Bose Afolabi who is professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Lagos, has been awarded a $2.5 million research grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. With this grant, Ms Afolabi will lead a multicentre study which will run the research for three years (November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023).
The research centre will research anaemia among pregnant women. As she told her project name “Intravenous Versus Oral Iron for Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Pregnant Nigerian Women (IVON): a randomised controlled trial.”
This research will be done in 10 hospitals within Lagos and Kano States and it’ll recruit a complete of 1,056 women at 20-32 weeks fetal age, who are suffering from anaemia at the antenatal clinics of the hospitals,
With the international collaborations and partnerships which the study will facilitate between UNILAG and other universities in the US and Europe, it’ll also contribute to local human capacity development with the sponsorship of junior faculty for postgraduate training.
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