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Dr Babatunde Adewale


  • MSocSc Research Ethics - University of KwaZulu- Natal South Africa - April, 2013
  • Ph.D Medical Parasitology - University of Lagos, Lagos Nigeria - June, 2003
  • M.Sc Medical Parasitology - University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria - Dec.,1992
  • B.Sc Zoology - University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria Aug., 1989

Current Position:
Deputy Director, Public Health and Epidemiology Department Nigerian Institute of Medical Research Yaba, Lagos. Nigeria.

My area of research interest as a Medical Parasitologist is in the use of novel technologies in the assessment of transmission and surveillance to aid the elimination efforts of the 5 preventive chemotherapy Neglected Tropical Diseases (5PC-NTDs).

Membership of Technical Committees

  • Feb., 2019 to Present - Member - National Steering Committee on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Nigeria
  • April, 2019 to present - Member- Lagos State Technical Advisory Committee on Neglected Tropical Diseases

Books Published:

  • END OF THE ROAD DISEASE: FROM CONTROL TO ELIMINATION By Babatunde Adewale ISBN: 978-978-977-600-9 Copyright© 2019, Adewale, B.


  • "INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF TRACHOMA PROGRAMS IN NIGERIA AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CHILDHOOD MORTALITY" Edited by: Dr. Babatunde Adewale, Dr. Adesola Z. Musa, Dr. Abideen O. Salako, Dr. Kazeem A. Osuolale, Mr. Adewale K. Ojogbede ISBN: 978-978-989-485-7 Copyright© 2020 NIMR

Selected Articles In Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Adewale, B., Raheem, T, Osuolale, K, Chukwu, E, Liboro, G, Odewale, E, Okoli, L, Ezechi, O. (2021). Utility of temperature measurement using non-contact infrared thermometer in detecting elevated temperature as an infection control measure in the era of Covid-19. African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences; 20(6): 79-84.
  • Fasona, M., Adewale, B., Azeez, SO. (2021). Predictive Risk Mapping for Schistosomiasis in Parts of Borgu Local Government Area(LGA) of Niger State, Nigeria, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 32 (4): 2071 - 2085
  • Adewale, B., Pastore, CF., Rossi, HL., Hung, LY., Bethony, J., Diemer, D., James, A.B., and De'Broski. R. H. (2021). Parasitic helminth infections in humans modulate Trefoil Factor levels in a manner dependent on the species of parasite and age of the host. PLoSNegl Trop Dis. 15(10):e0009550 DOI:
  • Akinsanya, B., Adewale, B., Adenusi, A., Lawal, D., Rahman, O. (2019): Infectivity of Simuliumdamnosums.l. and therapeutic coverage of ivermectin distribution 10 years post treatment around Owena Dam, Ondo state, Nigeria.Braz j infect dis Volume 23, Issue 6, November–December 2019, 410-418

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