Professor Martin Meremikwu is a tenured Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the College of Medical Sciences University of Calabar in Cross River State, Nigeria where he also leads the clinical trials and evidence-based healthcare programme of the Institute of Tropical Diseases Research and Prevention.
He obtained MBBCH at the University of Calabar in 1985 and a Master of Science in Mother and Child Health at the Institute of Child Health, University London, United Kingdom in 1993. He holds a specialist fellowship of the Faculty of Paediatrics of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and is a Fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, United Kingdom. He has received additional training and fellowships in disease control, clinical trials, research ethics, evidence-based healthcare and research synthesis. Currently, he teaches these topics in postgraduate programs and as short courses.
He pioneered the Cross River Health and Demographic System which became an INDEPTH member site in 2013. Prof. Meremikwu served as Editor in the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group for several years and still maintains an active link with the group by providing support to systematic review authors. He is the Director of Cochrane Nigeria and current Chair of the Nigerian National TB/HIV Technical Working Group. He was awarded the Kenneth Warren Prize for excellence in developing Cochrane systematic reviews in 2009.
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