Research

The Nigerian Heart Foundation aims to advance the understanding of causes of cardiovascular diseases and stroke; and to provide the basis for support of treatment, prevention and rehabilitation in Nigeria.


The Nigerian Heart Foundation supports research on risk factors for cardiovascular diseases – Tobacco, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Hypertension, Obesity and Alcohol in collaboration with partners from Universities, Federal and States Ministries of Health, Education and Environment, Research Institutes, International organizations, Civil Society Organizations and the Private sector.


Previous Research Activities

• Manual on Guidelines on Management of Hypertension in Nigeria – April 1996.

• Workshop on Tobacco Control in Nigeria – 1997

• WHO Verbal Autopsy Study in Five Developing Countries – 1996 – 1997.

• WHO Grant for International Quit & Win Competition - 2002

• Health Behaviour Monitor Among Adult Nigerian Population – 2003 (A collaborative work of Nigerian Heart Foundation and Federal Ministry of Health and Social Services, Abuja supported by World Health Organization, Geneva)

• Workshop on Heart Check Food Labelling Programme in Partnership with Federal Ministry of Health & National Agency for Food & Drug Administration & Control - 2004.

• Workshop on Heart Check Food Labelling Programme in Partnership with National Agency for Food & Drug Administration & Control - 2005.

• American Cancer Society / International Union against Cancer Tobacco Control Technology Grant - 2005

• American Cancer Society / International Union against Cancer Tobacco Control Technology Grant - 2006

• American Cancer Society / International Union against Cancer Tobacco Control Technology Grant - 2007

• Workshop on Heart Check Food Labelling Programme in Partnership with National Agency for Food & Drug Administration & Control - 2007.

• International Development Research Center, Canada – Grant: African Tobacco Situational Analysis Project (Nigeria)- 2008-2010

• Mobilization of support for the introduction of Home Grown School Feeding and Health Programme for children from kindergarten to primary II (2-7) in 5 states of South –Western Nigeria (2010-2012)

• Assessment of Physical Activity and Active Transport among School Children in Eastern, Western and Southern Regions of Africa: The Case of Kenya, Nigeria, and Mozambique. November 2013 – September 2015

• Situational Analysis of Alcohol Control Policy in 5 African Countries April 2014 – December 2014

• Nigerian Heart Foundation National Heart-Health Nutrition Summit 2016


Publications

• Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension in Nigeria

• Quit Smoking with Ease

• Walking for a Healthy Heart

• Be Active for a Healthy Heart

• Health Behaviour Monitor Among Nigerian Adult Population

• Nigeria Tobacco Situational Analysis

• Healthy Meals Make Healthy Children

• Front of Pack Nutrition Logo: The Nigerian Heart Foundation Experience

• Nutritional Labelling and Heart Check Food Labelling Programme in Africa: An overview

• 2013 and 2016 Nigerian Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

• Consensus Statement of Nigerian Heart Foundation National Heart Health and Nutrition Summit

• Alcohol and Tobacco Policies In Sub-Saharan Africa; Challenges For Prevention Of Non- Communicable Diseases

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