Dr Ahmed Sarki

Dr Ahmed Sarki



Ahmed is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery, and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR). His expertise is in applying epidemiological principles to large-scale evidence syntheses and datasets.

Ahmed’s educational background includes BSc Microbiology from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria; and MSc Public Health (with Distinction) from Oxford Brookes University, UK. He recently concluded a PhD in Medicine at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK. For his doctoral (PhD) thesis, he applied geospatial methods to map the geographical variations of hypertension prevalence and risk factors in low- and middle-income countries.

Ahmed also holds a Diploma in Information Systems Management and Certificates in Project Management, and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E).

Prior to joining OxINMAHR, Ahmed worked as a Research Associate on a Maternal Mortality Evaluation Project in Nigeria led by Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL), Massachusets Institute of Technology. He was also the Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa Research Network (SSARN) at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, UK.

Research Interests

Evidence synthesis - systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Statistical modelling of large scale datasets including Bayesian geo-additive modelling


Qualitative meta-synthesis

Survey methods

Volunteering Activities

Ahmed was a volunteer at Society for Family Health (SFH) (the leading indigenous non-governmental organisation in Nigeria) where he fully participated in a large-scale public education and capacity building of health professionals during a nationwide roll-out of Affordable Medicines Facilities for Malaria (AMFm) project in Nigeria - sponsored by Global Fund and Roll Back Malaria in 2011.

Ahmed is also the founder of Family and Youth Health Initiative (FAYOHI) - a public health non-governmental organisation aimed at improving the health indices of people living in the remotest areas of Nigeria.

Ahmed has granted interviews to some Nigerian and International media outlets on a wide range of public health issues including WASH, Malaria, sexual and reproductive health. He has also appeared as a Public Health Specialist on a health-education talk-show ‘Hira da Likita’ aired in Hausa (one of the major languages in Nigeria and across West Africa).


Sarki, A.M., Nduka, C.U., Uthman, O.A., Kandala, N-B., and Stranges, S. (2015) Prevalence of hypertension in low-and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine; 94(50):e1959:1-16. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000001959.

Nduka, C., Sarki, A., Uthman, O., and Stranges, S. (2015) Impact of antiretroviral therapy on serum lipoprotein levels and dyslipidemias: A systematic review and meta-analysis.Int J Cardiol.; 199:307-18. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.07.052.

Nduka, C.U., Stranges, S., Sarki, A.M., Kimani, P.K., and Uthman, O.A. (2015) Evidence of increased blood pressure and hypertension risk among people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy: a systematic review with meta-analysis. J Hum Hypertens.; doi: 10.1038/jhh.2015.97.

doi: 10.1038/jhh.2015.97

Contact Details

Tel: Ext. 4100

Email: asarki@brookes.ac.uk