What is SIHI Nigeria Hub
Mission of SIHI Nigeria Hub
We seek to create an enabling environment for social innovation through increasing evidence and its uptake, fostering collaboration between the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and all stakeholders by encouraging a culture of Nigerians solving their health challenges through research, training, practice, advocacy and community empowerment to address challenges in health care delivery.
Vision of SIHI Nigeria Hub
Our vision as a member of the SIHI community is to integrate social innovations into health care delivery to increase Universal Health Coverage and progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals.
About SIHI Nigeria Hub
In April 2020, TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Disease, awarded a grant to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria and School of Public Health, University of Ghana to collaborate with Makerere University, Uganda in advancing social innovation in health in Africa through research, capacity building and advocacy. Along with 12 other research institutions around the world, Nnamdi Azikiwe University is a country research hub of the Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) and was launched in 2020 as the SIHI Nigeria Hub.
SIHI is a global network of individuals and institutions pioneering social innovation. It is supported by TDR, which is co-sponsored by UNDP, UNICEF, the World Bank and WHO. TDR receives additional funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
Emeritus Prof. Obioma Nwaorgu (FAS)
Public Health Parasitology | Team Lead
Dr Obinna I. Ekwunife
Implementation Science and Health economics | Project Manager I
Pharm. Uchenna Chukwunonso Ogwaluonye
Public Health Microbiology and Implementation Research | Project Manager II
Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna
Behaviour change communications | Member
Chinyere Stella OKUNNA is a Professor of Mass Communication, with a specialty in Behaviour Change Communication/Development Communication. She is the First Female Professor of Mass Communication in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa.
A prominent member of several professional associations, she is a Fellow of Nigerian Guild of Editors and Nigerian Institute of Public Relations. She has served and continues to serve as Consultant and Resource Person for several national and international organizations including UNICEF, UNFPA, UNESCO, DFID/UKaid, FHI, SFH, the EU etc.
Her mentorship and philanthropic activities include: her Scholarship Foundation; endowment of buildings in a secondary school in her home community and at UNIZIK; annual cash prizes at UNIZIK for Best Graduating Student of Mass Communication and of Faculty of Social Sciences; annual professional cash prize for Best Ethical Journalist in Anambra State; her Mentorship Group for younger Academics, mostly in the field of Media and Communication in Nigeria and beyond.
Prof. Chinyelu Angela Ekwunife
Public Health Parasitology and Epidemiology | Member
Mr. Kingsley Chike Anigbogu
Social Scientist | Member
Dr Ogechukwu Benedicta Aribodor
Public Health Parasitologist | Member
Dr Chinyere Ukamaka Onubogu
Paediatric HIV care | Member