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Dr Oghenebrume Wariri

MBBS MSc FWACP (Paed)

Research Degree Student

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

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.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID)
Vaccine Centre

Research

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).

Research Area
Child health
Health systems
Global Health
Immunisation
Spatial analysis
Discipline
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Medicine
Vaccinology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Measles
Country
The Gambia
Nigeria
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Intense and Mild First Epidemic Wave of Coronavirus Disease, The Gambia.
Abatan B; Agboghoroma O; Akemoke F; Antonio M; Awokola B; Bittaye M; Bojang A; Bojang K; Brotherton H; Cerami C
2021
Emerging infectious diseases
COVID-19 reinfections in The Gambia by phylogenetically distinct SARS-CoV-2 variants-first two confirmed events in west Africa.
Sanyang B; Kanteh A; Usuf E; Nadjm B; Jarju S; Bah A; Bojang A; Grey-Johnson M; Jones JC; Gai A
2021
The Lancet Global health
A scorecard of progress towards measles elimination in 15 west African countries, 2001-19: a retrospective, multicountry analysis of national immunisation coverage and surveillance data.
Wariri O; Nkereuwem E; Erondu NA; Edem B; Nkereuwem OO; Idoko OT; Agogo E; Enegela JE; Sesay T; Conde IS
2021
The Lancet Global Health
Establishing and operating a 'virtual ward' system to provide care for patients with COVID-19 at home: experience from The Gambia.
Wariri O; Okomo U; Cerami C; Okoh E; Oko F; Jah H; Bojang K; Susso B; Olatunji Y; Nkereuwem E
2021
BMJ global health
The influence of travel time to health facilities on stillbirths: A geospatial case-control analysis of facility-based data in Gombe, Nigeria.
Wariri O; Onuwabuchi E; Alhassan JAK; Dase E; Jalo I; Laima CH; Farouk HU; El-Nafaty AU; Okomo U; Dotse-Gborgbortsi W
2021
PloS one
Access to skilled attendant at birth and the coverage of the third dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine across 14 West African countries - an equity analysis.
Alhassan JAK; Wariri O; Onuwabuchi E; Mark G; Kwarshak Y; Dase E
2020
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR EQUITY IN HEALTH
Applying the WHO ICD-PM classification system to stillbirths in a major referral Centre in Northeast Nigeria: a retrospective analysis from 2010-2018.
Dase E; Wariri O; Onuwabuchi E; Alhassan JAK; Jalo I; Muhajarine N; Okomo U; ElNafaty AU
2020
BMC pregnancy and childbirth
Clinical Protocol for a Longitudinal Cohort Study Employing Systems Biology to Identify Markers of Vaccine Immunogenicity in Newborn Infants in The Gambia and Papua New Guinea.
Idoko OT; Smolen KK; Wariri O; Imam A; Shannon CP; Dibassey T; Diray-Arce J; Darboe A; Strandmark J; Ben-Othman R
2020
FRONTIERS IN PEDIATRICS
Rethinking collaboration: developing a learning platform to address under-five mortality in Mpumalanga province, South Africa.
D'Ambruoso L; van der Merwe M; Wariri O; Byass P; Goosen G; Kahn K; Masinga S; Mokoena V; Spies B; Tollman S
2019
HEALTH POLICY AND PLANNING
Tracking coverage, dropout and multidimensional equity gaps in immunisation systems in West Africa, 2000-2017.
Wariri O; Edem B; Nkereuwem E; Nkereuwem OO; Umeh G; Clark E; Idoko OT; Nomhwange T; Kampmann B
2019
BMJ Global Health
Initiating a participatory action research process in the Agincourt health and socio-demographic surveillance site.
Wariri O; D'Ambruoso L; Twine R; Ngobeni S; van der Merwe M; Spies B; Kahn K; Tollman S; Wagner RG; Byass P
2017
JOURNAL OF GLOBAL HEALTH
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