Global Talk on the burden of malaria in Nigeria

News - 20 September 2016

Malaria remains a leading cause of death in Nigeria, accounting for 11% of maternal and 20% of under-five deaths each year. Unfortunately access of poor people especially in rural areas to quality malaria diagnosis remains low. Without broad access to quality malaria diagnostics, misdiagnosis of this life-threatening illness would catalyse its progression to more severe forms increasing avoidable deaths especially among children and pregnant women in rural communities.  

Especially for TU Delft | Global Initiative, Prof. Oladimeji Oladepo  gives a presentation on the burden of malaria in Nigeria, the practical challenges with current diagnostics (despite supportive policies) and the way forward to maximize the potentials of  the newly proposed Optical Smart Malaria Diagnost.

Date                    : Thursday 22 September 2016
Time                    : 16:00 – 17:00 hrs
Location              : Building Applied Physics (number 22), room
C 117
For                      : Open for all
Registration        : Send an e-mail to       

About Professor Oladepo

Professor Oladepo has a track record in conducting and managing large-scale international and domestic research on an array of issues: tropical diseases, especially malaria and onchocerciasis; primary health care service provision and health systems strengthening and policy development; reproductive health and HIV/AIDS; innovations in service provision; application of research to policy and programs with local and regional policy impact. Professor Oladepo is a member of several distinguished academic and professional bodies, including the American society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the International Union of Health Promotion and Education and the Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa. He is also a fellow of the World Health Organisation and the Royal Society of Public Health (UK).