NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery @Benin Hub

GLOBALSURG BENIN is the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery Hub in Bénin Republic.

Our aim is to improve healthcare practice in our hospitals by involving health workers in collaborative research. This will make surgery safer for our patients.

Clinical trials help to improve daily practice across our network. Our Hub has trained more than 200 local clinicians in clinical trial good practice, helping to build national research capacity. Over 150 clinicians have obtained Good Clinical Practice certification and been involved in clinical trials.

The hub is seeking to involve more rural hospitals in our clinical trials for the benefit of patients with limited access to healthcare.

The NIHR GSU Hub in Bénin is based at Cotonou city, in the School of health sciences, under the University of Abomey Calavi.

Dr Ismail Lawani
Hub Director

Professor Jean-Leon Olory-Togbe
Chair Deputy Hub Director

Professor Nazaire Padonou
Chair Deputy Hub Director

Professor Eugène Zoumenou
Chair Deputy Hub Director

Mr Covalic Bokossa
Hub Administrative Manager

Dr Souliath Lawani
Hub Research Assistant

Ms Marina Ehoumi
Data Manager

Mr Vivien Tenonto
Bilingual Secretary Translator Interpreter/ Communication Lead

Ms Ahouéfa Toï 
Research Nurse (GECKO Study)

Dr Sandrine Zola
Research Assistant (LEAP Perioperative Care)

Mr Oscar Toudonou
Finance Officer

Ms Josette Gnele
Project Manager/ CEI Lead

Spoke Hospitals In Benin

  1. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire et Départemental Ouémé-Plateau
  2. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Zone de Suru-Lére
  3. Centre Nationale Hospitalier et Universitaire Hubert Koutoukou Maga
  4. Hôpital de Zone de Mènontin
  5. Centre Hospitalier Départemental de l’Atacora
  6. Hôpital de zone de Ouidah
  7. Hopital de Zone de Klouékanme
  8. Hôpital de Zone de Dassa-Zoumè
  9. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire et Départemental du Borgou-Alibori
  10. Hôpital d’Instruction des Armées de Parakou
  11. Hôpital BETHESDA
  12. Hôpital de Zone de Kandi
  13. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de la Mère et de l’Enfant
View Map of the different spokes of the Beninese Hub of the NIHR GHRU GS

Benin Hub Projects

Bringing together surgeons, researchers and policy makers to set the local research agenda according to patient need in LMIC and ensuring all patients have the opportunity to take part in our research.