Unijos Wins e-Health Research Grant


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(OFFICE OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR)

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French Embassy GrantsUNIJOS WINS E-HEALTH RESEARCH GRANT

The French Embassy in Nigeria has awarded the sum of Thirty Thousand Euros (€30,000) to the University of Jos as Research Grant for an e-Health Research programme to be undertaken by the University. Unijos is among Four other Nigerian Universities including University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and Bayero University, Kano to win the Grant each worth the same amount.

The Grants were presented by the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Her Excellency, Madame Emmanuelle Blatmann in a ceremony held at the French Embassy in Abuja and attended by the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund), Arch. Sonny Echono.

Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Hayward Babale Mafuyai is the Principal Investigator for University of Jos Research Team which will undertake Research on ‘Web-Based Malaria Surveillance in Plateau State’.

The Research will deploy a University of Jos developed Electronic Data Capture Software called ‘EldaCap’ to collect Malaria data on Case Management, Parasite Infection Rates, Anopheles Mosquitoes and their environment to be used in an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Algorithm and Machine Learning (ML) application to predict malaria trends in Plateau State.  

The Research will help provide evidenced data to guide the Plateau State Ministry of Health and Malaria Managers in their efforts to address the health risks posed by the disease and accelerate their Malaria elimination strategies. The data which will be collected within a period of Eighteen (18) Months, will also be shared with Federal Ministry of Health.

 

 

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