Mandate [PUBLIC HEALTH]
The Public Health Department focuses on communicable and non-communicable diseases and other health problems that are of public health importance in the country. The Department conducts epidemiological (including control interventions), social and laboratory-based research on diseases such as onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, filariasis, malaria and, in addition nutrition, reproductive and sexual health, and HIV/AIDS.
These research activities are conducted in collaboration with and support of local and international bodies such as the States' ministries of Health (e.g. Ondo, Ogun, Borno, Osun and, Niger), National Control Programs (such as National Onchocerciasis Control Program, National Schistosomiasis Control Program, Malaria Vector Control Unit/Roll Back Malatia), the African Program on Onchocerciasis Control (APOC), the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), the office of Population Research, Princeton University, USA and the Swiss Tropical Institute.
Others include the Applied Research on Child Health (ARCH) project of Boston University School of Public Health under the auspices of USAID in Washington, the WHO, UNICEF, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and the Centre de Recherche Entomologique du Benin, Cotonou.
Senior Research Staff
Dr. M. A. Mafe Director of Research
Dr. O. P. Akinwale Director of Research (NTD)
T. S. Awolola Deputy Director (Research) / HOD
Dr. B. Adewale Chief Research Fellow
Dr. M. A. Sulyman Chief Research Fellow
Mr. A. K. Adeneye Research Fellow II
Mr. P. V. Gyang Research Fellow II
Mr. T. Nwofor Scientific Officer
Mr. H. Uzoma Scientific Office