Prof. Wellington A. Oyibo

Wellington Oyibo’s research focus is in neglected tropical diseases and malaria in diverse populations and settings in Nigeria. His research activities include: biomarker exploration for diagnostic targets for malaria and other neglected tropical diseases; diagnostic implementation in facilities, molecular characterization of parasites’ strains; development of quality control panel for diagnostic performance evaluation; epidemiology, surveillance, and therapeutic efficacy monitoring for antimalarial drug resistance. Wellington is the Principal Investigator of several research projects and oversees the ANDI Centre of Excellence for Malaria Diagnosis – a WHO/FIND platform for lot testing as well as a biobank /repository for fever and other diseases. This research, training and service platform operates under a quality management system following standard ISO governance. He leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers and collaborates with organizations/institutions nationally and internationally. One of his ongoing project is the WHO’s World Health Assembly’s Project on the development of Type II and III diagnosis for Malaria and Schistosomiasis in a multi-partner engagement through the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostic Innovation. Wellington has contributed to the development of Malaria Diagnosis and Treatment Policy as well as Implementation Guideline and other capacity building and facility manuals for the National Malaria Elimination Programme, federal Ministry of Health, manuals/Standard Operating Procedures on Malaria diagnosis for the World Health Organization among others.

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