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Prof. Aniekan Jumbo Etokidem


Community Medicine




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About Prof. Aniekan Jumbo Etokidem

Prof. Aniekan Jumbo Etokidem is a Professor in the Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Calabar, and Chief Consultant Community/Public Health Physician at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. He studied Medicine at the University of Calabar, Nigeria, and was awarded the MBBCh degree. He later obtained the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDipMgt) from the same University. He had his postgraduate residency training in Public Health Medicine/Community Medicine at the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and the West African College of Physicians of the West African Postgraduate Medical College from 2002 to 2008. After successful coursework, examinations, and dissertation defense, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Medical College in Public Health (FMCPH). He later obtained certificates in health research ethics from the West African Bioethics Training Program and the University of Miami, Florida. Prof. Etokidem served as a member of the Health Research Ethics Committee of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital for five years. He later served as Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences (Now Faculty of Medicine) of the University of Calabar and, thereafter, as Head of Department of Community Medicine of the University of Calabar/University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar. In August 2015, Prof. Etokidem was appointed the Departmental Research Coordinator, a position he has occupied to date. Prof. Etokidem has won research grants from several agencies, including the World Health Organization.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving Certificate (Distinction Level)Government Primary School, Nto Edino, Obot Akara LGA, Akwa Ibom State 19741975
Passed Class 3St. Columbanus' Secondary School Ikwen, Obot Akara LGA, Akwa Ibom State 19761979
GCE O"LevelMethodist Secondary School, Nto Ndang, Obot Akara LGA Akwa Ibom State 19791981
GCE Advanced LevelFederal Govt. College, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State.19811983
MBBCh MedicineUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.19851991
MPH (Public Health)University of Calabar20022006
FMCPH (Public Health/Community Medicine)National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria20022008
Associate FellowWest African College of Physicians20022008
PGDipMgt (Management)University of Calabar20072007

S/N Publication
Ekabua, J. E., Ebabua, K. J., Odusolu, P., Iklaki, U., Agan, T. U., & Etokidem, A. J. (2010). Factors associated with contraceptive use and initiation of coital activity after childbirth. Open Access Journal of Contraception; 1:85-91.
Udosen, A. M., Ngim, N., Etokidem, A., Ikpeme, A., Urom, S., & Marwa, A. (2009). Attitude and perception of patients towards amputation as a form of surgical treatment in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.  African Health Sciences; 9 (4):254-257
Etokidem, A., Okwundu, C. I., & Anglemyer, A. (2014). Vaccines for prevention of HIV infection. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; 2: 1-9
Ezedinachi, E., Odey, F., Ameh, S., Oduwole, O., Esu, E., Etokidem, A.… & Meremikwu, M. (2012). Factors affecting the uptake of anti-malarial drugs by children in public primary health facilities in Cross River State, Nigeria. The Open Epidemiology Journal; 5: 21-26.
Udonwa, N. E., Gyuse, A. N., Etokidem, A., & Ogaji., D.S.T. (2010). Client views, perception and satisfaction with immunisation services at primary healthcare facilities in Calabar, South-South Nigeria. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine; 1 (5): 298-301.
Etokidem, A., & Udonwa, N. (2004). Reframing the HIV/AIDS debate in developing countries: case stories of Nigerian rural people living with HIV/AIDS. Remote and Rural Health Journal; 4 (282) :1-4.
Udonwa, N. E., Gyuse, A.N., Etokidem, A.J., & Ekanem, I. A. (2008). HIV/AIDS, women and poverty: socio-cultural imperatives in the oil-bearing communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region. Mary Slessor Journal of Medicine; 8 (1):6-11.
Ameh, S., Owoaje, E., Oyo-Ita, A., Kabiru, C. W., Akpet, O. E. O., Etokidem, A. J.…Ekpenyong, N. (2016). 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; 16 (99): 2-9.
 Udosen, A. M., & Etokidem, A. J. (2009). The role of the media and rural healthcare workers in the eradication of harmful traditional practices: the traditional bone setters in focus. Global Journal of Community Medicine; 1 (1&2):67-71.
Oyo-Ita, A. E., Ikpeme, B. M., Etokidem, A. J., Offor, J. B., Okokon, E. O., & Etuk S. J. (2005).  Knowledge of HIV/AIDS among secondary school adolescents in Calabar, Nigeria. Annals of African Medicine; 4 (2):2-6
Etokidem AJ, Ndifon W, Etowa J, Asuquo EF. Family planning practices of rural community dwellers in cross River State, Nigeria. Niger J Clin Pract 2017;20:707-15.
Udonwa, N. E., Ekpo, M., Ekanem I, A., Inem, A. V., & Etokidem, A. (2004). Oil doom and AIDS boom in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Remote and Rural Health Journal; 4 (273) :1-7.
Etokidem, A.J., Ndifon, W.O., & Asibong, U.E. (2015). Perception and acceptability of malaria vaccine among maternal and child health clinic attendees at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria.Journal of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care; 27 (2): 51-58.
Ekabua, J. E., Agan, T.U., Iklaki, C.U., Ekabua, K. J., & Etokidem, A. J. (2010). Risk of adverse maternal outcome following macrosomic births in Nigeria. Journal of Hainan Medical College; 16 (1):23-27.
tokidem, A. J., Ogaji, D.S.T., Nsan, E., Ikpeme, B. M., Oyo-Ita, A. E., Ndifon, W.O.…Ebenso, B. E. (2012). Influenza A H1NI (Pandemic 2009): How prepared are healthcare providers in Calabar, Nigeria? Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity; 4 (3): 23-28.
Etokidem, A. J., Asibong, U. E., & Oparah, S. K. (2014). Insecticide treated mosquito bednet ownership, use and re-treatment practices of maternal and child health clinic attendees in Calabar, Nigeria. Mary Slessor Journal of Medicine; 13 (1): 12-25.
Etokidem, A. J., & Johnson, O. (2016). Child survival strategies: Assessment of knowledge and practice of rural women of reproductive age in Cross River State, Nigeria.  Journal of Tropical Medicine; 2016: 1-8.
Ago, B. U., Etokidem, A., & Ebughe, G. (2016). Prevalence of abnormal cervical cytology among postnatal clinic attendees at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. Open Access Library Journal; 3 (e2992): 1-15
Etokidem, A. J., Ogaji, D. S., & Okokon I. B. (2014). Knowledge and perception of microbicides among healthcare providers in Calabar, Nigeria. African Health Sciences; 14 (2):281-287.
Etowa, J., Asuquo, E., & Etokidem, A. (2015). Safe motherhood training for rural health care workers in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health; 2:1-2.
Etokidem, A. J., Nsan, E., Ikpeme, B.M., Oyo-Ita, A.E., Ndifon, W.O., & Ameh S. (2009). 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):10-17.
Gyuse, A. N. I., Ushie, A. P. & Etokidem, A. (2009). Prevalence of domestic violence among antenatal women attending a Nigerian hospital. Nigerian Journal of Medicine; 18 (4):375-379.
Agbor IE, Etokidem A, Ugwa E. Factors responsible for disclosure of HIV seropositivity among residents of Cross River State, Nigeria. Indian J Community Med 2017;42:138-42.
Etokidem, A., Oparah, S., Asibong, U., Ndifon, W., & Nsan, E. (2016).  Assessment of the attitude of public health workers in Calabar, Cross River State of Nigeria towards people living with HIV/AIDS using the AIDS attitude scale. Ibom Medical Journal; 9 (2):1-8
Ekabua, J. E., Ekabua, K. J., Odusolu, P., Agan, T. U., Iklaki, C. U., & Etokidem, A. J. (2011) Awareness of birth preparedness and complication readiness in South-Eastern Nigeria. ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology; 2011:1-6
Ogaji, D. S., & Etokidem, A. J. (2012). Setting agenda for quality improvement in a public hospital in Nigeria using the consumers’ judgement. IOSR Journal of Business and Management; 1 (4): 1-6.
Nsan, E.N., Etokidem, A., Okokon, I. B., Ogaji, D.S., Ikpeme, B. M., Oyo-Ita, A. E., & Ndifon, W. O. (2011). Condom use among final year medical students of a Nigerian university. Mary Slessor Journal of Medicine; 11 (1):51-56.
Etokidem, A. J., Ndifon, W., Ogaji, D., Ebenso, B., Nsan, E., & Ikpeme, B. (2014). Myths and misconceptions as barriers to uptake of immunization services in Calabar, Cross River State of Nigeria. Ibom Medical Journal; 7 (2): 11-17
Ngim, N. E., Etokidem, A. J., Ikpeme, I. A., & Udosen, A. M. (2013).  Surgical site infection in clean orthopaedic operations: experience from the third world. Asian Journal of Medical and Clinical Sciences; 2 (1): 30-32.
Etokidem, A., & John, N. B. (2001) Shortage of blood and failure to thrive. The Lancet (Supplement); 358: S32.
Ogaji, D.S., & Etokidem, A. J. (2014). Sexual risk profile of undergraduate students of Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Port Harcourt Medical Journal; 8: 153-163
Etokidem AJ, Ago BU, Mgbekem M, Etim A, Usoroh E, Isika A. Ebola virus disease: assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice of nursing students of a Nigerian University. Afri Health Sci 2018;18(1): 55-65.
Udonwa, N. E., Gyuse, A. N., & Etokidem, A. J. (2010). Malaria: knowledge and prevention practices among school adolescents in a coastal community in Calabar, Nigeria. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine; 2 (1): 1-4

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
6th WONCA World Rural Health Conference, Santiago de Compostella, Spain. September 22nd to 26th 2003.2003-09-222003-09-26
Training on health insurance research organized by the Amsterdam Institute for International Development, University of Amsterdam, Amseterdam, The Netherlands, March 2nd to 8th 2008.2008-03-022008-03-08
MIM/Pan African Malaria Conference, Nairobi Kenya; November 1-7th, 2009.2009-11-012009-11-07
International Microbicides Conference, Sydney, Australia, April 15-18, 20122012-04-152012-04-18
13TH world Congress on Public Health, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 23-27, 20122012-04-232012-04-27
3rd International Conference on Vaccines and Vaccination, Las Vega, United States of America, 29th to 31st July, 2013.Myths and misconceptions as barriers to uptake of immunization services in Nigeria2013-07-292013-07-31
World Health Organization/Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research Data Analysis and Dissemination Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland, April 23rd to 27th 2018. 2018-04-232018-04-27