EFMC/REACH Project, Abuja, Nigeria
Dr. Emeka Nwachukwu, MBBS. MSc, PhD
Dr. Nwachukwu is a Clinical Epidemiologist with academic and research interests in the epidemiology of infectious diseases, maternal/child health and sexual/reproductive health. He has more than 15 years’ experience in health systems and implementation research, data processing and visualization, capacity building, and health systems strengthening.
He has a Medical degree from the University of Calabar in Nigeria, Master’s degree in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and a Doctoral degree in public health from the University of Texas health Science Center in Houston, Texas, United States. After previously working with several international organizations implementing public health programs across several countries and in different health sectors, he is now an Implementation Science Technical Advisor with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) where he supports the development of several population health research and program development globally. He is also part of the management team of the High Impact Practices (HIPs) for family planning, developing and maintaining evidence-based briefs that curates what works best for family planning for implementation globally.
Publications in journals
- Tukur J, Ogedengbe C, Nwachukwu C, Araoyinbo IA, Yakasai IA, Adaji SE, Ajala B. Introduction of an innovation for the reduction of maternal mortality in Kano State, Northern Nigeria: a case study of magnesium sulphate. Tropical Doctor 2011; 41: 197–200; DOI: 10.1258/td.2011.110034.
- Nwachukwu, CE, Odimegwu CO. Regional Patterns and correlates of HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) among youths in Nigeria. African Journal of Reproductive Health. June 2011; 15(2): 131.
- Oyo-Ita A, Nwachukwu CE, Oringanje CM, Meremikwu MM. Interventions to improve immunization coverage in low and middle income countries. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2, 2011.
- Nwachukwu CE, Okebe JU. Antimotility agents for chronic diarrhea in people with HIV/AIDS. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD005644.
- Meremikwu M, Okomo U, Nwachukwu C, Oyo-Ita A, Eke-Njoku J, okebe J, Oyo-Ita E, Garner P. Antimalarial drug prescribing practice in private and public health facilities in South-east Nigeria: a descriptive study. BMC Malaria Journal, May 2007, 6:55. Available: www.malariajournal.com/content/6/1/55.
- Meremikwu MM, Alaribe AAA, Ejemot RI, Oyo-Ita A, Ekenjoku JA, Nwachukwu C, Ordu D, Ezedinachi ENU: Arthemether/Lumefantrine vrs Artesunate/Amodiaquine for uncomplicated childhood malaria in Calabar, Nigeria: A randomized controlled trial. BMC Malaria Journal, May 2006; 5:43. Available: www.malariajournal.com/content/5/1/43.
- Meremikwu MM, Nwachukwu CE, Asuquo AE, Okebe J, Utsalo SJ: Bacterial isolates from blood cultures of children with suspected septicaemia in Calabar, Nigeria. BMC Infectious Diseases 2005,5:110. Available: www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/5/110.