Lagos - An academic from the University of Benin,
Osemudiamen Anao, is among three recipients of US$4 000 grants to support
research by young female scholars.
The inaugural fellowship by the West African Research
Association and MasterCard Foundation support research focusing on women,
technology and entrepreneurship in the West African region.
Anao’s research will explore the health effects of a toxic
common component of e-waste capable of acting as an endocrine disruptor,
carcinogen and neuro-development toxicant.
This is part of initiatives aimed at solving some of the
most trenchant health and economic challenges facing Africa today.
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She is from the Benin University in Edo State,
Other recipients of the grant are Akomoun Blandine Kapko
(Benin) and Gloria Tetteh-Kubi (Ghana).
Kapko will develop an inventory of plants used in the
traditional treatment of typhoid fever, further working to identify and isolate
their active properties.
Tetteh-Kubi will investigate measures aimed at reducing
widespread pesticide use in cowpea cultivation, contributing to poverty
reduction, food security and biodiversity conservation.
- CAJ News