A Nigerian professor identified as 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.
According to UNILAG website, Professor Bosede Afolabi is internationally recognised for her research in sickle cell pregnancy.
Nigerians soon flooded the comment section of the post to congratulate Professor Afolabi.
Reacting, a LinkedIn user identified as Patricia Akpo Uyeh wrote:
"Wow..... Congratulations Ma'am."
Esther Bassey Effiom said:
Opeyemi Odedere commented:
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