Research Mission

JUHRI strives to make its dream of providing the highest quality care to the poor and underserved free of charge a reality through its innovation and excellence in research. Here we don’t aim to simply practice the standard of care. We aim to advance the standard of care and truly define what the cutting edge is. 

 

To do this, we have research teams comprised of experts from around the world who are able to acquire funding to design, perform, and publish industry advancing and practice changing research. This in turn enables us to practice medicine at a higher level while simultaneously providing care to those who need it the most.

Our TeAM

Learn about the JUHRI clinicians and founders

Impact to the Community 

JUHRI only focuses on performing truly impactful research, much of which falls into two categories: locally impactful and globally impactful. Despite our young age as an organization and the rapid growth of our hospitals and clinical capabilities, we are already accruing phenomenal examples of each.

 

On a locally impactful level, we have conducted research on COVID-19, which when published, led to an immediate response from the state public health sector and federal government leading to improved infection control precautions and COVID-19 testing capabilities at hospitals in the region.

 

On a globally impactful level, we are currently publishing research demonstrating that tests can be done on the blood of a patient with sickle cell disease in order to guide patient-specific treatment, even in low-resource settings, in a way that is not even currently practiced in high-resource settings.

COVID Antibody Prevalence in South-South  Nigeria

In the absence of sufficient COVID-19 testing in the region, we researched the prevalence of COVID-19 at nearby hospitals. Our results were so striking, it led to an immediate state and

federal response that improved PPE and testing resources.

The Value of Mobile Ultrasound in Rural Nigeria

Here we demonstrated that by combining our portable ultrasound units and mobile clinics, we can effectively identify serious conditions in underserved populations with limited access to care.

Spectrum of Disease in a Nigerian Prison

This study demonstrated the lack of appropriate healthcare for prisoners in a prison in southern Nigeria and called upon officials to institute effective changes immediately.

Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Rural Nigeria

Through this multi-year study, we found that while the prevalence of risk factors and overall incidence of cardiovascular disease are rising in Sub-Saharan Africa, the prevalence of

cardiovascular disease is still surprisingly low.