Ezeanolue EE, Iheanacho T, Patel DV, Patel S, Sam-Agudu N, Obiefune M, Dakum P, Okonkwo P, Olutola A, Khamofu H, Oyeledun B, Aliyu S, Aina M, Eyo A, Oko J, Akinmurele T, Oleribe O, Gebi U, Aliyu MH, Sturke R, Siberry G. Challenges and Strategies for Improving Training of Mid-Level Research Personnel in Nigeria. Annals of global health. 2019 Jun 18;85(85). PMID: 31225955 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC6634317
Contextual research evidence is needed to reduce morbidity and mortality due to chronic but preventable diseases in low- and middle-income countries. Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, is particularly burdened by these diseases despite its academic and research infrastructure. A major impediment to developing robust evidence on sustainable disease prevention and treatment strategies is the lack of skilled research personnel.