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Research and Quality Assurance

The Center of Excellence award,worth USD4million, was won in 2010 and has helped tremendously in putting the stage right for research in tropical and infectious diseases in the University of Calabar

2009-2012 Project Manager, Emerging Centre of Excellence in Science, Technology Education Post-Basic (STEPB Project) a Federal Government World Bank assisted Grant to improve quality and quantity of graduates through improvement of research culture in education, particularly in infectious diseases HIV/AIDS, TB & Malaria (ATM)

2008 Director of Research University of Calabar; to develop Directorate of Research, strengthen research culture in University of Calabar

2002 Director of Calabar Institute of Tropical Diseases and Prevention University of Calabar Teachnig Hospital; To institutionalize research in tropical diseases and prevention using malarial operational research as entry point

2000-2007:National professional Officer Roll Back Malaria (RBM) with World Health Organisation/Nigeria. Using operational research to facilitate RBM implementation with Federal Ministry of Health, State and Local Governments and community sensitisation

Chairman, National Malaria Case Management Committee; Consultant, Federal and State Ministries of Health and LGAs,on antimalaria drug policy/guideline; advisor on malaria chemotherapy change; from chloroquine to arthemisin combined antimalaria ACT) drug clinical efficacy trials,

1987-1997 Team leader of UNICAL/UCTH malaria research group informed/promoted malaria treatment policy change from failing chloroquine to artemisinin based antimalarial drug combination (ACTs)(2005).

Use operational research, teaching, learning, TOT, advisor for infectious diseases control sharpened my interpersonal skills in public health particularly malaria control (RBM), including polio-immunisation, HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (ATM).

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