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Dr. Ekpereonne Babatunde Esu


Public Health


Lecturer I


[email protected]

About Dr. Ekpereonne Babatunde Esu

Dr Ekpereonne Babatunde Esu is a lecturer in the Epidemiology unit of the Department of Public Health, University of Calabar. Dr Esu has a first degree in Zoology from the University of Ghana, Legon, MSc. degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, and a PhD in International Health from Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. He has expertise in study design and use of epidemiological methods to inform interventions aimed at reducing the burden of infectious diseases. He has over a decade’s worth of experience in the conduct of systematic reviews and clinical trials. Dr Esu has authored several publications in infectious diseases, sexual and reproductive health, and maternal and child health. Dr Esu is a member of the Epidemiological Society of Nigeria (EPISON) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health and a Life member of the International Epidemiological Association (IEA). He is also a member International Society for Evidence-Based Healthcare, member, International Society for Infectious Diseases, member, London International Development Centre, member, Cochrane Fertility Regulation Group, member Cochrane Infectious Diseases group and an Associate Member, Global Health Council. Dr. Esu is the recipient of the Kenneth Warren Prize (2008) for his publication ‘Chemoprophylaxis and intermittent treatment for preventing malaria in children’. His research focuses on infectious diseases, knowledge translation, and facilitating evidence-based health care. He is happily married with children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCSacred hearth primary School, Kaduna /Hillcrest Junior School, Calabar19891994
SSCEHope waddel trainning Institue, calabar /Access High School, Calabar19942000
BSc. in ZoologyUniversity of Calabar/ University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana20002006
MSc Public HealthLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine20072008
PhD International HealthLudwig-Maximilians University (LMU) Munich Germany20122017

S/N Publication
Olaleye, A. , Okusanya, B. O., Oduwole, O. , Esu, E. and Meremikwu, M. (2019), A systematic review and meta‐analysis of dihydroartemisinin‐piperaquine versus sulphadoxine‐pyrimethamine for malaria prevention in pregnancy. Int J Gynecol Obstet. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1002/ijgo.12835
Ehiri J., Alaofè H., Asaolu I., Chebet J., Esu E., & Meremikwu M. (2018). Emergency transportation interventions for reducing adverse pregnancy outcomes in low-and middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol. Systematic reviews, 7(1), 65.
Esu E.,Berens-Riha N., Pritsch M., Nwachuku N., Loescher T., & Meremikwu M. (2018). Intermittent screening and treatment with artemether–lumefantrine versus intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine for malaria in pregnancy: a facility-based, open-label, non-inferiority trial in Nigeria. Malaria Journal, 17(251).
Esu E., Tacoli C., Gai P., Berens-Riha N., Pritsch M., Loescher T., et al. (2018). Prevalence of the Pfdhfr and Pfdhps mutations among asymptomatic pregnant women in Southeast Nigeria. Parasitology research, 117(3), 801-7.
Esu, E., Udo, A., Okusanya, B. O., Agamse, D., & Meremikwu, M. M. (2017). Antepartum or intrapartum deinfibulation for childbirth in women with type III female genital mutilation: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 136(S1), 21-29.
Esu, E., Okoye, I., Arikpo, I., Ejemot‐Nwadiaro, R., & Meremikwu, M. M. (2017). Providing information to improve body image and care‐seeking behavior of women and girls living with female genital mutilation: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 136(S1), 72-78.
Abayomi, O., Chibuzor, M. T., Okusanya, B. O., Esu, E., Odey, E., & Meremikwu, M. M. (2017). Supportive psychotherapy or client education alongside surgical procedures to correct complications of female genital mutilation: A systematic review. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 136(S1), 51-55.
Oduwole, O. A., Arikpo, I. A., Esu, E. B., Udoh, E. E., Bello, S., Odey, F.A.. … & Meremikwu, M. M. (2017). Molecular Investigation of Simian Malaria among People in Frequent Contact with Non-human Primates in Forest Areas of Cross River State, Nigeria: A Cross Sectional Study. Calabar Journal of Health Sciences, 1(1), 42-50.
Okonkwo, U. C., Ngim, O. E., Osim, H., Inyama, M. A., Kooffreh-Ada, M., Esu, E., Ndoma-Egba, R., & Ezedinachi, E. (2017). Knowledge of hepatitis B virus infection among traders. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, 20:415-20.
Udoh, E. E., Odey, F. A., Effa, E. E., Esu, E. B., & Meremikwu, M. M. (2016). Facility-based evaluation of under-fives with diarrhoea in Cross River State, Nigeria: a clinical audit. International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics, 3(4), 1173-1177.
Bassey, P.E., Ejemot-Nwadiaro, R. I., Esu, E. B., & Ndep, A. O. (2016). Determinants and Differentials of Maternal Reproductive Health Outcomes in Nigeria: A Review of National Demographic Health Survey Data from 1999 to 2013. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(22), 141-145.
Effa, E. E., Esu, E. B., & Meremikwu, M. M. (2016). Evidence Based Medicine: Basic Principles of Practice. Journal of Medicine in Africa, 1(1), 11-13.
Asuquo, A. E., Pokam, B. D. T., Ibeneme, E., Esu, E., Obot, V., & Asuquo, P. N. (2015). A public–private partnership to reduce tuberculosis burden in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. International Journal of Mycobacteriology, 4(2), 143-150.
Meremikwu, M., Udoh, E., Esu, E., Chibuzor, M., Effa, E., Oduwole, O., Arikpo, D., & Odey, F. (2015).Facility-Based Treatment of Under Five Diarrhoea in Cross River State: A Clinical Audit, Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics; 42(4):314-318.
Ezedinachi, E. N., Odey, F. A., Esu, E. B., Oduwole, O. A., Nwachuku, N. S., & Meremikwu, M. M. (2014). Treatment delay attitude of caregivers in management of childhood malaria in rural communities in Nigeria. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 4(35), 5577-5586.
Arikpo, I., Mboto, I., Okoro, A., James, U., Aquaisua, E., Osonwa, K., ... & Meremikwu, M. (2013). Optimum hardware, software and personnel requirements for a paperless health and demographic surveillance system: a case study of Cross River HDSS, Nigeria. Information and Knowledge Management, 3(3).
Odey, F., Esu, E., Effa, E., Udoh, E., Oduwole, O., Chibuzor, M., Oyo-Ita, A., Meremikwu, M. (2013). Management of severe malaria in under-five children in private and public health facilities in Cross River State, south-eastern Nigeria: an audit of current practices. Clinical Audit, 5:43–48.
Esu, E., Effa, E., Udoh, E., Oduwole, O., Odey, F., Chibuzor, M., Oyo-Ita, A., Meremikwu, M. (2013). Utilization of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in health facilities of Cross River State, Nigeria. Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine, 4:29-35.
Enang, E., Ushie, M., Arikpo, I., Osonwa, K., Esu, E., Odey, F., Oyo-Ita, A., Meremikwu, M. (2013) Childbirth Practices in the Akpabuyo Rural Health and Demographic Surveillance System. Developing Country Studies, 3(8):19-27.
Ezedinachi, E., Odey, F., Ameh, S., Oduwole, O., Esu, E., Ejemot-Nwadiaro, R., ... & Ugot, I. (2012). Factors affecting the uptake of anti-malarial drugs by children in public primary health facilities in Cross River State, Nigeria. Open Epidemiol J, 5, 21-26.
Meremikwu, M. M., Odey, F., Oringanje, C., Oyo-ita, A., Effa, E., Esu, E. B., ... & Ezedinachi, E. N. (2012). Open-label trial of three dosage regimens of fixed-dose combination of artemisinin and naphthoquine for treating uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Calabar, Nigeria. Malaria journal, 11(1), 413.
Adindu, A., & Esu, E. B. (2012). Waiting for Health Care: Clients’ Response to waiting time at the Outpatient Department of a General Hospital in Nigeria. Continental Journal of Tropical Medicine, 6(2):16-21.
Ezedinachi, E. N. U., Odey, F. A., Oduwole, O. A., Esu, E. B., Oyo-ita, A. O., Ejemot-Nwadiaro, R. et al.,(2012) Diagnostic accuracy test of Histidine Rich Protein-2 based rapid diagnostic test and microscopy in the diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Akpabuyo, South-Eastern Nigeria. Mary Slessor Journal of Medicine; 11(2):1-8.
Esu, E., Lenhart, A., Smith, L., & Horstick, O. (2010). Effectiveness of peridomestic space spraying with insecticide on dengue transmission; systematic review. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 15(5), 619-631.

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
Academic Staff Training & Development GrantEuros 99,550.00Tet Fund2014-10-20

S/N Conference Description Started Finished
5th International AIDS Society Conference On HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment And Prevention. Cape Town, South AfricaYouth Friendly Centres: A Public-Private Partnership model for increasing HIV counselling and testing (HCT) services in resource poor environments.2010-07-192010-07-21
Joint Colloquium of the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations. Keystone, Colorado USA; Knowledge gaps and priorities for clinical trials in tropical diseases: gleanings from the Cochrane Library2010-10-182010-10-22
22nd Cochrane Colloquium; Hyderabad, India. Ghana country priorities influence Cochrane Review and World Health Organization Global Guidelines. 2014-09-212014-09-26
Malaria Gordon Research Conference; Translating Malaria Research to the Field Girona, Spain.Intermittent screening and treatment with artemether–lumefantrine versus intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine for malaria in pregnancy: a facility-based, open-label, non-inferiority trial in Nigeria. 2015-07-262015-07-31
5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2018); Liverpool, United KingdomHow to assess the functioning and institutionalisation of Knowledge Translation Platforms? The development of a KT-platform scan.2018-10-082018-10-12