Public Health Impact Research Centre (PHIRC) is a registered research-based non-governmental, not-for-profit organization in Nigeria dedicated to the promotion of Public Health in Nigeria and Africa.
The centre was born in 2002 as a result of the need to promote the practice of Public Health in health institutions other than those in the Local Government Areas via the Primary Health Care programme. Occasionally, the Public Health specialty was seen as a tool for getting linked to international organizations such as WHO, UNICEF etc, and several health practitioners went and obtained the Masters in Public Health Degree to enable them have a qualification in Public Health and facilitate such links. Public health however is a specialty comprising 14 subspecialties namely:
Several of these subspecialties are already being practiced in General and Teaching Hospitals without being recognized as such. Some others are not being practiced at all or at a very rudimentary level. The developed worlds has seen the impact of Public Health and have made huge investments in ensuring its promotion which ultimately brings out the doctor in the individual and reduces the frequency and severity of a lot of diseases will simple remedies usually through concerted efforts of the society.
PHIRC is open to:
Benefits of Registration with PHIRC
PHIRC’s programmes are governed by a constitution adopted in 2002. Its activities are administered under the leadership of a board of trustees, through the executive director, who is the chairperson of a committee of associates.
PHIRC is funded through membership subscriptions, individual contributions and gifts, grants from charitable bodies, sales of publications, and consultancy fees.