CERHI/ACEGID PARTNERSHIP WINS GRANT FOR VALIDATION OF RAPID DIAGNOSTIC COVID-19 TEST KITS At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI), University of Benin, established a research consortium with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) through which they jointly used CERHI’s facilities, including a RT-PCR machine for testing for the virus. The unit was validated by the Nigerian Centre for disease Control (NCDC) on May 10, 2020, and this became the second testing unit in Edo State, and one of the few in the country. CERHI/PCR COVID-19 Test Lab [...Read more]
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Ongoing: Online External thesis defence of CERHI's Gambian PhD Nursing student, Mr. Omar Majang. People prsent, Professor Friday Okonofua, Centre Leader, CERHI Professor Florence Adeyemo, Deputy Centre Leader, CERHI , Professor Akhere Omonkhua, Project Coordinator, CERHI and Supervisor Professor H.O. Oboh, Dean School of Basic Science, UNIBEN Professor Emokpae, PG Rep. SBMS Dr. Christie E. Omorogbe, Ag H.O.D. Nursing Science Dr. Christie Enuku, Coordinator, Dept. of Nursing External examiner- Professor Mildred John, Professor of Nursing, University of Calabar
CERHI, University of Benin Gets the Seeding Labs 2020 Instrumental Access Award The Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI), University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria is one of 18 awardees to receive equipment that will build scientific infrastructure to advance research and teaching from the 2020 Seeding Labs Instrumental Access. CERHI greatly appreciates the management and staff of University of Benin, led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Lilian I. Salami, for the excellent support the Centre has received. The uncanny leadership of the CERHI Centre Leader, Professor Friday Okonofua, who was in the fore-front of the 2020 Instrumental [...Read more]
Congratulations Augustine for making CERHI proud. . Augustine Kumah is a Ghanian PhD Student of the Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI), Department of Community Health, University of Benin, Nigeria. Augustine is also a Youth Leader for Health on the Youth Leaders for Health Programme by Results UK, Hope for future Generation (HFFG) Ghana and WACI Health, advocating for increase funding and domestic resources, and a Strengthened Health Systems towards malaria elimination in Africa and globally “On May 19, 2020, Augustine was on Ghana's National Television (Ghana Broadcasting Cooperation) with other experts [...Read more]
UBTH-CERHI COMMENCES COVID-19 TESTING University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has commenced testing for COVID-19 following the validation of its Testing Centre by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The validation was yesterday announced by NCDC and echoed by the Edo State Hon. Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia. . This achievement was made possible by the collaboration between UBTH and the Centre for Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation ( CERHI), University of Benin. The collaboration, initiated by the UBTH Chief Medical Director, Prof Darlington Obaseki, provided access to the use of the centre’s Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) [...Read more]