WHO TDR grant awarded to Prof Obioma Nwaorgu

In April 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) awarded a grant to Nnamdi Azikiwe University and School of Public Health, University of Ghana (both new generation hubs) to collaborate with Makerere University (a first-generation hub) to disseminate social innovation in health in Africa. Till 31 December 2021, Nnamdi Azikiwe University will (1) conduct University-wide Workshops and crowdsource for innovations to engage leadership and students on the role of social innovation in health, (2) conduct a nationwide call for social innovation solutions, and (3) conduct a national dissemination workshop for the identified innovations in Nigeria. The grant worth is US$140,000. The Principal Investigator for the SIHI Nigeria hub is Prof Obioma Nwaorgu (FAS). Other members include Dr Obinna Ekwunife (Project Manager), Prof Chinyere Stella Okunna, Prof Chinyelu Ekwunife, Dr Ukamaka Onubogu, Dr Oge Aribodor and Mr Kingsley Anigbogu. More details about SIHI Nigeria can be found at https://socialinnovationinhealth.org/nigeria/