About Us

We are pioneers in Clinical Governance, quality and safety in Health

Welcome To HRIWA

Health Resources International (HRI) West Africa is focused on the Health Sector with commitment to health improvement through clinical governance, multisectoral and multidisciplinary team working: basic and post basic training, population health, health information and dissemination, project conceptualization, design, implementation and results-based monitoring. Its non profit subsidiaries are TheBMJ West Africa, Journal of Health Practice and Journal of Primary Health Care. --- we build capacity and inform, to influence quality and safe practice---.


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Our Mission

In HRIWA our mission is to make the people of Nigeria and West Africa healthier through the power of information, knowledge and application of appropriate skills and attitude in Health care. (Since 1991, our faculty has done this directly through a myriad of interventions that are listed under 'Our Products', and indirectly through our work with TheBMJWA, JHP and JPHC. Our health information enables better healthcare outcomes, and helps to lower the overall morbidity and mortality in an inclusive way.)

Research Strategy

Our Mission for research is to research health policy and advocate its acceptance and implementation for health system strengthening. We use the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance modules as the platform on which we produce the policies. We seek external funding to supplement our internal resources for our activities, support researchers, scientists and clinicians. The aim is to achieved progressive improvements that enable health systems innovation and strengthening. We believe that understanding new ideas, practices, technologies through research will increase the chances of health policy and implementation that should benefit the health of the whole population.

We started on this journey in 1991, first as Nigerian Medical Forum (The NMF UK), then as BMJ West Africa edition from 1995 to date, and currently as Health Resources International West Africa (HRI WA) with the same vision and mission by bringing health information materials locally and from the United Kingdom and elsewhere, and disseminating it to Practitioners at the point-of-care. In addition, we produce and publish current Health information, distribute it, coupled with other activities such as running the Health Information Resource Centres and (virtual library style). We create impact by building capacity (over 5000 participants and trainees have gained from our training), and changing attitudes to patient care. We influence best practice based on best evidence with use of clinical guidelines from globally recognized sources that inform the day-to-day practice of doctors, nurses and all other health workers. Through Clinical Governance we are succeeding in the promotion of harmonious multidisciplinary and multisectoral team working for Health. We are guiding health facilities to gain international and local quality standard accreditation e.g ISO 9001.

HRI West Africa (HRI WA) faculty has accumulated over 30 years experience in health system strengthening through implementation of the modules in the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance in low income countries of West Africa subregion, beginning with Nigeria and Ghana.. We are proud of our progress to date. We are currently advocating for regulatory bodies of medicine, nursing, community health practitioners and other health professions in the subregion to add the clinical governance modules to the Pre-service (undergraduate) and post basic training curriculum so that future medical and health graduates enter the work place already aware and thinking quality and safety of patients.

Research Ethics

HRI WA will only do and support research of the highest quality carried out to the highest standards. We are strongly affiliated with BMJ, KTU-UCT, NMA and other high ethics organisations. We audit our processes and policies periodically to ensure compliance and adherence.


The Not for Profit subsidiary is The NMF UK and Nigeria

(Registered in Nigeria and UK)

Publishing and Consultancy (Health System Strengthening and Innovation);
Capacity Building and Training Core Team has been largely together since 1991

Clinical Governance History

Pilot conducted in Cross River State in 2004

Applying 12-Pillar CG in Health Improvement Projects / Programmes Cross River State Health System Renewal 2004 – 2008
Establishement of Department of e-Health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health in 2007
Logistics Consultant to World Bank Assisted Malaria Control Booster Project 2009-2011
Bauchi State – Clinical Governance & Patient Safety Institution 2015
Annual CPD / CME Workshops for Doctors and other Health Workers 2000 – date
(Accredited CPD Provider by Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria -MDCN)

Task Description

Publisher TheBMJ West Africa Edition 1995 to date; Publisher Journal of Health Practice ( JHP ); Publisher Journal of primary health care; Founder 12 pillar clinical governance for LMIC since 2004; Produced Bauchi State Health System Renewal Plan 2007-15; Guided Lily Hospital, Warri to achieve ISO 9001 accreditation, achieve CPD provider status from MDCN, gain approval to trained resident doctors in Family Medicine from NPGMCollege, gain approval to trained House Officers from MDCN; Guide Capitol Hill Clinic Warri to achieve ISO 9001 accreditation; Consultant to Niger Delta Dev. Commission (NDDC) – Revitalization of PHC in Five States.



Lead Senior Fellow & Local Editor, TheBMJ West Africa Edition BM BCh (UNN); Diploma of Faculty of Family Planning of RCOG-UK; Diploma of Institute of Urology-UK; Fellow Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh; Associate Member Royal College of Gen Practice-UK, Fellow of Royal Society of Public Health..


Senior Fellow Consultant Urologist, NHS Hospital Trust, Carmarthen, Wales, UK MB BS (ABU); Diploma Institute of Urology, UK; Fellow Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow; Fellow of European Board of Urology


Senior Fellow Association of Nutritionists UK Executive Director, HRI West Africa . HND Nutrition & Dietetics (KadPoly); MSc Health Promotion (UK); PgD Nutrition(UK);; Certificate in Education of Barnfield College, Luton, UK.; RSPH, UK accredited trainer in Food safety and Hygiene.


Fellow General Manager, HRI West Africa Group BSc (AUA), MSc in Information Systems Development, Univ of Bedfordshire, UK


A core group of recognized and accredited local and international Trainers in capacity and skills building for health practitioners have been involved over the years since 1996:

Professor Idris Mohammed OON FWACP, FRCP

Senior Fellow Emeritus Professor of Medicine & Immunology, FMC, Gombe

Professor Richard Smith CBE

Senior Fellow Former Editor, BMJ, and Director, United Health Chronic Disease Initiative

Professor Eric Archibong FWACS, FRCOG

Senior Fellow Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UCTH, Calabar

Professor Uduak Archibong, RN, Ph.D, MBE

Senior Fellow Professor of Inclusion & Diversity, Univ of Bradford, UK

Dr Mbang Ana MBBS, MRCGP, PgD Med Educ, DipDermatology, DRCOG, DFFP

Fellow General Practitioner, GPwSI (Dermatology & Womens Health) UK

Dr Udochukwu O. Asonye, M.D., FAAP

Senior Fellow Neonatologist & Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics Midwest University Medical School, Downers Grove, IL, President, NeoPed Foundation, Oak Brook, IL, Vice President, Business Development & Strategy, Midwest NeoPed Associates, Ltd, Oak Brook, IL, USA

Dr Onebieni J. Ana BSc(Hons), MBBS, MSc SEM, MRCGP

Fellow General Practitioner, Sports and Exercise Medicine Doctor UK, GPwSI musculoskeletal medicine, Clinical Champion - Physical activity, Public Health England (PHE) UK.

Dr Queeneth Kalu FWACS

Fellow Consultant Anaesthetist, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar.

Margaret Ogbuji, RN RM

Fellow CEO, Amara Home care Inc., Cleveland Ohio, USA

Ansa Hogan, D.Pharm

Fellow Independent Practice Houston, Texas, USA


  1. Lily Hospitals Warri and Benin City
  2. Yobe State University Teaching Hospital, damaturu, Yobe State
  3. Capitol Hill Clinic , Warri, Delta State