Centre for Population and Reproductive Health (CPRH)

It was established in the year 2002 as a multidisciplinary centre created through the collaborative effort of The College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and The Gates Institute at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

Some of the activities include; training/education, multidisciplinary research, Pop and RH programming/Projects, Technical policy/education material production support and monitoring and evaluation.

The Centre contributes to strengthening of capacities in RH and Population policy and program formulation, development, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation. This is achieved through improved organizational and technical abilities and promotion of values that enable individuals, groups and organizations enhance their performance effectively towards achieving their RH and Population development plans.CPRH has provided comprehensive cutting-edge expertise including evaluation for national, regional and international programs on population, sexual and reproductive health and rights some of which include but not limited to:

• Conduction of interdisciplinary research including clinical trials on reproductive health issues.
• Introduction of innovative methods to improve uptake of reproductive health services e.g family
• Trainings on a wide range of reproductive and neonatal health issues e.g EMONC
• Conducting trainings on strategic leadership for health care workers and managers
• Evaluation of national, regional and international reproductive health programmes
• Project implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of reproductive health programmes

TThe team regularly conduct trainings in Reproductive Health national and international with government, international and local agencies. We have several states in Nigeria and other countries in Africa such as Liberia, Serria-Leone, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda and South Sudan amongst others. We also have a working relationship with UNFPA, UNICEF, DFID, World Bank and WHO.

CPRH since inception in 2003 has been collaborating with the departments listed below. These Departments, use the courses they are hosting as entry point to participate in research and research training capacity building. They include:

• Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Health Promotion and Education
• Epidemiology
• Biostatistics and Demography
• Community Medicine
• Institute of Child and Adolescent Health
• Human Nutrition
• Law
• Economics
• Sociology and others