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Dr. Bernadine Nsa Ekpenyong

Senior Lecturer
Public Health
bekpenyong@unical.edu.ng

My name is Dr. Bernadine NsaEkpenyong, I am an academic, editor and a researcher with over 20 years’ worth of experience in public and private sector. I have background and specialization in Optometry [OD, FNCO] and PhD in Public Health Epidemiology with a focus on quantitative research and biostatistics. I have wealth of experiences in conducing and supervising research. I have supervised six MPH research, with about 20 publications and many scientific presentations to my credit.My research interest is on school eye health/ school health programmes, community health and epidemiology of health-related events.

Bernadine N. Ekpenyong, Kovin Naidoo, Antor O. Ndep, Kelechukwu Ahaiwe, Onyebuchi Ndukwe, David Nwandu, Onyeka Ezenwankwo, Ekanem Ekanem. (2017).Comparative analysis of satisfaction with the use of ready-made spectacles and custom-made spectacles among school children in Nigeria: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Journal of Health; Medicine and Nursing. 35, 15-21(ISSN 2422-8419)


Ndep A, Ekpenyong B, Okareh O, Peter A, Ezenwankwo A, Franka Nyong Ayuk . (2017) Eye care seeking behaviours of patients in rural Cross River State. Nigeria. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences. 7 (2) 11-15 (2225-0484)


B. N. Ekpenyong, N, Aruotu, E.B.Uzodike and C. Njoku. (2015) Clinical Investigations and Management of Refractive Changes in Pregnancy: A case Report. African Journal of Reproductive Health 19 (4) 107 – 117 (ISSN: 1118 - 4841)


Etim, John J, Bassey, Philip E, Ndep, Antor O, Ekpenyong, Bernadine Nsa, Otung, Nkoyo Samuel (2015) Work – Related Stress Among Healthcare Workers In Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria: A Study Of Sources, Effects, And Coping Strategies. International Journal of Public Health, Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 1(1). 23 – 34. http://www.eajournals.org


Bernadine N. Ekpenyong, Kovin Naidoo, Kelechukwu Ahaiwe, Onyeka Ezenwankwo, Onyebuchi Ndukwe, Emmanuel Oga, Ekanem Ekanem (2017) Visual status and prevalence of eye disorders among school age children in Southern Nigeria. African Vision Eye Health. 76 (1) e377 https://doi.org/10.4102/aveh.v76i1.377


Augustus Onyeka Ezenwankwo and Bernadine N, Ekpenyong (2015). Acute Diplopia associated with systemic Hypertension - A Case Report. Standard Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 3(2) 042 - 046 (ISSN: 2409-0638) http://www.standresjournals.org.journals.SR.JMMS


Bernadine N. Ekpenyong and Onyebuchi .C . Ndukwe (2012) Restoration of near normal vision in an elderly patient. Blindness and Low Vision Journal. (1); 11 -14 N.C.


Osuchukwu, E. C. Osuchukwu, I.I. Akpabio and B. N. Ekpenyong (2013) Socio- Economic Background and prevalence of visual defects amongst students in public and private secondary schools in Calabar municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria. Global Journal of pure and applied sciences 19; 151 – 155. ISSN 1118 - 0579


Ekpenyong B.N and Ndukwe O.C (2010) Provision of Low Vision Services in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital by: Journal of the Nigerian optometric Association; 16 ; 34 – 38. ISSN: 0795-0039


BN Ekpenyong, AO Ndep, N Osuchukwu, A Ezenwankwo, N Aruotu (2017) Achieving Access to Eye Care Services through Primary Health Care Facilities: Current Situation in Nigeria. Journal of Public Health in Developing Countries 3 (2), 413-417


Ak Joseph, BN Ekpenyong, E EcheyIjezie, AO Ndep, E.E Ekanem (2017) Rotavirus-Associated Diarrhoea Hospital Visits Among Under Five Children InUyo, Nigeria: Implication For Rotavirus Vaccines (2017) International Journal Of Recent Scientific Research 8 (12), 22193-22198


Bernadine N Ekpenyong, Nwakuso A. Aruotu, Ebele B. Uzodike and Chimela G. Njoku (2015) Clinical Investigations and Management of Refractive Changes in Pregnancy: A case Report. African Journal of Reproductive Health. 19 (4) 107 – 117


BN Ekpenyong, NC Osuchukwu, OA Ndep, AO Ezenwankwo (2018) Ophthalmic Skills Assessment of Primary Health Care Workers at Primary Health Care Facilities in Rural Communities in Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association 20 (1), 55-59


HO Ibeneche, BN Ekpenyong, AEbri (2018) Barriers to Accessing Eye Care Services in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association 20 (1), 64-69


Epidemiology of blinding eye diseases in Cross River State, Nigeria as seen in University of Calabar teaching Hospital by Ekpenyong BN. Journal of the Nigerian optometric Association. 2006; 13; 28 - 37


Uptake of eye care services in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Cross River State, Nigeria by Ekpenyong BN and Ikpeme BM. Journal of the Nigerian optometric Association. 2009; 15 ; 24 -27


Effective Role of the Optometrists in Hospital Practice – UCTH case study. By Ebri AE and Ekpenyong BN. Optical Review 2002. 15 - 18


Care and Rehabilitation of the blind: The challenge, Responsibility and Reward by Ekpenyong BN. Optical Review 2002: 10-12.


The Effect of Topical 10% Phenylephrine Hydrochloride on systemic blood pressure and pulse. By Ekpenyong BN 2001: 22 – 26


Manual for training of teachers for vision screening in schools. A Monograph BY Dr Bernadine N Ekpenyong and Dr AffiongIbanga


Refractive error an important cause of blindness in Cross River State by Nkanga DG, Asana U, Duke R,Ekpenyong BN,Etim BA. Poster Abstract book; World Congress on refractive error, Durban SA, 2007.


Human Resources for Health Management Training Manual, COE, Department of Public Health, University of Calabar, Nigeria. Copyright © 2016. ISBN 978-37027-4-2 Edited by Bernadine Ekpenyong, EkechiOkereke and Anthonia Adindu


Handbook for Teachers on vision screening of school children. Nigerian Optometric Association Copyright © 2018. ISBN 978-978-964-966 Compiled and Edited by Dr. Bernadine NsaEkpenyong


Drivers’ Vision Survey Report. Nigerian Optometric Association Copyright © 2018. ISSN 2635 – 3423. By Dr. Bernadine NsaEkpenyong and Prof EkanemEkanem


Journal of the Nigerian Optometric Association. Nigerian Optometric Association Copyright © 1998. ISSN: 9284 – 1647 . Editor-in-chief. Dr Bernadine NsaEkpenyong

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Showing All Conferences Attended

National Focal Persons Training Course
National Focal Persons Training Course in Low Vision. Durban South Africa.
Start: Monday 14th March, 2005
End: Saturday 19th March, 2005
Continuing Education Programme
Continuing Education Programme Organised by the Nigerian Optometric Association Lagos State Branch. Lagos.Theme: Dry Eye Syndrome. Paper presented (Oral):Dry Eye vs Ocular Allergy
Start: Wednesday 20th March, 2013
End: Wednesday 20th March, 2013
The 40th AGM/ Annual Conference of the Nigerian Optometric Association
The 40th AGM/ Annual Conference of the Nigerian Optometric Association held in Port Harcourt Theme; Advancing Optometry in Nigeria; Advocacy and Education. Paper Presented: Sample Size determination and sampling procedures in eye care research : Understanding the process
Start: Tuesday 12th July, 2016
End: Saturday 16th July, 2016
Health Systems Research Workshop
Health Systems Research Workshop Organised by Department of Public Health in Collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health – Calabar, Nigeria.
Start: Tuesday 5th February, 2002
End: Wednesday 6th February, 2002
West African Vision 2020 Workshop
West African Vision 2020 Workshop on Community Participation in Eye Health, Oganised by West African College of Surgeons in Collaboration with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – Calabar, Nigeria.
Start: Saturday 14th September, 2002
End: Friday 20th September, 2002
Annual Conference and Continuing Education of the Nigerian Optometric Association
Annual Conference and Continuing Education of the Nigerian Optometric Association, Abeokuta. Paper presented (Oral): Provision of Low Vision Services in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.
Start: Thursday 2nd July, 2009
End: Saturday 4th July, 2009
Annual Reviews and capacity building workshop
Annual Reviews and capacity building workshop organized by African Vision Research Institute (AVRI), held at the KwaZulu Natal University, Durban, South Africa. Paper presented (Oral)::My PhD research result
Start: Thursday 30th July, 2015
End: Tuesday 4th August, 2015
Annual Conference/ Continuing Education programme
Annual Conference/ Continuing Education programme jointly organized by the African Council of Optometry and the Nigerian Optometric Association held at Lagos. Paper Presented (Oral): Epidemiology of blinding eye diseases in Cross River State.
Start: Thursday 6th July, 2006
End: Saturday 8th July, 2006
Annual Conference (Continuing Education Programme)
Annual Conference (Continuing Education Programme) organized by the Nigerian Optometric Association held in Cross River State. Paper presented (Oral): Care and Rehabilitation of the Blind, the challenge, responsibility and reward.
Start: Friday 12th October, 2001
End: Saturday 13th October, 2001
Annual Conference/AGM of the Nigerian Optometric Association
Annual Conference/AGM of the Nigerian Optometric Association at International Conference Centre Abuja. Paper presented (Oral): Clinical Investigation and Management of Refractive Changes in a Pregnant Woman
Start: Thursday 14th July, 2011
End: Monday 18th July, 2011
Annual Scientific Conference and Continuing Education of the Nigerian Optometric Association
Annual Scientific Conference and Continuing Education of the Nigerian Optometric Association, Abia State. Theme: public private partnership in delivering quality eye care services. Paper presented (Oral): Patient satisfaction: An Important measure of quality in eye care delivery.
Start: Thursday 18th July, 2013
End: Saturday 20th July, 2013
Annual Conference /Continuing Education programme
Annual Conference /Continuing Education programme jointly organized by The African Council of Optometry, The Association of African Optometric Educators and the Nigerian Optometric Association held at Abuja.
Start: Wednesday 8th July, 1998
End: Saturday 11th July, 1998
Sixth Annual Primary Care Optometry News Symposium
Sixth Annual Primary Care Optometry News Symposium held at The Westin Philadelphia PA USA
Start: Friday 17th November, 2006
End: Sunday 19th November, 2006
Training of trainer’s workshop in community Eye Health for practicing Optometrists
Training of trainer’s workshop in community Eye Health for practicing Optometrists Orgainsed by Int. centre for eye health education – Calabar, Nigeria.
Start: Tuesday 16th May, 2006
End: Tuesday 16th May, 2006
Mentoring for Academic Excellence workshop
Mentoring for Academic Excellence workshop, organized by Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, Unical.
Start: Monday 25th March, 2013
End: Tuesday 26th March, 2013
Postgraduate students’ annual review and capacity building workshop
Postgraduate students’ annual review and capacity building workshop (with Biostatistics and research methods as components) held in Durban, South Africa. Paper presented (Oral): Post field report of my PhD research.
Start: Tuesday 29th July, 2014
End: Friday 1st August, 2014
Cataract Surgical Rate Workshop
Cataract Surgical Rate Workshop Organised by Sight Savers International – Kaduna Nigeria.
Start: Wednesday 13th October, 2004
End: Friday 15th October, 2004
Special Olympics Nigeria Opening Eyes Programmes
Special Olympics Nigeria Opening Eyes Programmes for the benefit of persons with intellectual disabilities. Volunteer Calabar, Cross River Nigeria
Start: Friday 2nd November, 2012
End: Friday 2nd November, 2012
The 41st AGM/ Annual Conference of the Nigerian Optometric Association
The 41st AGM/ Annual Conference of the Nigerian Optometric Association held in Port Harcourt. Theme; Advancing Optometry in Nigeria; Advocacy and Education. Paper Presented: Report of National Drivers Vision Survey
Start: Wednesday 12th July, 2017
End: Sunday 16th July, 2017
Training Course in Public Health Optometry laboratory and field experience
Training Course in Public Health Optometry laboratory and field experience, held in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.
Start: Monday 27th October, 2014
End: Friday 31st October, 2014
Annual Conference (Continuing Education Programme)
Annual Conference (Continuing Education Programme) organized by the Nigerian Optometric Association held from in Ibadan. Paper Presented (Oral): Survey of Visual problems among workers in Calabar Municipality.
Start: Friday 29th August, 2003
End: Saturday 30th August, 2003
Annual conference of the American Public Health Association
Annual conference of the American Public Health Association held in Atlanta USA. Paper presented :Knowledge of and preventive practices to HIV exposure among Traditional Birth Attendants in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, Nigeria.
Start: Saturday 4th November, 2017
End: Wednesday 8th November, 2017
Annual Reviews and capacity building workshop
Annual Reviews and capacity building workshop organized by African Vision Research Institute (AVRI), held at the KwaZulu Natal University, Durban, South Africa. Paper presented (Oral): My PhD research proposal
Start: Monday 17th June, 2013
End: Thursday 20th June, 2013
Annual conference of the Epidemiological Society of Nigeria (EPISON)
Annual conference of the Epidemiological Society of Nigeria (EPISON) held in Abuja. Paper presented :Rotavirus-associated diarrhoea hospital visits among under five children in Uyo, Nigeria: Implication for rotavirus vaccine
Start: Tuesday 18th July, 2017
End: Wednesday 19th July, 2017
Child Eye Health Course
Child Eye Health Course Organised by University of Calabar Teaching Hospital in Collaboration with Mercy Eye Centre, Abak, - Calabar, Nigeria.
Start: Tuesday 13th May, 2003
End: Wednesday 14th May, 2003
Annual conference of the American Public Health Association
Annual conference of the American Public Health Association held in Chicago USA. Paper presented (Oral): Primary eye care services provided at the primary health care facilities: Evidence from Cross River State Nigeria.
Start: Friday 30th October, 2015
End: Wednesday 4th November, 2015
The 31st Annual Conference of the Nigerian Optometric Association held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The 31st Annual Conference of the Nigerian Optometric Association held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Start: Wednesday 8th August, 2007
End: Saturday 11th August, 2007
Annual Conference (Continuing Education Programme)
Annual Conference (Continuing Education Programme) organized by the Nigerian Optometric Association held at Port Harcourt on “Optometry and you in the Next Millennium”.
Start: Friday 15th October, 1999
End: Saturday 16th October, 1999
Vision Expo East
Vision Expo East. New York CE
Start: Monday 9th July, 2012
End: Saturday 14th July, 2012
Annual conference /meeting and induction of the Nigerian College of Optometrists
Annual conference /meeting and induction of the Nigerian College of Optometrists held at Owerri.
Start: Wednesday 4th March, 2015
End: Friday 6th March, 2015
Annual conference of the American Public Health Association
Annual conference of the American Public Health Association held in Denver USA. Paper presented Comparative analysis of satisfaction with the use of ready-made spectacles and custom-made spectacles among school children in Nigeria: A Randomised Controlled Trial.
Start: Friday 28th October, 2016
End: Wednesday 2nd November, 2016
Annual Conference of the Nigerian Optometric Association
Annual Conference of the Nigerian Optometric Association. Theme: Expanding the frontiers of optometry in Nigeria. 19th – 21st July 2012 Lagos.
Start: Thursday 19th July, 2012
End: Saturday 21st July, 2012
The 38th AGM/ Annual Conference of the Nigerian Optometric Association
The 38th AGM/ Annual Conference of the Nigerian Optometric Association held in Asaba, Delta State. Theme; Advancing Optometry in Nigeria; Advocacy and Education. Paper Presented (Oral): Acute diplopia associated with systemic hypertension- a case report
Start: Thursday 17th July, 2014
End: Saturday 19th July, 2014
A capacity building workshop on Biostatistics and use of STATA
A capacity building workshop on Biostatistics and use of STATA, organized by African Vision Research Institute (AVRI) at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Ghana.
Start: Monday 22nd October, 2012
End: Friday 26th October, 2012
Vision X
Vision X Dubai CE
Start: Wednesday 23rd June, 2010
End: Sunday 27th June, 2010
World Congress on Refractive Error and service development
World Congress on Refractive Error and service development, held at the international convention center, Durban, South Africa. Paper Presented (Poster): Refractive Error: Important Causes of Blindness in Cross River State.
Start: Wednesday 14th March, 2007
End: Friday 16th March, 2007
The 39th AGM/ Annual Conference of the Nigerian Optometric Association
The 39th AGM/ Annual Conference of the Nigerian Optometric Association held in Abuja. Theme; Advancing Optometry in Nigeria; Advocacy and Education
Start: Wednesday 15th July, 2015
End: Friday 17th July, 2015

Showing All Grants Received

Grant Description:
The annual conference of the American Public Health Association (APHA) held in Chicago USA.
Grantor:
TETFUND

Amount:
1500.00  USD
Date Received:
30.10.2015
Grant Description:
Assessment of eye health status of school age children and delivery of school eye health in Cross River State, Nigeria.
Grantor:
African Vision Research Institute (AVRI) South Africa

Amount:
2000000.00  NRN
Date Received:
10.05.2015
Grant Description:
Assessment of primary eye care services and utilization in Cross River State Nigeria.
Grantor:
TETFUND

Amount:
12000.00  USD
Date Received:
19.07.2016