Center Title and Acronym: CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH INNOVATION (CERHI)
Host University and Country: UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, EDO STATE, NIGERIA
Center Website Address: www.cerhi.uniben.edu
Center Director and email address: Professor Friday E. Okonofua, firstname.lastname@example.org; Friday.email@example.com/edu.
Primary Thematic Discipline of Center: Reproductive health and population studies
Brief Description of Center: The Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI) at the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria is aimed at building capacity within sub-Saharan African countries to address the challenges of population, reproductive health and development in the region. The Centre focuses on training Masters and PhD students in the disciplines of Reproductive Health, Public Health, Nursing and Health Economics with the aim to equip graduates with technical and entrepreneurial skills required to drive the next generation of policymaking and programming in the field of reproductive health and development in Africa, especially within the context of the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in the continent.
Mission of CERHI: To implement high quality training and applied research for reproductive health professionals needed to build a new cohort of human resource for reducing the region’s high burden of fertility, unsafe abortion, maternal mortality and HIV/AIDS.
Vision of CERHI: To be a leading institution providing innovative and transformational changes on matters relating to population and development and the improvement of the living standards of citizens in Africa.
Core Values: Our values are Transparency (T), Effectiveness (E), and Accountability (A) – the TEA agenda.
Key Objectives and Expected Outcomes:
- Short courses in reproductive health policy topics in the region.
- Masters in reproductive health, public health, health economics and nursing.
- PhDs in reproductive health, public health, and nursing.
- Develop regional laboratory capacity to support HIV/AIDS and other reproductive health related problems.
- New Masters and PhDs programs in reproductive health, public health, nursing and health economics
- Staff and students participating in outreach experience into the private sector and other regional partners
- Delivery of short courses on reproductive health related topics.
- Formation of regional partnerships to increase regional faculty and students at the center
- Increased academic productivity by center student and faculty through academic paper output and research grant applications
Major Accomplishments to Date
|Total no. of students proceeding on internships and workplace experiences||135|
|Total No. of Participants||644|
|Recent Publications – 2016/2017||78|
|National Accreditation||7 courses|
2) Ultra-modern learning facilities consisting of:
- A new building complete with two lecture theatres equipped new teaching facilities – audiovisuals, smart-boards, TV screens, etc.
- Fully equipped administrative offices
- Full internet access
- Reproductive health library with hard books and e-copies of books and journals
- Video conferencing facilities
- Reproductive health laboratory
- Uninterrupted power supply
3) A Guest House for visiting academics and faculties
4) International Students hostel
Primary Regional and Global Partners:
- University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
- University of Medical Sciences, Ondo
- Nigerian Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
- University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
- University of Niamey, Niger
- Ghana Health Service – contact is Dr. Patrick Aboagye, Director of Reproductive/Family health
- CEA-SAMEF –through Prof Ousmane Ndiaye
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka
- Queen’s University, Belfast
- Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
- University of California, Berkeley, USA
- University of Maryland, USA
- University of Ottawa, Canada
- University of Leeds, UK
- University of Alabama
|Senior Faculty||Email Address||Research Area|
|Professor Friday E. Okonofuafirstname.lastname@example.org; Friday.email@example.com||Reproductive health; maternal health; fertility research|
|Prof. (Mrs.) O. Okojiefirstname.lastname@example.org||Public health|
|Prof. (Mrs) H. Oboh||Henriatta.email@example.com||Basic sciences in reproductive health|
|Dr. Peter Sedefirstname.lastname@example.org||Health economics|
|Dr. (Mrs) E. Ogboghodoemail@example.com||Public health|
|Dr. A.R.Isarafirstname.lastname@example.org||Public health|
|Dr. C.A Ighodaro||Clemigho2006@yahoo.com||Health economics|
|Prof. C.A. Okonkwoemail@example.com||Oncology, obstetrics and gynaecology and reproductive health|
|Dr. (Mrs.) M. Osifofirstname.lastname@example.org||Nursing|
|Dr. A. I. Obiemail@example.com||Public health|
|Dr. Kehinde Osazeefirstname.lastname@example.org||Reproductive health|
|Dr. F. U Okaforemail@example.com||Nursing|
|Abdoul Nounohfirstname.lastname@example.org||Public health, international health|
|Dr (Mrs) Nana Maduguemail@example.com||Reproductive health|
|Dr Michael Gbalafirstname.lastname@example.org||Reproductive health|
|Dr G.Ohihoinemail@example.com||Reproductive health|
|Prof. Oladokun||Sinaoladokun@gmail.com||Reproductive health|
|Prof Benjamin Ozumbafirstname.lastname@example.org||Reproductive health, maternal health|
|Dr (Mrs.) Lorretta Ntoimo||Lorretta.email@example.com||Demography and social statistics, sociology|
|Prof (Mrs) Nkoli Aniekwufirstname.lastname@example.org||Reproductive health law, and ethics|
|Professor Eugene Okpere||Edeno4073@yahoo.com||Reproductive health|