TWIN Study

Neurobehavioral Development and Gut Microbiome

The TWIN study is aimed at identifying the reasons why some women have single births while others have multiple births. There is also interest in the growth and development of children who are results of single births compared with multiple births, and how factors like the food the babies eat and the germs in their feces affect these growth and development.

The study was conducted with a sample size of 102 participants (37 twins, 65 singleton). Samples (blood and stool) were collected at baseline and 12 months from mothers and also collected at birth, 3 months and 12 months from the children. The Bayley scale of infant development was used to assess the neurobehavioral development of the children at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months respectively.

Nigerian Cervical Cancer Screening ECHO Project

The Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) model was developed as a platform to deliver complex specialty medical care to underserved populations through an innovative educational model of team‐based interdisciplinary development. Using state‐of‐the‐art telehealth technology, best practice protocols, and case‐based learning, ECHO trains and supports primary care providers to develop knowledge and self‐efficacy on a variety of diseases. This model will be used to improve cervical cancer care delivery in Nigeria.

Cancer Registration

Cancer registration is critical to the formulation and realization of any national, state or local cancer control plan. We have assisted the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria to develop the National Cancer Control Plan (2018 – 2022) and generate incidence report through the data collected by the cancer registries in Nigeria.