UNIZIK MEDICAL LAB LECTURER WON UNESCO PRIZE IN GENEVA




A Medical laboratory science lecturer in Nnamdi
Azikiwe University, College of Health Sciences, Okofia Nnewi, Dr. Rebecca Chinyelu Chukwuanukwu has emerged the first prize-winner of this year's UNESCO-Merck Africa
Research Summit (UNESCO-MARS) held in Geneva, Switzerland recently.
Chukwuanukwu whose area of specialization is Immunology, beat 99 other scientists/researchers across Africa who attended the summit. The annual summit aims to bring
together young top researchers across the continent to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data and to draw a roadmap for Africa's development as
an international hub for research excellence and scientific innovation.

This year's summit focused on building research capacity in health and life sciences with special attention on Ebola and emergent infectious diseases. Chukwuanukwu's work
was on: Modulation of the Immune Response to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis during HIV/Malaria Co-infection. The first prize comes with a prestigious six months fellowship in Merck research and development hub.


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