MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP PROPOSAL
The diversities in the relationship of anthropometric profiles, social and cultural practices to health have been proven to vary significantly along ethnic and racial lines. Consequently, the need for studies of such variations and relationship becomes very imperative most especially amongst developing nations
STATEMENT OF INTENT
Carry out studies on human health and disease, health care systems, and biocultural adaptation as well as correlation of the social and cultural make up of the people with their disposition to health and well-being. Focus will also be given to the ways in which culture influences the experience of illness, the practice of medicine and the process of healing for the individual and community
NAME OF GROUP
MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP
The research focus amongst others will be on these areas:
- Establishment of normative anthropometric values using various methods that will form baseline data
- Identification and improvement of health culture and domestic health care practices of identified groups of people
- Organize researches on risk and protective dimensions of human behavior, cultural norms and social institutions
- Studies on preventative health and harm reduction practices.
- Identification and improvement of the range of factors driving health, nutrition and health care transitions in identified individuals and communities.
- The use and interpretation of pharmaceuticals and forms of biotechnology.
- Organize studies on disease distribution and health disparity.
- Organize studies on the ecology of infectious and vector borne diseases, chronic diseases and states of malnutrition, and violence
COMPOSITION OF THE GROUP
- PROF OBIKILI E NEBEUWA GROUP CO-ORDINATIOR
- Dr ANYANWU G EMEKA MEMBER
- DR ANYAEHIE BOND (ASSOC. PROF) MEMBER
- DR AGU AU MEMBER
- DR Ezugworie O.J MEMBER
- Dr ADIRI C.A MEMBER
- DR ESOM E.A MEMBER
- MR JOHNSON NTO MEMBER
- MRS BELLO S MEMBER
- DR KEN AGWUNA MEMBER