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Application of mathematical models to inform national strategic planning in Nigeria


In this talk, I discussed the analytical framework that we developed to predict the impact of the Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Programme’s proposed intervention strategy on malaria morbidity and mortality on each of the 774 local government areas. Our framework was built on EMOD, an agent-based model of Plasmodium falciparum transmission, and incorporates survey, routine, and programmatic data. Watch the recorded talk here

Urban-rural differentials in the determinants of malaria transmission in Nigeria


Malaria transmission in Nigeria is heterogeneous at lower spatial scales, and understanding the drivers of transmission can inform decisions on where interventions should be prioritized. In this joint talk with Chilo Chiziba, we discussed our statistical modeling work aimed to identify factors associated with high levels of malaria transmission within urban and rural areas. See event announcement here


PH-391: Global Health Delivery Course (Winter 2020)

Graduate course, Northwestern University, Department of Preventive Medicine, 2020

As a guest-lecturer, I facilitated a graduate student case on the implementation of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in Swaziland (Eswatini) to improve malaria case management and strengthen the national malaria surveillance system as part of the National Malaria Control Program’s malaria elimination strategy. My lecture received the highest student engagement scores for the course quarter and I was given a letter of commendation by the Course Director. Letter of commendation can be viewed here