Dr. Margaret O. AKINWAARE



Name: Margaret O. AKINWAARE

Designation: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Clinical Sciences

Department: Nursing

Phone Number: +2348034242253

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Margaret O. AKINWAARE, RN, RM, RPHN, Ph.D.

 Margaret is a Registered Nurse, a Registered Midwife, a Registered Public Health Nurse, a Researcher, and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Her research areas of interest include; Midwifery, Maternal health (prenatal, perinatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care), Reproductive health (family planning), Women’s health, and HIV.
The long-term aim of her research is to improve maternal health in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), especially in Nigeria. She seeks among other things to improve maternal health and pregnancy outcomes through her various research.
Her previous research focused on prenatal education and healthy behaviour in pregnancy. She focused on how prenatal education as an important aspect of prenatal care can improve pregnancy outcomes. This was based on the premise that ignorance of issues related to pregnancy and childbirth is a major factor promoting maternal death in Nigeria and other LMICs. She has also studied factors that influence the choice of place of birth among pregnant women and how the place of birth determines the availability of skilled birth attendants. Her recent study focused on birth preparedness and complication readiness of pregnant women and how this influenced institutional delivery. Margaret is conversant with the use of both qualitative and quantitative research design.
Margaret is a recipient of fellowship and grant awards such as; the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) fellowship award, Policy Communication fellowship award, University of Ibadan Medical Education Program Initiative (UI-MEPI-J) mentor-mentee research grant, and Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) conference grant. She has been trained in implementation research, grant writing, and policy communication for researchers. She has the expertise, and motivation necessary to successfully carry out interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research projects and she has some peer-reviewed publications.
Margaret is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI - Honour Society of Nursing), she was the Secretary of the Implementation Committee of Oyo State Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Program (MCPDP) in collaboration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), she is a member of National Association of University Nursing Program (NAUNP), and a member of International Union for the Scientific Study Population (IUSSP).
Her current aspiration is to develop herself in grant writing by applying for different grants related to her areas of research interest, as well as in policy communication. She also aspires to mentor younger faculty members and upcoming researchers in scientific research conduct and grant writing.


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1. Akinwaare MO, Oluwatosin OA, Uthman O, and Ike E. (2023). Women’s Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness in Nigeria: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Childbirth. 2023. 13: 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/IJC-2022-0068

2. Akinwaare MO, Okanlawon FA, Popoola MA, Adetunji OO. (2023). Birth Preparedness Plans and Status Disclosure Among Pregnant Women Living with HIV Who are Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy in Ibadan, Southwest, Nigeria. Int J MCH AIDS. 2023. 12(1):e613. https://doi.org/10.21106/ijma.613

3. Oladipo IA, and Akinwaare MO. (2023). Trends and patterns of maternal deaths from 2015 to 2019, associated factors and pregnancy outcomes in rural Lagos, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study. Pan African Medical Journal. 2023;44(185). 10.11604/pamj.2023.44.185.37567

4. Akinwaare MO, Oluwatosin OA. (2023). Effect of goal-oriented prenatal education on birth preparedness, complication readiness and institutional delivery among semi-urban pregnant women in Nigeria: A quasi-experimental study. PLoS ONE 18(7): e0289414. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0289414.

5. Akintola TA, Akinwaare MO, Akingbade O. (2023). Perspectives on Male Involvement in Maternity Care among Male Postgraduate Students at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery. 15 pages. https://doi.org/10.25159/2520-5293/13559

6. Adeteye DE, Ndikom CM, Akinwaare MO, Dosumu TO. (2023). Factors influencing birth preparedness and complication readiness among post-natal women in selected primary health centers in Ibadan, Nigeria. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. (5) 4: 63-67. http://dx.doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2023.5.4.1823

7. Agwuncha, C, Akinwaare, M.O. (2022). Accessibility and Utilization of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Among Undergraduate Students. Gynecology & Reproductive Health. Vol. 6 No. 2, pp. 1-6.

8. Akinwaare, M.O., Oluwatosin, O.A, and Adekola, O.A. (2022). Women and men’s perception of birth preparedness and complication readiness: a qualitative study in semiurban communities in Nigeria. African Journal of Nursing and Midwifery. Vol. 10 No. 3, pp1-8.

9. Tola YO, Akingbade O, Akinwaare MO, et al. Psychoeducation for psychological issues and birth preparedness in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Am J Obstet Gynecol Glob Rep 2022;XX:x.ex−x.ex.

10. Akinwaare, M.O., Oyebode, A.O., Brown, V.B., Ogunniran, A.A, and Adeleye, K.K. (2021). Content of Antenatal Education and Modalities of Delivery among Nurses in Oyo State, Nigeria. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 2 pp. 185-191.

11. Olajide, D.O., Akinwaare, M.O, and Ede N.A. (2021). Pregnancy Outcomes and Associated Factors among Older Women in Adeoyo Maternity Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. International Journal of Caring Sciences. Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 735-744.

12. Akintola, T.A., Akinwaare, M.O., and Ede N.A. (2021). Status of Hepatitis-B vaccination among clinical undergraduate students of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. European Modern Studies Journal Vol.5.No.6:1-9pp.

13. Ogunnaike, S.M. and Akinwaare, M.O. (2020). Occupational hazard preventive measures among nurses in a Nigerian tertiary health institution. Nursing & Care Open Access Journal. Vol. 7(1):20‒25.

14. Akinwaare, M.O, Ejimofor N.O. and Ojewale, L.Y. (2020). Perception of risk and prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus among pregnant women in Ibadan, Nigeria. African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. Vol. 14, Issue 1.

15. Ekpe, A.P., Akinwaare, M.O. and Ede, N.A. (2020). Perception and pattern of antenatal clinic attendance among pregnant women in a state government maternity teaching hospital, Nigeria. International Journal of Nursing, Midwife and Health Related Cases. Vol.6, No.1, pp.1-19.

16. Akinwaare, M.O., Bello, K.O, and Ani, O. (2020). Perceived barriers, knowledge and reported practices of infection prevention and control among clinical nursing and medical students of a Nigerian University. International Journal of Infection Control Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 1-9.

17. Akinwaare, M.O., Ogbeye, G.B. and Ejimofor, N. (2019). Social support during pregnancy among pregnant women in Ibadan, Nigeria. International Journal of Nursing, Midwife and Health Related Cases. Vol.5, No.1, 14-26.

18. Akinwaare, M.O., Ogueze, C.N. and Aluko, J.O. (2019). Preventive Measures of Anemia in Pregnancy Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic in Ibadan, Nigeria. Nursing & Primary Care. Vol. 3, No. 4, 1-5.

19. Aluko, J.O., Ajetunmobi, A.L. and Akinwaare, M.O. (2019). Assessment of maternity services available to clients in private health facilities in Sagamu Local Government, Ogun state. African Journal of Medicine and Medical sciences. Vol. 48, 175 – 182.

20. Akinwaare, M.O and Oluwatosin, A. (2019). Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Classes at Primary Health Center in Ibadan, Nigeria. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 9, 1358-1364.

21. Adeleye, K.K., Akinwaare, M.O. and Adejumo P.O. (2019). Reproductive Plans and Utilization of Contraceptives Among Women Living With HIV. International Journal of Maternal and Child Health and AIDS. Vol. 8, Issue 2, 120-130.

22. Akinwaare, M.O. and Oyedele D.O. (2018). Breastfeeding duration among childbearing women in Akinyele Local Government, Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Medical and Biological Sciences. Vol. 8, No 1, 1-15.

23. Ehigwere, A.E. and Akinwaare, M.O. (2018). Midwives’ perception of factors contributing to puerperal sepsis among postnatal women in a state maternity teaching hospital, Nigeria. West African Journal of Nursing. Vol. 29, No 1, 89-99.

24. Akinwaare, M.O. (2017). Clinical Decision-Making in Patients-centred Nursing Care. Journal of Medical and Applied Biosciences. Vol. 9, No.1, 133–151.

25. Akinwaare, M.O., Akindele, M.O. and Oluwatosin, O.A. (2016) Menstrual Hygiene Practices Among Adolescents in Selected Secondary Schools around the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Medicine and Bio-Medical Research. Vol. 15 No 1, 92 – 101.

26. Akinwaare, M.O. (2015). Attitude of Pregnant women towards Group Health Education during Antenatal Care visit in a Nigerian City. International Professional Nursing Journal. Vol. 13, No.1,
64- 67.

27. Akinwaare, M.O. and Adejumo, P.O. (2015). Determinant of Choice of Place of Birth and Skilled Birth Attendant among Childbearing Women in Ibadan, Nigeria. African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. Vol. 9, No 3, 121 – 124.

28. Akinsipe, A.B., Ogbeye, G.B., Akinwaare, M.O. and Oluwatosin, A. (2015). Cervical cancer screening: knowledge and utilization among female secondary school teachers in Ibadan. African Journal of Nursing and Health issues. Vol. 6, No. 1, 62 – 71.

29. Akinwaare, M.O. (2014). Availability of skilled birth attendance during home delivery among postpartum women in Ibadan, Nigeria. African Journal of Nursing and Health issues. Vol. 5, No. 2, 67 – 72.

30. Akinwaare, M.O (2013). Strategies for Achieving Fourth and Fifth Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria: Nursing Perspectives. International Journal of Nursing and Midwives. ISSN 2141-2456. Vol. 5, No. 6, 106-112.

31. Akintan, I.S., Akinwaare, M.O. and Ndikom, C.M (2013). Perception and satisfaction with the use of birth plan among postpartum women in a Nigerian tertiary hospital, Ibadan. African Journal of Nursing and Health issues. Vol. 4, No.1, 9 – 16.

32. Akinwaare, M.O. (2015). Family Planning Acceptance: Issues and Policies. In Oyetunde M.O, Agbemudia C., Ilesanmi R.E (Eds): Emerging Issues in Nursing. Ibadan: University Press PLC. 160 – 187. ISBN: 978-978-940-103-1.

33. Ndikom, C.M and Akinwaare, M.O. (2014). Theories and Models Applicable in Maternal and child Health Nursing In Oluwatosin O.A, Adejumo P.O., Oyetunde M.O. (Eds): Essential Concepts and Issues in Nursing. Samdavies Publishers. 246 – 261. ISBN: 978-978-485-228-9.

34. Akinwaare, M.O. (2015). Prenatal Genetic Testing and Counselling. In Oyetunde M.O (Ed). Nursing Practice: Trends and Issues. Ibadan. University Press PLC. 347 – 364. ISBN: 978-978-
940- 105-5.



Masters Level(MSc.)

1. Project Title
: Maternal deaths, associated factors and pregnancy outcome in Epe local government area of Lagos state.

Student’s name: Ibukun Abosede oladipo
Examining Body: University of Ibadan
Year of Completion of Study: 2020

2. Project Title: Determinants of puerperal sepsis amd maternal outcomes in University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Student’s Name: Henrietta Osagimo
Examining Body: University of Ibadan
Year of Completion of Study: 2021


Title: Prevalence, Status disclosure, and birth preparedness plan among pregnant women living with HIV and are receiving antiretroviral therapy in Ibadan, Nigeria
Funder: University of Ibadan Medical Education Partnership Initiative – Junior (UIMEPI-J) mentor-mentee research Program. This Program is funded by National Institute of Health.
Brief Summary: Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV strategies have proven effective in improving maternal and child health. However, PMTCT can be achieved with adequate status disclosure, and birth preparedness plan among pregnant women. This can also eventually reduce the prevalence of HIV infected mothers and children. This study aimed at assessing the prevalence of HIV, the status disclosure, and the birth preparedness plan among pregnant women living with HIV. The study adopted a descriptive cross-sectional research design, a quantitative approach was used for data collection. Three healthcare facilities, representing the three level of care (primary, secondary and tertiary), which are referral centres for the care of pregnant women living with HIV in Ibadan metropolis were selected for the purpose of recruiting respondents for this study. Arrangement was made on how to use the PMTCT support group platform to recruit pregnant women living with HIV and are receiving ART at the selected centres. Ethical approval was received from appropriate institutions prior to the commencement of data collection. Data analysis is on-going.
Role: Principal investigator
Collaborators: Prof. Funmilayo A. Okanlawon; Mojisola Popoola, RN, RM, BNSc; Omotayo Adetunji, RN, BNSc.

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I enjoy playing table tennis and solving mathematical puzzles. I am always excited to interact and play with figures. I enjoy listening to gospel songs during my relaxation times. I also like to sing and compose songs during my leisure period. I love having fun with my immediate family members, and sharing life experiences with my children so they to learn many moral lessons that can help them in coping with different life stressful events.
Also, I am always interested in organizing events in the community, as well as participating in community rallies or awareness programs. I enjoy talking to people and encouraging them to actualize their goals.

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