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Dr Olabanji Surakat


  • Member, Parasitology & Public Health Society of Nigeria (PPSN)
  • Member, Africa Research network on Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD)
  • Member, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH).

2018 - Present: Lecturer II
Osun State University, Nigeria.

  • Provide teaching and instruction materials for undergraduate Biological sciences students.
  • Supervise final year projects, prepare examination questions and grade.
  • Lead research teams into the study of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and Malaria.
  • Community service.

Scholarships, Awards and Prizes
Jan., 2020: Grant ($25,000).
African Research Network on Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) Small Grants Programme 2019 (SGP III, 2020). Funders (USAID & UKAID) Administered by the Coalition for Operational Research on NTDS (COR-NTD) at the NTD Support Center, Task Force for Global Health, Decatur, Atlanta, USA.


August 2019: Training Workshop Grant (₤2,500).
Facilitation of training for 100 scientists from Nigeria on Ethics in Biomedical Research and global best practices in the context of Preventive Chemotherapy Neglected Tropical Diseases (PC-NTDs). Funders, The Global Health Network (TGHN) at The University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Key achievements:

  • Consultant, Global Fund, WHO, Gates Foundation, Sightsavers International, Carter Center, etc.
  • Member Planning Committee, Female Genital Schistosomiasis Competencies Workshop. WHO, Grand Challenges Canada, Task Force for Global Health.
  • Team lead, Operational Research on Integrated Transmission Assessment Survey (Pre F-iTAS and iTAS) of onchocerciasis and LF, Rivers State, Nigeria.
  • Technical Advisor, to World Health Organization (WHO/APOC) on Training of Entomologist in Khartoum, Gaderef and other localities in The Republic of Sudan.
  • Panelist, World Youth Forum, Egypt.
  • Financial Secretary, Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria


  • 2016 - Ph.D, Parasitology - Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
  • 2014 - M.Sc, Parasitology - Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
  • 2009 - B.Sc, (Hons) Zoology - Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
  • 2003 - SECONDARY SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE - Ijebu Ode Grammar School, Ogun State.


  • Conferences Papers presented - 11.


  • University of Washington, Seattle, USA - Leadership & Management in Health.
  • World Health Organization - Training on Cytotaxonomic Identification of Black flies (Simulium damnosum).
  • Programme for Appropriate Technology in health (PATH), USA. - Ov16 ELISSA.
  • The Global Health Network, University of Oxford - ICH Good Clinical Practice E6 (R2) (ICH GCP) certificate.
  • AfriBop African Immunology of Parasites, Pathogens and Pathogenesis. KEMRI Kenya. - Bioinformatics Training.


  • Sex: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Nationality: Nigerian

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  1. Pay N2000 for membership application fee
  2. Pay N3000 for membership annual dues for year 2022

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