Obinna Ekwunife

Obinna_Ekwunife_ebph_BremenEmail
ekwunife@bips.uni-bremen.de
Phone
+49-421-218-56924
Address
Leibniz-Institut für Präventionsforschung und Epidemiologie – BIPS GmbH,
Achterstr. 30, 28359 Bremen, Germany


Research Interests
pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research, intervention and implementation research

Current Research Projects
Systematic Review on cost-effectiveness analysis modelling of HPV vaccine in LMICs, Systematic Review on repurposed existing drugs for Ebola, Cost-effectiveness analysis of HPV vaccination in GAVI eligible African Countries

Bio

  • Since 09/2014: Postdoctoral Fellow (Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Fellows) under Prof Dr Stefan Lhachimi of The University of Bremen (Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research)/Cooperative Research Group for Evidence-Based Public Health
  • 07/2013-08/2014: Lecturer I and Acting Head at Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
  • 01/2013-06/2013: Supervising Pharmacist at Mopheth Group, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • 01/2012-12/2012: Head of Operations at Seamfix Nigeria Limited, Lekki Phase One, Lagos
  • 10/2008-12/2011: Lecturer II at Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State, Nigeria. PhD Fellow in UNN.
    – PhD Thesis: “Decision Analysis of Interventions to Improve Blood Pressure Control in Nigeria”
  • 11/2007-09/2008: Graduate Assistant at Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State, Nigeria. Masters Student in UNN.
    – M.Sc. Thesis: “Pharmaceutical Care Programme for Hypertensive Patients in a Nigerian Community Pharmacy: Effect on Blood Pressure and Quality of Life”

Selected Publications

2017

Mandrik, Olena; Ekwunife, Obinna I; Zielonke, Nadine; Meheus, Filip; Severens, Johan L; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Murillo, Raul

What determines the effects and costs of breast cancer screening? A protocol of a systematic review of reviews Journal Article

Systematic Reviews, 6 (1), pp. 122, 2017, ISSN: 2046-4053.

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2016

Khan, Zohaib; Khan, Sheraz ; Christianson, Lara ; Rehman, Sara ; Ekwunife, Obinna ; Samkange-Zeeb, Florence

Smokeless tobacco and oral potentially malignant disorders in South Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis Journal Article

Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Epub ahead of print , 2016, ISSN: 1462-2203.

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Ekwunife, Obinna I; O'Mahony, James F; Grote, Andreas Gerber ; Mosch, Christoph ; Paeck, Tatjana ; Lhachimi, Stefan K

Challenges in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Modelling of HPV Vaccines in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Practice Recommendations Journal Article

PharmacoEconomics, pp. 1–18, 2016, ISSN: 1179-2027.

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Khan, Zohaib; Khan, Sheraz; Christianson, Lara; Rehman, Sara; Ekwunife, Obinna; Samkange-Zeeb, Florence

Smokeless tobacco and oral potentially malignant disorders in South Asia: a protocol for a systematic review Journal Article

Systematic Reviews, 5 (1), pp. 1–7, 2016, ISSN: 2046-4053.

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Umeh, Ifeoma Blessing ; Nduka, Sunday Odunke ; Ekwunife, Obinna Ikechukwu

Mothers' willingness to pay for HPV vaccines in Anambra state, Nigeria: a cross sectional contingent valuation study Journal Article

Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, 14 (1), pp. 1–8, 2016, ISSN: 1478-7547.

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2015

Sweiti, Hussein; Ekwunife, Obinna; Jaschinski, Thomas; Lhachimi, Stefan K

Repurposed therapeutic agents targeting the Ebola virus: a protocol for a systematic review Journal Article

Systematic Reviews, 4 (1), pp. 171, 2015, ISSN: 2046-4053.

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Ekwunife, Obinna ; Grote, Andreas ; Mosch, Christoph ; O'Mahony, James ; Lhachimi, Stefan

Assessing cost-effectiveness of HPV vaccines with decision analytic models: what are the distinct challenges of low- and middle-income countries? A protocol for a systematic review Journal Article

Systematic Reviews, 4 (1), pp. 68, 2015, ISSN: 2046-4053.

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2014

Ezenduka, Charles ; Ogbonna, Brian ; Ekwunife, Obinna ; Okonta, Matthew ; Esimone, Charles

Drugs use pattern for uncomplicated malaria in medicine retail outlets in Enugu urban, southeast Nigeria: implications for malaria treatment policy Journal Article

Malar. J., 13 , pp. 243, 2014.

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2013

Ekwunife, Obinna ; Okafor, Charles ; Ezenduka, Charles ; Udeogaranya, Patrick

Cost-utility analysis of antihypertensive medications in Nigeria: a decision analysis Journal Article

Cost Eff Resour Alloc, 11 (1), pp. 2, 2013.

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Ekwunife, Obinna ; Aguwa, Cletus ; Igboeli, Nneka

Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) demonstrated construct validity in a Nigerian population with hypertension Journal Article

Qual Life Res, 22 (2), pp. 455-458, 2013.

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2012

Njilele, AC ; Ukwe, Chinwe ; Okonta, Matthew ; Ekwunife, Obinna

Development of a patient satisfaction questionnaire for HIV/AIDS patients in Nigeria Journal Article

Int J Clin Pharm, 34 (1), pp. 98–104, 2012.

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2010

Ukwe, Chinwe ; Ekwunife, Obinna ; Udeogaranya, Patrick ; Iwuamadi, Ukamaka

Self-reported adherence to HAART in South-Eastern Nigeria is related to patients' use of pill box Journal Article

SAHARA J, 7 (1), pp. 10–15, 2010.

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2008

Ukwe, Chinwe ; Ekwunife, Obinna

Drug utilisation study of antimalarials for the treatment of hospitalised children under five in south-eastern Nigeria Journal Article

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 17 (12), pp. 1183–1188, 2008.

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Aguwa, Cletus ; Ukwe, Chinwe ; Ekwunife, Obinna

Effect of pharmaceutical care programme on blood pressure and quality of life in a Nigerian pharmacy Journal Article

Pharm World Sci, 30 (1), pp. 107–110, 2008.

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