Anthony Waka Udezi

Anthony Waka Udezi
University of Benin · Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice

BPharm, MPharm, PhD

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Introduction
It is important that the population health state of Nigerians is monitored considering the many uncertain economic conditions that exist in the environment. How does this affect the benefits derived from medicines?
Additional affiliations
February 2017 - present
Novartis
Position
  • Consultant
Description
  • Facilitate Pharmacoeconomic modeling workshop for healthcare decision makers. Develop and present health economic models to healthcare practitioners and budget holders for a new antihypertensive product launch.
April 2016 - December 2016
Creative.ceutical
Position
  • Consultant
Description
  • Collection and handling of both qualitative and quantitative market access data for the development of a new hepatitis B treatment.
April 2005 - present
University of Benin
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • A look at different pharmacoeconomic modeling aspects of malaria, glaucoma and other disease management. Outcomes research in different disease states.
Education
September 2005 - July 2010
University of Benin
Field of study
  • Clinical Pharmacy. Pharmacoeconomics

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Publications (49)
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Unlike some African countries that have reported a approximately 50% reduction in malaria deaths in recent years, Nigeria has shown no evidence of a systematic decline in malaria burden. An important and sustainable reduction in malaria burden cannot be achieved unless an effective and inexpensive malaria vaccine becomes available. The goals of thi...
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Background: Severe malaria associated with pediatric anemia is a major cause of hospital admission. Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the burden of anemia in pediatric malaria patients aged 5years and below. Methods: A two-part model was constructed with the aid of Vanguard Studio 5.0 to evaluate the burden ofanemia in a hypothet...
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Background: Malaria is the commonest cause of hospital attendance and it is estimated that 50 % of Nigeria's population will have at least one episode of malaria in a year. The country loses N132 billion as a result of treatment and absenteeism from work due to malaria illness. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to document profit margin...
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Bootstrap resampling creates multiple samples from small raw data to help estimate a population parameter with bias reduction. The aim of this study is to propose a new resampling procedure that uses 95%CI and the “Randbetween” function in excel to produce one virtual sample for validity analysis. Resampling was done from 95%CI of two small raw sam...
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Purpose: The aim of this study is to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of vaccination against hepatitis B compared to the treatment of those who became sick. Methods: Data on time spent by each healthcare provider with a patient who has presented to the clinic to be vaccinated or treated for hepatitis B infection were collected from the clinic. This...
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Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis affecting millions of people worldwide. Knee osteoarthritis calls for serious medical concern as severe cases/advance stages can impair mobility and lead to a poor quality of life. The objective is to assess the severity of knee osteoarthritis and to determine its association with demographic data. This d...
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Background: In Nigeria, cost effectiveness data is rare therefore, resources allocated to the management of patients with depression can hardly be said to be optimized. Objective: The study aimed to determine the cost-effectiveness of sertraline versus amitriptyline in the management of depression. Methods: It is a prospective study of patients...
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The aims of the study are to investigate the prescribing pattern and its' trend using the WHO prescribing indicators. A retrospective study of outpatient's prescriptions sheets from 2013 to 2017 in both facilities using systematic random sampling. Average number of drugs per encounter, percentage of prescriptions in generic name, percentage of anti...
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Background: Sensitivity and resistance pattern of bacteria provides vital information for the development and implementation of an effective antibiotic policy. Proper identification of causative organisms enables informed decision making in rational use of antibiotics. Objectives: To determine the most common site of bacterial infection, the preval...
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Background: Studies on cost effectiveness analysis (CEA) of typical versus atypical antipsychotics in the management of schizophrenia are still lacking in Nigeria thus the objectives of this study are to determine which of the class of antipsychotics is more cost-effective as well as the impact of socio-demographic factors on the response rate to a...
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The aims of the study are to investigate the prescribing pattern and its' trend using the WHO prescribing indicators.A retrospective studyof outpatient's prescriptions sheets from 2013 to 2017 in both facilities using systematic random sampling. Average number of drugs per encounter, percentage of prescriptions in generic name, percentage of an...
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Purpose: In resource limited countries like Nigeria with ever increasing drug needs, it is necessary to apply scientific tools for effective and efficient management of pharmaceuticals in the hospital. This study aims to identify the categories of drugs in Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital (FNPH), Benin City that are available and make recom...
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Purpose: The general objective of this study was to demonstrate how responses from stakeholders can be used to update regulations that affect healthcare. Specifically, we aim to measure the level of satisfaction of healthcare practitioners with the elements in the current NAFDAC drug labelling regulations and propose an expanded version as an updat...
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Drug labels and advertisement are essential tools through which useful information that influence choice and provide instruction on safe and effective use of drug products are conveyed to healthcare professionals and patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the extent of use of labels and advertisement as sources of drug information by healt...
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Drug information is pertinent to promoting rational drug use, drug labels and advertisements are channels through which healthcare professionals, patients, care givers and members of the public get information necessary to make healthcare decisions. This study assessed the extent of use of drug labels and advertisements as sources of drug informati...
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Drug information (DI) constitutes an integral part of modern day medicine and it is essential for healthcare providers to have a good knowledge of DI. The study objectives were to determine the DI needs of Nigerian Doctors and Nurses as well as the DI resources they often use and to ascertain the extent to which they use these resources. A question...
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Introduction: The consequences of expensive antipsychotics medication can be two-folds. One, patients can become more impoverished due to the spending of limited financial resources on the procurement of antipsychotics. Second, the high cost of antipsychotics may be discouraging and therefore lead to poor adherence and therapeutic failure. The obje...
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The Ebola virus has spread across several Western Africa countries, adding a significant financial burden to their health systems and economies. In this article the experience with Ebola is reviewed, and economic challenges and policy recommendations are discussed to help curb the impact of other diseases in the future. The West African Ebola virus...
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Population health monitoring can be done with generic instruments rather than just relying on mortality data. The purpose of this study is to measure health status, and investigate reasons for any observed variations in a sample of Nigerians.
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Purpose: The use of contraception is not yet widespread. Therefore, the objective of this study is to investigate the perception of a sample of pregnant women towards contraception. Methods: A 22 item questionnaire was developed to collect data from pregnant women visiting two antenatal clinics in Benin City, Nigeria. Responses to the items showing...
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Purpose: This study is aimed at determining the demographic factors of pregnant women that are associated with antimicrobial prescription and profile frequently diagnosed infectious diseases among antenatal clinic attendees. Methods: Medical case files of 1300 pregnant women attending the antenatal care clinic of a women and children's health care...
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Typhoid fever is a life threatening disease in both developed and developing countries. Cost effectiveness analysis of treatment options provide data that will help decision makers choose healthcare intervention that will benefit society. The objective of this study is to investigate the cost effectiveness of Typhoid fever treatment versus mass vac...
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Some students have shown a preference for studying at night because it is quiet and provides a conducive environment which allows them to concentrate. Techniques such as chewing gum, taking breaks and listening to music are used to stay awake and study at night. This study was aimed at investigating the relationship between students’ academic perfo...
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An understanding of how illness impact the quality of life of self-reported health status is important for healthcare managers to take proper policy related decisions. The objective of this study is to compare the health status of specific disease patient groups visiting a Nigerian hospital for treatment to a previously derived population health st...
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Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve and is a major cause of vision loss throughout the world. Globally about 87% of the visually impaired are living in developing countries. The WHO global target in vision2020 for the right to sight initiative is to reduce blindness prevalence to less than 0.5% in all countries or less than 1% in any...
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Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. Affordability and availability are key factors that determine access to effective treatment. The aim of this study is to investigate the availability and affordability of antiglaucoma medicines in Benin City. A cross sectional survey of the major drug distribution sectors was conducted. The strength, unit p...
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Background: Children have a high vulnerability to infections which account for frequent and varying illnesses among the group. Objectives: The aim of this study is to investigate the occurrence of childhood illnesses and to identify causative organisms and the antibiotics routinely used in their treatment. Methods: This was a retrospective study. A...
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The objective is to investigate and describe premenstrual syndrome severity (PMS) in a sample of Nigerian females and to explore the validity of an existing shortened premenstrual assessment form. A consecutive sample of 461 females was recruited to fill a daily premenstrual syndrome diary for 3 consecutive menstrual cycles. On the basis of these d...
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Traditional Medicine (TM) or Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) covers approaches to medical treatment that are outside of mainstream medical training. Different herbal products abound and they are flagrantly advertised with claims of their ability to cure all diseases. The objective was to survey how safety, reliability, effectiveness, a...
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Numerous factors influencing medication adherence in chronically ill patients are well documented, but the paucity of studies concerning initial treatment course experiences represents a significant knowledge gap. As interventions targeting this crucial first phase can affect long-term adherence and outcomes, an international panel conducted a syst...
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Background: Urinary incontinence (UI) is the involuntary leak of urine. It is experienced by millions of women worldwide. The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of urinary incontinence in a sample of women living in Benin City, Nigeria. Method: A randomly selected sample of 412 non pregnant women aged 15years and above who gave...
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Background: Despite the change from chlroquine (CQ) to artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs) as first line treatments for malaria, CQ is still being widely used in Nigeria. Objectives: To quantitatively investigate the perceptions of healthcare providers towards CQ and ACTs in Benin City, Nigeria. Methods: with the aid of a 14- item questionnair...
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In Nigeria, the change from chloroquine and other antimalarial monotherapy treatment to artemisininbased combination therapy (ACT) was introduced in 2004 due to evidence-based national and international findings. This one-year retrospective study describes the level of compliance to the national antimalarial treatment policy in our health instituti...
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The prevalence and frequency of symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) was assessed in female undergraduate students of the University of Calabar. A survey of a consecutive sample of 200 nulliparous subjects aged between 16 and 31 years revealed that 85.5% of them regularly experienced symptoms suggestive of PMS. The commonest symptoms were lower...
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The effect of subchronic administration of ethanolic leaf extract of Setaria megaphylla on biochemical parameters in rats was studied. The extract (240-720 mg/kg,p.o.) produced a significant increase in the levels of serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), total protein, albumin, creatinin...
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Internet and Social Media Use among http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/3678 in a state in Nigeria
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To determine the baseline haematological parameters including CD4+ cell count in naïve HIV patients, which has not been documented in this part of the country, the study group comprised of 191 consecutive antiretroviral (ARV) naïve adults living with HIV and AIDS recruited into the ARV pilot project in University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria...
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Provision of appropriate drug information improves patient outcome. The objective of this study was to investigate the drug information needs of Nigerian pharmacists in Enugu. A questionnaire consisting of 24 practice problems requiring pharmacists to search for drug information was developed and administered. Patient counseling (3.58 ± 1.35) and a...
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Objectives: The objectives of this study were to investigate and describe the attitudes of students in a Nigerian school of pharmacy toward pharmaceutical care. Methods: A cross-sectional (first-fourth year, n=250) survey of pharmacy students was conducted. Using anonymous responses based on a Likert-type scale, the students completed a self-admini...
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The prevalence and frequency of symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) was assessed in female undergraduate students of the University of Calabar. A survey of a consecutive sample of 200 nulliparous subjects aged between 16 and 31 years revealed that 85.5% of them regularly experienced symptoms suggestive of PMS. The commonest symptoms were lower...

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Are members of the public willing to pay more or less than the market price? If less then subsidies will be needed. Will vaccination be preferred? If yes, are they willing to pay more for it? What is the disease burden and the benefit of the chosen option? These are questions I hope to address.