Thesis: Diagnostic and clinical decision support systems for antenatal care: is mHealth the future in low-resource settings?
MSc – Global Health, Maastricht University
Specialisation in Global Health Leadership and Organisation
Recipient, Elisabeth Strouven Award
Thesis: Health Systems Analysis of a community-based malaria elimination project in Ruhuha, Rwanda.
MD – Crimea State Medical University
BSc – University of South Africa (UNISA)
Primary Teaching Responsibilities
Women, Children, and Adolescent Health: A Glocal Perspective CHL5117H
Marchal B, Abejirinde IO, Sulaberidze L, et al. How do participatory methods shape policy? Applying a realist approach to the formulation of a new tuberculosis policy in Georgia. BMJ Open 2021;11:e047948. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047948
Muinga N, Abejirinde IO, Paton C, English M, Zweekhorst M. Designing paper-based records to improve the quality of nursing documentation in hospitals: A scoping review. J Clin Nurs. 2020 Oct 28. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15545. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33113237.
Eboreime EA, Olawepo JO, Banke-Thomas A, Abejirinde IO, Abimbola S. Appraising and addressing design and implementation failure of global health: A pragmatic framework. Global Public Health. DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2020.1814379
Banke-Thomas A, Balogun M, Wright O, Ajayi B, Abejirinde IO, Olaniran A, Giwa-Ayedun RO, Odusanya B, Afolabi BB. Reaching health facilities in situations of emergency: qualitative study capturing experiences of pregnant women in Africa’s largest megacity. Reproductive health. 2020 Dec;17(1):1-5.
Benova L, Siddiqi M, Abejirinde IO, Badejo O. Time trends and determinants of breastfeeding practices among adolescents and young women in Nigeria, 2003-2018. BMJ Global Health 2020;5:e002516. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002516
Affun-Adegbulu C, Sarkar NDP, Abejirinde IO, van Belle S, Adegbulu O. Health systems recovery from COVID-19: a window of opportunity for (in)fertility care, Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, 28:1, DOI: 10.1080/26410397.2020.1790090
Banke-Thomas A, Ayomoh F, Abejirinde I, Banke-Thomas O, Eboreime E, Ameh C. Cost of Utilising Maternal Health Services in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 2020.
Banke-Thomas A, Abejirinde IO, Ayomoh F, Banke-Thomas O, Ameh C. A. The cost of maternal health services in low- and middle-income countries from a provider’s perspective: a systematic review. BMJ Global Health 2020;5:e002371.
van Belle S, Affun-Adegbulu C, Soors W, N Srinivas P, Hegel G, Van Damme W, Saluja D, Abejirinde IO, Wouters E, Masquillier C, Tabana H, Chenge F, Polman K, Marchal B. COVID-19 and informal settlements: an urgent call to rethink urban governance. Int J Equity Health 19, 81 (2020).
Engelbert BL, Zweekhorst MBM, Amoakoh-Coleman M, Muftugil-Yalcin S, Abejirinde IO, Becquet R, et al. (2019) To keep or not to keep? Decision making in adolescent pregnancies in Jamestown, Ghana. PLOS One 14(9): e0221789.
Marchal B, Giralt AN, Sulaberidze L, Chikovani I, Abejirinde IO. Designing and evaluating provider results-based financing for tuberculosis care in Georgia: a realist evaluation protocol. BMJ Open. 2019 Apr 1;9(4):e030257.
Abejirinde IO, De Brouwere V, van Roosmalen J, van der Heiden M, Apentibadek N, Bardaji A, Zweekhorst M. Viability of diagnostic decision support for antenatal care in rural settings: findings from the Bliss4Midwives Intervention in Northern Ghana. Journal of Global Health 9(1): 010420.
Abejirinde IO, Zweekhorst M, Bardaj. A, Abugnaba-Abanga R, Apentibadek N, De Brouwere V, van Roosmalen J, Marchal B. Unveiling the black box of diagnostic and clinical decision support systems for antenatal care: Realist Evaluation. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2018;6(12):e11468.
Abejirinde IO, Douwes R, Bardaji A, Abugnaba-Abanga R‡, Zweekhorst M, van Roosmalen J, De Brouwere V. Pregnant women’s experiences with an integrated diagnostic and decision support device for antenatal care in Ghana. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 2018;18(1):209.
Abejirinde IO, Ilozumba O, Marchal B, Zweekhorst M, Dieleman M. Mobile health and the performance of maternal health care workers in low- and middle-income countries: A realist review. International Journal of Care Coordination. Special Issue: Realist research in health services research and care coordination. 2018;21(3):73–86
Scientist, Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV)
Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute
Senior Research Fellow, Center for Translation & Implementation Research (CTAIR), University of Nigeria, College of Medicine, Nsukka, Nigeria
External Graduate Supervisor, Athena Institute, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands