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Munir’deen Aderemi Ijaiya

University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

Munir’deen Aderemi Ijaiya

Munir’deen Aderemi Ijaiya, MD, FWACS (Ob/Gyn)
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

I am a Nigerian, born in Lagos Island of Lagos state, Nigeria. I studied Medicine and surgery at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and I am a fellow of the West African college of surgeons (faculty of obstetrics & gynaecology). I also hold a diploma in Reproductive health in developing countries from the Liverpool school of tropical medicine, Liverpool and postgraduate diploma in public administration.

I was a scholar of the Royal college of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists at the Liverpool school of tropical medicine in 2007 and Ford foundation at the Wits Reproductive health & HIV institute, Witwatersrand University, South Africa in 2015.

I am a clinician, teacher and researcher and my areas of interest include sexual and reproductive health, maternal mortality, Obstetric fistula, Obstetric anal sphincter injuries, use of Partograph in labour management, postpartum haemorrhage and provision of Emergency obstetric care competency training.

I am an international consultant to Liverpool school of tropical medicine on emergency obstetric and newborn care training in Sierra Leone (Freetown and Bo district) and Nigeria (Katsina, Niger and Kwara state) since 2009 and on evaluation of maternal newborn and child health week in Nigeria between 2015 and 2016, and consultant to Health reform foundation Nigeria (HERFON) in 2009 to mention but few.

I have over seventy publications in academic journals to my credit with some distinctions, awards, prizes and recognitions. Among them are: Invention of surgical technique for Juxtacervical vesico-vaginal fistula closure (M.Ijaiya’s technique) published in International urogynecology journal in 2004; Selection of Ijaiya MA & Aboyeji AP publication on Obstetric urogenital fistula: the Ilorin experience, West African journal of medicine for reproduction in Public library of science in 2004 (letter of commendation was written by the West African journal of medicine editor to the authors); John J. Sciarra International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics prize paper award Honorable mention 2015 for the best clinical research article from a Low / Middle-income country (Musa AO, Ijaiya MA, Saidu R et al. for Double blind randomized controlled trial comparing misoprostol and oxytocin for management of the third stage of labour in a Nigerian hospital) and third prize in International Urogynaecology association 2014 photo contest.

I am the current chairman of the faculty of clinical sciences ethical review committee of the University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

I speak English and Yoruba languages fluently.

Selected publications

  • Ijaiya MA, and Aboyeji AP. Caesarean Delivery: The trend over a Ten-year period at Ilorin, Nigeria. The Nigerian Journal of Surgical Research. 2001. 3(1): 11-18.
  • Aboyeji AP, Fawole AA and Ijaiya MA. Knowledge and previous contraceptive use by pregnant teenagers in Ilorin, Nigeria. Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2001. 18(2): 73 – 77.
  • Ijaiya GT, Raheem UA, Olatinwo AW, Ijaiya MDA, Ijaiya MA. Estimating the impact of birth control on fertility rate in sub-Saharan Africa. African Journal of Reproductive Health. 2009. 13(4): 137-146.
  • Aboyeji AP, Ijaiya MA and Yahaya UR. Ruptured uterus: A study of 100 consecutive cases in Ilorin, Nigeria. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. 2001. 27(6): 341 – 348.
  • Ijaiya MA, Aboyeji AP and Abubakar D. Analysis of 348 consecutive cases of primary post partum haemorrhage at a tertiary hospital in Nigeria.  Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2003. 23(4): 374 – 377.
  • Ijaiya MA. Posterior cervical lip for juxta-cervical vesico-vaginal fistula closure (M. Ijaiya’s technique). International Urogynecology Journal. 2004. 15: 216-218.
  • Ijaiya MA, Aboyeji AP. Obstetric Urogenital fistula: The Ilorin experience, Nigeria. West African Journal of Medicine. 2004. 23: (1) 7-9.
  • Ijaiya MA, Aboyeji AP and Buhari MO. Cancer of the cervix in Ilorin, Nigeria. West African Journal of Medicine. 2004. 23(4): 319-322.
  • Aboyeji AP, Abdul IF, Ijaiya MA, Nwabuisi C, and Ologe MO. The bacteriology of premature rupture of membranes in a Nigerian Teaching Hospital. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2005.25 (8): 761-764.
  • Aboyeji AP, Ijaiya MA, Fawole AA. Maternal mortality in a Nigerian Tertiary Teaching Hospital-A continuing tragedy. Tropical doctor. 2007. 37 (2): 83-85.
  • Abiodun MO, Ijaiya MA , Aboyeji PA. Awareness and Knowledge of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV among pregnant women. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2007. 99(7): 758- 763.
  • Abiodun MO, Ijaiya MA, Aboyeji AP, Balogun OR. Acceptability of measures aimed at preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV among pregnant women.  Journal of the National Medical Association. 2008. 100(4): 406- 410.
  • Ijaiya MA, Aboyeji AP, Fakeye OO, Balogun OR, Nwachukwu DC, Abiodun MO. Pattern of cervical dilatation among parturients in Ilorin, Nigeria. Annals of African medicine. 2009. 8(3): 181-184.
  • Ijaiya MA, Rahman AG, Aboyeji AP, Olatinwo AWO, Esuga SA, Ogah OK, Raji HO, Adebara IO, Akintobi AO, Adeniran AS, Adewole AAA. Vesicovaginal fistula: a review of Nigerian experience. West African Journal of Medicine. 2010. 29(5): 293-298.
  • Adesina KT, Aderibigbe S, Fawole A, Ijaiya M, Olarinoye A. Pregnancy outcome of the obese in Ilorin. Obstetric Medicine. 2011. 4: 160-163.
  • Ijaiya MA, Raji HO, Aboyeji AP, Adesina KT, Adebara IO, Ezeoke GG. Non- fistulous urinary leakage among women attending a Nigerian family planning clinic. International journal of women’s health. 2011. 3: 409-413.
  • Mohammed-Durosinlorun A, Raji HO, Hussain NA, Badmus SA, Ijaiya MA. Menstrual suppression among female Nigerian Pilgrims during Hajj. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. 2012. 38: 270- 271.
  • Musa AO, Ijaiya MA, Saidu R, Aboyeji AP, Jimoh AA, Adesina KT, Abdul IF. Double-blind randomized controlled trial comparing misoprostol and oxytocin for management of the stage of labour in a Nigerian hospital. IJGO. 2015.129: 227-230.
  • Adeniran AS, Ijaiya MA, Adesina KT, Balogun OR, Uthman MM, Salaudeen AG, Adeniran IP, Fawole AA. Exploring the practice and attitude of circumcisers in the eradication of female genital mutilation / cutting. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Eastern and Central Africa. 2016. 28(1): 7-11.
  • Tukur I, Cheekhoon C, Tinsu T, Muhammed-Baba, Aderemi Ijaiya M. Why women are averse to facility delivery in Northwest Nigeria: A qualitative inquiry. Iranian journal of public health. 2016. 45(5): 586-595.