African Institute for Health Policy & Health Systems | Nigeria
Providing high-quality post-graduate training and research in all aspects of health policy, health systems, and knowledge translation.
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Partner team overview
The African Institute for Health Policy & Health Systems at Ebonyi State University provides high-quality post-graduate training and research in all aspects of health policy, health systems, and knowledge translation to encourage innovative thinking and evidence-informed policymaking for improved health outcomes.
Its goal is to be a globally acclaimed institute of academic excellence and a center for learning where individuals can develop their intellectual capabilities in an environment that promotes academic achievement and research excellence.
With PEERSS funding and support, the Institute has carried out a number of activities to strengthen evidence-informed policymaking.
Past PEERS activities include:
Launching policy dialogues that focus on safer schools during COVID-19 and the use of community volunteers to improve the uptake of insecticide treated bed nets.
Organizing national multi-stakeholder engagement events that focus on the priority setting of key policy matters within the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) landscape in Nigeria.
Conducting capacity enhancing workshops on evidence-informed policymaking and knowledge translation that target policymakers, parliamentarians, and other key stakeholders in the policymaking space.
In the future, the Institute plans on:
Improving the capacity of Nigeria’s parliament for evidence-informed policymaking and legislation by assessing the knowledge and capacities of key parliament staff.
Producing an Evidence Guidance Document on how to use evidence in policymaking.
Strengthening the capacity of key parliament staff.
Promoting the establishment of rapid response services.
Providing mentoring support on rapid response services to parliamentarians.
Meet the experts from Nigeria.
Publications, policy briefs and other resources from the African Institute for Health Policy & Health Systems
A selection of 20 recent team publications
» Lessons Learned from Strategies for Promotion of Evidence-to-Policy Process in Health Interventions in the ECOWAS Region: A Rapid Review.
Uneke CJ, Sombie I, Johnson E, Uneke BI (2020). Nigerian Medical Journal; 61(5):227-236.
» Promoting the use of evidence in health policymaking in the ECOWAS region: the development and contextualization of an evidence-based policymaking guidance
Uneke CJ, Sombie I, Johnson E, Uneke BI, Okolo S (2020). Globalization & Health 16(1):73
» "It is what I tell her that she will do": a mixed methods study of married men's knowledge and attitude towards supporting their wives' cervical cancer screening in rural South-East Nigeria
Okedo-Alex IN, Uneke CJ, Uro-Chukwu HC, Akamike IC, Chukwu OE (2020). Pan Medical Journal, 36:156.
» Unlocking community capabilities for addressing social norms/practices: behavioural change intervention study to improve birth preparedness and complication readiness among pregnant women in rural Nigeria virus
Eze II, Mbachu CO, Ossai EN, Nweze CA, Uneke CJ (2020). BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 20(1):369.
» A scoping review of the uses and institutionalization of knowledge for health policy in low- and middle-income countries
Koon AD, Windmeyer L, Bigdeli M, Charles J, El Jardali F, Uneke J, Bennett S (2020). Health Research Policy & Systems, 18(1):7.
» Evaluation of the effect of an educational intervention on knowledge and adherence to HIV guidelines among frontline health workers in Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital
Akamike IC, Okedo-Alex IN, Uneke CJ, Uro-Chukwu HC, Chukwu OE, Ugwu NI, Agbo UN, Ezeoha AE (2020). African Health Science; 20(3):1080-1089.
» Multi-stakeholder Perspectives on the Maternal, Provider, Institutional, Community, and Policy Drivers of Disrespectful Maternity Care in South-East Nigeria.
Okedo-Alex IN, Akamike IC, Nwafor JI, Abateneh DD, Uneke CJ (2020). International Journal of Women’s’ Health; 12:1145-1159.
» Why does uptake of family planning services remain sub-optimal among Nigerian women? A systematic review of challenges and implications for policy.
Akamike IC, Okedo-Alex IN, Eze II, Ezeanosike OB, Uneke CJ (2020). Contraception and Reproductive Medicine; 5(1):30.
» Reaching the unreached: effectiveness and satisfaction with community-directed distribution of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for preventing malaria in pregnancy in rural South-East, Nigeria
Okedo-Alex IN, Akamike IC, Alo CN, Agu AP, Nzeh CB, Ndukwe CD, Okoro OO, Abateneh DD, Uneke CJ (2020). Reaching the unreached: effectiveness and satisfaction with community-directed distribution of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for preventing malaria in pregnancy in rural South-East, Nigeria. Malara Journal;19(1):394.
» Developing equity-focused interventions for maternal and child health in Nigeria: an evidence synthesis for policy, based on equitable impact sensitive tool (EQUIST)
Uneke CJ, Sombie I, Uro-Chukwu HC, Johnson E (2019). Pan African Medical Journal. 25; 34:158.
» Validation of verbal autopsy methods for assessment of child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa the policy implication: a rapid review
Uneke CJ, Uro-Chukwu HC, Chukwu OE (2019). Pan African Medical Journal, 33:318.
» Determinants of antenatal care utilisation in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review
Okedo-Alex IN, Akamike IC, Ezeanosike OB, Uneke CJ (2019). BMJ Open, 7;9(10): e031890.
» A review of the incidence and determinants of catastrophic health expenditure in Nigeria: Implications for universal health coverage
Okedo-Alex IN, Akamike IC, Ezeanosike OB, Uneke CJ (2019). International Journal of Health Planning and Management. 34(4):e1387-e1404.
» Fostering access to and use of contextualised knowledge to support health policymaking: lessons from the Policy Information Platform in Nigeria
Uneke CJ, Langlois EV, Uro-Chukwu HC, Chukwu J, Ghaffar A (2019). Health Research Policy and Systems, 17(1):38. doi: 10.1186/s12961-019-0431-4.
» Using equitable impact sensitive tool (EQUIST) to promote implementation of evidence-informed policymaking to improve maternal and child health outcomes: a focus on six West African Countries
Uneke CJ, Sombie I, Uro-Chukwu HC, Johnson E (2018). Globalization and Health, 14(1):104. doi: 10.1186/s12992-018-0422-1.
» Promoting evidence-informed policymaking through capacity enhancement in implementation research for health researchers and policymakers in Nigeria: A cross-sectional study
Uneke CJ, Ezeoha AE, Uro-Chukwu HC (2018). Journal of Education & Health Promotion; 7:28.
» Promoting evidence- informed policymaking for maternal and child health in Nigeria: lessons from a knowledge translation workshop
Uneke CJ, Sombie I, Uro-Chukwu HC, Mohammed YG, Johnson E (2018). Health Promotion Perspectives; 8(1):63-70. doi: 10.15171/hpp.2018.08.
» Improving quality of antenatal care through provision of medical supply kits
Uneke CJ, Uro-Chukwu HC (2018). Lancet Global Health. 6(1):e4-e5. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30471-0.
» Promoting Researchers and Policy-Makers Collaboration in Evidence-Informed Policymaking in Nigeria: Outcome of a Two-Way Secondment Model between University and Health Ministry
Uneke CJ, Ezeoha AE, Uro-Chukwu H, Ezeonu CT, Igboji J. (2017). International Journal of Health Policy and Management,7(6):522-531.1–10. Doi10.15171/ijhpm.2017.123.
» Using equitable impact sensitive tool (EQUIST) and knowledge translation to promote evidence to policy link in maternal and child health: report of first EQUIST training workshop in Nigeria.
Uneke CJ, Sombie I, Uro-Chukwu HC, Johnson E, Okonofua F (2017). Pan African Medical Journal.28:37.doi: 10.11604/pamj.2017.28.37.13269.
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