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The Role of International Collaborations in Sustainable Neurosurgical Development in Nigeria.

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Onyia, CU; Morgan, E; Oyemolade, TA; Ekweogwu, OC; Orhorhoro, OI; Ahmad, MH; Ayodele, OA; Usman, B; Badejo, OA; Dawang, Y; Malomo, TA; Otun, A ...
Published in: World Neurosurg
May 2024

OBJECTIVE: Despite 6 decades of existence, neurosurgery is still in the developing stages in Nigeria. In this era of collaborative health system capacity-building in low- and middle-income countries, this article reviews past efforts and future prospects for collaborative neurosurgical development in Nigeria. METHODS: A bibliometric review of the Nigerian neurosurgical literature and data from a structured survey of Nigerian neurosurgeons and residents provided details of current local and international collaborations for neurosurgical research, service delivery, training, and capacity building. These were analyzed to provide an overview of the role of collaborations in sustainable neurosurgical development in Nigeria and to recommend approaches to enhance neurosurgical capacity. RESULTS: In 1023 peer-reviewed neurosurgery publications from Nigeria, there were 4618 authors with 3688 from 98 Nigerian institutions and 930 from 296 foreign institutions in 70 countries. While there were significant research collaborations amongst Nigerian institutions, the most common were with institutions in the US, United Kingdom, and Cameroon. From the survey, 62 of 149 respondents (41.6%) from 32 health facilities noted their institution's involvement in capacity-building neurosurgical collaborations. These collaborations involved 22 Nigerian institutions and 13 foreign institutions in 9 countries and were mostly for training and workforce development (78.1%), and research and data management (59.4%). The majority of foreign institutions were from the US and United Kingdom. CONCLUSIONS: Current and previous neurosurgical collaborations have led to sustainable progress in Nigeria. Further local, regional, and international collaborations would enhance the capacity to address the needs and challenges affecting neurosurgery in Nigeria.

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World Neurosurg

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EISSN

1878-8769

Publication Date

May 2024

Volume

185

Start / End Page

e264 / e273

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Sustainable Development
  • Nigeria
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgeons
  • International Cooperation
  • Humans
  • Developing Countries
  • Capacity Building
  • Bibliometrics
 

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Onyia, C. U., Morgan, E., Oyemolade, T. A., Ekweogwu, O. C., Orhorhoro, O. I., Ahmad, M. H., … DGNN-NCAP Survey Collaborators, . (2024). The Role of International Collaborations in Sustainable Neurosurgical Development in Nigeria. World Neurosurg, 185, e264–e273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2023.11.037
Onyia, Chiazor U., Eghosa Morgan, Toyin A. Oyemolade, Ofodile C. Ekweogwu, Omuvie I. Orhorhoro, Misbahu H. Ahmad, Olabamidele A. Ayodele, et al. “The Role of International Collaborations in Sustainable Neurosurgical Development in Nigeria.World Neurosurg 185 (May 2024): e264–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2023.11.037.
Onyia CU, Morgan E, Oyemolade TA, Ekweogwu OC, Orhorhoro OI, Ahmad MH, et al. The Role of International Collaborations in Sustainable Neurosurgical Development in Nigeria. World Neurosurg. 2024 May;185:e264–73.
Onyia, Chiazor U., et al. “The Role of International Collaborations in Sustainable Neurosurgical Development in Nigeria.World Neurosurg, vol. 185, May 2024, pp. e264–73. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2023.11.037.
Onyia CU, Morgan E, Oyemolade TA, Ekweogwu OC, Orhorhoro OI, Ahmad MH, Ayodele OA, Usman B, Badejo OA, Dawang Y, Malomo TA, Nwaribe EE, Okere OE, Abu-Bonsrah N, Petitt Z, Njeru PN, Oboh EC, Otun A, Deng DD, Ogundeji OD, Still MEH, Nischal SA, Seas A, Asemota I, Oboh EN, Ugorji C, Reddy R, Rahman R, Trillo-Ordonez Y, Waguia-Kouam R, von Isenburg M, Chikani MC, Adeleye AO, Adeolu AA, Haglund MM, Ukachukwu A-EK, Fuller AT, DGNN-NCAP Survey Collaborators. The Role of International Collaborations in Sustainable Neurosurgical Development in Nigeria. World Neurosurg. 2024 May;185:e264–e273.
Journal cover image

Published In

World Neurosurg

DOI

EISSN

1878-8769

Publication Date

May 2024

Volume

185

Start / End Page

e264 / e273

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Sustainable Development
  • Nigeria
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgeons
  • International Cooperation
  • Humans
  • Developing Countries
  • Capacity Building
  • Bibliometrics