About Ani Etokidem
Ani Etokidem Dr. Aniekan Jumbo Etokidem is an Associate 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. He has recently undergone several research ethics courses by the CITI Ethics Program and the Global Health Training Center. Dr. Etokidem served as 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, Dr. Etokidem was appointed the Departmental Research Coordinator, a position he has occupied till date. Dr. Etokidem has won research grants from several agencies, including the World Health Organization. He is a WHO/TDR-MOOC-trained Implementation Researcher. His research works have been published in reputable peer-reviewed international journals. He is on the Editorial Board of the Annals of Global Health and International Journal of Stress Prevention and Wellbeing. In 2002, Dr. Etokidem was recognized by The Lancet and, consequently, featured in The Lancet Lifeline Column. An ardent advocate of service to humanity, Dr. Etokidem is a Rotarian and Past President of the Rotary Club of Hilltop, Calabar, District 9142, Nigeria, which has continually embarked upon community development and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Projects. Dr. Etokidem has just completed a certificate course in Global Health Projects Management by the University of Washington and has commenced another certificate course in Leadership and Management in Health. His research interest is in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health plus Nutrition (RMNCAH-N) Epidemiology and Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR). However, he is versatile enough to handle any Public Health/Community Medicine Research. He can be reached at Email: [email protected] ORIGINAL RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS FOREIGN JOURNAL PAPERS 1. Etokidem AJ & Johnson O. 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. 2. Etokidem AJ, Ogaji DS & Okokon IB. Knowledge and perception of microbicides among healthcare providers in Calabar, Nigeria. African Health Sciences 2014; 14 (2):281-287. 3. Etokidem A & John NB. Shortage of blood and failure to thrive. The Lancet (Supplement) 2001; 358: S32. 4. Etokidem A & Udonwa N. Reframing the HIV/AIDS debate in developing countries: case stories of Nigerian rural people living with HIV/AIDS. Remote and Rural Health Journal 2004; 4 (282) :1-4. 5. Etokidem AJ, Ogaji DST, Nsan E, Ikpeme BM, Oyo-Ita AE, Ndifon WO et al. Influenza A H1NI (Pandemic 2009): How prepared are healthcare providers in Calabar, Nigeria? Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity 2012; 4 (3): 23-28. 6. Etokidem A, Okwundu CI, & Anglemyer A. Vaccines for prevention of HIV infection. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014; 2: 1-9 7. 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. 8. Udonwa NE, Ekpo M, Ekanem IA, Inem AV & Etokidem A. Oil doom and AIDS boom in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Remote and Rural Health Journal 2004; 4 (273) :1-7 9. Udonwa NE, Gyuse AN & Etokidem AJ. Malaria: knowledge and prevention practices among school adolescents in a coastal community in Calabar, Nigeria. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine 2010; 2 (1): 1-4 10. Udonwa NE, Gyuse AN, Etokidem A, & Ogaji DST. Client views, perception and satisfaction with immunisation services at primary healthcare facilities in Calabar, South-South Nigeria. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 2010; 1 (5): 298-301. 11. Udosen AM, Ngim N, Etokidem A, Ikpeme A, Urom S & Marwa, A. Attitude and perception of patients towards amputation as a form of surgical treatment in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. African Health Sciences 2009; 9 (4):254-257 12. Ameh S, Owoaje E, Oyo-Ita A, Kabiru CW, Akpet OE, Etokidem AJ et al. 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 2016; 16 (99): 2-9. 13. Ago BU, Etokidem A & Ebughe G. Prevalence of abnormal cervical cytology among postnatal clinic attendees at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. Open Access Library Journal 2016; 3 (e2992): 1-15 14. Ngim NE, Etokidem AJ, Ikpeme IA & Udosen AM. Surgical site infection in clean orthopaedic operations: experience from the third world. Asian Journal of Medical and Clinical Sciences 2013; 2 (1): 30-32. 15. Ogaji DS & Etokidem AJ. Setting agenda for quality improvement in a public hospital in Nigeria using the consumers’ judgement. IOSR Journal of Business and Management 2012; 1 (4): 1-6. 16. Ekabua JE, Agan TU, Iklaki CU, Ekabua KJ & Etokidem AJ. Risk of adverse maternal outcome following macrosomic births in Nigeria. Journal of Hainan Medical College 2010; 16 (1):23-27. 17. Ekabua JE, Ekabua KJ, Odusolu P, Iklaki CU, Agan TU & Etokidem AJ. Factors associated with contraceptive use and initiation of coital activity after childbirth. Open Access Journal of Contraception 2010; 1:85-91. 18. Ekabua JE, Ekabua KJ, Odusolu P, Agan TU, Iklaki CU & Etokidem AJ. Awareness of birth preparedness and complication readiness in South-Eastern Nigeria. ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology 2011:1-6 19. Ezedinachi E, Odey F, Ameh S, Oduwole O, Esu E, Etokidem A et al. Factors affecting the uptake of anti-malarial drugs by children in public primary health facilities in Cross River State, Nigeria. The Open Epidemiology Journal 2012; 5: 21-26. 20. Etowa J, Asuquo E & Etokidem A. Safe motherhood training for rural health care workers in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health 2015; 2:1-2. 21. 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. 22. Etokidem AJ: HIV/AIDS transmission through female genital cutting: a case report. Abstract No. D10677, 15th International Conference on AIDS, Bangkok, 11–16 July, 2004 23. Otu A, Ebenso B, Etokidem A & Chukwuekezie O. Dengue fever – an update review and implications for Nigeria, and similar countries. African Health Sciences 2019; 19 (2):2000-2007 24. Ochang EA, Emanghe UE, Ewa A, Otu A, Offor JB…. Etokidem A et al. Evaluation of pulmonary tuberculosis case detection improvement with the deployment of XpertMTB/Rif in the tuberculosis control program of cross River State, Nigeria. Int J Mycobacteriol 2017; 6:94-6 LOCAL JOURNAL PAPERS 25. Etokidem A, Ndifon W, Ikpeme B & Ekanem C. Catching them young: assessing knowledge and attitude regarding HIV/AIDS among primary school pupils in Calabar, Nigeria. Ibom Medical Journal 2019; 12(2): 120-130 26. Etokidem A & Obu B. Self-Care Practices of Pregnant Women: A Qualitative Study in a Nigerian Rural Community. Ibom Medical Journal, 2019; 12(2): 72-78 27. Johnson O.E & Etokidem AJ. Occupational hazards and health problems among butchers in Uyo, Nigeria. Nigerian Medical Journal 2019; 60(3):106-112 28. Ukweh IH, Ukweh ON, Etokidem AJ. Effect of religiosity on maternal and child health practices in Cross River State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Medicine 2019; 28(2):173-185 29. 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. 30. Etokidem AJ, Nsan E, Ikpeme BM, Oyo-Ita AE, Ndifon WO, & Ameh S. Awareness of and attitude towards clients’ rights among childhood immunisation service providers in Calabar, Nigeria. Journal of Community Medicine and Primary health care 2009; 21 (2):10-17. 31. Etokidem AJ, Ndifon WO & Asibong UE. 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 2015; 27 (2): 51-58. 32. Etokidem AJ, Asibong UE & Oparah SK. 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 2014; 13 (1): 12-25. 33. Etokidem AJ, Ndifon W, Ogaji D, Ebenso B., Nsan E & Ikpeme B. Myths and misconceptions as barriers to uptake of immunization services in Calabar, Cross River State of Nigeria. Ibom Medical Journal 2014; 7 (2): 11-17 34. Etokidem AJ, Oparah S, Asibong U, Ndifon W & Nsan E. 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 2016; 9 (2):1-8 35. Oyo-Ita AE, Ikpeme BM, Etokidem AJ, Offor JB, Okoko EO & Etuk SJ. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS among secondary school adolescents in Calabar, Nigeria. Annals of African Medicine 2005; 4 (2):2-6 36. Nsan EN, Etokidem AJ, Okokon IB, Ogaji DS, Ikpeme BM, Oyo-Ita AE et al Condom use among final year medical students of a Nigerian university. Mary Slessor Journal of Medicine 2011; 11 (1):51-56. 37. Udosen AM & Etokidem AJ. 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 2009; 1 (1&2):67-71. 38. Nsan EN, Agogbuo MO, Nwankwo O, Edet E & Etokidem A. Management of Childhood Tuberculosis in a resource constrained setting: experiences, challenges and prospects. Health Standard Journal, November, 2011: 28-33 39. Gyuse AN, Ushie AP & Etokidem A. Prevalence of domestic violence among antenatal women attending a Nigerian hospital. Nigerian Journal of Medicine 2009; 18 (4):375-379. 40. Ogaji DS & Etokidem AJ. Sexual risk profile of undergraduate students of Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Port Harcourt Medical Journal 2014; 8: 153-163. 41. Udonwa NE, Gyuse AN, Etokidem AJ & Ekanem IA. HIV/AIDS, women and poverty: socio-cultural imperatives in the oil-bearing communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region. Mary Slessor Journal of Medicine 2008; 8 (1):6-11.
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