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. David O. Oladele
Training Coordinator                      Dr. A.G. Ohiohion
Site Coordinator                             Dr. Paschal Ezeobi
Pharmacy                                       Pharm Ebiere Herbertson
Nursing Unit                                  Mrs. D.D Oladipo
Counseling Unit                             Ms. Ifeoma. E. Idigbe
Medical Record                              Mrs. Mary Enejoh
DOTS Clinic                                    Mrs. Rita Nwosu
Data Management                         Dr. Zaidat Musa
Research Laboratory                      Dr. Jane Okwuzu
Clinic Admin                                  Mrs. T. Asemota
Finance Unit                                  Mrs. B.N.A Kadiri

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                    Director / Consultant Obstetrician Gynecologist
Dr. Aigbe Greg. Ohihoin             Deputy Director / Consultant Obstetrician Gynecologist
Dr. David A. Oladele                   Chief Research Fellow / Consultant Public Health Physician
Ms. Ifeoma E. Idigbe                  Junior Research Fellow

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

Communicable Diseases
Dr. Jane Okwuzu                       Research Fellow  ll

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