UNILAG professor wins $2.5m Bill Gates grant

UNILAG professor wins $2.5m Bill Gates grant

A professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Lagos, Bose Afolabi, has been awarded a $2.5 million research grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The university said in a statement that as the principal investigator, Ms Afolabi will lead a multicentre study which will run the research for three years.

The don seeks to research anaemia among pregnant women with her project titled “Intravenous Versus Oral Iron for Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Pregnant Nigerian Women (IVON): a randomised controlled trial.

“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 faculty for postgraduate training,” the statement added.

Reputed for her research and lectures on sickle cell pregnancy, Ms Afolabi has an interest in maternal and fetal medicine, minimal access (laparoscopic) surgery and medical education.

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, according to her biography reeled out by the University of Lagos in its statement.

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