Lecturer and Researcher, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
Dr. U.S. Ekanem is a Senior Lecturer and researcher in the department of Community (Public) Health, University of Uyo, where she chaired the department from July 2008 to November 2012. She also serves as an honorary Senior Consultant Community Physician in the Department of Community Health at University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, which is an affiliate institution to the University of Uyo. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.Ch) degree of the University of Calabar (1990) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree of the University of Lagos (1997). She is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians in the Faculty of Public Health from 2007. As a lecturer, researcher and academician, her responsibilities include teaching at the graduate and post-graduate levels. She teaches reproductive health, environmental health, research methods and gender issues. She initiates, plans, conducts and report on researches. She has authored and co-authored about 17 publications on communicable diseases and health-related issues. As a Consultant Community Physician, her duties are; provision of first level health care in all medical specialties; health promotion and disease prevention activities in the clinics, hospitals and communities; training of resident Doctors, Nurses and Community Health officers, offering technical assistance to Federal and State Ministries of health, and also to local governments authorities on maternal and child health programmes; health advocacy to State and LGA policy makers, community and religious leaders; and co-ordination of activities of health workers at Comprehensive health centers. Dr. Ekanem has directed and facilitated several training courses on Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), Prevention of Mother-to Child Transmission (PMTC) of HIV, and Women and Children’s Friendly Health services. She has also participated in developing training manuals for some of these courses.
Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), Prevention of Mother-to Child Transmission (PMTC) of HIV, Women and Children’s Friendly Health services