IKEOLUWAPO AJAYI

IKEOLUWAPO
AJAYI

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND MEDICAL STATISTICS,
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN (UI)
Area of expertise: Vector-borne diseases
  • Higher Education Institution/University

Biography

The University of Ibadan is a well know for academic and research prowness. The Epidemiology and Biostatistics research unit comprise a multidisciplinary team of researchers. The unit focuses on disease of public health importance especially malaria. It has carried out research projects mostly at the community level looking at causes of malaria and the prevention. In addition, the team has carried out intervention/implementation research looking at improving home management of malaria and preventive measures using trained community-based medicine distribution. It also worked in collaboration with the health facilities and the Ministry of Health. The team has established research communities to look at vector control in depth. the team is interested in the network to enable further research into vector control. The team will benefit from the expertise of the network members and the funds available for such research. the research will provide evidence-based information to advocate for appropriate building and enviromental structure that will mitigate malaria transmission. in addition, joining the network will provide the justification to invite other relevant disciplines into our team. The EBRU has as part of what to bring to the network the vast experience in malaria research in the community , the multidisciplinary component and and the fact that bringing other disciplines like engineering and architecture into malaria controls is a new thing in our environment.

Organisation details

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN (UI)