Prof. Odili’s TETFund Project Attracts another Grant
The Circulatory Health Research Laboratory, the University of Abuja has won a highly competitive Project grant from Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, which is managed by Resolve along with the World Health Organisation and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand the Community Action Against Non-Communicable Diseases (COMAAND) in Anambra State. The intervention grant was won by Professor Augustine Odili of the Department of Internal Medicine, through the Circulatory Health Research Laboratory he established using TETFund National Research Fund. The Laboratory will work with partners AFENET, a training institution that supports ministries of health programmes across Africa and the Society for Public Health and Social Development, a Nigerian public health NGO, to raise public awareness about high blood pressure, training community members and health care workers on hypertension screening and care and securing essential hypertension medications. Prof. Odili is a professor of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, University of Abuja and Consultant Cardiologist, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja.