About Wellington Oyibo
Medical Parasitologist and Associate Professor at the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. Wellington Oyibo was as a Researcher Scholar and worked on riverblindness (onchocerciasis) – a neglected tropical disease at the Division of Geographic Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA. In this initial area of interest, he contributed to the characterization of the blinding and non-blinding forms of onchocerciasis and elucidated the dynamics in the disease prevention/control with ivermectin (donated by Merck inc.) in endemic communities of Nigeria. Wellington’s research in the last ten years has been on malaria diagnostics and vector control. He works closely with the Federal Ministry of Health’s National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), Implementing Partners, State and Local Governments in capacity building for health workers, quality assurance on parasite-based diagnosis using the established platform created by WHO/TDR, FIND and other partners. Wellington coordinates the International Malaria Microscopy and RDT Quality assurance Center, that has now been re-designated The ANDI Center of Excellence for Malaria Diagnosis.
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University of Lagos College of Medicine
Website: http://www.unilag.edu.ng/index.php?page=about_college&sno=07 Type: Academic Institution Country: Nigeria
I agree that behaviour change by beneficiaries of malaria control is important. It will be nice to see how cost-effective approaches such as converting the huge entertainment platforms in Africa and the various governments' Information ('propaganda') channels in inducing the much needed behavioural change. This can be done! I also ...
Wellington Oyibo replied to "Malaria RDT: call for research on why clinicians don't trust results" in the Malaria Treatment & Prevention community.
Two issues are critical here on why RDT results are not trusted: 1. Inadequate behavioural change communication targeting the health worker on current policy recommendations on malaria case management with regards to testing. Available evidence on high performing malaria RDTs and low contribution of malaria to febrile illnesses should be ...
Wellington Oyibo replied to "Overdiagnosis and mistreatment of malaria among febrile patients at primary healthcare level in Afghanistan: observational study" in the Malaria Treatment & Prevention community.
The report on the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of malaria in Nigeria in children corroborates the Afghanistan's study. See attached publication. Wellington Oyibo ________________________________ From: GHDonline (Violet Chaka) To: Wellington Oyibo Sent: Monday, September 3, 2012 4:10 PM Subject: Re: [Malaria Treatment & Prevention] Overdiagnosis and mistreatment of malaria among febrile ...
Wellington Oyibo replied to "Evolutionary concepts as applied to malaria treatment and prevention" in the Malaria Treatment & Prevention community.
Malaria prevention in the community in malaria-endemic communities - how much of the environmental improvement has been done? In most parts of Africa, breeding ground for mosquito abound ... knowledge, attitude and practices for effective malaria control is still abysmally poor... what have we done to improve on all of ...
The Positive Control Wells (PCWs) that will be provided with the malaria RDTs will address the issue of quality assurance at the health worker's level. WHO/FIND have been on top of this and hopefully, these PCWs will be available to ensure the quality of malaria RDTs even at the lowest ...
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