The CSD is mandated to conduct research into human health problems in Nigeria, with particular emphasis on;

  • Communicable diseases prevalent in the country e.g. HIV/AIDS, TB
  • Major non-communicable disease prevalent in the country especially sickle cell disease, Hypertension , Diabetes, Malnutrition, Malignancies etc.
  • Maternal and Child health conditions
  • Any other related matters as may be determined from time to time
  • We also provide facilities for research in medicine in cooperation with medical schools, universities and other institutions in and outside Nigeria
  • Disseminate the results of medical research through training courses, publications etc.
  • Social and laboratory-based research (including control interventions) on diseases such as TB, malaria reproductive and sexual health, and HIV/AIDS as well as nutrition research

Some of these research activities are conducted in collaboration with local and international collaborators such as APIN, Harvard PEPFAR and  FHI360.

Administrative Heads

Head of Department           Dr. Agatha David (Chief Research Fellow & Consultant Paediatrician)
Training Coordinator          Dr. A.G. Ohiohion
Site Coordinator                  Dr. Paschal Ezeobi
Pharmacy                              Pharm Ebiere Herbertson
Nursing Unit                        Mrs. Eva Amadi
Counseling Unit                  Ms. Ifeoma. E. Idigbe
Medical Record                   Mrs. Mary Enejoh
DOTS Clinic                          Mrs. Rita Nwosu
Data Management              Dr. Zaidat Musa
Research Laboratory          Ms. Jane Okwuzu
Clinic Admin                        Mrs. T. Asemota
Finance Unit                        Mr. Adekoya Sunday

Non Communicable
Disease Research

Professor Babatunde L. Salako  Director General / Consultant Nephrologist
Dr. Nkiruka N. Odunukwe           Director of Research /Consultant Haematologist
Dr. Paschal Ezeobi                         Senior Research Fellow
Mrs. Sabdat O. Ekama                  Junior Research Fellow

Maternal and Reproductive
Health Research 

Dr. Oliver C . Ezechi                   Deputy Director / Consultant Obstetrician Gynecologist
Dr. Aigbe Greg. Ohihoin           Chief Research Fellow / Consultant Obstetrician Gynecologist
Dr. David A. Oladele                Chief Research Fellow / Consultant Public Health Physician
Dr. Chidinma V. Gab-Okafor   Research Fellow I
Ms. Ifeoma E. Idigbe                  Junior Research Fellow

Child and Adolescent Research
Dr. Agatha N. David                  Chief Research Fellow / Consultant Paediatrician
Dr. Titilayo Gbajabiamila         Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Agatha E. Wapmuk             Research Fellow II

Communicable Diseases
Dr. Dan. I Onwujekwe               Chief Research Fellow
Mrs. Jane Okwuzu                      Research Fellow  ll

Epidemiology and Biostatics
Dr. David O. Oladele                Chief Research Fellow / Consultant Public Health Physician
Dr. Zaidat A. Musa                      Research Fellow I