Our partnership with Global Health Initiative, University of Chicago USA is currently conducting a large community survey on incidence of Breast Cancer and Genetics in Nigeria. The target populations are women with breast cancer in the community and the sample size is 2000 weighted among the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria (Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo). The study aims to explore the health disparity hypothesis of non-communicable diseases especially breast cancer in black population. Presently, about 480 controls (women between the ages of 18-65years) have been recruited for the second phase of the study which commenced towards the end of year 2011; to be matched with hospital cases based on their ages and ethnicity. Out of this, a hundred and eighty (180) were recruited from the Hausa community. The remaining three hundred (300) were recruited from semi urban settlements where participants are majorly of the Yoruba ethnic group, although few are of other ethnic background. CPRH is utilizing her community experience to coordinate and conduct the research and recruitment is still ongoing.
Over the years, CPRH has pioneered and provides leadership for acquisition of RH service and research skills and has been in the forefront of translation of research into practice aimed at improving the quality of maternal, newborn and child health in the country
CPRH, the Centre therefore contributes to strengthening of capacities in RH and Population policy and program formulation, development, management including coordination, monitoring and evaluation.