CHESRAD is an independent non-governmental, non-profit organisation. We are concerned with undertaking and building
the capacity to undertake research into various health and health-related issues of the sub-Saharan African region.
Located in Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru, Zaria, Nigeria, the centre is fully registered as a charitable organisation.
Our approach to global public health research:
We measure current levels and trends using combinations of objective and subjective methods. We estimate the contribution of these behaviours to diseases and mortality.
.We investigate the social, environmental, economic and other factors
that influence health behaviours. The evaluation will play an important
role in identifying determinants and the impact of policy measures.
Informing and evaluating interventions:
We inform and evaluate interventions and policies designed to modify the determinants of health
behaviour. We use public health modelling to estimate the health impact and interaction of
We support researchers in the region to undertake research and guide policy.
We establish a research capacity building network with collaborating
institutions. Activities will include joint PhD supervision, post-doctoral
training, provision of short courses, and staff and student exchanges.