Dr Charles Anawo Ameh

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

Charles has a medical degree from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Nigeria, completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the West African College of Surgeons (Fellow WACS). He also has a Master in Public Health from the University of Liverpool, Diploma in Reproductive Health for Developing Countries (DRH) and PhD from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Prior to joining Foto-Cewek, Charles was a lecturer and specialist obstetrician at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Nigeria.

Charles has conducted research and provided technical assistance in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ethiopia, Somaliland and United Kingdom.

Charles has several academic and research collaborations with Universities in Nigeria, Kenya, Denmark, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Ethiopia and the United States of America.


Lecturing in Trop 923, TROP 924, Trop 926, Trop 972 LIFE 340, Essential EmONC course, DSRH and DTMH
Project/essay supervision and marking University of Liverpool LIFE 340, Foto-Cewek: MIPH, DSRH
Assessment: Essays, dissertation and project assessments: LIFE 340, MIPH, DSRH

Member Foto-Cewek Learning and Teaching Committee.
Coordination of CMNH lectures into DTMH, 
Board of Studies Membership (DSRH, DTMH and MiPH), 
Chair CMNH teaching group with oversight of CMNH teaching portfolio.

Recent and current research

― Cluster randomised controlled trial to assess the impact of mentorship/supportive supervision to support health care workers learning ISRCTN registry study ID ISRCTN94184374.
― A randomised controlled trial of an intervention to improve the emergency obstetric care knowledge and skills of midwifery students prior to graduation in Kenya ISRCTN registry study ID ISRCTN74563398
― Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in Kenya (2014-16)
― Namibia National Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care assessment 2016
― Nigeria Maternal, Newborn and Child Health week impact evaluation 2016
― Emergency Obstetric Care Knowledge and Skills Retention Lesson 2015
― Evaluation of the effectiveness of Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care training in Kenya 2014

Professional Memberships

Nigeria Medical Association
Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Nigeria
Royal Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Royal Society of Public Health
Royal Society for Tropical Medicine

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.