About Us

At WAFERs, we are dedicated to addressing public health challenges in low- and middle-income countries through innovative health research. Our multidisciplinary approach encompasses clinical studies, epidemiological investigations, and health systems research. By leveraging research training, capacity building, and international collaborations, we strive to enhance the health and well-being of individuals in underdeveloped economies.

Our Core Objective

Our core objective is to conduct rigorous interdisciplinary research and facilitate the adoption of evidence-based interventions tailored for resource-limited settings. We are committed to making a substantial positive impact on health outcomes, health policy, and healthcare practices on both regional and global scales.
By staying at the forefront of health research, we aim to provide valuable insights and contribute to the scientific community. Whether you are a fellow researcher or someone interested in staying informed about the latest advancements in health research, WAFERs is here to serve as a trusted source of knowledge and expertise

Objective 1:High-Quality Research for Better Health Outcomes

We conduct focused, high-quality research programs to address key health challenges in lowand middle-income countries, aiming to improve health outcomes and fill unmet needs

Objective 2:Driving Innovation for Global Impact

Our mission is to develop, evaluate, and promote innovative solutions tailored to the needs of the global South. By creating and endorsing groundbreaking products, tools, and service delivery models, we aim to make a positive impact on healthcare in low-resource settings.

Objective 3:Building Research Capacity

We attract and mentor young talent from developing countries, nurturing their skills and competencies for research careers. Through the creation and maintenance of research platforms, we empower indigenous researchers to undertake comprehensive studies, promoting world-class research and fostering sustainable infrastructure.

APPROACH

At WAFERs, our approach is centered around conducting high-quality research that addresses health priorities throughout the life-course and has a tangible impact on policy and practice. To achieve this, we adhere to three key principles:

Deep Understanding of Local Context: We demonstrate respect for and gain insight into the local context by carefully considering the socio-economic and cultural determinants of health. This includes identifying local health priorities and comprehending the unique challenges faced by health systems in the settings where we operate.

Global Networking and Knowledge Translation: WAFERs actively collaborates with leading research institutions worldwide, regional networks, and social enterprises. Through these partnerships, we aim to foster global networking and facilitate the translation of scientific evidence into actionable policy and practice. By co-creating sustainable health solutions, we ensure the dissemination of knowledge and its transformation into tangible health and socio-economic benefits for individuals and communities.

Trustees

Professor Adewale Adebajo

Consultant Physician in Rheumatology, University of Sheffield

Dr Joseph Monehin

Public Health expert and Medical Consultant (Senior Child Health Advisor USAID)

Mr Ademola Ojo

Director, Super soft rolls subsidiary of BMG ventures Nigeria

Dr Opeyemi Babatunde

Physiotherapist, Researcher: Evidence Synthesis and Applied Health Research

Researchers

Dr Ibidunni Alonge

Research Fellow

Mrs Bolade Adesokan

Research Director

Miss Tolulope Owoyemi

Research Associate

Advisors

Professor Celia Gregson

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Bristol University

Professor Krysia Dziedzic

Director, Impact Accelerator Unit, Keele University

Professor Athula Sumathipala

Hon. Director, Institute for Research and Development, Sri Lanka