Dr. Eunice Ntwala Samwinga-Imasiku

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Lecturer I

Eunice Ntwala Samwinga Imasiku is a Lecturer (I) in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Zambia where she has been a faculty member since 2002.  She is the Head of the Department (2019-2022). 

She obtained a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Demography and Population Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She also holds a Master of Science Degree in Geography and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Zambia.

Research Interests

Dr. Imasiku's research interests include child and maternal health, gender, fertility, family planning and child marriage.  


Book Chapters

Samwinga-Imasiku E.N. (2008). ‘The Status of Women in Zambia’ in Sakar S., & Kiriti- Nganga T.W., (eds.), Gender Inequality in Developing Countries, New Delhi: Arise          Publishers.

Peer-Reviewed Journal publications

Umar B.B., Chisola, M.N., Mushili, B.M, Kunda-Wamuwi, C.F., Kafwamba, D., Membele, G., Imasiku E.N.S. (2021). Load-shedding in Kitwe,Zambia: Effects and implications  on household and local economies, Development Southern Africa, 1-18, https://doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2020.1870934

Imasiku, E.N.S. (2017) Familial correlates of unmet need for contraception among currently married women: a comparative study of three Sub-Saharan African Countries, African        Population Studies, 31(1 Suppl 2):3619-3630, https://doi.org/10.11564/31-1-1027

Ononokpono D.N., Odimegwu, C.O., Adedini, S.A. & Imasiku, E.N.S. (2016) Ethnic Diversity and Maternal Health Care in Nigeria, Women’s Reproductive Health, 3(1):45-59. https://doi.org/10.1080/23293691.2016.1150701

Adedini S.A., Odimegwu, C., Imasiku, E.N.S., & Ononokpono, D.N. (2015). Unmet Need for Family Planning: Implication for Under-five Mortality in Nigeria, Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 33(1):187-206.

Imasiku, E.N.S. (2014). ‘Gender Dimensions of unmet need for Contraception in Zambia,Zambia, Gender and Behaviour, 12(4):5881-5910.

Odimegwu C., Adedini, S.A., Ononokpono, D.N. & Imasiku, E.N.S. (2014). Couple Characteristics and Fertility Decision-Making in Imo State, Nigeria: Evidence from Historical Data, South African Journal of Demography, 15(1):73-81.

Imasiku, E.N.S., Odimegwu, C., Adedini, S. & Ononokpono, D.N. (2014). ‘Variations in unmet need for contraception in Zambia: Does ethnicity play a role?’ Journal of Biosocial Science, 43(3):294-316, https://doi.org.10.1017/S0021932013000357

Adedini, S.A., Odimegwu, C., Imasiku, E.N.S. & Ononokpono, D.N. (2014). ‘Ethinic differentials in underfive mortality in Nigeria’, Ethnicity and Healthhttps://doi.org.10.1080/13557858.2014.890599.

Adedini, S.A., Odimegwu, C., Imasiku, E.N.S., Ononokpono, D. & Ibisomi, L. (2014) ‘Regional variation in infant and child mortality in Nigeria: A multilevel analysis’,      Journal of Biosocial Sciencehttps://doi.org.10.1017/S0021932013000734.

Ononokpono, D.N., Odimegwu, C.O., Imasiku, E. & Adedini, S. (2013). Contextual determinants of maternal health care service utilization in Nigeria’, Women and      Healthhttps://doi.org.10.1080/03630242.2013.826319.

Ononokpono D.N., Odimegwu, C.O., Imasiku, E.N.S. & Adedini, S.A. (2013). ‘Does it really matter where women live: A multilevel analysis of postnatal care in Nigeria’, Maternal and Child Health Journal, https://doi.org.10.1007/s10995-013-1323-9.

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