Dr Benjamin Osondu Nwankwo

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Dr Benjamin Osondu Nwankwo

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Biography

Dr Nwankwo, Benjamin Osondu was born during the Nigerian Biafran Civil war and possess the following Academic and Professional qualifications: B.Sc (Hons) Degree; MPH Degree, PhD Degree and a Certificate in Health, Safety & Environment (HSE-Level 3). Dr Nwankwo is a member of Faculty in the Department of Public Health Technology. He has to his credit to date over fifty (50) publications in reputable National and International Journals including University- Level texts. He was among the pioneer staff that led the Department of Public Health to full accreditation status in the 2006 National Universities Commission (NUC) Accreditation exercise (2006) and also pioneered the drawing and production of the Current Post Graduate Diploma, Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Curriculum in Public Health Technology (2007). He is a member of various professional bodies including the American Public Health Association. His major research and teaching area include; Reproductive Health; Health Economics; Health Promotion and Education; Demography; Health and Human Behavior. He is the Imo State Consultant to UNDP/NACA/ImoSACA on HIV/AIDS.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.Sc. (Health Education, Second Class Upper Division), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1992)
  • M.P.H. (Master of Public Health, Health Promotion), University of Ibadan(1998)
  • PhD (Public Health Education), Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka(2003).

Publications

  • Salako, LA, Brieger WR., Umeh RE., Agomo PU Afolabi BM Asa S., Adeneye AK, Nwankwo, B.O. & Akinlade, CO (2001). Treatment of childhood fevers and other illness in three rural Nigeria communities. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics. Aug. Vol. 47; 230-238. © Oxford University Press.
  • Nwankwo, B.O. & Brieger, W.R. (2003). Exclusive breastfeeding is undermined by the use of other liquids in rural South Western Nigeria. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics, April Vol. 48, 109 -112. © Oxford University Press.
  • Nwankwo, B.O. (2004). Economics of health care delivery. Owerri: Colon Concepts Publishers. ISSN: 978- 37017-0-3 Nwankwo, B.O. (2004). Population dynamics and health impacts, Owerri: Colon Concepts Publishers. ISBN: 978-37017-2-X.
  • Amadi, A.N.; Nwankwo, B.O. & Illoh, G.U.P. (2007). The influence of demographic factors and pre-existing health conditions on the epidemiology of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) among patients attending the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri. International Journal of Environmental Health & Human Development, Vol 8(2):1-15.
  • Nwankwo, B.O.; Abanobi, O.C. & Amadi, A.N.(2008). Antecedents to smoking behaviour among male adolescent students in the south-east region, Nigeria. International Journal of Tropical Medicine 3(3): 60-65. ISSN: 1816-3319.
  • Nwankwo, B.O. & Nwoke, E.A.(2008). Risky sexual behaviours among adolescents in Owerri Municipal: Predictors of unmet family health needs. African Journal of Reproductive Health, Vo 13l ( 1):141-151.
  • Nwankwo, B.O & Okafor, J.O. (2009). The effectiveness of insecticide-treated bed nets (Itns) in malaria prevention among children aged 6 months – 5 years in a rural community in Imo state, Nigeria. International Journal of Tropical Medicine, 4(1); 41-49. ISSN:1816-3319.
  • Nwankwo, B. O; Nwoke, E.A & Chukwuocha, U.M (2010). The public health education paradigm approach towards a culture of insecticide bed nets (ITNs) use in rural African communities- A systematic review. Journal of Health Sciences and Technology, Vol.1 (1): 112-127.
  • Iloh GUP, Amadi AN, Nwankwo BO & Ugwu VC.(2011). Obesity in adult Nigerians: A study of its pattern and common primary co-morbidities in a rural mission general hospital in Imo state. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, 14: 212-8.

Working Experience

  • Chairman, Local Organizing Committee (LOC), 6th Annual Conference of the Health Promotion Research Association of Nigeria (HEPRAN) held at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri between 8-11, October 2008.
  • Imo State Consultant, HIV/AIDS Epidemiological Response Policy Survey (ERPS) for Imo State- UNDP/NACA/ImoSACA Contract Agreement, 2009-Date.
  • Learned Journal Reviewer to over five(5) Reputable Journals
  • Participant at a one week conference of the American Public Health Association (APHA), held in Washington DC, USA, 29th October -2nd November 2011. (Paper presented).

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