Adebusuyi Sunday Adejola and Amoo Abimbola Oladipupo Joseph lead Nigeria thrills the world with prestigious Kirchhoff Research Award-2015 in Parasitology for outstanding credentials
20 May, 2015, Nigeria, USA NEWS CORP
Adebusuyi Sunday Adejola and Amoo Abimbola Oladipupo Joseph rock the world of Parasitology, while International Media reports confirmed their recognition on World’s 500 Most Influential Parasitologists for Year 2015 on Earth. Adebusuyi Sunday Adejola and Amoo Abimbola Oladipupo Joseph are awarded with Kirchhoff Research Award-2015 in Parasitology. In a high profile international competition flooded with thousands of participants from several countries, Nigeria has once again proved it’s leadership in the area. Adebusuyi Sunday Adejola and Amoo Abimbola Oladipupo Joseph won the meritorious competition and established the international leadership in Parasitology. International Agency for Standards and Ratings expressed it’s views that Adebusuyi Sunday Adejola and Amoo Abimbola Oladipupo Joseph’s efforts will explore tremendous opportunities in this segment leading it to new height. It is surely a matter of pride for civilians of Nigeria to have such brain storming intellectuals for close interaction. Nigeria has once again confirmed a rich tradition to produce world renowned intellectuals to benefit international society.
Adebusuyi, Sunday. A is a graduate of Medical Laboratory Sciences specializing in Medical Microbiology. He has a masters degree in Medical Microbiology and presently undergoing his Ph.D program in Parasitology. He has been practicing for 20 years.
Dr. Amoo Abimbola is a graduate veterinarian has masters in Medicine and Ph.D in Entomology and has been in the university teaching for more than 22 years.
Adebusuyi Sunday Adejola and Amoo Abimbola Oladipupo Joseph from Nigeria made a historical victory over the international competition and won Kirchhoff Research Award-2015 in Parasitology. Their research was highlighted in international media and gathered a large worldwide attention in scientific circles while it appeared in world's most read journal 'Journal of Parasitology'. In their report on Parasitic Infections and Malnutrition in Children Aged 1-16 Years in Omu Community via Ijebu- Ode they mention that The prevalence of parasitic infections and malnutrition are still on a high side in Nigeria. A cross- sectional survey to obtain anthropometric, parasitological and socio- economic data of the children in Omu community of Ogun State, Nigeria was carried-out. Anthropometric data were expressed as weight for age (WAZ), height for age (HAZ), weight for height (WAH) using Z-scores and Gomez method. Parasitological examinations of stool and blood samples were done through wet preparation, formaldehyde-ether concentration and Giemsa staining method. Results of nutritional status and parasitosis of 284 children investigated revealed A. lumbricoides 17.9%, Hookworm 2.1%, Trichuris trichiura 0 .7%, mixed infection 1.1% and malaria parasite 50.7% while percentage underweight was 39.4%, stunting 25.5%, wasting 31.2% using Z- Scores and percentage underweight was 29.6% and stunting 23.2% using Gomez method. Only stunting was associated with gender (x2=7.1, p<0.05) but underweight and wasting were Not (x2=2.27; p>0.05 and x2=0.26; p>0.05). The present study was embarked upon to investigate prevalence of parasitic infections and malnutrition in Omu-ijebu, Nigeria. The study revealed high prevalence of both parasitic infections and malnutrition despite government efforts in combating the menaces. Government needs to do more in the area of provision of social amenities and other infrastructure. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to expand beyond the horizons. It will be worthy to explore the further potential under their legacy. Adebusuyi Sunday Adejola and Amoo Abimbola Oladipupo Joseph as valuable intellectuals for the Nigeria offer exclusive opportunities for scholars around the world. One of the most attractive weightage for Nigeria is to have the awardees for promotion of the concerned scientific discipline for the benefit of its civilians. Thus Nigeria which has excellent track record to produce brain storming intellectuals, has offered a new extension in terms of Adebusuyi Sunday Adejola and Amoo Abimbola Oladipupo Joseph to world.
The study confirmed that parasitosis and malnutrition still constitute major health problem in the study community. Many children in the study area are malnourished. Prevalence of Soil transmitted helminthes are on the high side. Local method of defecating is still being practiced.
In conclusion, this study shows high prevalence of parasitic infections (A. lumbricoides 17.9%, Hookworm 2.1% and Malaria 50.7%) and malnutrition exist synergistically among school children in Omu community to the level of public health significant and called for control measures.
It is therefore necessary for health planners to take adequate measures in combating these menaces, which should includes improving sanitary food and water storage, provision of first aid boxes and give necessary education to the children and their parents or guardians on basic personal hygiene. The common practice of defecating on the open ground and near drinking water sources should be discouraged out rightly. All schools should be provided with toilet facility, clean drinking water, well design kitchen and minimum health facilities. Government at all level should know that’ investment in education that is not accompanied by investment in the health and nutrition of school children is a net loss for a country.
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