Public Health & Environmental Sustainability (PHES_RG)

PHES_RG ACTIVITY UPDATE FOR 2020 TO 2022 DIRECTORY OF UNN RESEARCH GROUPS

  1. Name of Research Group: Public Health & Environmental Sustainability (PHES_RG)

 

  1. Main Research Focus of the RG:

Health, economic growth and social development depend on how well the environment is harnessed. Our environment is blessed with lots of plants with medicinal value but to what extent do we mobilize the many researches we do on them to the bed-side of patients? How much of our researches look inwards (in-sourcing) at providing low-cost excipients (ingredients) for our local pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries, rather than out-sourcing them? Some people especially in hard-to-reach communities/areas still drink water from surface sources that are prone to environmental pollution. How well have we used these natural plants to provide low-cost water aids to assist these populations to curb diarrhoeal and other water-related diseases. Over the years, there has been gap in this area of problem-solving in our university. PHES-Research Group was established in 2015 and offers solution to these problems. Our novel plant-based anti-ulcer drug has been utilized in treating well over 1000 ulcer patients across Nigeria. We have optimized some pharmaceutical excipients (In-sourcing) to support local industries (e. g. pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic). PHES-RG has a standard water research laboratory to support quality assurance of drinking water as well as provides a patented low-cost water-aid/purifier/device that is lab-simulated as point-of-use care in water treatment. The group also carries out research on other issues relating to environmental sustainability including consultancy and public enlightenment talks to sensitize people on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) program, sexual and reproductive health for improved wellbeing and achievement of other millennium Development Goals (3, 6 and 13). Our research focus covers medicinal plant research, raw material sourcing for industries, water, technology and policy as well as using the concept of nanotechnology to reformulate and/or repurpose old drugs for better targeting/specificity, lower side effects, controlled release, better acceptability and compliance, to mention but a few. In this regard, we recently developed an antimalaria nanogel for use on the intact skin; which at half-dose (50 mg) of the marketed sample, is able to release artemether (the antimalaria drug) for 1 week at a single use. This regimen is currently being patented in Australia and the research is much appreciated by malaria experts across the world e.g., malaria world (world’s scientific and social network for malaria professionals) with membership of 10,905 and counting.

 

  • Title of most recent research project:

 

  1. Georg Forster Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Germany at Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Saarland University, Campus, Building E8.1, 66123 Saarbruecken Germany (2018-date):

https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/entdecken/newsroom/pressemitteilungen/awards-for-researchers-from-developing-and-transition-countries-1

https://campus.uni-saarland.de/forschung/humboldtpreistraegerin-aus-nigeria-forscht-an-arzneimittel-gegen-magengeschwuere

https://www.helmholtz-hzi.de/en/research/research-topics/bacterial-and-viral-pathogens/archiv/microbial-communication/i-wagner-doebler/

https://www.helmholtz-hzi.de/en/nc/research/research-topics/anti-infectives/biological-barriers-and-drug-delivery/team/

 

  1. TechWomen Emerging Leader (2017): https://www.techwomen.org/?s=Petra+Nnamani

https://guardian.ng/news/american-embassy-honours-nigerian-techwomen/

http://www.newswatchnigeria.com/u-s-embassy-picks-five-nigerian-techwomen-honour/

 

  1. Petra O. Nnamani, Agatha A. Ugwu, Ogechukwu H. Nnadi, Franklin C. Kenechukwu, Kenneth C. Ofokansi, Anthony A. Attama and Claus-Michael Lehr. Formulation and evaluation of transdermal nanogel for delivery of artemether. Drug Deliv. and Transl. Res. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13346-021-00951-4. Pubmed ID 33742415

 

  1. Petra Obioma Nnamani, Anilkumar Jalindar Shinde, Namdeo Ramhari Jadhav, Monica Rajan Sanandam and Chandrakant Dnyandev Lokhande. Fundamental properties of prosopis africana peel powders (PAPPs) as drug delivery excipient. Afr J Pharm Res Dev 12 (1); 119-133 (2020).

 

  1. Petra Nnamani, Ogechukwu Nnadi, Emmanuel Ibezim, Ebere Ayogu, Joy Reginald-Opara, Simon Onoja, Amelia Odo, Agatha Ugwu, Chidi Ogbonna, Anthony Attama. In vivo antiplasmodial potential of Carrageenan and Prosopis africana buccal films of artemether on malariogenic mice. Journal of Drug Delivery & Therapeutics. 2020; 10(1-s):114-125. DOI https://doi.org/10.22270/jddt.v10i1-s.3790

 

  1. F. Attah, J.O. Moody, M.A. Sonibare, H.H. Salahdeen, O.O. Akindele, P.O. Nnamani, O.A. Diyaolu, Y. Raji. Aqueous extract of Moringa oleifera leaf used in Nigerian ethnomedicine alters conception and some pregnancy outcomes in Wistar rat. South African Journal of Botany 129 (2020) 255–262 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2019.07.041

 

  1. Petra Nnamani, Agatha Ugwu, Emmanuel Ibezim, Simon Onoja, Amelia Odo, Maike Windbergs, Chiara Rossi, Claus-Michael Lehr and Anthony Attama. Preparation, characterization and in vitro antibacterial property of Ciprofloxacin-loaded nanostructured lipid carrier for treatment of Bacillus subtilis infection. J. Microencapsul 2019, 36(1): 32-42. doi: 10.1080/02652048.2019.1582724. PMID: 30758259

 

  1. Ugwu AA, Nnamani PO, Ibezim EC, Reginald-Opara JN, Attama AA. Preliminary characterization of modified nanostructured lipid carriers as potential drug delivery systems. J Pharma Res Dev. 2018, 10(2): 085-090.

 

  1. Stars in Global Health Round 4 Phase I, 2013 -2015 by the Grand Challenges Canada (Grant Number 0251-01) ($109,158 CAD).

 

  1. PATENTS:
    • O. Nnamani, C.D. Lokhande, A.J. Shinde, N.R. Jadhav and M.R. Sanandam. SOLID ORAL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION. Nigerian patent 565, September 30, 2014 (NG/PT/NC/2014/565).

 

  • O. Nnamani and J.N. Nwakaire. LOW-COST WATER PURIFIER. Nigerian patent 615, October 13, 2014 (NG/PT/NC/2014/615).

 

  1. Name of the Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Petra O. Nnamani
  2. UNN email address of the RG: phes_rg@unn.edu.ng
  3. UNN email address of the coordinator: petra.nnamani@unn.edu.ng
  1. Phone number of the coordinator: 0803 696 3979
  2. Base Faculty/Institute/Center of the RG: Department of Pharmaceutics
  3. Department of the Coordinator: Pharmaceutics
  • Headshot of the coordinator (not mandatory):

 

 

Research Themes/Interests:

  • Pharmaceutics
  • Biopharmaceutics
  • Nanoparticles/Microparticles
  • Drug delivery/Novel drug delivery systems
  • Transdermal delivery
  • Oral delivery – Liquisolid compacts; buccal films/patches; bioadhesive systems etc
  • Medicinal plants
  • Natural products
  • Malaria – nanogels; nanostructured lipid carriers; liquisolid compacts; nanoparticles; microparticles
  • Inflammation
  • Ulcer – phytosomes; microparticles; nanoparticles
  • Infections
  • Wounds – wound dressings; nanogels; microgels; mucoadhesive gels; films; patches
  • Diabetes – microparticles/nanoparticles
  • Excipient sourcing/Pharma outsourcing – e.g., PAPPs
  • Public Health
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Water
  • Water quality
  • Water treatment
  • Water purifier
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Waterborne and water-related diseases
  • Water pollution and environmental health
  • Water and gender
  • Water literacy and awareness
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Nutrition
  • Diet
  • Weight loss and well-being
  • Consultancy services: Drug delivery/Pharmaceutical excipients/Water/Diet/Nutrition/Weight loss

 Research Team:

Dr Petra O. NNAMANI (PhD in Drug Delivery; Leader)

Dr Amelia N. ODO (PhD in Health Education)

Dr. Kenechukwu N. ANUGWOM (PhD in Social Works)

Engr. Vitalis C. UKWUEZE (PhD in-view, Electrical Engineering)

Dr. Simone U. ONOJA (PhD in Nutrition & Dietetics)

Dr. Ebere E. AYOGU (PhD in Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Management)

Prof. Anthony A. ATTAMA (PhD in Pharmaceutics)

*PhD students; MSc students; Final year Honours students

 

Existing Collaborations:

  • Dr. Claus-Michael Lehr – Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, Saarland University Campus, Building E8.1, 66123 Saarbruecken, Germany

 

  • Chandrakant D. Lokhande – Thin Film Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur – 416 004, Maharashtra, India.

 

  • Lebogang Katata-Seru – North-West University Mafikeng, South Africa (2020)

 

  • Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar – 608002, Tamilnadu, India. (2017-date)

 

  • Nnamdi-Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria

 

  • Uloma Ubani-Ukoma, Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos, Nigeria

 

  • Dr Adeola T. Kola-Mustapha, Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin Kwara State, Nigeria

Grants/Honours/Supports:

 

 

  • Institution Based Research Fund (IBRF) from Tertiary education trust fund (TETFUND) for the research work titled: Formulation and evaluation of transdermal semi-solid nanostructured lipid carrier for delivery of the antimalarial drug artemether (2017-2019), (Grant no. TETFUND/DESS/UNI/NSUKKA/RP/VOL.V) by Government of Nigeria https://doi.org/10.1007/s13346-021-00951-4

 

 

Ongoing Projects:

  1. Development and evaluation of spray dried tablet-based Prosopis polymers for oral delivery of aceclofenac.
  2. Wound dressings based on Carrageenan-Prosopis africana Gentamicin films for tissue repair.
  3. Comparative study of Piroxicam SLMs and Microgels of P407 and C974 on oedema inhibition on rats.
  4. Physicochemical characterization of artemether-entrapped solid lipid microparticles prepared from templated – compritol 888 ®ATO and Capra hircus (goat fat) homolipid.
  5. Phytosomes from Pentacletheral macrophylla for ulcer inhibition

 

Brief Profiles Research Team Members

Team Leader: Petra O. Nnamani

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 410001 Nigeria

Phone: +2348036963979; E-mail: petra.nnamani@unn.edu.ng; obiomaeze@yahoo.com

 

Academic Qualifications:

PhD (Drug Delivery), 2010

  1. Pharm. (Physical Pharmaceutics), 2004
  2. Pharm (Pharmacy), 2001

 

Appointments with dates:

Full Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Oct. 2017-Date

Georg Forster Research Awardee (Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung), Germany at Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Saarland University, Campus, Building E8.1, 66123 Saarbruecken Germany, 2019 – date.

Senior Lecturer, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Oct. 2012 – Sept. 2017

Research Fellow, TWAS-DFG at Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, Saarland University Campus, Building A4.1, 66123 Saarbruecken, Germany; April-June, 2013.

Visiting Postdoc Researcher on C V Raman International Fellowship for African Researchers, Thin Film Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur – 416 004 Maharashtra, India; Mar-Jun. 2012.

Lecturer I, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Oct. 2009 – Sep. 2012.

Research Fellow (Nanofellowship) at International Centre for Science and High Technology, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (ICS-UNIDO) AREA Science Park Padriciano 99, Trieste, Italy, 2009.

Lecturer II, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Oct. 2005 – Sep. 2009.

 

Some recent publications:

Petra O. Nnamani, Agatha A. Ugwu, Ogechukwu H. Nnadi, Franklin C. Kenechukwu, Kenneth C. Ofokansi, Anthony A. Attama and Claus-Michael Lehr. Formulation and evaluation of transdermal nanogel for delivery of artemether. Drug Deliv. and Transl. Res. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13346-021-00951-4. Pubmed ID 33742415

Nnamani, P.O., Ibezim E.C., Adikwu, M. U., and Attama, A.A. Sustained-release glibenclamide-loaded solid lipid microparticles from micellar solutions of homolipids” Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12247-021-09554-5

 

Kola-Mustapha AT, Ubani-Ukoma U, Ilomuanya MO, Nnamani PO. The COVID-19 response in Nigeria: Adequate protection of a fragile healthcare delivery system. The Nigerian Journal of PHARMACY 2021; 55(1): 13-19. ISSN: 0331 – 670X https://doi.org/10.51412/psnnjp.2021.2

 

Nnamani PO, Kenechukwu FC, Asogwa FO, Momoh MA, Lehr C-M, Attama AA. Novel Anti-Ulcer Phytosomal Formulation of Ethanol Extract of Pentaclethra macrophylla Stem-Bark. Trop J Nat Prod Res. 2020; 4(8):385-391. doi.org/10.26538/tjnpr/v4i8.11

 

Petra O Nnamani, Adaeze C Echezona, Obialunamma C Metu, Simeon U Onoja, John-Dike N Ogbonna, Paul A Akpa, Godswill C Onunkwo, Ifeanyi T Nzekwe, Anthony A Attama. Formulation and characterization of artemether-loaded sodium alginate microcapsules. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research July 2020; 19 (7): 1341-1349 ISSN: 1596-5996 (print); 1596-9827 (electronic) http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tjpr.v19i7.1

 

Petra Obioma Nnamani, Anilkumar Jalindar Shinde, Namdeo Ramhari Jadhav, Monica Rajan Sanandam and Chandrakant Dnyandev Lokhande. Fundamental properties of prosopis africana peel powders (PAPPs) as drug delivery excipient. Afr J Pharm Res Dev 12 (1); 119-133 (2020).

 

Petra Nnamani, Ogechukwu Nnadi, Emmanuel Ibezim, Ebere Ayogu, Joy Reginald-Opara, Simon Onoja, Amelia Odo, Agatha Ugwu, Chidi Ogbonna, Anthony Attama. In vivo antiplasmodial potential of Carrageenan and Prosopis africana buccal films of artemether on malariogenic mice. Journal of Drug Delivery & Therapeutics. 2020; 10(1-s):114-125. DOI https://doi.org/10.22270/jddt.v10i1-s.3790

 

A.F. Attah, J.O. Moody, M.A. Sonibare, H.H. Salahdeen, O.O. Akindele, P.O. Nnamani, O.A. Diyaolu, Y. Raji. Aqueous extract of Moringa oleifera leaf used in Nigerian ethnomedicine alters conception and some pregnancy outcomes in Wistar rat. South African Journal of Botany 129 (2020) 255–262 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2019.07.041

 

Chiamaka Felicitas OKPALANWA, Madubuike Umunna ANYANWU, Mumuni Audu MOMOH, Petra Obioma NNAMANI, Anthony Amaechi ATTAMA. Generic Salmonella in Asymptomatic Adult Volunteers: Occurrence, Antibiogram, Extended-Spectrum _-Lactamase Production and Carbapenem Resistance. Notulae Scientia Biologicae 2019, 11(3):383-390 DOI: 10.15835/nsb11310436. Print ISSN  2067-3205; Electronic 2067-3264.

 

Petra Nnamani, Agatha Ugwu, Emmanuel Ibezim, Simon Onoja, Amelia Odo, Maike Windbergs, Chiara Rossi, Claus-Michael Lehr and Anthony Attama. Preparation, characterization and in vitro antibacterial property of Ciprofloxacin-loaded nanostructured lipid carrier for treatment of Bacillus subtilis infection. J. Microencapsul 2019, 36(1): 32-42. doi: 10.1080/02652048.2019.1582724. PMID: 30758259

 

Ugwu AA, Nnamani PO, Ibezim EC, Reginald-Opara JN, Attama AA. Preliminary characterization of modified nanostructured lipid carriers as potential drug delivery systems. Afr. J Pharma Res Dev. 2018, 10(2): 085-090.

 

Nnamani, P.O., Hansen, S and Lehr, CM. Preparation and characterization of artemether-loaded PLGA nanoparticles. Afr. J Pharm Res Dev. 2018, 10: 1-10.

 

Kenechukwu, FC, Attama, AA, Ibezim, EC, Nnamani, PO, Umeyor, CE, Uronnachi, EM, Gugu, TH, Momoh, MA, Ofokansi, KC, Akpa, PA⁠. Surface-modified mucoadhesive microgels as a controlled release system for miconazole nitrate to improve localized treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 111 (2018) 358–375. doi: 10.1016/j.ejps.2017.10.002

 

Amelia Ngozi ODO, Efiong Sunday SAMUEL, Evelyn N. NWAGU, Petra Obioma NNAMANI, Chiemezie S. ATAMA.  Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRHS) for Adolescents in Enugu State, Nigeria: A mixed method approach. BMC Health Services Research (2018) 18:92. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2779-x.

 

Uwakwe S. Onoja, Cynthia C. Ugwu, Philip F. Uzor, Innocent E. Nweze, Edwin O. Omeje, Petra O. Nnamani, Ekere Nwachukwu, Ivoke Njoku and Eyo J. Effiong. Effect of Anogeissus leiocarpus Guill and Perr Leaf on Hyperglycaemia and Associated Dyslipidaemia in Alloxan-induced Diabetic Rats. Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 17(1): 65-72, 2018. doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v17i1.37120

 

Kenechukwu, F.C., Attama, A.A., Ibezim, E.C., Nnamani, P.O., Umeyor, C.E., Uronnachi, E.M., Akpa, P.A., Ozioko, A.C., Momoh, M.A. (2018). Novel intravaginal drug delivery system based on molecularly PEGylated lipid matrices for improved antifungal activity of miconazole nitrate. BioMed. Res. Int., 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/3714329

 

Nnamani, P.O., Kenechukwu, F.C. Okoye, O and Akpa, P.A.  Sustained release Mebendazole microcapsules prepared with Prosopis africana peel powder (PAPP) hydrogel. Indian J. Novel Drug deliv 9(3), 2017, 167-184.

 

Kenechukwu, FC, Attama, AA, Ibezim, EC, Nnamani, PO, Umeyor, CE, Uronnachi, EM, Momoh, MA, Akpa, PA. Tailor-made mucoadhesive lipid nanogel improves oromucosal antimycotic activity of encapsulated miconazole nitrate. European Journal of Nanomedicine 2017 Eur. J. Nanomed. 9(3-4):115-126. https://doi.org/10.1515/ejnm-2017-0010

 

Nnamani, PO, Ugwu, AA, Ibezim, EC, Kenechukwu, FC, Akpa, PA, Ogbonna, JDN, Obitte NC, Lehr, CM and Attama, AA. Sustained-release Liquisolid Compact Tablets Containing Lumefantrine-Artemether as Alternate-Day-Regimen for Malaria Treatment to Improve Patient Compliance. International Journal of Nanomedicine 2016: 11, 6365-6378. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S92755.

 

Anthony A. Attama, Franklin C. Kenechukwu, Ebele B. Onuigbo, Petra O. Nnamani, Nicholas Obitte, Jahn H. Finke, Sascha Pretor, Christel C. Müller-Goymann. Solid lipid nanoparticles encapsulating a fluorescent marker (coumarin 6) and antimalarials – artemether and lumefantrine: evaluation of cellular uptake and antimalarial activity. European Journal of Nanomedicine. Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 129–138, ISSN (Online) 1662-596X, ISSN (Print) 1662-5986, DOI: 10.1515/ejnm-2016-0009, June 2016.

 

Onoja US, Nweze, IE, Agbo MO, Nnamani PO, Eke FN, Ivoke N, Eyo JE, Attama CI and Ejere VC. Evaluation of bacteriological quality and essential elements in commercially bottled/packaged water produced and marketed in Southeastern Nigeria. African Journal of Microbiology Research 2015, 9(28), 1728-1737. doi.org/10.5897/AJMR2014.7201

 

Kenechukwu, F.C., Momoh, M.A., Nnamani, P.O. and Attama, A.A. Solid lipid micro-dispersions (SLMs) based on PEGylated solidified reverse micellar solutions (SRMS): a novel carrier system for gentamicin. Drug Deliv, 2015: 1–13; DOI: 10.3109/10717544.2014.900152

 

Momoh, M.A., Kenechukwu, F.C., Nnamani, P.O. and Umetiti, J.C. Influence of magnesium stearate on the physicochemical and pharmacodynamic characteristics of insulin-loaded Eudragit entrapped mucoadhesive microspheres Drug Deliv, 2015: 1–12 (DOI: 10.3109/10717544.2014.898108).

 

Nnamani P.O., Dibua E. U., Kenechukwu F.C., Ogbonna C.C., Onyemaechi C., Attama A.A. (2015). Novel lipid-based dermal microgels of Neobacin®. Afr. J. Biotechnol. 14(11) 979 – 989. https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajb/article/view/116010

 

Team member: Amelia N. ODO

Senior lecturer at the Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 410001 Nigeria Phone: +234 806 464 9495; E-mail: ngozi.odo@unn.edu.ng

Academic Qualifications:

PhD (Health Education), 2018

M.Ed (Public Health Education), 2013

B.Sc. Health Education (1st Class Honours), 2011

Public Health Nursing, 2008, Health Nursing/Health Tech. Nsukka

Registered Midwife (RM) Certificate, 2002, School of Midwifery, BSH, Nsukka

Registered Nurse (RN) Certificate, 2001, School of Nursing, BSH, Nsukka

 

Appointments with dates:

Lecturer I, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Oct 2017 – date

Lecturer II, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 2014 – 2017

 

Recent publications:

  1. N. Odo, K. Musa & A.V. Oladugba. (2020). Sexual and reproductive health needs and problems of internally displaced adolescents (IDAs) in Bornu State, Nigeria: a mixed method approach. African Journal of Reproductive Health; 24(1): 87-96. Available at https://www.ajrh.info/index.php/ajrh/article/view/2070/pdf
  2. I.C. Dibia, E.N. Nwagu, & A.N. Odo. (2020). Drug use and abuse prevention concerns in rural communities in Enugu State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Health Science; 12(2). Available at http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/gjhs/article/view/0/41909
  3. S. Atama, U.O. Okoye, A.N. Odo, A. Odii, & U.T. Okonkwo. (2019). Belief system: a barrier to the use of modern contraceptives among the Idoma of Benue State, North Central, Nigeria. Journal of Asian and African Studies. Available at https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0021909619888774
  4. N. Odo, D.C.J. Ayalogu, J.I. Ofuebe & A.A.O. Adie. (2018). Factors associated with risky sexual behaviours among secondary school students in Nsukka LGA, Enugu State. Nigerian Journal of Health Education, 22(1): 169-183.
  5. Nwagu, E.N., Enebechi, J.C., & Odo, A.N. (2018). Self-control in learning for healthy living among students in a Nigerian College of Education. SAGE Open. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2158244018793679
  6. Odo, A.N., Samuel, E.S., Nwagu, E.N., Nnamani, P.O., & Atama, C.S. (2018). Sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS) among adolescents in Enugu State, Nigeria: a mixed methods approach. BMC Health Services Research. Available at https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12913-017-2779-x?site=bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com
  7. Odo, A.N., Okwor, E.O & Ofuebe, J.I. (2018). Barriers to undergraduate students’participation in solid waste management: A case study of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Journal of Home Economics Research, 25(1)
  8. N. Odo & S.C. Onoh (2018). Food hygiene knowledge and practicea among food handlers in University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 9(6). Available at https://www.mcser.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/10338
  9. N. Nwagu, S.I.C. Dibia & A.N. Odo (2017). Socio-cultural norms and roles in the use and abuse of alcohol among members of a rural community in Southeast Nigeria. Health Education Research. Available at  https://doi.org/10.1093/her/cyx058
  10. N. Odo & E.S. Samuel (2016). Family planning information and services needs of adolescents in Enugu State, Nigeria. International Jounal of Human Kinetics, Health and Education, 2(1), 65-72.
  11. Nnamani, PO, Ugwu, AA, Ibezim, EC, Kenechukwu, FC, Odo, A.N., Akpa, PA, Ogbonna, JDN, Obitte NC, Lehr, CM and Attama, AA. (2016). Sustained-release Liquisolid Compact Tablets Containing Lumefantrine-Artemether as Alternate-Day-Regimen for Malaria Treatment to Improve Patient Compliance. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 11, 1-14. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5135285/
  12. Amelia N. ODO, Ogechukwu C. Ede, & Ebere M.A, Isife. (2016). Prevalence of uterine fibroid among women of child-bearing age attending University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State (2009-2013). Nigerian Journal of Health Promotion,9, 94-100

 

Team member: Kenechukwu Nwakaego ANUGWOM

Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Social Works, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 410001 Nigeria.

Phone:  +234 903 740 4304; +234 705 676 6770; E-mail:  kenechukwu.anugwom@unn.edu.ng; keneeder@yahoo.com

 

Academic Qualifications:

PhD in Social Work (Social Gerontology), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 2016

M.Sc in Social work (Social Gerontology), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 2007

B.Sc in Social Work and Community Development, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 2001

 

Appointments with dates:

Senior Lecturer, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Oct. 2017 till date

Lecturer I, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Oct. 2012- Sept 2016.

Lecturer II, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Oct. 2009-Sept.2012.

Assistant Lecturer, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, May 2008-Sept. 2009.

 

Recent publications:

  1. Anugwom, Eze Edlyne, Anugwom, K. N. & Eya, Oliver I. (2020). Clean Energy Transition in a Developing Society: Perspectives on the Socioeconomic Determinants of Solar Home Systems Adoption among Urban Households in South-eastern Nigeria. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/20421338.2020.1764176

 

  1. Anugwom, Edlyne, E. & Anugwom, K. N. (2020). Doing Health Research within Faith-Based Organization Settings in Nigeria: Reflections on Qualitative Methodology. Sage Research Methods. DOI: https//dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529742169.

 

  1. Eya, O. I., Eya, C. C. & Okonkwo, C. I. (2019). Perceptions and Knowledge of Older Adults on Socioeconomic and Cultural Usage of Cowrie Shells in Udenu LGA of Enugu State. Ikoro Journal of Contemporary African Studies. Nsukka: University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Vol,13, No. 1

 

  1. Anugwom, K. N. (2019). Societal Perceptions of Breast Cancer among Elderly Women in Nigeria. Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development. https://doi.org/10.25159/2415-5829/4202. https://upjournals.co.za/index.php/SWPR/IndexISSN2415-5829(Online)Volume31/Number1/2019/#4202/19pagesUnisaPress 201

 

  1. Anugwom, E. E. & Anugwom, K. N. (2018). Beyond Morality: Assessment of the Capacity of Faith-based Organizations (FBOS) in Responding to HIV/AIDS Challenge in Southeastern Nigeria. Iran Journal of Public health, Vol. 47 (1): 70 -76

 

  1. Anugwom, Edlyne E. & Anugwom, K. N. (2016). Socio-Cultural Factors in the Access of Women To HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Services In South-Eastern Nigeria. Iran Journal of Public Health, Vol. 45 (6): 745 -760

 

Team member: Engr. Vitalis C. UKWUEZE

Network Engineer I, Information and Communication Technology, University of Nigeria Nsukka 2015-date

Phone: +2348030480715, 08034689841; E-mail: cvitalis@ymail.com

Academic Qualifications:

PhD in view (Electrical Engineering Department, University of Nigeria, Nsukka), 2018-date

  1. Eng. (Electrical Engineering (Power option), University of Nigeria Nsukka), 2017

B.Eng. (Electrical/Electronic Engineering, (2nd Class Hons) Madonna University of Nigeria, Anambra State), 2010

 

Involvement in the project:

Community engagement facilitator for End-user science communication of our patented device/purifier for drinking water treatment in hard-to-reach areas of South-East Nigeria.

 

Appointments with dates:

Network Engineer I, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, Oct. 2015- Date.

Assistant Plant supervisor at Direct Labour Agency (D.L.A) Asaba, Delta State (NYSC), 2012-2013

Network and Maintenance Engineer, Vision Data Techs. Nig Ltd. 57 Chime Avenue, New haven, Enugu, 2010-2012

Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), Network administrator at Vision Data Techs. Nig. Ltd. 57 Chime Avenue, New Haven, Enugu, 2007

 

Recent publications:

Nnamani, P.O., Okide, C.C., Onoja, U.S., Odo, A.N., Nwakaire, J.N., Anugwom, K.N., Ihedioha, J.I., Ukwueze, V.C., Mbah, C.C., Nwokocha, I.J., Mgbeoji, I.K., Kenechukwu, F.C.., Ogbonna, J.D.N., Akah, P.A. and Attama, A. A.  Nanomaterial from Moringa Oleifera for Rapid Elimination of Viable Escherichia Coli in Drinking Water at the OWSD 5th General Assembly and International Conference on Women in Science and Technology for the Developing World, Kuwait 16-19th May, 2016. P. 7.

 

Nnamani, P.O.., Okide, C.C., Onoja, U.S., Odo, A.N., Nwakaire, J.N., Anugwom, K.N., Ihedioha, J.I., Ukwueze, V.C., Mbah, C.C., Nwokocha, I.J., Mgbeoji, I.K., Kenechukwu, F.C.., Ogbonna, J.D.N., Akah, P.A. and Attama, A. A. Nanomaterial from Moringa Oleifera for Rapid Elimination of Viable Escherichia Coli in Drinking Water at the 11th International Conference and Workshop on Biological Barriers at the Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland and Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany from 7-9 March, 2016. P. 8.

 

JN Onah, BO Anyaka, VC Ukwueze, UC Ogbuefi. Voltage profile enhancement in a dwindling electric power system. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER)

 

JN Onah, TC Madueme, VC Ukwueze. Contingency Evaluation of a Perturbed Electric Network IOSR Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IOSR-JEEE)

 

VC Ukwueze, JN Onah. A Frame Work for Over Current Relay Protection Optimization.

International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT)

 

Team member: Dr. Simone U. ONOJA

Senior Lecturer (PhD in Nutrition & Dietetics), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 410001 Nigeria

Phone: +2348035379341; E-mail: uwakwe.onaja@unn.edu.ng

 

Academic Qualifications:

Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Nigeria Nsukka, 2008-date

 

Recent publications:

Petra O. Nnamani, Adaeze C. Echezona, Obialunamma C. Metu, Simon U. Onoja, John-Dike N. Ogbonna, Paul A.Akpa, Godswill C. Onunkwo, Ifeanyi T. Nzekwe, Anthony A. Attama (2020). Formulation and Characterization of artemether-loaded sodium alginate microcapsules. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. Vol. 19(7):1596-5996(print); 1596-9827(electronic)

Petra Nnamani, Ogechukwu Nnadi, Emmanuel Ibezim, Ebere Ayogu, Joy Reginald-Opara, Simon Onoja, Amelia Odo, Agatha Ugwu, Chidi Ogbonna, Anthony Attama (2020). In vivo antiplasmodial potential of Carrageenan and Prosopis Africana buccal films of artemether on malariogenic mice. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics. 2020. 10(1-s): 114-125

Petra Nnamani, Agatha Ugwu, Emmanuel Ibezim, Simon Onoja, Amelia Odo et al (2019). Preparation, characterization and in vitro antibacterial property of Ciprofloxacin-loaded nanostructured lipid carrier for treatment of Bacillus subtilis infection. Journal of Microencapsulation. Doi, 10:1080/02652048.2019.1582724

Onoja, U.S., Ijeoma C. Iloeje,Nnebechi C. Onoja and Philip F.Uzor (2019). Nutritional Status of Adolescent Schoolchildren in South East Nigeria (2019). Pakistan Journal of Nutrition

Thelma Ebele Ihedioha, Rita Ifeoma Odo, Uwakwe Simon Onoja, Chinweike Emmanuel Chiwetalu, John Ikechukwu Ihedioha (2019). Hepatoprotective effects of methanolic tuber extract of Cyperus esculentus Linn (tiger nuts) on sub-acute liver damage in albino rats. African Journal of Pharmacy and pharmacology. Vol.13(15): pp236-243. Doi :105897/AJPP2019.5049

Thelma Ebele Ihedioha,Rita Ifeoma Odo, Uwakwe Simon Onoja, Chikaodili Adaobi Nwagu, John Ikechukwu Ihedioha (2019). Hepatoprotective properties of methanol leaf extract of Pterocarpus mildbraedii Harms on carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity in albino rats Journal of complementary medicine research. Vol 10: pp162-169.

Justus Amuche Nweze, Emeka Innocent Nweze, Uwakwe Simon Onoja (2019). Nutrition, Malnutrition and Leishmaniasis.  Nutrition  Vol. 73 pp1-14

Uwakwe Simon Onoja, Nwachukwu Romanus Ekere, Joy Uzoamaka Ezugwu, Remigius Ibe Onoja (2018). Quality Assessment of edible fish species at flood basin of Omanbala River, South East Nigeria. Iranian Journal Toxicology. Online Access https://www.researchgate.net>publication>327690627Quality_Assessment…sep 22.2018-PDF/ ijt.arakmu.ac.ir>article=1-685-en pdf

Romanus Ekere Nwachukwu, N. Ihedioha JaneFrances, I.Ayogu Jude, I.Ogbefi Chima Fausta, Uwakwe Onoja Simon and L. Alum Ogechi (2018). Assessment of heavy metals content of some plant based medicines in parts of Southern Nigeria, West Africa. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Research. 9(2):775-783.

Uwakwe Simon Onoja, Cynthia C. Ugwu, Philip, F. Uzor, Innocent, E. Nweze, Edwin O Omeje, Petra. O. Nnamani, Ekere R. Nwachukwu, Ivoke Njoku and Eyo, Effiong (2018). Effect of Anogeissus Lieocarpus Quill and Perr leaf on hyperglycaemia and associated dyslipidaemia in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Christopher C. Onyeke, Ejikeme J. Obasi, Godswill C. Ajuziogu, Uwakwe S. Onoja, Dandy A. Osibe, Emeka I. Nweze, Ogbonnaya E. Ikwuagwu, Joseph E. Eyo (2017). Aflatoxins composition of maize (Zea mays), guinea corn (Sorghum bicolor L.), cold paps and peanut (Arachis hypogeal L.) butter in Nsukka, Nigeria.

 Uwakwe S. Onoja, Innocent E. Nweze, Nwachukwu Ekere, Philip F. Uzor, Onyinye B. Giginna (2017). Effects of methanol leaf extracts of Loranthus Linn from three host plants on some biochemical indices of diabetic rats. Tropical Journal of Pharmaaceutical Research 16(12): 2919-2926

Anikwe L.U., Onoja Simon Uwakwe, Onyeke Christopher. C., Nweze E. Innocent (2017). Antimicrobial activities of four varieties of Capsicum annuum fruits cultivated in Southeastern Nigeria against drug-resistant and susceptible organisms. Journal of Basic Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1(2):1-26. https://www.Scigreen.com

Onoja U S, Emewulu C.U.D, Onoja, C.N (2016).  Prevalence of overweight and obesity among adolescents in secondary schools in South Eastern Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences, 37(2): 134-139 https://ajol.info>index.php>njns

 

Team member: Dr. Ebere E. AYOGU

Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 410001 Nigeria

Phone: +234 8039307396; E-mail: ebere.ayogu@unn.edu.ng

 

Academic Qualifications:

Ph. D (Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacokinetics) 2018

  1. Pharm (Clinical Pharmacy) 2009
  2. Pharm (Pharmacy) 2005

 

Appointments with dates:

Senior Lecturer, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Oct. 2018 – date

Lecturer 1, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Oct. 2015 – Sept. 2018

 

Recent publications:

Nnamani P, Nnadi O, Ibezim E, Ebere Emilia Ayogu, Reginald-Opara J, Onoja S, Odo A, Ugwu A, Ogbonna C, Attama A, In vivo antiplasmodial potential of Carrageenan and Prosopis africana buccal films of artemether on malariogenic mice, Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics. 2020; 10(1-s):114-125

 

Kosisochi Chinwendu Amorha, Ebere Emilia Ayogu, Blessing Adaora Ngwoke, Eleje Oboma Okonta. Knowledge, attitudes, and quality of life of caregivers toward asthma in their children: A Nigerian perspective, et al. Journal of Health Sciences 2020;10(1):47-57

 

Ebere Emilia Ayogu, Ubaka CM and Ukwe CV. Knowledge of Prevention and Management of Childhood Diarrhoea among Nigerian Mothers: A Public Health Survey. Journal of Basic and Social Pharmacy Research, 2019;1(2):17-28

 

Maureen Ogochukwu Akunne, Ebere Emilia Ayogu, Juliana Obianuju Idoko. Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria and the AntenatalHealth Care Utilization for Prevention Among Pregnant Women in a Secondary Health Facility in Enugu State, Nigeria. International Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 2019; 4 :29-36

 

Amorha Kosisochi Chinwendu, Ugwuowo, Onyinyechukwu Blessing, Ebere Emilia Ayogu, Nduka Sunday Odunke, Okonta Mathew Jegbefume. In Vivo Evaluation of the Hepatic Effect of Co-administration of Ciprofloxacin and some Antimalarial Drugs in Plasmodium Berghei Infected Mice. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018; 31(5):1805-1811

 

Ebere Emilia Ayogu, Abdulmuminu Isah, Maxwell Ogochukwu Adibe. Clinical interventions undertaken by final year student pharmacists on rounding teams in Nigeria: a 3-year cross-sectional evaluation. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018; 10(9):44-48

 

Nneka Uchenna Igboeli, Chibueze Anosike, Onyinye Blessing Ukoha‑Kalu, Ebere Emilia Ayogu. Evaluation of the Quality of Prescription Orders in a Tertiary Health‑care Facility in Southeastern Nigeria. CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research, 2018; 5(2): 114-117

 

Ebere Emilia Ayogu, Kosisochi Chinwendu Amorha, OluchukwuOkpalaoka, Mathew JegbefumeOkonta. Evaluation of Zingiberofficinale effect on Rifampicin Pharmacokinetic Parameters using animal model. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2018; 10(3):558-564

 

Kosisochi Chinwendu Amorha, Patience Ijele Adayi, Ayogu Ebere Emilia, Chinwe Victoria Ukwe. Knowledge, Attitudes and Use of Emergency Contraceptives among Female Students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, 2017; 12 (2):56-630

 

Ebere Emilia Ayogu, Maureen Akunne, Okonta Mathew. Knowledge and self-care practices on anemia among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Enugu. Journal of Public Health, 2017; 3(3):1-13

Kosisochi Chinwendu Amorha, Arinola Eniola Joda, Ebere Emilia Ayogu, Chukwuemeka Michael Ubaka. Community pharmacists’ assessment of the factors that influence the recommendation of complementary medicines in Lagos State, Nigeria: a pilot study. West African Journal of Pharmacy, 2017; 28(1):71-84

 

Maxwell Ogochukwu Adibe, Ayogu Ebere Emilia, Nneka Uchenna Igboeli, AbdulMuminu Isah. Attitudes and Self-Practices of Pregnant Women towards Malaria Prevention and Control in Nigeria. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2017; 7(5):136 -141

 

Kosisochi Chinwendu Amorha, Martin Ifeanyi Chiebue, Ayogu Ebere Emilia, Onyinye Blessing Ukoha-Kalu, Mathew JegbefumeOkonta. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice of Undergraduate Students in University of Nigeria Enugu campus (UNEC) towards Hepatitis B. Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences. 2017; 12(3):66-71

 

Ayogu Ebere Emilia, Maureen Akunne, Okonta Mathew. Knowledge and self-care practices on anemia among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Enugu. Journal of Public Health. 2017; 3(3):1-13

 

Ayogu Ebere Emilia, Ukwe Chinwe V, Mgbeahuruike Anthony C, Nna Emmanuel O.  Prevalence of Pfmdr1 86y and 184f Alleles is Associated with Recurrent Parasitemia Following Treatment of Uncomplicated Malaria with Artemether-Lumefantrine in Nigerian Patients. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science. 2016; 6(4): 15-21

 

Ayogu Ebere Emilia, Ugwuowo Onyinye, Amorha Kosisochi, Okonta Mathew. Evaluation of Ciprofloxacin Effect on the Antimalarial Activity of Some Antimalarial Drugs in Plasmodium Berghei Infected Mice. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Science and Research. 2016; 7(5): 1896-1903

 

Ayogu Ebere Emilia, Chinwe Victoria Ukwe, Emmanuel OkechukwuNna. Assessing the reliability of microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests in malaria diagnosis in areas with varying parasite density among older children and adult patients in Nigeria. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine. 2016; 62(3):150-156

Maxwell Ogochukwu Adibe, Ayogu Ebere Emilia, Nneka Uchenna Igboeli. Assessment of knowledge and roles of patent medicine vendors in the implementation of national malaria treatment policy in Nigeria. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2016; 4(9): 310-317

 

Ayogu Ebere Emilia, Ukwe Chinwe V, Nna Emmanuel O. Therapeutic Efficacy of Artemether-Lumefantrine for Treatment of Uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Enugu, Nigeria. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2015; 14(8): 1319-1326

 

 Ayogu Ebere Emilia, Onyeto Collins, Amorha Kosisochi, Mbaoji Florence,  Nwabunike Ifeoma. Anti-Ulcer Effect of Methanol Extract of the Root Bark of Entandrophragmaangolense (Meliacaea) in Rodents. Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences. 2015; 3(12):549-554

 

Ukwe, C.V., Ekwunife, O.I., Ayogu, Ebere Emilia, Adibe, M.O. Cost Effectiveness of Artemether-lumefanthrine, artesunate-amodiaquine, and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Nigerian patients. Drug Invention Today, 2010; 2(10): 429-432.

 

 

Team member: Prof. Anthony A. ATTAMA

Professor at Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 410001 Nigeria

Phone: +234-8077488245; 08036618204; E-mail: aaattama@yahoo.com; anthony.attama@unn.edu.ng

 

Academic Qualifications:

PhD (Pharmaceutics), 2002

  1. Pharm. (Pharmaceutics) 1998
  2. Pharm. (Pharmacy) 1994

 

Appointments with dates:

Professor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Oct. 2009 – Date

Senior Lecturer, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; Oct. 2004- Sept. 2009

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Institut für Pharmazeutische Technologie, Technische Universität Carolo Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 1, D-38106 Braunschweig, Germany. Feb.2005-Oct, 2006.

Lecturer I, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka October 2001–September 2004.

 

Lecturer II, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. July 1998–September 2001.

 

Graduate Assistant, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka February 1997–July 1998.

 

Superintendent Community Pharmacist, Kenol Pharmacy and Stores Ltd, Nsukka, Nigeria July 1996–January 1997.

 

National Youth Service Corps. Served as a hospital pharmacist at Borno Medical Clinic, Maiduguri, Nigeria July 1995–June 1996.

 

Intern pharmacist, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Nigeria Nsukka June 1994–May 1995.

 

Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria, 2009 – June 2015.

Resource Person, West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP), 2004 till Date.

 

Some recent publications:

Petra O. Nnamani, Agatha A. Ugwu, Ogechukwu H. Nnadi, Franklin C. Kenechukwu, Kenneth C. Ofokansi, Anthony A. Attama and Claus-Michael Lehr. Formulation and evaluation of transdermal nanogel for delivery of artemether. Drug Deliv. and Transl. Res. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13346-021-00951-4. Pubmed ID 33742415

Nnamani, P.O., Ibezim E.C., Adikwu, M. U., and Attama, A.A. Sustained-release glibenclamide-loaded solid lipid microparticles from micellar solutions of homolipids” Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12247-021-09554-5

 

Nnamani PO, Kenechukwu FC, Asogwa FO, Momoh MA, Lehr C-M, Attama AA. Novel Anti-Ulcer Phytosomal Formulation of Ethanol Extract of Pentaclethra macrophylla Stem-Bark. Trop J Nat Prod Res. 2020; 4(8):385-391. doi.org/10.26538/tjnpr/v4i8.11

 

Petra O Nnamani, Adaeze C Echezona, Obialunamma C Metu, Simeon U Onoja, John-Dike N Ogbonna, Paul A Akpa, Godswill C Onunkwo, Ifeanyi T Nzekwe, Anthony A Attama. Formulation and characterization of artemether-loaded sodium alginate microcapsules. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research July 2020; 19 (7): 1341-1349 ISSN: 1596-5996 (print); 1596-9827 (electronic) http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tjpr.v19i7.1

 

Petra Nnamani, Ogechukwu Nnadi, Emmanuel Ibezim, Ebere Ayogu, Joy Reginald-Opara, Simon Onoja, Amelia Odo, Agatha Ugwu, Chidi Ogbonna, Anthony Attama. In vivo antiplasmodial potential of Carrageenan and Prosopis africana buccal films of artemether on malariogenic mice. Journal of Drug Delivery & Therapeutics. 2020; 10(1-s):114-125. DOI https://doi.org/10.22270/jddt.v10i1-s.3790

 

Chiamaka Felicitas OKPALANWA, Madubuike Umunna ANYANWU, Mumuni Audu MOMOH, Petra Obioma NNAMANI, Anthony Amaechi ATTAMA. Generic Salmonella in Asymptomatic Adult Volunteers: Occurrence, Antibiogram, Extended-Spectrum _-Lactamase Production and Carbapenem Resistance. Not Sci Biol, 2019, 11(4):xxx-xxx. DOI: 10.15835/nsb11410436. Print ISSN 2067-3205; Electronic 2067-3264.

 

Petra Nnamani, Agatha Ugwu, Emmanuel Ibezim, Simon Onoja, Amelia Odo, Maike Windbergs, Chiara Rossi, Claus-Michael Lehr and Anthony Attama. Preparation, characterization and in vitro antibacterial property of Ciprofloxacin-loaded nanostructured lipid carrier for treatment of Bacillus subtilis infection. J. Microencapsul 2019, 36(1): 32-42. doi: 10.1080/02652048.2019.1582724. PMID: 30758259

Ugwu AA, Nnamani PO, Ibezim EC, Reginald-Opara JN, Attama AA. Preliminary characterization of modified nanostructured lipid carriers as potential drug delivery systems. Afr. J Pharma Res Dev. 2018, 10(2): 085-090.

 

Kenechukwu, FC, Attama, AA, Ibezim, EC, Nnamani, PO, Umeyor, CE, Uronnachi, EM, Gugu, TH, Momoh, MA, Ofokansi, KC, Akpa, PA⁠. Surface-modified mucoadhesive microgels as a controlled release system for miconazole nitrate to improve localized treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 111 (2018) 358–375. doi: 10.1016/j.ejps.2017.10.002

 

Kenechukwu, F.C., Attama, A.A., Ibezim, E.C., Nnamani, P.O., Umeyor, C.E., Uronnachi, E.M., Akpa, P.A., Ozioko, A.C., Momoh, M.A. (2018). Novel intravaginal drug delivery system based on molecularly PEGylated lipid matrices for improved antifungal activity of miconazole nitrate. BioMed. Res. Int., 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/3714329

 

Kenechukwu, FC, Attama, AA, Ibezim, EC, Nnamani, PO, Umeyor, CE, Uronnachi, EM, Momoh, MA, Akpa, PA. Tailor-made mucoadhesive lipid nanogel improves oromucosal antimycotic activity of encapsulated miconazole nitrate. European Journal of Nanomedicine 2017 Eur. J. Nanomed. 9(3-4):115-126. https://doi.org/10.1515/ejnm-2017-0010

 

Nnamani, PO, Ugwu, AA, Ibezim, EC, Kenechukwu, FC, Akpa, PA, Ogbonna, JDN, Obitte NC, Lehr, CM and Attama, AA. Sustained-release Liquisolid Compact Tablets Containing Lumefantrine-Artemether as Alternate-Day-Regimen for Malaria Treatment to Improve Patient Compliance. International Journal of Nanomedicine 2016: 11, 6365-6378. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S92755.

 

Anthony A. Attama, Franklin C. Kenechukwu, Ebele B. Onuigbo, Petra O. Nnamani, Nicholas Obitte, Jahn H. Finke, Sascha Pretor, Christel C. Müller-Goymann. Solid lipid nanoparticles encapsulating a fluorescent marker (coumarin 6) and antimalarials – artemether and lumefantrine: evaluation of cellular uptake and antimalarial activity. European Journal of Nanomedicine. Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 129–138, ISSN (Online) 1662-596X, ISSN (Print) 1662-5986, DOI: 10.1515/ejnm-2016-0009, June 2016.