College of Medical Sciences
    University of Calabar


The Calabar Journal of Health Sciences (CJHS), a quarterly publication of the College of Medical Sciences of the University of Calabar is published by the University of Calabar Press.The focus of CJHS is on the publication of new information on the clinical, physiological and sociological aspects of human health and disease. Commensurate emphasis is on disease etiologies, morbidity, mortality, and the impact of new insights and advancing technologies on diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention.
This peer-reviewed journal has a wide scope that encompasses:

  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Clinical and Dental Sciences
  • Climate Change Impact on health; emerging and re-emerging diseases
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community Medicine
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Ethno-pharmacognosy
  • Health Reserach Ethics
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medico-Legal Aspects of Health
  • Nursing Science
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Primary Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Sports Medicine

Editorial Board

Calabar Journal of Health Sciences

Editorial Board

Prof. Simon J. Utsalo Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Akanimo Essiet Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Martin Meremikwu Editor
Prof. Lydia Abia-Bassey Editor
Prof. John E. Ekabua Editor
Prof. Francis V. Udoh Editor
Prof. Daniel Owu Production Editor

Editorial Advisers (External)

Prof. Ekanem B. Ekanem (Nig.)
Prof. E.T. Ifon (USA)
Prof. Olayiwola Shittu (Nig.)
Prof. Osato Giwa-Osagie (Nig.)

Editoria Advisers(Internal)

Prof. Eme E. Osim
Prof. Maisie H. Etukudoh
Prof. E.E.J. Asuquo
Prof. Mildred John
Prof. Theresa B. Ekanem
Prof. C.H. Njoku

Editorial Advisers (External)

Prof. Bala Shehu (Nig.)
Prof. John Ehiri (USA)
Prof. Francis O. Eko (USA)
Prof. Josephine Etowa (CA)

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Calabar Journal of Health Sciences is the first official scientific publication of the College of Medical Sciences of the University of Calabar, Nigeria. It is profiled to be an impactful scientific publication outreach and to create a literary space for scholars to share their research findings with the global intellectual community. The mediumis also intended to address the health research communication deficit in the African sub-region, which is literally the theatre of the world’s most morbid health crises.

The scope of this journal is multi-disciplinary and encompasses the health sciences;Basic Medical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical and Dental Sciences, Climate Changeimpact on global health–emerging diseases, Clinical Psychology, Community Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health, Ethno-pharmacognosy, Health-Related Ethics, Medical Laboratory Science, Medico-Legal aspects of Health, Nursing Science, Pharmaceutical Science, PrimaryHealth Care, Public Health and Sports Medicine.

In recent times, the scourge of malaria and other tropical diseases had momentarily been eclipsed by the pandemic fury of the more abrupt and transient out-breaks of Lassaand Ebola haemorrhagic fevers, and the Zika virus infection episodes. The factors of climate change and other man-made causes and their effects on community health remain ominous. Floods have swept road networks, whole communities and farm lands with deaths in their trail and millions rendered homeless.

The threats and ravages of war are no less devastating. War kills people, despoils the environment, shreds the fabric of healthy family life as units are ripped from their homelands,making migrants of whole communities torn by disruptive violence. Deaths, traumatic injuries and health failure from physical and emotional stresses and malnutrition supervene. The ensuing disease out-breaks make the life prospects of many even more harrowing.

This is the age of aggravated global health challenges about which every researcher in the field of health should have an observation to document and a research finding to report.The expanding fields of biomedical engineering and molecular biotechnology are creating new environments in research and positively impacting healthpreservation, restoration and finger-printing of etiological agents of health failure and expanding their horizons in various fields of health research.The dynamics of the intricate inter-microbial transactions that promote and sustain drug resistancechallengesare being unraveled,creating new technologies and domains in nucleic acid and protein research. Intellectuals in the health sciences are hereby urged to express themselves through innovative research and by using this literary medium to communicate new knowledge to the global academic community.

Finally, I thank Prof. Maurice E. Asuquo, the Provost of the College of Medical Sciences for his vision to float this journal and the inspiration that has helped to realize this objective. The Editorial Board acknowledges thankfully, the support of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Zana I. Akpagu for providing the resources for promoting this academic project.

Prof Simon. J. Utsalo


The editorial board announces the publication of the maiden issue of the Calabar Journal of Health Sciences.

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