Dr Oghenebrume Wariri
MBBS MSc FWACP (Paed)
Research Degree Student
I received my undergraduate medical training from the University of Benin, Nigeria where I was awarded the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. I hold a postgraduate clinical fellowship of the West African College of Physicians (Faculty of Paediatrics) attained after completion of six years of residency training. I completed a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Global Health (with distinction) from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland as a British Chevening scholar. I joined the MRC Unit the Gambia at LSHTM in 2017 where I currently work as a Clinical Research Fellow.
The overarching aim of my research is to understand the broader social, economic and geographic factors that impact country-level immunization systems, maternal and childhood health in West Africa. My PhD centres on understanding the contribution of demand and supply-side factors, and geographic accessibility to immunization service points on the timeliness of receiving routine childhood vaccinations in The Gambia. My PhD research is funded by a Career Development Fellowship (CDF) which I was awarded through the EDCTP2 Programme, supported by the European Union (grant number: TMA2019CDF-2734-TIMELY).