Hammed Mogaji

Hammed Mogaji
Universidade Federal da Bahia · Instituto de Saúde Coletiva (ISC)

Ph.D
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Collective Health, UFBA, Bahia.

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Introduction
My research interest revolves around disease mapping and exploration on how socio-economic and ecological determinants including WASH, influence disease transmission. My focus has been on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and other infectious diseases of public health importance. In addition, understudying NTD control programs, coverage evaluation surveys, identifying bottlenecks in disease control programs and testing new solutions have been on the front-board of my interest.
Additional affiliations
January 2021 - present
Universidade Federal da Bahia
Position
  • PostDoc Position
November 2016 - present
MITOSATH
Position
  • Research Officer
Description
  • Provide support to R&D unit, on operational issues and other implementation bottlenecks affecting the uptake of proven interventions in the control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic filariasis, Schistosomiasis and Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis).
July 2016 - present
Federal University Oye-Ekiti
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • I teach basic zoology and biomedical related courses (parasitology, epidemiology, statistics, research methods). I also conduct practical classes and takes students on field visits in areas of interest.
Education
January 2021 - January 2024
Universidade Federal da Bahia
Field of study
  • Epidemiology
April 2015 - August 2019
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Field of study
  • Parasitology and Epidemiology
November 2012 - April 2015
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Field of study
  • Parasitology and Epidemiology

Publications

Publications (70)
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This cross-sectional study was undertaken to assess the status of school-based water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) resources and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) in Odeda, Ogun State, Nigeria. The status and condition of WASH resources were determined in eight selected schools (three with WASH support and five without). Stool samples were also...
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Background Ascariasis, Trichuriasis and Hookworm infections poses a considerable public health burden in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a sound understanding of their spatial distribution facilitates to better target control interventions. This study, therefore, assessed the prevalence of the trio, and mapped their spatial distribution in the 20 administr...
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In most endemic sub-Saharan African countries, repeated infections with soil-transmitted helminth (STH) occur as early as six weeks after the end of mass drug administration (MDA) with albendazole. In this study, we designed a new health educational board game Worms and Ladders and evaluated its potential to complement MDA with albendazole and redu...
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Soil transmitted helminth (STH) infections are among the most common human infections worldwide with over 1 billion people affected. Many estimates of STH infection are often based on school-aged children (SAC). This study produced predictive risk-maps of STH on a more finite scale, estimated the number of people infected, and the amount of drug re...
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Background There are growing concerns that communities characterized with surface water, where both humans and livestock interact for agricultural, domestic, cultural, and recreational purposes, are likely to support hybridization between schistosome species infecting humans and livestock. This study therefore investigated the possible human infect...
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Several studies have identified socioeconomic and environmental risk factors for infectious disease, but the relationship between these and knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP), and more importantly their web of effects on individual infection risk, have not previously been evaluated. We conducted a cross-sectional KAP survey in an urban disad...
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Introduction: In 2019-2020, one round of antibiotic mass drug administration (MDA) was implemented for trachoma elimination purposes in Donga, Gashaka, and Ussa local government areas (LGAs) of Taraba State, Nigeria, following baseline surveys in 2009 (Donga and Gashaka) and 2013-2014 (Ussa). Here, trachoma prevalence post-MDA in these three LGAs i...
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Background Mass drug administration for schistosomiasis started in 2014 across Taraba State. Surprisingly in 2020, an outbreak of schistosomiasis was reported in Takum local government area. This epidemiological investigation therefore assessed the current status of infection, analyzed associated risk factors and arrested the outbreak through commu...
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Looking a little bit away from research articles, please enjoy this compilation of wishes and recommendations which I got from family, colleagues and friends during my birthday celebration amidst the COVID-19 pandemic (2020). -Compiled by my wife.
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Background: Infections arising from the consumption of parasite-contaminated vegetables are a major concern in public health. This study assessed the parasitic contamination of vegetables sold across open markets in Ekiti, Nigeria Methods: A total of 88 samples of 6 different vegetables: African spinach (A maranthus hybridus), pumpkin (Telfairia o...
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A pre-recorded presentation on a paper titled "Estimates of people infected with soil transmitted helminthiasis and drug requirements for preventive chemotherapy in Ogun State"
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Trichomoniasis is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Africa. This cross-sectional study investigated the prevalence of trichomoniasis and its associated risk factors in Ijebu-North Local Government Area, Ogun State Southwest Nigeria. High vaginal swabs were collected from 172 female participants between October and...
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Background Soil transmitted helminthiasis (STH) are among the most common human infections worldwide with over 1 billion people affected. This study produced predictive risk maps of STH and estimated the number of people infected, and the amount of drug required for preventive chemotherapy in Ogun state, Nigeria. Methods Georeferenced STH infectio...
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In January 2021, an outbreak of schistosomiasis was reported in Borgu LGA, precisely Malale and Bussa wards in Niger State, Nigeria. This report summarizes the response activities and engagements following the outbreak, including the implementation of a recently recommended ward-level implementation strategy of MDA for schistosomiasis elimination.
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Background: The need to assess the gaps in knowledge and perception on bioethics among biomedical researchers has become necessary considering the increasing numbers of researchers and research outputs in sub-Saharan Africa. This study, therefore, investigated the knowledge and perceptions of biomedical researchers in Osun State, southwest Nigeria....
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Review meetings are critical activities aiding successful implementation of mass administration of medicines (MAM) for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) control. The objective of this study was to assess the changes in practices amid COVID-19 pandemic during the review and planning meeting for 2020 MAM. A total of 42 NTD implementers participated i...
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Background: Soil transmitted helminth (STH) infections are among the most common human infections worldwide with over 1 billion people affected. Many estimates of STH infection are often based on school-aged children (SAC). This study produced predictive risk-maps of STH on a more finite scale, estimated the number of people infected, and the amoun...
Technical Report
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This mixed method study collected quantitative and qualitative data during one-to-one key informant interviews (conducted primarily over the phone and occasionally face to face with social distancing) with NTD stakeholders from Kaduna, Ekiti and Taraba states. This is the first time that such research data has been collected to address NTD stakehol...
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Background: The impact of single-dose mass drug administration (MDA) of ivermectin for onchocerciasis on mosquito populations was investigated in Ogun State, Nigeria. Methods: Indoor and outdoor collection of mosquitoes was carried out in two intervention (IC) and two control communities (CC) at three different periods: pre-MDA (baseline), 2-3 d...
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Background The need to control Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and sustain progress towards elimination through mass administration of medicines requires substantial communal participation. This study, therefore, assessed the knowledge and perception of attendees’ regarding NTDs and its control activities during the Inaugural World NTD day event...
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Objectives: Review meetings are critical activities aiding successful implementation of mass administration of medicines (MAM) for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) control. The objective of this study was to assess the changes in practices amid COVID-19 pandemic during the review and planning meeting for 2020 MAM. Results: A total of 42 NTD implem...
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In Nigeria, there is paucity of information on plants used to repel or kill mosquitoes despite the abundant plant species in the country's tropical rain forests. Majority of available data are on the traditional use of plants for curative purposes. This study documents some plant species used for insecticidal or repellent purposes against mosquitoe...
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The knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) people hold towards a new disease could play a major role in the way they accept measures put in place to curb its spread as Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of other endemic diseases, especially malaria. A cross-sectional KAP/symptomatology online survey was conducted from August-September 2020...
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This study was carried out across the six geopolitical zones to assess knowledge and health seeking behaviors of Nigerians during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in order to understand the seemingly low cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Structured and pretested short questionnaires were employed to obtain information electronically and phy...
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This study was carried out across the six geopolitical zones to assess knowledge and health seeking behaviors of Nigerians during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in order to understand the seemingly low cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Structured and pretested short questionnaires were employed to obtain information electronically and phy...
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Gastrointestinal parasites are known to cause loss of appetite, anemia, poor growth and diarrhea among infected livestock and pets. In addition, there are concerns about the effect of domestication on transmission of zoonotic infections. However, there is paucity of information on the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites among domestic animals...
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This cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the prevalence of ectoparasites amongst household dogs in Sagamu, Ogun State. Ectoparasites were carefully collected from parts of each dog's body by combing and scraping the skin and were morphologically identified using dichotomous keys with the aid of a hand lens and microscope. Also, structured...
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We examine the differential effect of gender, marital status, ethnicity, religion, education and employment status on mental health indicators (successful coping, stress & self-esteem) during COVID-19 lockdown in Nigeria. Applying a cross sectional approach, we administered an anonymised online questionnaire to select 353 individuals (mean age = 34...
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Background: This study investigated the impacts of single-dose mass drug administration (MDA) with ivermectin for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis on mosquito populations in Ogun State, Nigeria. Methods: Mosquito samples were collected indoor and outdoor in two communities before and after MDA. The communities were pair-matched with two othe...
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The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a global pandemic with more than 4 million confirmed cases and over 280,000 confirmed deaths worldwide. Evidence exists on the influence of temperature and humidity on the transmission of related infectious respiratory diseases, such as influenza and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)....
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Polyparasitism is widespread in many communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is paucity of data on polyparasitism in infants and preschool-aged children (IPSAC), to inform policy developments. Therefore, a survey of 1110 consented IPSAC was undertaken in Egbedore Local Government Area (LGA), Osun State, Nigeria, to determine the prevalenc...
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This study investigated the spatial distribution and characteristics of Anopheles mosquito larvae breeding sites in Ado Local Government Area of Ekiti state, Nigeria. The study was cross-sectional in design involving random sampling of larva habitats across seven different locations and a total of 11 breeding sites were assessed. Habitat characteri...
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Recent research has highlighted the growing public health concern arising from mismanagement of malarial and non-malarial febrile illnesses that present with similar clinical symptoms. Retrospective examination of patient records suggests that a syndrome-based diagnosis results in over-diagnosis of malaria. Consequently, interventions to mitigate t...
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Background Ascariasis, Trichuriasis and Hookworm infections poses a considerable public health burden in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a sound understanding of their spatial distribution facilitates to better target control interventions. This study, therefore, assessed the prevalence of the trio, and mapped their spatial distribution in the 20 administr...
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We provided information on the prevalence of gastrointestinal helminth infections in two cattle holding farms in Ekiti State Nigeria.
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We provided information on the spatial relationship between STH transmission and climatic and other environmental risk factors (more precisely access to WASH resources).
Conference Paper
Improved access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) resources have been advocated as a complementary intervention to reduce transmission of Soil-Transmitted Helminth infections (STH), However, the spatial relationship between STH and WASH resources has not been established. This study, therefore, mapped the distribution of STH and WASH resource...
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We provided information on the spatial distribution of Ascariasis, Trichuriasis and Hookworm infections in Ogun State, Nigeria.
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A cross-sectional survey was carried out in primary schools to determine prevalence, intensity and spatial co-distribution of Schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths (STH) infections in Ogun State, Nigeria. A total of 2148 pupils from 42 schools were examined for Schistosoma and STH infections from urine and fresh fecal samples respectively....
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Objective Schistosomiasis and intestinal helminthiasis are major public health problems with school-aged children considered the most at-risk group. Pre-school aged children (PSAC) are excluded from existing control programs because of limited evidence of infections burden among the group. We assessed the prevalence of infections and effect on nutr...
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S U M M A R Y The Nigerian national control programme (NCP) for schistosomiasis does not have a specific action plan for female genital schistosomiasis (FGS), mainly due to gaps in epidemiological and clinical surveillance. To address this, we conducted a pilot investigation for FGS in girls (>5 and ≤15 years) and adult women (≥16 years) in four ru...
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Background Schistosomiasis remains a public health problem in many regions of the world, including Nigeria. Current control strategy involves mass drug administration with praziquantel to the endemic population. To complement and sustain on-going preventive chemotherapy, we developed a health educational game named Schisto and Ladders™ and tested i...
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This study investigates the prevalence of malaria and evaluates Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) utilization for malaria control in Ikenne LGA, Ogun State, Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in five major communities in Ikenne Local Government Area (LGA) namely: Ilisan, Ikenne, Iperu, Ogere and Irolu. Fifty (50) households were sy...
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Provision of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) resources has been advocated as necessary add-on strategy for sustainable control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) alongside annual mass drug administration (MDA) of albendazole to endemic communities. This study investigated the burden of STH and status of WASH resources in eight rural commu...
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Provision of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) resources has been advocated as necessary add-on strategy for sustainable control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) alongside annual mass drug administration (MDA) of albendazole to endemic communities. This study investigated the burden of STH and status of WASH resources in eight rural commu...
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Helminths are associated with parasitism for both man and animals causing serious diseases and even mortality. This study assessed the presence and status of helminth infections in birds kept at the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB) Zoo Park. Early morning freshly voided faecal samples were collected from cages of 7 different species of bi...
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Aim: Nomadic farming of cattle is a common practice in rural farming area of Nigeria. This study investigated the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites among nomadic cattle herds in Eruwa, Oyo State, Southwestern Nigeria. Study Design: Cross-sectional. Place of Study: The study was conducted in Eruwa, Oyo State, Southwestern Nigeria. Methodology...
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This study assessed the geohelminth and nutritional status of preschoolers in a periurban community of Ogun state. Fresh stool specimens were collected for laboratory analysis, processed using ether concentration method, and examined under the microscope for geohelminth ova. Demographic characteristics and daily nutrient intake of children were sub...
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Introduction: UNICEFs assisted Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme is one of the intervention strategies to improve access to safe water, sanitation and good hygiene in developing countries. As 2015 MDG goals deadline approaches, assessment of progress and evaluation of these interventions are unknown in most states in Nigeria. Therefore...