Editor Name: Dr. Edmund Ndudi Ossai
Educational Qualification: MPH, MSc, MBBS
Designation: Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine at Ebonyi State University
Department: Community Medicine
Ebonyi State University Abakaliki
Research Interest: Health systems, Maternal health, Disease control, Adolescent health and Medical education.
Biography: Dr. Edmund Ndudi Ossai is a Lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki and an Honorary Public Health Physician with Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Nigeria. He obtained the MBBS degree from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, an MSc degree in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics also from the University of Ibadan and an MPH degree from the University of Nigeria Enugu Campus. He is also a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (Community Health). He has published many articles in reputable journals and has reviewed several manuscripts for local and International journals. He is presently the Assistant Secretary General of the Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria.
1. Uzochukwu BSC, Ossai EN, Okeke CC, Ndu AC, Onwujekwe OE. Malaria knowledge and treatment practices in Enugu state, Nigeria: a qualitative study. Int J Health Policy Manag.2018;x(x):1-8.
2. Aniwada EC, Uleanya ND, Ossai EN, Nwobi EA, Anibueze M. Tobacco use: prevalence, pattern and predictors among those aged 15-19 years in Nigeria, a secondary data analysis. Tob Induc Dis. 2018;16(March):7.
3. Ossai EN, Aniwada EC, Nwobi EA. Female genital cutting: issues and perspectives. J Gynecol Obstet Forecast. 2018;1(1):1004.
4. Ossai EN, Eze NC, Chukwu O, Uguru UA, Ukpai EC, Ihere E. Determinants of practice of blood donation among undergraduate students of Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, southeast Nigeria. Arch Community Med Public Health. 2018;4(1):1-7.
5. Nwonwu EU, Ossai EN, Okafor IC, Ike AK, Chukwu V, Ezeogu C. Knowledge of hepatitis B virus infection and mode of transmission among women of reproductive age in work and study programme of Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria. J Epidemiological Society of Nigeria. 2017;1(1):1-9.
6. Ossai EN, Nwobi EA, Ben-Igwenyi E, Okolo FC, Nnadiekwe CP. Perception of research and predictor of research career: a study among clinical medical students of Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, southeast Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Medicine. 2017;26(3):200-207.
7. Nwobi EA, Ossai EN, Aniwada EC, Ezeoke UE. Willingness to pay for highly active antiretroviral (HAART) and HIV monitoring tests among people living with HIV/AIDS in Enugu state, Nigeria. Australian Medical Journal. 2017;10(7):558-566.
8. Eze NC, Ituma BI, Ossai EN. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS transmission and partner notification rate among antenatal care attendees in a tertiary hospital in southeast Nigeria. Asian Journal of Medicine and Health. 2017;2(1):1-7.
9. Ogbonnaya LU, Agu PA, Mbachu CO, Eze EC, Ossai EN. Investigating the influence of quarry mining activities on malaria prevalence: a community based study in Ebonyi state, Nigeria. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports..2016;12(5):1-9.
10. Uzochukwu BSC, Ajuba MO, Okeke CC, Ossai EN, Umeobieri AK, Ndu AC. Pharmacovigilance of antimalaria drug treatment in Enugu state: Community and health workers’ perceptions and suggestions for reporting adverse drug events. Archives of Current Research International. 2016;5(4):1-10.
11. Uzochukwu BSC, Ossai EN, Okeke CC, Umeobieri AK, Ndu AC, Chukwuogo O. Recruitment and distribution of public sector workers and determinants of variation in their distribution in Enugu state, Nigeria. Advances in Research. 2016;891):1-9.
12. Ossai EN, Uwakwe KA, Anyanwagu UC, Ibiok NC, Azuogu BN, Ekeke N. Specialty preferences among final year medical students in medical schools of southeast Nigeria: need for career guidance. BMC Medical Education. 2016;16: 259.
13. Ossai EN, Fatiregun AA. Clients’ willingness to pay for Immunization services in the urban and rural primary health centers of Enugu state, Nigeria. Journal of Public Health in Africa. 2016; March 31(6):1.
14. Ossai EN, Azuogu BN, Uwakwe KA Anyanwagu UC, Ibiok NC, Ekeke N. Are medical students satisfied with rural community posting? A survey among final year students in medical schools of southeast Nigeria. Rural and Remote Health. 16:3622. (Online) 2016.
15. Ossai EN, Fatiregun AA. Urban-rural disparities on Clients knowledge of cause and preventive measures for childhood immunizable diseases in urban and rural primary health centers of Enugu state, Nigeria. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE and Health. 2016; 14(1):1-11.
16. Ajayi IO, Sowemimo IO, Akpa OM, Ossai EN. Prevalence of hypertension and associated factors among residents of Ibadan North Local Government Area. Nig J Cardiol. 2015; 0:0.
17. Ossai EN, Nwobi EA, Uzochukwu BSC. Spatial differences in quality of maternal health service in primary health centers in Enugu State, Nigeria. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. 2015;10 (10): 1-14. DOI: 10.9734/BJMMR/2015/20357.
18. Ossai EN, Uzochukwu BSC. Knowledge of danger signs of pregnancy among clients of maternal health service in urban and rural primary health centers of southeast Nigeria. Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education. 2015;5(2):337-344.
19. Ossai EN, Anyanwagu UC, Azuogu BN, Uwakwe KA, Ekeke N Ibiok NC. Perception about working in rural area after graduation and associated factors: A study among final year medical students in medical schools in Southeast Nigeria. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. 2015;8(2):192-205.
20. Ossai EN, Uzochukwu BSC. Providers’ perception of quality of care and constraints to delivery of quality maternal health services in primary health centers of Enugu State, Nigeria. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE and Health. 2015;8(1):13-24.
21. Fatiregun AA, Ossai EN. Clients satisfaction with Immunization services in the urban and rural primary health centres of a South- Eastern state in Nigeria. Niger J Paed. 2014;41 (4):375- 382.
22. Ossai EN, Nwachukwu WE, Ibiok NC. Nutrition and infectious diseases: a review. ARD¬_MED Journal of Medicine. 2013,4(1):20-25.
23. Ossai EN, Ibiok NC, Chukwuogo O, Umeobieri AK, Aniwada EC, Ugwunna NC. Rural retention of human resources for health. Niger J Med, 2012, 21(2):138-45.
24. Uzochukwu BSC, Ossai EN. The economics of climate change and health: a review. Journal of Community Medicine & Primary Health Care. 2010; vol 22:76-89.
25. Uzochukwu BSC, Onwujekwe OE, Umeobieri AK, Ossai EN, Ibiok NC, Ezeoke U, Ajuba MN. Prevalence and risk factors for Schistosomiasis in a rural community of South-east Nigeria. Journal of College of Medicine 2010; vol 15(1):56-65.