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CERHI is a World Bank-supported project at the University of Benin whose mission is to implement high quality training and applied research for professionals needed to build a new cohort of human resource to tackle the population and region.


On behalf of the staff and students of the Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI), and the Vice -Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Lilian Imuetinyan Salami, I bring you good tidings from the ancient City of Benin City, the cultural heart-land of Nigeria. The Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI) at the University of Benin was established in 2014 under the African Centers of Excellence (ACE) Project 1, with funding from the World Bank. The project was designed to build capacity within the west and Central African regions to address the challenges related to inadequate policies and programming on population and reproductive health in the regions. Specifically, the program resulted in the fielding of Masters, PhD and Short Courses in four disciplines – Nursing, Reproductive Health, Health Economics and Public Health.

We wish everyone (including all our sister ACE’s across all African countries) the very best regards and high successes.


CERHI is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally.

  • International focus – our students come from across the globe
  • Residential courses – we encourage learning and growth
  • Research and development – we carry out research that meets academic standard

If you prefer to study in your own time and at your own speed then one of our e-learning packages may be right up your street.


To be a leading institution providing innovative and transformational changes on matters relating to population and development and the improvement of the living standards of citizens in Africa.
To implement high quality training and applied research for reproductive health professionals needed to build new cohort of human resource for reducing region’s high burden of fertility unsafe abortion, maternal mortality and HIV/AIDS
1. Training of students and technical experts/policymakers through short courses on relevant fertility, maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health policy topics in the region. 2. Training of Masters in reproductive health, public health, health economics and nursing. 3. Training of PhDs in reproductive health, public health, and nursing. 4. Development of regional laboratory capacity to support HIV/AIDS and other reproductive health related problems.





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