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Popular Nigerian Professor Wins N959m Grant from Bill Gates

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Popular Nigerian Professor Wins N959m Grant from Bill Gates

Information reaching us that, A Nigerian professor has been awarded a research grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Prof Bosede Afolabi, a University of Lagos (UNILAG) Gynaecologist, won the grant for her project, which is titled, ‘’Intravenous Versus Oral Iron for Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Pregnant Nigerian Women (IVON).

The work is sponsored to the tune of $2,518,474 (approximately N959 million).

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According to UNILAG website, Prof Afolabi, as Principal Investigator, will lead a multicentre study that will run for three years (November 1, 2020 – October 31, 2023).

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Nigerian Professor Wins N959m Grant from Bill Gates
Nigerian Professor Wins N959m Grant from Bill Gates

The study will be conducted in 10 hospitals within Lagos and Kano States and it will recruit a total of 1,056 women at 20-32 weeks gestational age, who are diagnosed as having anaemia at the antennal clinics of the hospitals.

In addition to the international collaborations and partnerships which the study will facilitate between UNILAG and other Universities in the US and Europe, it will also contribute to local human capacity development with the sponsorship of junior faculties for postgraduate trainings (M.Sc. and PhD), UNILAG said.

Professor Bosede Afolabi is internationally recognized for her research in sickle cell pregnancy.

Her interests are in maternal and fetal medicine, minimal access (laparoscopic) Surgery and Maternal education.

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Nigerian Professor Wins N959m Grant from Bill Gates
Nigerian Professor Wins N959m Grant from Bill Gates

She is a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists UK, West African College of Surgeons, and the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.

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