbabwe. The Lancet 2002,359:1896-1903. [LINK]

Gregson S, Garnett GP, Nyamukapa CA, Hallett TB, Lewis JJC, Mason PR, et al. HIV decline associated with behaviour change in eastern Zimbabwe. Science 2006,311:664-666. [LINK]


Internal case number: 8156


Questionnaires for HIV public health research

Set of questionnaires developed and validated over 2 decades by the Manicaland Centre in Zimbabwe

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