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Dr. Soter Ameh

Senior Lecturer
Community Medicine
soterameh@unical.edu.ng

Dr. Soter Ameh (MBBS, MPH, MSc, FWACP, FMCPH, PhD) is a Senior Lecturer and the Acting Head of the Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar (2016-2018). He is a Scholar and a Visiting Scientist in the Lown Scholars Programme in cardiovascular disease prevention at the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. In 2018, Dr. Soter was also appointed a Scholar in the collaborative initiative between Brown International Advanced Research Institute (BIARI), Brown University, U.S.A. and the Africa Population Health and Research Centre (APHRC), Nairobi, Kenya. Concerning his research interests, Dr. Soter’s main focus is on leveraging the positive lessons from the HIV programme for the management and control of chronic non-communicable disease (NCDs) through an integrated management model. Other than NCDs, Dr. Soter has also done extensive work in Malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Ebola and health systems research, specifically using evidence-based research to strengthen service delivery at the primary health care level.

Beatrice L. Matanje Mwagomba, Soter Ameh, Pido Bongomin, Pamela A. Juma, Rachel K. MacKenzie, Catherine Kyobutungi, Nomthandazo Lukhele, Kibachio Joseph Muiruri  Mwangi, Alemayehu Amberbir, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Francesc Xavier Gomez-Olive and Josh Berman. Opportunities and Challenges for Evidence-Informed HIV/NCD Integrated Care Policies and Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. AIDS. 2018; 32 (1):S21-S32. DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001885


Okonkwo U, Otu A, Ameh S, Okpara H. Public awareness of Hepatitis B Virus infection in Cross River State, Nigeria: a population-based survey. (In press, West African Journal of Medicine, 2018)


Henshaw E, Ibekwe P, Adeyemi A, Ameh S, Ogedegbe E, Archibong J , Olasode O. Dermatologic Practice Review of Common Skin Diseases in Nigeria. Int J Health Sci Res. 2018; 8(1):235-248.


Williams UE, Inyama M, Ameh S, Oparah SK, Okpa H. Neuropsychiatric Impairment among Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia. Recent Adv Biol Med. 2017; 3:95-102.


Ameh S, Klipstein-Grobusch K, Musenge E, Kahn K, Tollman SM, Gómez-Olivé FX. Effectiveness of an Integrated Approach to HIV and Hypertension Care in Rural South Africa: Controlled Interrupted Time-Series Analysis. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Aug 1;75(4):472-479. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001437.


Otu A, Ameh S, Osifo-Dawodu E, Alade E, Ekuri S, Idris J. An account of the Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria: Implications and lessons learnt. BMC Public Health. 2017 Jul 10;18(1):3. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4535-x


Williams UE, Oparah SK, Ameh S. Predictors of cognitive dysfunction among patients with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease. Recent Adv Biol Med. 2017; 3:18-23.


Ameh S, Gómez-Olivé FX, Kahn K, Tollman SM, Klipstein-Grobusch K. The Relationship between structure, process and outcome as a measure of the quality of care in the integrated chronic disease management model in a rural South African setting: a structural equation model. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Mar 23;17(1):229. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2177-4


Okonkwo U, Okpara H, Otu A,  Ameh S, Ogarekpe Y, Osim H,  Inyama M. Prevalence of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Human immunodeficiency viruses and evaluation of risk factors for transmission-report of a population screening in Nigeria. S Afr Med J. 2017 Mar 29;107(4):346-351. doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i4.12198


Okonkwo U, Ameh S, Out A, Okpara H. HIV-Related Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Healthy Adults in Cross River State Nigeria: A Population Based-Survey. The Pan African Medical Journal. 2017;27:170. doi:10.11604/pamj.2017.27.170.12082.


Ekott MI, Edet E, Ovwigho U, Ameh S, Udo A, Akinwunmi F and Babatunde F. Acceptability of focused antenatal care by antenatal clinic attendees in Obio Cottage Hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Res J Women’s Health. 2017; 4:1. http://dx.doi.org/10.7243/2054-9865-4-1


Ameh S, Klipstein-Grobusch K, D'Ambruoso L, Kahn K, Tollman SM, Gómez-Olivé FX. Quality of integrated chronic disease care in rural South Africa: user and provider perspectives. Health Policy Plan. 2016 Sep. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czw118


Ameh S, Adeleye OA, Kabiru CW, Agan T, Duke R, Mkpanam N, Nwoha D.  Predictors of Poor Pregnancy Outcomes Among Antenatal Care Attendees in Primary Health Care Facilities in Cross River State, Nigeria: A Multilevel Model. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Aug;20(8):1662-72. doi: 10.1007/s10995-016-1965-5.


Ameh S, Owoaje E, Oyo-Ita A, Kabiru CW, Akpet OE, Etokidem A, Enembe O, Ekpenyong N.  Barriers to and determinants of the use of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy in Cross River State, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 May 4;16(1):99. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-0883-2.


Mbang Kooffreh-Ada, Akaninyene Otu, Henry Okpara, Dorathy Okpokam, Zibril Okhormhe, Soter Ameh, Anele Ihekwaba. A Comparison of an Immunochromatographic Technique with Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for the Detection of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen in Calabar. Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences. 2016; 15 (4): 58-62.


Ameh S, Welaga P, Kabiru CW, Ndifon W, Ikpeme B, Nsan E, Oyo-Ita A. Factors associated with appropriate home management of uncomplicated malaria in children in Kassena-Nankana district of Ghana and implications for community case management of childhood illness: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2015 May 2;15:458. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1777-3.


Innocent Osi Alenoghena, Essy Clementina Isah, Alphonsus Rukewe Isara, Soter Sunday Ameh, Vincent Yakubu Adam.  Uptake of Family Planning Services Among Women of Reproductive Age in Edo North Senatorial District, Edo State, Nigeria. Sub-Saharan African Journal of Medicine, 2015; 2(4).


Ameh S, Gómez-Olivé FX, Kahn K, Tollman SM, Klipstein-Grobusch K. Predictors of health care use by adults 50 years and over in a rural South African setting.   Glob Health Action. 2014 Aug 1;7:24771. doi: 10.3402/gha.v7.24771. eCollection 2014.


Duke R, Ameh S, Nwagbara E, Lewellen S, Courtright P. Key informant perceptions of visual loss in children and implications for their training. Niger J Ophthalmol 2014;22:27-9.


Otu A, Umoh V, Habib A, Ameh S, Lawson L, Ansa V. Drug Resistance among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Calabar, Nigeria. Pulmonary Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 235190, 6 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/235190


Duke R, Ameh S, Nwagbara E, Lewellen S, Courtright P. Challenges faced by key informants practicing case finding for vision loss in children: the experience in Cross River State, Nigeria. Int Health (2013) 5 (4): 259-265


Duke R, Akinye A, Ameh S. Presenting visual acuity and ocular comorbidity in patients with primary open angle glaucoma in a private tertiary eye center in Nigeria. Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice, 2013;7(1):6-10.


Oyo-Ita, A.E., Etuk, S. J., Ikpeme, B. M., Ameh S. S., & Nsan, E. N. (2007). Patients’ perception of obstetric practice in Calabar, Nigeria. Niger J Clin Pract, 10(3), 224-228


Etokidem AJ, Ogaji DST, Nsan E, Ikpeme BM, Oyo-Ita AE, Ndifon WO and Ameh SS. Awareness of and attitude towards Clients’ Rights among Childhood Immunisation Service Providers in Calabar, Nigeria. Journal of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care. 21 (2)


Ezedinachi E, Odey F, Ameh S, Oduwole O, Esu E, Ejemot-Nwadiaro R, Ntadom G, Etokidem A, Udoh E, Asiegbu V, Ugot I. Asuquo P, Alaribe A, Charles J, Nwokolo E and Maremikwu M. Factors affecting the uptake of anti-malarial drugs by children in public health facilities in Cross River, Nigeria. The Open Epidemiology Journal, 2012, 5, 21-26

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Grant Description:
A research grant of R8,000 ($400) was awarded in 2013 by the Medical Faculty Research Endowment Fund, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa for partial funding of my PhD research titled "Chronic disease care in primary health care facilities in rural South African settings" which was conducted in Agincourt, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
Grantor:
Medical Faculty Research Endowment Fund, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Amount:
400.00  USD
Date Received:
30.04.2013
Grant Description:
A research grant of $7,500 was awarded in 2013 by the Africa Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF) through the Africa Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC). Kenya and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada for partial funding of my PhD research titled "Chronic disease care in primary health care facilities in rural South African settings" which was conducted in Agincourt, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
Grantor:
Africa Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF)

Amount:
7500.00  USD
Date Received:
22.04.2013
Grant Description:
A research grant of R6,000 ($300) was awarded in 2014 by the Medical Faculty Research Endowment Fund, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa for partial funding of my PhD research titled "Chronic disease care in primary health care facilities in rural South African settings" which was conducted in Agincourt, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
Grantor:
Medical Faculty Research Endowment Fund, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Amount:
300.00  USD
Date Received:
13.05.2014
Grant Description:
A top-up research grant of R10,000 ($500) was awarded in 2014 by the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa for partial funding of my PhD research titled "Chronic disease care in primary health care facilities in rural South African settings" which was conducted in Agincourt, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
Grantor:
School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Amount:
500.00  USD
Date Received:
25.03.2014
Grant Description:
A top-up research grant of R10,000 ($500) was awarded in 2013 by the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa for partial funding of my PhD research titled "Chronic disease care in primary health care facilities in rural South African settings" which was conducted in Agincourt, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
Grantor:
School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Amount:
500.00  USD
Date Received:
12.11.2013
Grant Description:
A research grant of $12,657.60 was awarded in May 2018 by the Lown Scholars Program in cardiovascular health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to fund a community diagnosis research project titled “Developing a business plan for the Okpok Ikpa Lown Community Health Center, Cross River State, Nigeria”.
Grantor:
Lown Scholars Program in cardiovascular health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Amount:
12657.60  USD
Date Received:
01.05.2018