Currently, about 90% of women of childbearing age in Africa live in contexts with restrictive abortion laws. The bulk of women requiring abortion in these contexts resort to unsafe methods and procedures resulting in fatalities,...read more
Chimaraoke joined APHRC in 2006 as a Sabbatical Fellow and was appointed to the position of Associate Research Scientist in August 2007.
Prior to this, he worked with universities in Nigeria as a lecturer and researcher, and with the Five College African Scholars Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA) as a Resident Scholar and Professor.
Chimaraoke`s current research interests and expertise are in socio-cultural determinants of reproductive health behavior, care-seeking practices, sexuality, gender, sexual behavior, and the development of health-related social work interventions. He holds PhDs in Medical Anthropology, and in Social Work, Gender and Health from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.