Dr. Ermel A. K. Johnson

Dr. Ermel Johnson accompanies the research teams to establish a dialogue with policy makers to ensure the use of their results from their research. He also supports policymakers in the use of evidence in policy formulation and decision-making in health. Originally a medical doctor, Ermel has worked as a clinician and ensure the strengthening of the paramedical staff capacity in Burkina Faso. Currently, he aims to make the research and research outcomes become a decision-making tools for strengthening health systems in the ECOWAS region.

Professional member of the Institut de dyplomatie publique,

Global Health Diplomacy Division


MD, MSC, PhDc











PUBLICATIONS


Improving maternal and child health policymaking processes in Nigeria: an assessment of policymakers’ needs, barriers and facilitators of evidence-informed policymaking

CJ Uneke, I Sombie, N Keita, V Lokossou, E Johnson, P Ongolo-Zogo

Health research policy and systems 15 (1), 125-138, 2017

An assessment of policymakers’ engagement initiatives to promote evidence informed health policy making in Nigeria

CJ Uneke, I Sombie, N Keita, V Lokossou, E Johnson, P Ongolo-Zogo

Pan African Medical Journal 27 (1) 2017

An assessment of national maternal and child health policy-makers’ knowledge and capacity for evidence-informed policy-making in Nigeria

CJ Uneke, I Sombie, N Keita, V Lokossou, E Johnson, P Ongolo-Zogo

International journal of health policy and management 6 (6), 309 2017

Assessment of policy makers’ individual and organizational capacity to acquire, assess, adapt and apply research evidence for maternal and child health policy making in Nigeria …

CJ Uneke, I Sombie, N Keita, V Lokossou, E Johnson, P Ongolo-Zogo, ...

African health sciences 17 (3), 700-711 , 2017

Promoting evidence informed policy making in Nigeria: a review of the maternal, newborn and child health policy development process

CJ Uneke, I Sombie, N Keita, V Lokossou, E Johnson, P Ongolo-Zogo, ...

Health promotion perspectives 7 (4), 181, 2017

The West African experience in establishing steering committees for better collaboration between researchers and decision-makers to increase the use of health research findings

N Keita, V Lokossou, A Berthe, I Sombie, E Johnson, K Busia

Health research policy and systems 15 (1), 113-124 2017

Promoting research to improve maternal, neonatal, infant and adolescent health in West Africa: the role of the West African Health Organisation

I Sombie, A Bouwayé, Y Mongbo, N Keita, V Lokossou, E Johnson, ...

Health research policy and systems 15 (1), 7-12, 2017

A review of the process of knowledge transfer and use of evidence in reproductive and child health in Ghana

G Abekah-Nkrumah, S Issiaka, L Virgil, J Ermel

Health Research policy and systems 16 (1), 1-29, 2018

Promoting evidence informed policymaking for maternal and child health in Nigeria: lessons from a knowledge translation workshop

CJ Uneke, I Sombie, HC Uro-Chukwu, YG Mohammed, E Johnson

Health promotion perspectives 8 (1), 63

Developing equity-focused interventions for maternal and child health in Nigeria: an evidence synthesis for policy, based on equitable impact sensitive tool (EQUIST)

CJ Uneke, I Sombie, HC Uro-Chukwu, E Johnson

The Pan African Medical Journal 34, 2019

An assessment of maternal, newborn and child health implementation studies in Nigeria: implications for evidence informed policymaking and practice

CJ Uneke, I Sombie, N Keita, V Lokossou, E Johnson, P Ongolo-Zogo

Health promotion perspectives 6 (3), 119

Economic community of West African states (ECOWAS), Country Analysis Briefs

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Promoting the use of evidence in health policymaking in the ECOWAS region: the development and contextualization of an evidence-based policymaking guidance

CJ Uneke, I Sombie, E Johnson, BI Uneke, S Okolo

Globalization and Health 16 (1), 1-12

42020Using equitable impact sensitive tool (EQUIST) to promote implementation of evidence informed policymaking to improve maternal and child health outcomes: a focus on six West …

CJ Uneke, I Sombie, HC Uro-Chukwu, E Johnson

Globalization and health 14 (1), 1-16

Using equitable impact sensitive tool (EQUIST) and knowledge translation to promote evidence to policy link in maternal and child health: report of first EQUIST training …

CJ Uneke, I Sombie, HC Uro-Chukwu, E Johnson, F Okonofua

Pan African Medical Journal 28 (1)

COVID-19 in West Africa: regional resource mobilisation and allocation in the first year of the pandemic

C Ahanhanzo, EAK Johnson, EA Eboreime, S Issiaka, BI Traoré, ...

BMJ Global Health 6 (5), e004762, 2021

Lessons learned from strategies for promotion of evidence-to-policy process in health interventions in the ECOWAS region: A rapid review

CJ Uneke, I Sombie, E Johnson, BI Uneke

Nigerian Medical Journal: Journal of the Nigeria Medical Association 61 (5), 227

22020From training to practice: a report of professional capacity development in Health Research in West Africa

I Sombié, SF Bamouni, DT Somé, E Johnson, J Aidam

BMC medical education 21 (1), 1-9, 2021

An assessment of perceived prioritisation and resource allocation for health policy and systems research in West Africa

CJ Uneke, IN Okedo-Alex, EA Johnson, IC Akamike, OE Chukwu, II Eze, ...

Public Health Research & Practice 31 (4), 2021

Influence of women’s empowerment indices on the utilization of skilled maternity care: evidence from rural Nigeria

LFC Ntoimo, FE Okonofua, J Aikpitanyi, S Yaya, E Johnson, I Sombie, ...

Journal of Biosocial Science, 1-17, 2020