Omolade Okwa

Lagos State University

Omolade O. Okwa has Ph.D. Parasitology (1997), M. Sc Cellular Parasitology (1992) and B. Sc (Hons) Zoology (1990) all from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She completed and obtained her West African School Certificate (WAEC) from Ikeja High School, G.R.A Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria She was a recipient of Commonwealth fellowship supported by British Council tenable at Center for Entomology and Parasitology (CAEP), School of Life Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. She was a visiting Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at Keele University from 2005-2007. She is a member of Malaria Society of Nigeria (MSN), Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology (NISEB), Nigerian Society for Parasitology (NSP), Science Association of Nigeria (SAN, Zoological Society of Nigeria (ZSN) and the Vice- Chairperson, Organization of Women in Science, (OWSG), Lagos State University (LASU) chapter. She is presently a Professor of Zoology at the Faculty of Science, Lagos State University, Nigeria. She teaches and supervises research at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She headed the Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology, 2003-2004, 2007-2010 and 2014-2016 at LASU. She has 51 publications consisting of 42 scientific research publications in local and international journals, 5 scientific reviews and 4 books. She loves singing, biodiversity, and ecotourism and is happily married with children.

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Malaria is a global disease in the world today but most common in the poorest countries of the world, with 90% of deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. This book provides information on global efforts made by scientist which cuts across the continents of the world. Concerted efforts such as symbiont based malaria control; new applications in avian malaria studies; development of humanized mice to study P.falciparium (the most virulent species of malaria parasite); and current issues in laboratory diagnosis will support the prompt treatment of malaria. Research is ultimately gaining more grounds in the quest to provide vaccine for the prevention of malaria. The book features research aimed to bring a lasting solution to the malaria problem and what we should be doing now to face malaria, which is definitely useful for health policies in the twenty first century.

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