• Prof. Daprim Ogaji
    Prof. Daprim Ogaji (MBBS, MQI, PhD, MNIM, FMCPH, FISQua)

PROFILE SUMMARY

Prof. Daprim Ogaji  is a lecturer and a Consultant Community Physician both at the University of Port Harcourt and the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. He had his undergraduate medical training from the University of Port Harcourt and subsequently bagged a Fellowship in Public Health from the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in 2006, Master in Health Quality Improvement from the University of Helsinki in 2008 and in 2010 was inducted as a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered).

His interest in health quality improvement and patient safety was the motivation for undertaking a Fellowship in Health Quality Improvement. He is a Fellow of the International Society for Quality in Health Care and has a PhD in Medicine from the University of Manchester.

Daprim had been involved in the academic and professional training of doctors, nurses and other allied health professionals since 2006. His academic career started in the Niger Delta University where he was of great assistance in the earlier development and accreditation of the Department of Community Medicine in. He has also assisted the development of several taught graduate programmes in public health (postgraduate diploma to PhD) and medical education (postgraduate diploma) in the university of Port Harcourt. He currently heads the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine and the World Bank funded African Centre of Excellence for Public Health and Toxicological Research in the University of Port Harcourt. He is also the head of Department of Community Medicine in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital   

Personal Statement

I am a Professor of Health Systems & Public Health, and the Director of the Africa Centre of Excellence in Public Health and Toxicological Research at the University of Port Harcourt. I was a former head of the Department of Community Medicine in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital and the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine in the University of Port Harcourt. My research in healthcare services/systems revolve around quality improvement, improving access, efficiency, and equity in healthcare, improving patients’ experiences, human resources for health and improving outcomes in the management of long-term conditions. My methodological competences are in quantitative research, evidence synthesis, health systems/programme evaluation, psychometric and field trials. My professional competence spans health care, public health, health management, leadership, health policy, quality improvement, global health, and primary health care. I have been involved in the training of doctors, nurses and other health professionals for almost 2 decades and had led the development of 16 postgraduate programmes as well as the establishment of the UNIPORT School of Public Health and the World Bank funded African Centre of Excellence in Public Health and Toxicological Research in the University of Port Harcourt. These institutions are members of the Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa. I am a current member of the Senate of the University of Port Harcourt, Member of the Board of the School of Graduate Studies, Member of the Board of the Centre for Medical Research and Training all in the University of Port Harcourt.

I am currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Health Journal and also serves in the editorial board of Patient Experience Journal (PXJ), Reviewer for the Journal of Primary Health Care Research and Development (Cambridge), Reviewer for the African Health Journal, Reviewer for BMJ Open, Reviewer for BMC Health Services Research, Reviewer for the Journal of Patient Experience (SAGE), Reviewer for the Journal of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care, Reviewer for the Port Harcourt Journal of Medicine, Reviewer for the Malawi Medical Journal, Reviewer for the Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, accredited surveyor for the Nigerian Society for Quality in Healthcare (SQHN) and reviewer for the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA), Brussel.

Besides headship of academic units, I had at various times served as Vice President of the Association of Resident Doctors in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Vice President of the National Association of Resident Doctors, Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Bayelsa State Chapter), Chief Physician to the Governor of Bayelsa State and National Technical Officer in charge of monitoring of projects under the MDGs-Conditional Grants Scheme to 774 local government councils in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I have also served as a consultant to Grid Consulting limited on behalf of State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC), Surveyor during accreditation of health facilities for the Society for Quality Health Care in Nigeria (SQHN), Consultant to the Federal Ministry of Health, Consultant to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency amongst others.

KEY INTEREST

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Daprim’s main interests concern is in the  effective ways of improving health care quality and safety. This scope of research covers:

  • Health services and Primary Health Care
  • Organizational Management and Leadership
  • Improving Health Care Quality & Safety
  • Accreditation
  • Patients’ expectations and experiences of health care

TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Health Service Management
  • Leadership
  • International Health
  • Primary (Health) Care
  • Social and Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Health Systems
  • Health care quality and safety
  • Research methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)

DAPRIM’S PAST AND ON-GOING MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY PROJECTS

Management consultancy

Project consultant for the 2011 MDGs-CGS to LGA projects for Boki, Yala and Odukpani LGA of Cross River State. October 2012 – March 2013

Management consultancy

Project Management/Technical Specialist/Data Collection and Monitoring under the 2011 CGS to Ngor Okpala, Onuimo and Nwangele LGAs in Imo Stat. October 2012 – March 2013

Management consultancy

Project management and performance review of Local Government MDG track in Mbo, Nsit Ubium and Oruk Anam LGAs in Akwa-Ibom State. October 2012 – March 2013

Management consultancy

Project management and performance review of Local Government MDG track in Akuku Toru, Khana & Omuma LGAs of Rivers State. October 2012 – March 2013

Management consultancy

Project management and performance review of Local Government MDG track in Obingwa, Ikwuano & Ohafia LGAs of Abia State. August 2012 – March 2013

Management consultancy

Project management and performance review of Local Government MDG track in Binji, Illela & Tambuwal LGAs in Sokoto State. October 2012 – March 2013

Awards

 

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