Dr Charles Ameh

Senior Clinical Lecturer, Deputy Head of Centre of Maternal & Newborn Health

Areas of Interest

Safe Motherhood, quality care best practice, ethnic minority groups, confidential enquiries, development of guidelines and protocols


Charles has 15 years’ experience of working in sexual and reproductive health in Africa, including 10 years of work at post-graduate level. He has extensive experience in improving reproductive health services, especially capacity building in Africa (Emergency Obstetric Care, Life Saving Skills, Family planning, audit methods in Safe Motherhood)

Charles also has experience of providing technical support to safe motherhood programmes in developing countries (assessment of existing health care provision systems to meet minimum UN standards for Maternal and Neonatal health, and the development of strategic plans for maternal health).


Charles has extensive experience in teaching of undergraduate, post-graduate medical students and nurse midwives. He currently lectures on the Masters in International Sexual and Reproductive Health,Current Clinical Challenges in Tropical Medicine TROP 938, Diploma in Tropical Nursing, Diploma in Tropical Medicine and hygiene and Diploma for reproductive health in developing countries. Charles also convenes TROP 926: Sexual Health and Human sexuality module.

Research in Medecine

Charles leads the MNH’s unit research on effectiveness of skills and drills training for the reduction of Maternal and Newborn Care in sub-Saharan Africa. Quality improvement for women with severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, audit and feedback methods for reducing morbidity and mortality from post partum haemorrhage.

Other Relevant Expertise, Professional Memberships

  • Membership of Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecology of Nigeria (SOGON)
  • Nigeria Medical Association
  • Nigeria Cancer Society
  • Fellow West African College of Surgeons
  • Fellow International College of Surgeons
  • Associate Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Member of RCOG International Office steering committee for RCOG IO life saving skills-Essential Obstetric Care and Newborn Care courses.

Current Projects

  • Making it Happen

  • UNICEF ‘On the Job Training’ Sierra Leone

  • Johnson and Johnson Nigeria


  • Selected Publications

    Owolabi, Helen, Ameh, Charles, Bar-Zeev, Sarah, Adaji, Sunday, Kachale, Fanny and Van Den Broek, Nynke (2014) ''. BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol 121, Issue S4, pp. 95-101.

    Ameh, Charles, Adegoke, Adetoro, Pattinson, Robert and Van Den Broek, Nynke (2014) ''. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vol 121, Issue S4, pp. 32-40.

    Kwambai, Titus, K, Dellicour, Stephanie, Desai, Meghna, Ameh, Charles, Person, Bobbie, Achieng, Florence, Mason, Linda, Laserson, Kayla, F and Ter Kuile, Feiko (2013) ''. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Vol 13, Issue 134.

    Ameh, Charles, Hofman, Jan, Msuya, Sia, Raven, Joanna, Mathai, Matthews and Van Den Broek, Nynke (2012) ''. PLoS ONE, Vol 7, Issue 12, e49938.

    Ameh, Charles, Ekechi, Christine I. and Tukur, Jamilu (2012) ''. Maternal and Child Health Journal, Vol 16, Issue 5, pp. 941-946.

    AMEH, C.A., EKECHI, C.I. and TUKUR, J., 2011. Monitoring Severe Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia Treatment in Resource Poor Countries: Skilled Birth Attendant Perception of a New Treatment and Monitoring Chart (LIVKAN Chart). Maternal and child health journal, , pp. 1-6. 

    GRADY, K., AMEH, C., ADEGOKE, A., KONGNYUY, E., DORNAN, J., FALCONER, T., ISLAM, M. and VAN DEN BROEK, N., 2011. Improving essential obstetric and newborn care in resource-poor countries.Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 31(1), pp. 18-23. 

    AMEH, C.A., BISHOP, S., KONGNYUY, E., GRADY, K. and VAN DEN BROEK, N., 2011. Challenges to the provision of emergency obstetric care in Iraq. Maternal and child health journal, 15(1), pp. 4-11. 

    AMEH, C.A. and WEEKS, A.D., 2009. The role of instrumental vaginal delivery in low resource settings.BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 116(SUPPL. 1), pp. 22-25.

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