Bosede Afolabi Wins Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant For N985 Million Naira

By Olayinka Elebute

Nigerian professor Bosede Afolabi, has made the country proud by winning the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant.

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) gynaecologist was awarded a research grant of $2,518,474.00 (N958,908,975.50). Her project is titled Intravenous Versus Oral Iron for Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Pregnant Nigerian Women (IVON).

The disclosure was made by UNILAG, which celebrated the Nigerian professor on its LinkedIn page.

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According to UNILAG website, Professor Bosede Afolabi is internationally recognized for her research in sickle cell pregnancy.

Bosede Afolabi is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology who currently works at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. She has research works in ObGyn, particularly in maternal medicine with a special interest in sickle cell pregnancy, and has published over 55 research papers and one doctoral thesis. One of her most recent publications is “Prostacyclin, thromboxane and glomerular filtration rate are abnormal in sickle cell pregnancy”.

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