Uwemedimo Ekpo


Uwem Friday Ekpo is now Professor of Parasitology and Epidemiology at Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta where he started his academic career in 1999. Before joining the university, he worked for nine years as a Programme Assistant for Nigeria Guinea worm Eradication Programme, where he had practical experiences in National Disease control programme. He has won several awards both local and international, including fellowships and grants.

His research focus and interest is spatial parasitology and epidemiology; control of neglected tropical diseases and health GIS. He has advance certificates in Geospatial Health and Environment, Louisiana State University, USA; Bayesian Disease Mapping in Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Basel, Switzerland and Epidemiological Methods from the International Epidemiological Association, USA


2013 – Present


Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria

2010 – 2013


Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria

2005 – 2010

Senior Lecturer

Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria

2002 – 2005

Lecturer I

Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria


1999 – 2005

PhD Parasitology

Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria

1990 – 1991

M.Sc. Zoology

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

1984 – 1988

B.Sc. Zoology (Parasitology)

University of Calabar, Nigeria

ARNTD logo

ARNTD exists to support evidence-based control and elimination of NTDs from Africa by empowering current and future generations of African researchers.


KCCR, South-end Asuogya Road,
KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

ARNTD © 2024. All Rights Reserved