Neglected tropical diseases

Prof. Adenike Abiose

Prof. Adenike Abiose

She was Professor of Ophthalmology at Ahmadu Bello University and Director of the National Eye Centre in Kaduna, Nigeria. She worked with colleagues for several years in the field trial and operational use of Mectizan® for onchocerciasis control. She has been involved in the work of the Nigerian National Blindness Prevention Programme, National Onchocerciasis Control Programme, the Onchocerciaisis Control Programme in West Africa, the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

She was awarded the Mectizan® Award in 2003 for commitment to onchocerciasis control at the national and international level. She graduated in Medicine from the University of Ibadan in 1967, was admitted a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in1974 and Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons in 1975. She currently chairs the Neglected Tropical Diseases Committee of the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria.

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