Prof. Amadi Nkwa A

AmadiPROFESSOR AGWU NKWA AMADI,

PhD, fseh, FNCEH, FRSPH (UK), FWASEPHL, MIFEH, C. MLS, MIEA

Prof Agwu Nkwa Amadi is a professor of Public Health specialising in Environmental Health and Safety. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Environmental Health from the Federal University of Technology Owerri; M.Sc. Degree in Public Health Parasitology (PM.PH) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State and Bachelor of Science Degree in Parasitology and Entomology, from Anambra State University of Technology  Enugu.

He rose through the academic ranks to the post of a Professor of Environmental Public Health. It is on record that Amadi is the first professionally qualified professor of Environmental Health in Nigeria. As an international scholar in Environmental Public Health, Professor Amadi has been honored with the following academic and professional fellowships: Fellow Institute of Industrial Administration (FIIA),Fellow National Collage of Environmental Health, Fellow Society of Environmental Health (fseh), Fellow Royal Society of Public Health (Frsph) UK, Foundation Fellow West African Society of Environmental and Public Health Laboratory (FWASEPHL).

Sanitarian Amadi belongs to the following professional groups: Environmental Health Officer Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON), Society of Environmental Health Nigeria, Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria (PPSN), Nigerian Society for Entomology, Nigerian Association of Environmental Health Officers (EHOAN), Nigerian Environmental Society and Biotechnological Society of Nigeria. At the International arena he belongs to the following professional/ research Associations: Royal Society of Public Health (UK), Member African Academy of Environmental Health, International Federation of Environmental Health, West African Society of Environmental and Public Health Laboratories, American Public Health Association, Public Health Networking, Environmental Health and Safety Professions, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Community Professional on Sanitation and Hygiene, Global Public Health Group, Public Health professionals etc.

Prince Amadi is a prolific writer with over eighty scientific papers to his credit.  He is the author of ABC of Environmental Health, Modern Environmental Sanitation and Compendium of Environmental Public Health. He has Co- authored five books all in Environmental Public Health.

Professor Amadi has in many occasions has served  as Lead Consultant/ resource person to UNICEF, WHO, WAHO, WB, ADB, EHORECON, EHOAN, Federal and state Ministries of Environment and Health etc.

Professor A. N. Amadi in the past eighteen years of his academic carrier has supervised or co- supervised over seventy M.Sc/MPH thesis and ten Ph.D dissertations.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Community Primary School, Okagwe, Ohafia 1972-1978
  • Boys Secondary School, Asaga Ohafia (CORONATA) 1978-1983
  • Cert. in Med. Lab. Sc., 1987, School of Health Technology, Aba
  • B.Sc., 1991, Parasitology and Entomology, Anambra State University of Technology, Enugu
  • M.Sc., 1995, Public Health Parasitology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa, Anambra State
  • Ph.D., 2001, Environmental Health Biology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • FIIA (Fellow Institute Of Industrial Administration),
  • FRSPH(Lond) C.Mls (Certificate in Med. Lab Sciences),
  • MAAEH (African Academy of Environmental Health),
  • Leho ( Registered Environmental Health Officer)

Membership of professional bodies

  • Council of Medical Laboratory Science & Technology of Nigeria
  • Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria (PPHSN)
  • Nigerian Society for Entomology
  • Nigerian Association of Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Nigerian Association of Public Health Practitioners.
  • Nigerian Environmental Society
  • Society of Environmental Health Nigeria
  • Biotechnological Society of Nigeria
  • Member Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria
  • African Academy of Environmental Health
  • International Federal of Environmental Health

Publications

  • Amadi A. N, Iro O. K. Obi R. K and C.O.A. Amadi ( 2009) Effects of antiretroviral therapy on work productivity of HIV patients in Abia State, Nigeria, J.Applied Biosciencesvol 18 p 976-982
  • Nwankwo B.O. Amadi A.N. Nwoga K., Chukwuocha U. M., Nwoke A.E. Oguejiofor C. N. and U. Odom (2009) Common skin infections among secondary school students in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria: Proxy Predictor of Environmental Hygienic standards. The Social Sciences 4 (2) p 223- 228.
  • Amadi A. N. Nwankwo, A.I. Ibe, U. M. Chuikwuocha(2009) Common Ocular Problems in Aba Metropolis of Abia State, Eastern Nigeria; Pakistan Pakistan Jnl. of Social Sciences 6 p 32- 35.
  • Amadi, A. N; Iro O. K; Obi, R. K and C. O. A. Amadi(2000)Effects of antiretroviral therapy on work productivity of HIV patients in Abia State, Nigeria; Jnl. Of Applied Biosciences;18: pg 976-982
  • C.O.Anunonwu Christopher, N. Amadi Agwu, O. Nwankwo Benjamin, J.N.B. Nnadozie, C. Oguejiofor Nnaemeka, S. Nwoga Kachi and C. Odom Uchechukwu(2009); Evaluation of Environmental Sanitation in Owerri Municipal Council of Imo State; Research Jnl. Of Med. Sciences;3(4): 137- 140.
  • Obi R.K. Amadi A.N, Idika I.M. and Nwanebu F.C. (2008) Studies on the distribution of clinically diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis in Ebonyi State Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Parasitology, Vol 29 (2) PP 106-109
  • Amadi A. N, B.O. Nwankwo and G.U.P.Iloh (2007): The Influence of Demographic Factors ad Pre-existing health conditions on the epidemiology of Pulmonary Tuberculosis among patients attending the Federal Medical Centre, Nigeria, Int. Jnl. For EH and Human Development, Vol 8 (2) 1-15
  • Amadi A. N. (2008): Management of Sewage and Industrial Waste: Review. Int. Jnl. EH and Human Development Vol. 9(1), 1-18
  • Amadi C, C. Iwuala and A.N. Amadi (2008): Studies on diarrhoea Morbidity and Hygiene Habits of Children in Aba and its Environs: Knowledge, Attitudes and Perception, Int. Jnl. of Environmental Health and Human Development. Vol 9 (2) 26-35
  • Okogun G.R.A; A.N. Amadi and C.E. Ash (2008) Epidemiology and factors sustaining Bancroftian and Onchocerca filariasis in the agricultural communities of Ohafia in Abia State, Nigeria, Nig. Jnl of Natural Scs vol.7(1) p73- 79
  • Chukwuocha UM, Dozie INS, Amadi A.N, Nwankwo B.O.Nwoke E.A(2010). Distribution of Plasmodia Species and Common Clinical Symptoms in malaria in the Rural community in the Middle Imo River Basin of Imo State, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Health; vol 7(1); 31-36
  • Nwankwo BO, A. N. Amadi and Zacchaeus Uwadiegwu(2010). Evaluation of Environmental Health Services in Selected LGAs of Bayelsa state: Implication for Health Promotion Programmes; Jnl. Of Environmental Health;7(1); 12-24
  • IIoh GUP, A.N. Amadi and B.O. Nwankwo(2010) Obesity in adult Nigerian: a study of its prevalence and common primary co-morbidities in a semi-urban mission general hospital in South-Eastern Nigeria, Nigerian Jnl. of Medicine, vol 19(4) p 459- 466
  • IIoh GUP, A.N. Amadi and B.O. Nwankwo, Ugwu VC. (2010) Obesity in adult Nigerian: a study of its pattern and common primary co-morbidities in a rural mission General Hospital in Imo State, South-eastern Nigeria Nigerian Jnl of Clinical Practice. Vol 14.issue 2
  • Chukwuocha U.M, Osuagwu A.E, Dozie I. N. S, Nwoke B.E.B and A.N.Amadi (2008) Concurrent incidence of malaria and typhoid fever among children in parts of the Imo River basin of Nigeria. J. of Environmental Health, Vol 5 (2) p70 – 73
  • Okogun G.R.A., Chikezie P., Nwosu C.M., Anosike J.C., Amadi A. N. (2004) Effects of three kola species: Garcinia Kola, Cola nitida and cola acuminata on sickling of Human Erythrocytes. Journal of Applied and Basic Sciences Vol.2 N0 1&2. pg. 47-53
  • Okogun G.R.A., Chikezie P., Nwosu C.M., Anosike J.C., Amadi A. N. (2004) Effects of three kola species: Garcinia Kola, Cola nitida and cola acuminata on sickling of Human Erythrocytes. Journal of Applied and Basic Sciences Vol.2 N0 1&2. pg. 47-53
  • Amadi, A.N; Nwankwo, B.O. and Ibe, I.A. UM Chukwuocha, K.S. Nwoga, N.C. Oguuejiofor and G.U.P. Iloh (2009): Common ocular problems in Aba Metropolis of Aba State Eastern Nigeria Pakistan Jnl of Social Science Vol 6 issue 1
  • AMADI A.N. (2007) Influence of Sanitation on the Dynamics of Amoebiasis in an Urban Environment in Abia State Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Health Vol. 4, N0 1, Pg. 4-10
  • AMADI A.N, Omaka A. Uma and Ikejide (2008) Hazardous Waste management technologies. Journal of Environmental Health JEH Vol.5(2), p 82-93
  • AMADI A.N. and Iwuala M.O.E (2005). Environmental Sanitation and the prevalence of parasitic infections in Abia State Nigeria Jnl. of Environmental Health Vol. 1(2) pg 69-74
  • Mba I. E. K and AMADI A. N. (2004) Sickle cell Genotyping in Abia State University Teaching Hospital: A four-year review, Topical Journal of Medical Research Vol. 8 (2) pg. 12 –15
  • Ejike O, Chap Jumbo A, Onyire B., & AMADI A. N. (2003): Pattern and outcome of childhood tetanus in Aba JOMIP Vol. 4 pg 19-22.
  • AMADI A.N, (2004): Parasite and man; interest web JOMIP Vol 5.pg 50-62.
  • Onwere S, Okoro O, AMADI A.N, Eleanya Kalu U. Mba C. Ohaeri A.U. and Onwere A (2004) Fundamental invitation or female circumstance at Aba JOMIP Vol 5 pg 19-22
  • Feyi- Waboso, P.A, and AMADI A.N., (2001) Prevalence of the Rhesus Negative Gene and awareness of its implications. JOMIP Vol 2, p. ll –12.
  • AMADI A.N., and Mba I.E.K. (2001) Distribution of HIV Infections among Blood donors in Abia State. JOMIP Vol 2, p38-4
  • Okogun G. R. A and A.N. AMADI (2003): Hookworm and Ascaris Lumbricoides related anaemia among school children in Aba Urban, Nigeria. Int. Jnl. for Environmental Hlth. and Human Development; Vol 4(1) p 24-30
  • AMADI A.N. (2004): A review on Host-Parasite Interaction. JOMIP Vol. 4
  • Aluka C., AMADI A.N., and Mba I. E. K. (2002) Bacterial Urinary Track Infection Among Pregnant women in Aba. Journal of Hygiene and Sanitation Vol. 1 page 27 – 30
  • AMADI A.N., Mba I. E. K., and Iwuala M.O.E. (2002) Ascaris lumbricoides as an indicator of environmental decay Journal of Hygiene and Sanitation Vol. 1 pg. 1-6
  • Onwere S., Okoro O. O. AMADI A.N., Ukoha U., Ukanwoke E and J Ekwensi (2004): A study on the knowledge of sexually transmitted Diseases among adolescent attending Unibright Extra-moral Academy Aba, Journal of Undergraduate Medicine ABSUMASAJ Vol. 1 (1) 41-42
  • AMADI A. N. (2004): Environmental Decay and Human Parasitic Disease. Journal of Undergraduate Medicine ABSUMSAJ Vol. 1(1) pg. 33-38
  • Aluka C, and AMADI A.N. (2002): Bacteria Urinary Tract Infection among pregnant women in Aba International Journal of Hygiene and Sanitation Vol. 1, 27-30.
  • Njoku O. O., Nwajuba R. C, and AMADI A. N. (2001): Prevalence of Ringworm infections in Primary School children in Onitsha, Anambra State Nigeria International Journal for EH & HN Vol. 2 (2) pg. 62-66.
  • Njoku O. O., Ezissi N.H, and AMADI A. N. (2001): Observations on Bacterial Urinary Tract Infections in Onitsha Metropolis, Anambra State, Nigeria. International Journal for EH & HD. Vol. 2 (2), Pg. 57-61.
  • AMADI A. N., Otokunefor T. V, and Amadi K. O. N (2002): The incidence of Salmonella and Vibrio species as an aetiological agen of diarrhoea in water Environment in Rivers And Bayelsa State, Nigeria Journal of Health and Visual Science Vol. 4 (1), pg. 1-4
  • AMADI A.N., Ibekwe J, and Njoku O. O. (2001): Cumulative records of Laboratory Diagnosed child malaria in Aba Metropolis, Nigeria (1991-2000): International Journal for EH & HD. Vol. 2 (2) pg. 57-61
  • AMADI A. N., Aluka C., Kamamu C. I., and Njoku O. O. (2002): Teenage pregnancy and Obstetrics complications in Aba, Nigeria. JOMIP Vol. 2 pg. 52-54.
  • Okonkwo E., AMADI A.N., and Osuala F. O. U (2001): impact of Housing on Environment Health and Sanitation in Development Countries. International Jnl for Environment Health and Human Development. Vol. 2 (1) pg. 29-36.
  • AMADI A. N., Aluka C., Kamamu C. I., and Feyi – waboso P. A. (2001): Anaemia in pregnancy in Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba JOMIP Vol. 2, pg. 59-62
  • Kamamu C. I., Aluka C., AMADI A. N., and Feyi-waboso P. A. (2001): Aetiological factors in female infertility: the ABSUTH Experience. JOMIP Vol. 2, pg 46 – 48
  • Mba I. E. K. and AMADI A.N. (2001): Incidence of intestinal helminthiasis in school children in Aba Urban City, Abia State, Nigeria International Journal for EH & HD Vol. 2 (1), pg 47 – 52.
  • AMADI A.N., and Mba I. E., (2001): Helminthic infections in school children in Aba. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences. Vol. 2 (3)
  • AMADI A. N., (2001): Principles and practice of waste management in Nigeria. International Journal for Environmental Health an Human Development Vol. 2 (1) pg. 24 – 28.
  • AMADI A. N., Ibekwe J., Mba I. E. K, Uchefuna N. C., Aluka C and Kamanu C. I. (2000): Epidemiology of amoebiasis among food handlers in Aba. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences. Vol. 2 (3)
  • Feyi – Waboso P. A. and AMADI A. N., (2002): The prevalence and pattern of vaginal candidiasis in pregnancy. JOMIP Vol. 2 pg. 25-27.
  • Nwosu U. M., AMADI A.N., Ibekwe J. and Adisa A.C. (2001): Comparative analysis of the prevalence of simple goitre in a rural and an urban hospital. JOMIP Vol. 2 pg 21-23.
  • AMADI A. N. Njoku O. O., and Anya O. K. (2000): Epidemiology of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Uburu and environ Journal of Health and Visual Sciences. Vol. 2 (2), pg 85-90
  • AMADI A.N., Onwere S., Kamanu C. I., Njoku O. O. and Aluka C. (2002): Study on the association between Maternal Malaria Infection and Anaemia. JOMIP Vol. 1, pg. 23-25.
  • Amadi A. N (2011) Strategic Environmental Sanitation Practices for Healthy and Productive Nation. International Journal of Environmental Health and Human Development Vol. 12 (1) p 1-23
  • Azuama Y.C, Amadi A.N and C.O.A Amadi (2011): Diabetes Mellitus and Some of Its effect on The Eyes Among adults of Rural Communities at Ohafia L.G.A of Abia State, Nigeria International Journal of Advanced Medical Sciences and Applied Research Vol. 11.Issue1,013-029
  • Amadi A.N, G. Onuoha, C. O. A. Amadi and O.Morakinyo (2011) Sanitation in Public Schools: a case study of Aba, Abia State, Nigeria International Journal of Environmental Health and Human Development Vol 11 (1) p 46-52
  • Amadi A. N, Chukwuocha U. M and Uzondu C. U (2011) Influence of Host Factors in the Etiology of Occupational Injuries in Imo State, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Health, Vol. 8 (1) P 27-31

Working Experience

  • Consultant to House Committee on Environment Abia State House of Assembly – 2000 – 04.
  • Member, Committee on Medical and Health Services Presbyterian Church of Nigeria 1998 – Date
  • Consultant ECOTECH Tropical Health Tech. LTD.
  • External Examiner in Environmental Health, School of Health Technology Aba 2005
  • Adjunct Lecturer Imo State University, Owerri 2005-Date
  • UNICEF (WASH) Consultant 2009
  • UNICEF (WASH) Consultant on CGA. 2010
  • Member Abia State Health system reform committee 2010
  • Consultant West African Health Organization 2010-Date
  • Consultant Environmental Health Services, Ministry of SS Environment Umuahia Abia State – 1999-2003
  • Consultant in Environmental Health and Hospital Epidemiology (ABSUTH) 1995-Date
  • Member, Committee on Environmental Sanitation FCT – 1993
  • Secretary, Committee on food Inspection Under Alh .A. Angulu FCT – 1993
  • EXCO member African Academy of Environmental Health 2010
  • Member WHO/FMENV/FMOH Nigeria Task Team on Environment and Health 2010
  • Consultant on IHSDP (ADB) Project Completion Report 2010
  • Resource person WAHO on EHO Curriculum harmonization in west African region 2011
  • Consultant Imo HSDP on M& E 2011
  • Author Modern Environmental Sanitation
  • Author ABC of Environmental Health
  • Lead consultant in the production of the B. MAS in B.Sc/ B.Tech/B. EH. Environmental Health Training Curriculum
  • Lead consultant in the production of the Revised OND/ HND Environmental Health training Curriculum
  • Lead consultant in the production of Capacity Gap Analysis Report of Environmental Health in Nigeria in collaboration with federal Ministries of Environment and Health, UNICEF and Environmental Health Officer Registration Council of Nigeria
  • Head of Department, Public Health Technology FUTO: 2007 – 2009
  • Member Senate Committee on Curriculum Review FUTO 2007 – Date
  • Chairman SOHT SIWES Committee FUTO 2006 – Date
  • Chairman, Departmental Post-Graduate Committee – 2006 – Date
  • Secretary, SOSC Committee on Academic Linkages – 2003 – 2006
  • Chairman, SOHT Research Committee – 2007 – Date
  • Adjunct Coordinator, IMSU Professional Postgraduate programme – 2006 – Date
  • Part-time Co-coordinator Environmental Health Science Programme, ABSU – 2005 – Date
  • Secretary, ABSU College of Medicine and Health Science Research Committee – 1997 – 2002
  • External Examiner College of Medicine Abia State Teaching Hospital, Dept. of Pathology – 2004 – 2008
  • External Examination, School of Health Tech. Aba, Department of Environmental Health – 2005 – 2009
  • Coordinator, Environmental Health Programme FUTO 2010- Date
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