Funding and Support

FUNDING

 The Nigerian branch of the South African Cochrane Centre receives its core funding from:

  •  The Nigerian Government through The Federal Ministry of Health and The Federal Ministry of Education. 

It also raises project specific grants from external funders. Below is a list of our current funder(s) of project-specific grants:

 

 

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

In accordance with the policy of Cochrane, the Nigerian branch of the South African Cochrane Centre does not receive any funding from commercial sources, defined as any for-profit manufacturer or provider of health care, or any other for-profit source with a real or potential vested interest in the findings of a specific review. All directors of Centres and Branches are required to complete personal declaration of interest statements and to disclose all relationships with commercial organisations. The term 'related organisation' in the questions below means any organisation related to health care or medical research.

Answers given correspond to the last five years.

1. Received research funding: any grant, contract or gift, commissioned research, or fellowship from a related organisation to conduct research?
Martin Meremikwu: YES. European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) grant for the Nigerian site in a multi-centre randomized controlled trial of artemisinin-based combination treatments for uncomplicated malaria in African Children (2007-2009).

2. Had paid consultancies: any paid work, consulting fees (in cash or kind) for a related organisation?
Martin Meremikwu: YES. Consultant to the Roll Back Malaria Partnership to support development of the Global Fund Round 10 Malaria Proposal in Liberia (August 2010).

3. Received honoraria: one-time payments (in cash or kind) from a related organisation?
Martin Meremikwu: NO.

4. Served as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or held a position of management with a related organisation?
Martin Meremikwu: NO.

5. Possessed share-holdings, stock, stock options, equity with a related organization (excludes mutual funds or similar arrangements where the individual has no control over the selection of the shares)?
Martin Meremikwu: NO.

6. Received personal gifts from a related organisation?
Martin Meremikwu: NO.

7. Had an outstanding loan with a related organisation?
Martin Meremikwu: NO.

8. Received royalty payments from a related organisation?
Martin Meremikwu: NO.

9. Do you have any other competing interests that could pose a conflict of interest that would reasonably appear to be related to the primary interest?
Martin Meremikwu: NO.