Dr. Chioma Nnamani of the Family Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, was awarded a grant from the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) in partnership with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) as part of their 2021 small grant programme to carry out a research on “Plasmodium falciparum in the placental blood of peripartum women: how effective is Sulfadoxine Pyrimethamine-Intermittent Preventive Treatment “.
The aim of the research is to determine the presence of persistence of P. Falciparum mutant forms in the placental blood of peripartum women despite intake of SP-IPT and also the pregnancy outcome. The outcome of this project will influence the Nigeria national policy on malaria prevention among pregnant women. The research project will last for a period of eight months. She is supervised by Prof. Prosper Adogu.
Congratulations Dr. Chioma Nnamani