Dr Ngozi Erondu MPH PhD

Assistant Professor of Health Information

Background

I am a trained epidemiologist with specific interests and experience in infectious disease surveillance and control.  I have worked on evaluation and operational improvement of surveillance systems for the last 9 years. I have worked on general surveillance strategies such as Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) in the WHO-AFRO region as well as disease specific surveillance, namely Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Acute Flaccid Paralysis (Poliomyelitis), Meningococcal Meningitis and Ebola Virus Disease.   I continue to work on evaluating impact of projects used to improve routine immunisation. I also have extensive experience on global policy analysis and translating research into policy, especially for the least developed countries.

Affiliation

Centres

Teaching

I provide support for students in the stats and epidemiology module Analysis and Design of Research Studies and have contributed towards the distance learning course, Control of Infectious Disease (ID104).

I also supervise a MSc student in the London-based Control of Infectious Disease course.

Research

I am currenty the Project Coordinator the LINK programme led by Dr Caroline Lynch. LINK is a four year DFID-funded programme done in collaboration with the WHO-African Regional Office, which focuses on strengthening the use of data for malaria decision-making. The LINK team works with National Malaria Control Programmes (NMCPs) in 13 high-burden sub-Saharan African countries to develop and produce malaria epidemiological profiles.  We also support NMCPs to maximise value for money through local adoption of global recommendations and their adaption to the local epidemiology and health system. LINK is comprised of a LSHTM london-based team and a KEMRI-Wellcome Fund team based in Nairobi.

Research areas

  • Disease control
  • Evaluation
  • Evidence use
  • Health policy
  • Health systems
  • Immunisation
  • Outbreaks
  • Public health
  • Research : policy relationship
  • Surveillance
  • Vaccines

Disciplines

  • Epidemiology
  • Operational research
  • Policy analysis

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis

Regions

  • Least developed countries: UN classification
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Countries

  • Chad
  • Guinea
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Philippines
  • Saudi Arabia
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