Idowu, O. A: Conferences Attended

Conference Proceedings

(i) Idowu,O.A., C.F. Mafiana and Sotiloye Dapo (2004) A survey of anaemia among pregnant women in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Science and National Development, October 25-28 : 19-25. College of Natural Sciences, UNAAB

(ii) Ogundeyi S, Idowu O.A, Sam-Wobo S.O (2010). Impact of Education, Advocacy and Monitoring on the Use of Long Lasting Insecticide Net (LLIN) among children in Ogun State. Presented at the 2nd International Conference of the Faculty of Science, Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko Nov 9th 2010.

Major conferences attended with papers read

(i) Idowu O.A, Mafiana C.F (2007) Perceptions and home management practices of malaria in some rural communities in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Presented at the 2nd International Conference of the Journal of Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. September 12, 2007, London, United Kingdom.

(ii) Idowu O.A, Mafiana C.F and Sotiloye Dapo (2007). Traditional birth home attendance and its implication for malaria control during pregnancy in Nigeria. Presented at the Centenary conference of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, September 13-15, 2007 London United Kingdom.

(ii) Sam-Wobo, S.O, Igenezoa, A. J, Idowu, O.A, Otesile, E.B, Ekpo U.F.and Kehinde O.O.(2010). Bovine trypanosomosis and its impact on cattle in derived savanna areas of Ogun State. Presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria held at Usman danfodiyo University, Sokoto. Nov. 17- 20, 2009.

 

(d) Articles Submitted For Publication.

(i) Idowu O.A and Mafiana C.F. Effect of some environmental factors, attitude and practices on the prevalence of malaria among Pregnant Women in Abeokuta.

(ii) Idowu,O.A, Sam-wobo, S.O, Samuel Ogundeyi . Impact of Providing Hanging Assistance on the Use of Long-lasting Insecticide Treated Net for Prevention of malaria in Children Under-five in a rural community in Abeokuta, Nigeria.

(iii) Idowu, O.A; AjayiO.L.; Olubi I.C, Soniran, O.T: Histological Evaluation of the Effect of Morinda morindiodes in the Treatment of Malaria in Mice.

(iv) Idowu O.A., Adeleke M.A: Evaluation of Indoor Breeding Activities of Mosquitoes During the Dry Season in Abeokuta, Southwest Nigeria.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO KNOWLEDGE

My research has been jeered towards control of parasitic diseases with special interest in maternal and child health. Two important areas of focus can be clearly spelt out.

  1. Malaria Research: An elaborate study was conducted on Malaria in pregnancy and the following were contributed to the available information on this subject topic
  2. The need to improve on malaria prevention during pregnancy as a high prevalence of malaria infection was documented in Abeokuta through these studies.
    (b) Traditional birth home(TBH) attendance by pregnant women is partly responsible for the high
    prevalence of malaria in pregnancy recorded in Abeokuta. This therefore identifies women in
    TBH as targets for malaria control interventions.
    (c) Patronage of drug vendor for the treatment of malaria was identified by some of the studies
    conducted as a major limitation to malaria control in Abeokuta. Research conducted revealed
    that these hawkers were selling counterfeits and substandard chloroquine tablets.
    (d) The poor knowledge on causes, treatment and prevention of malaria were observed to influence the health seeking behaviour with respect to malaria prevention and treatment. The use of herbal remedy was observed to be high.
    (e) An ethnobotanical survey conducted in one of my studies in Ogun state has documented the commonly used antimalaria plants in the state.
    (f) The efficacy of Morinda morindiodes(one of the commonly used plant) was observed through my research to possess antimalaria property for the first time in literature.
    (g) The toxicity of some antimalaria plant extract were also studied to determine their safety.
    (h) The first operational research on the impact of the use of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLIN) in malaria prevention in Abeokuta was conducted in some of my research studies.
    (i) Limitations to the use of LLIN for malaria prevention has also been documented through studies conducted.
    (j) The commonly used measure against malaria vector(mosquitoes) – window and door nets were reported in my studies as ineffective since most window net were observed to possess holes

    (ii) Other Human and Animal Parasites of Medical Interest.
    Studies conducted on prevalence and limitation to control of helminth and protozoan parasites
    revealed the following
    (a) The high level of faecal contamination has contributed immensely to the high prevalence of faecal orally transmitted parasites in Abeokuta metropolis.
    (b) Food vendors in Abeokuta were identified as major facilitators in food contamination.
    (c) Helminth infection in pregnant women could contribute to anaemia in pregnancy.
    (d) Poor level of hygiene, ignorance and finger sucking habit of children exposes them more to intestinal parasite infections.
    (e) The need to enforce on meat inspection policy was recommended in our study on Fascioliasis, this is because Fasciola infected liver were sold in Abeokuta markets and such live were discover to have poor nutritional values.

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