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Best Ojemhen
Best OjemhenBest is a public health professional, she is a program officer with the Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC), Nigeria. She is undergoing a Master’s Degree Program in Public Health from the Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI), University of Benin, Nigeria. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health University from Madonna University Elele River State, Nigeria.

Best has worked on several projects at the Women’s Health and Action Research Centre, and is currently working on the World Health Organization project aim at Improving Emergency Obstetrics Care for the prevention of maternal and perinatal Death in referral hospitals in Nigeria.


Brian Igboin
Brian IgboinBrian Igboin is WHARC Program officer, Monitoring and Evaluation. He holds an MSc in Public Health from Anglia Ruskin University, UK and a BSc in Physiology from Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria and has over 5 years of diverse experience in development focused on maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, family planning, addiction and communicable diseases, advocacy, program management, monitoring and evaluation, research, community engagement and health education. He is skilled in strategic planning, work plan development, budgeting, proposal writing, data management, quantitative and qualitative research data analysis using statistical softwares.

 


Dr. Blessing Itohan OMO-OMORODION
Blessing Itohan OMO-OMORODION (Nee EBHODAGHE) bagged her Bachelors of Science in Microbiology (Hons) from the University of Benin. She holds a Master of Science with a distinction and Doctorate degrees in Medical Microbiology from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

She is a recipient of the World Bank Certification on Basic Health Economics in 2016 and an awardee of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute training of young researchers on malaria research in 2014. She has 19 published articles in peer reviewed journals and co-authored a book to her credit. Blessing has presented academic papers at both local and international conferences and workshops and served as invited speaker to meetings. »Readmore


Karl Eromosele Eimuhi, Assistant Managing Editor
Karl Eromosele Eimuhiis a doctoral candidate at the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. He holds an M.Sc (Ed.) and B.Sc in Exercise Physiology and Human Physiology respectively, with a distinction award for the best graduating student. Karl possess in-depth knowledge on both quantitative and qualitative research with several publications to his credit. He is the Managing Editor of the reputable textbook on Contemporary Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Developing Countries (Second Edition), and the Assistant Managing Editor of the award-winning African Journal of Reproductive Health (AJRH). He has also served actively as a Research/Program Officer at the Foundation of African Youths (FAY), Nigeria and as Field Data Collector of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)/Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC)/University of Ottawa, Canada Project on Increasing Women’s Access to Skilled Pregnancy Care to Reduce Maternal and Perinatal Mortality in Rural Nigeria, West Africa.


Maryjane Emiowele
Maryjane EmioweleMaryjane Emiowele is the Head of Administration at the Abel Guodbadia Specialist Hospital (AGSH). She graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.

Maryjane oversees the effective functioning of the hospital’s 8 units - Laboratory unit, Pharmacy unit, Account unit, Neonatal unit, Pediatric unit, Theatre unit, and Ultrasound unit. She also manages the 8 nurses and 1 medical doctor staffed at the hospital.

She is a strategic thinker, results-driven, and has the ability to multitask. Her exceptional organizational skills ensure the smooth running of the hospital at all times.


Makuachukwu Chioma Ekwo
Makuachukwu Chioma Ekwo is a Senior Program Officer in Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC) and has over 10 years work experience in Safe Motherhood programming.  She also worked as a laboratory Officer in WHARC and has Medical laboratory skills.

She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Microbiology and Brewing at Enugu State University of Science and Technology and is currently a student of Master of Public Health (Reproductive and Family Health) at the Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERH, University of Benin. She also has a certification in civic leadership from Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Accra, Ghana.  

She has interest in civic engagement and accountability for good governance and aspires to become a Reproductive Health Champion.


Josephine Aikpitanyi
Josephine is a Program officer at the Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC), Nigeria. She holds a Master’s Degree in Health Economics obtained from the Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI), University of Benin, Nigeria. She also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education obtained from the Ambrose Alli University, Edo State, Nigeria and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin, Nigeria.

Josephine is an Economist, an Educationist and an adept Researcher who has carried out a lot of studies in the field of healthcare with special emphasis on reproductive and child health. She has also worked with expert researchers of international repute in the field of Inequalities of Opportunities in Health (IoP).

Josephine has worked on a lot of projects at the Women’s Health and Action Research Centre, and is currently working on the Maternal and Perinatal Deaths Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) project which is aimed at determining the direct and indirect causes of maternal and perinatal deaths in some selected states in Nigeria.


Mercy Agwu
Mercy Agwu is the Librarian at the WHARC Reproductive Health Library. She is a graduate of Public Administration from the University of Benin, Benin City and also has a Diploma in Data Processing Management.

Her responsibilities include helping the library users to conduct research and find the information they need, organizing library materials and developing and indexing databases of books and journals, researching new materials for the library, and ensuring the library is regularly updated.

Under her supervision the library has been a critical source of information in reproductive health for several individuals and organizations from various parts of the country such as students and staff, health professional, other NGOs and policy makers.

 

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