Omolade Okwa

assoc .profLagos State UniversityNigeria

Dr Okwa, Omolade Olayinka is Associate professor (Parasitology) of Zoology at Faculty of Science, Lagos State University, Nigeria. She is a Nigerian born scientist with Ph.d in Parasitology (1997) from the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. M. Sc Cellular Parasitology (1992) and B. Sc (Hons) Zoology (1990) from the Department of Zoology also of University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She has 42 academic publications in local and international journals. She researches on Onchocerciasis and Malaria and teaches parasitology at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She was a recipient of Common wealth Academic Fellowship supported by British Council tenable at Center for Entomology and Parasitology (CAEP), School of Life sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom and awarded honorary visiting research fellow there (October, 2004 – 2007). While there, she worked on the Transmission dynamics of Malaria in Nigeria. Dr. Okwa is a member of learned societies like Malaria Society of Nigeria, Nigerian Society for Parasitology, Science Association of Nigeria, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Zoological Society of Nigeria, and Nigeria mosquito control association.

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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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