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Prof. Angela Ekanem Oyo-Ita


Community Medicine




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About Prof. Angela Ekanem Oyo-Ita

Prof. Angela Ekanem Oyo-Ita is a Professor of Community Medicine and chief consultant, Public Health. She is also the Deputy Director of Cochrane Nigeria. She graduated from the University of Calabar in 1988 with Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery (MBBCh). She also holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Calabar. She is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians (Community Health). Prof. Oyo-Ita has served in several capacities in the University, the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, and in Cross River State where she served in the State Executive as the Commissioner for Health. She has been involved in teaching and research for more than twenty years. Her research interest covers epidemiology, maternal and child health with focus on malaria and immunization. She has skills in conducting primary studies, including clinical and community trials, and systematic reviews. As part of her responsibilities in the Cochrane Collaboration she is involved in training and development of systematic reviews and promoting the practice of Evidence-based health care in Nigeria and the West African region.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving CertificateGirls' Primary School, Efut Abua, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19701976
WASC/GCEFederal Government Girls' College, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19761981
MBBChUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19821988
FWACP (Community Health)West African College of Physicians19922003

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Jessica Kaufman, Heather Ames, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Yuri Cartier, Julie Cliff, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Artur Manuel Muloliwa, Afiong Oku, Angela Oyo-Ita, Gabriel Rada and Sophie Hill, 2017. The comprehensive ‘Communicate to Vaccinate’ taxonomy of communication interventions for childhood vaccination in routine and campaign contexts. BMC Public Health 17:423 DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4320-x
Meremikwu MM, Oyo-Ita AE,Onugba U, Ogo P, Bassey A, Eyong M, and Nkanang E, 2002. Randomised controlled trial of Rafia fan plus tepid sponging, paracetamol, and ibuprofen for managing fever in children with malaria: a pilot study. JMAT, 28-31
Agan TU, Ekabua JE, Iklaki CU, Oyo-Ita A, Ibanga I, 2010. Prevalence of asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia. Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine; journal homepage:
Etokidem AJ, Nsan E, Ikpeme BM, Oyo-Ita AE,Ndifon WO, Ameh SS., 2009. Awareness of and attitude towards clients’ rights among childhood immunisation service providers in Calabar, Nigeria. Journal of Community Medicine and Primary health care; December;21(2):10-17
Meremikwu M, Oyo-Ita A, 2002.Paracetamol for treating fever in children The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003676.DOI:10.1002/1465188.CD003676
Agbulu RE, Ansa VO, Udofia O, Imananagha KK, Oyo-Ita A, Umoh I, Agbulu PO, Chuku IE, Philip-Ephraim EE, 2008. Obesity: A Prevalent Factor in the Pathogenesis of Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias. Niger Delta African Journal of Health and Environment, vol 1 (1); 26-32
Oyo-Ita AE, Ikpeme BM, Etokidem AJ, Offor JB, Okokon EO, Etuk SJ, 2005. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS among secondary school adolescents in Calabar – Nigeria. Annals of African Medicine, 4(1); 2-6
Heather Ames, Diangha Mabel Njang, Claire Glenton, AtleFretheim, Jessica Kaufman, Sophie Hill, Afiong Oku, Julie Cliff, Yuri Cartier, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Gabriel Rada, Artur Manuel Muloliwa, Angela Oyo-Ita, Awah Paschal Kum, Simon Lewin.Stakeholder perceptions of communication about vaccination in two regions of Cameroon: A qualitative case study. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0183721.
Oyo-Ita AE, Van der Kooi R, Etuk SJ, Nwagbara E, Garner P, Meremikwu MM, Smith , 2007. Is Obstetric Practice in SE Nigeria based on Reliable Evidence? African Journal of Midwifery and Womens Health, vol 1(1); 33-36
Meremikwu M, Okomo U, Nwachukwu C, Oyo-Ita A, Eke-Njoku E, Okebe J, Oyo-Ita E, Garner P (2007). Antimalarial drug prescribing practice in private and public health facilities in South-east Nigeria: a descriptive study. Malaria Journal: BioMed Central.
Bello S, Fatiregun A, Oyo-Ita A,Ikpeme M. Dose-Response Relationship between alcohol use and blood pressure among drivers of commercial vehicles in Calabar, Southern Nigeria. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 2010:1e5: doi:10.4081/jphia.2010.e5
Meremikwu M, Alaribe A, Ejemot R, Oyo-Ita A,Ekenjoku J, Nwachukwu C, Ordu D, Ezedinachi E (2006). Artemether-lumefantrine versus artesunate plus amodiaquine for treating uncomplicated childhood malaria in Nigeria: randomized controlled trial. Malaria Journal: BioMed Central.
Jessica Kaufman, Rebecca Ryan, Simon Lewin, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Claire Glenton,Julie Cliff, Angela Oyo-Ita, Artur Manuel Muloliwa, Afiong Oku, Heather Ames, Gabriel Rada,Yuri Cartier j, Sophie Hill, 2017. Identification of preliminary core outcome domains for communication about childhood vaccination: An online Delphi survey. Vaccine,
Ansa VO, Oyo-Ita AE,Essien OE, 2007. Perception of Ischaemic Heart Diseases, Knowledge and Attitude to Reduction of its Risk Factors. East Afr Med J. Jul: 84(7); 318-23  
Oyo-Ita AE, Ugare, UG, Ikpeme IA. Surgical versus non-surgical management of abdominal injury, 2012. Cochrane Database ofSystematic Reviews 2012, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD007383. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007383.pub2.
Meremikwu M, Oyo-Ita A. 2003. Physical methods for treating fever in children. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD004264.DOI:10.1002/1465188.CD004264.
Meremikwu MM, Ezedinachi ENU, Oyo-Ita AE,Bassey AE, Assiegbu VC, 2001.  Assessment of Ability of Nigerian Mothers to Recognize Anaemia in Children with Malaria.  Tropical Doctor: 31; 40-41
Afiong Oku, Angela Oyo-Ita, Claire Glenton, AtleFretheim, Glory Eteng, Heather Ames, ArturMuloliwa,Jessica Kaufman, Sophie Hill, Julie Cliff, Yuri Cartier, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Gabriel Rada, and Simon Lewin,, Jessica Kaufman, Rebecca Ryan, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin. 2017. Factors affecting the implementation of childhood vaccination communication strategies in Nigeria: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health 17:200. DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4020-6
Oku A, Oyo-Ita A, Glenton C, Fretheim A, Ames H, Muloliwa A, et al. (2017) Perceptions and experiences of childhood vaccination communication strategies among caregivers and health workers in Nigeria: A qualitative study. PLoSONE 12(11): e0186733.
Meremikwu MM, Asindi AA, Ezedinachi ENU, Imanagha L, Etim B, Oyo-Ita AE, Tompkins M, 1995.  Hyperventilation in Febrile Children Without Pneumonia, Central African Journal of Medicine: 41; 248 -252
Oyo-Ita AE,Meremikwu MM, Edet EE, Akpan EA, 1999-2000.  Neonatal Tetanus in South Eastern Nigeria: A Qualitative Study of the Pattern and Influence of Local Perception of Disease.  International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 19 (13); 241-248
Oyo-Ita AE,Meremikwu M, Asuqwo EEJ, Etuk SJ, 1998.  Current Status of Low Birth Weight Deliveries and some Morbidity Factors in Calabar, Nigeria.  Mary Slessor Journal of Medicine: 1(1); 11-15
Oyo-Ita AE,Kalu QN, Mkpanam NE, Ikpeme BM, Etuk SJ, 2004. Knowledge of reproductive health issues among secondary school adolescents in Calabar- Nigeria. Global Journal of Medical Sciences, 3(1,2): 5-8
Ehiri JE, Oyo-Ita AE,Anyanwu EC, Meremikwu MM, Ikpeme BM, 2005. Quality of child health services in primary health care facilities in south-east Nigeria. Child: Care, Health and Development, 31(2): 181-191. Published by Blackwell publishing Limited
Heather Ames, Diangha Mabel Njang, Claire Glenton, AtleFretheim, Jessica Kaufman, Sophie Hill, Afiong Oku, Julie Cliff, Yuri Cartier, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Gabriel Rada, ArturMuloliwa, Angela Oyo-Ita, and Simon Lewin, 2015. Mapping how information about childhood vaccination is communicated in two regions of Cameroon: What is done and where are the gaps? BMC Public Health (2015) 15:1264 DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-2557-9
Umana AN, Anah NE, Udonwa NE, Mgbe RB, Oyo-Ita A,Onoyom-Ita V, Ukpong EEB 2007. Pattern of snoring among school children in Calabar, Nigeria. Nigerian Medical Journal Vol 51 (5): 103 -106
Oyo-Ita AE, Wiysonge CS, Oringanje C, Nwachukwu CE, Oduwole O, Meremikwu MM. Interventions for improving coverage of childhood immunisation in low- and middle-income countries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD008145. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008145.pub3.
Oyo-Ita, AE,Fakunle B, Edet, EE, 2012. Immunization coverage in selected communities in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. World Journal of vaccines, 2; 21-26
Ezedinachi ENU, Ross MW, Meremikwu M, Essien EJ, Edem CB, Ekure E, O Ita, 2002.  The Impact of an Intervention to Change Health Workers’ HIV/AIDS Attitudes and knowledge in Nigeria: A Controlled Trial.  Public Health: 116; 106-112
Etuk SJ, Etuk IS, Oyo-Ita AE, 2005. Factors Influencing the Incidence of Pre Term Birth in Calabar, Nigeria. Niger J Physiol Sci.  20(1-2): 63-8
SoterAmeh, Paul Welaga, Caroline W Kabiru, Wilfred Ndifon, BasseyIkpeme, Emmanuel Nsan,and Angela Oyo-Ita, 2015. Factors associated with appropriate home management of uncomplicated malaria in childrenin Kassena-Nankana district of Ghana andimplications for community case management ofchildhood illness: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health (2015) 15:458 DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1777
Etuk SJ, Edet EE, OyoIta, AE 2001.  Relative Risk of Postpartum Haemorrhage in Antenatal Clinic Defaulters in Calabar, Nigeria. International Journal of Social science and Public Policy; 4 (1): 228-234
Jessica Kaufman, Rebecca Ryan, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Yuri Cartier, Julie Cliff, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Gabriel Rada, Heather Ames, Artur Manuel Muloliwa, Afiong Oku, Angela Oyo-Ita, Sophie Hill, 2016. Outcomes mapping study for childhood vaccination communication: too few concepts were measured in too many ways. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 72, 33e44
Afiong O Oku, Eme T Owoaje, Olusimbo K Ige and Angela Oyo-Ita, 2013. Prevalence and determinants of adherence to HAART amongst PLHIV in a tertiary health facility in south-south Nigeria. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013, 13:401
Artur Manuel Muloliwa, Julie Cliff, Afiong Oku, Angela Oyo-Ita, Claire Glenton, Heather Ames, Jessica Kaufman, Sophie Hill, Yuri Cartier, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Gabriel Rada& Simon Lewin, 2017. Using the COMMVAC taxonomy to map vaccination communication interventions in Mozambique, Global Health Action, 10:1, 1321313, DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1321313: https://doi. this article:
Oyo-Ita AE,Etuk SJ, Ikpeme BM, Soter A, Nsan EN, 2007. Patient’s perception of obstetric practice in Calabar, Nigeria. Niger. J. Clin. Pract. Sept 10(3): 224-8
Ikpeme AI, Udosen AM, Ngim NE, Oyo-Ita, A,Ogbudu SO (2007) Head injury: Calabar Teaching Hospital experience. Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences, 17(1); 14 -20
Edet EE, Ikpeme BM, Ndifon WO, Oyo-Ita AE, 1998.  Factors Associated with Missed Opportunities to Immunise with tetanus Toxoid at a Tertiary Health Institution in Nigeria.  Central African Journal of Medicine 44 (8); 199-202
Bassey EA, Abasiattai AM, Ausquo EE, Udoma EJ, Oyo-Ita, A, 2005 Awareness, Attitude, and Practice of Contraception among Secondary School Girls in Calabar, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Medicine, Vol 4 (2); 146 -150
Afiong Oku, Angela Oyo-Ita, Claire Glenton, AtleFretheim, Heather Ames,ArturMuloliwa, Jessica Kaufman, Sophie Hill, Julie Cliff, Yuri Cartier, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch,Gabriel Rada& Simon Lewin ,2016. Communication strategies to promote the uptake of childhoodvaccination in Nigeria: a systematic map, Global Health Action, 9:1, 30337, DOI: 10.3402/gha.v9.30337:
Odey F, Okomo U, Oyo-Ita A, 2009. Vaccines for preventing invasive Salmonella infection in people with sickle cell disease. Cochrane Database of Systemmatic Reviews, Issue 4. Art. No.:CD006975. DOI:10.1002/1465188.CD006975.pub2.
Oduwole O, Meremikwu MM, Oyo-Ita A, Udoh EE, 2010. Honey for acute cough in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD007094. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007094.pub2.
Ekabua JE, Oyo-Ita AE,Ogaji DS, Omuemu VO, 2005. KAP of HIV prevention and screening among pregnant women attending specialist antenatal clinics in Calabar, Nigeria.Nigeria. Niger J Med; 2006 Oct-Dec;15(4):409-12.
Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Yuri Cartier, Julie Cliff, Angela Oyo-Ita, Heather Ames, Artur Manuel Muloliwai, Afiong Oku, Gabriel Rada, Sophie Hill, 2017. Childhood vaccination communication outcomes unpacked and organized in a taxonomy to facilitate core outcome establishment. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 84 173e184
EkaetteEnang, Michael Ushie, IwaraArikpo, KaluOsonwa, EkpereonneEsu, Friday Odey, Angela Oyo-Ita, Martin Meremikwu, 2014. Childbirth Practices in the Akpabuyo Rural Health and Demographic Surveillance System.Developing Country Studies www.iiste.orgISSN 2224-607X (Paper) ISSN 2225-0565 (Online)Vol.3, No.8, 2013
The Four Artemisinin- Based Combination (4ABC) Study Group (2011): A Head to head comparison of four artemisisnin-based combinations for treating uncomplicated malaria in African children: a randomized trial. PLoS Medicine 8(11): e1001119. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001119
Ogaji DS, Ikpeme BM, Oyo-Ita AE, Omuemmu VO, Etuk SJ, and Ekabua JE, 2008. Awareness and acceptability of strategies for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV among antenatal clients in Calabar, Nigerian Journal of Medicine, 17 (1); 29-32

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