Akinola Stephen Oluwole

Akinola Stephen Oluwole
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta · Department of Biological Sciences

PhD in Parasitology

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Introduction
My current research interest is in the area of Health system strengthening and epidemiology/control of infectious disease with special interest in NTDs. I am currently working on developing and piloting/field testing FGS diagnosis and treatment care package for the management of FGS cases among young girl and women
Additional affiliations
September 2016 - present
Sightsavers, Nigerian Country Office
Position
  • Research Officer
October 2015 - August 2016
McPherson University
Position
  • Lecturer
January 2014 - August 2014
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
Position
  • Research Assistant/PhD Student
Description
  • Co-investigator, Schistosomiasis health education: Development and testing of an educational game for schistosomiasis control in an endemic community in Abeokuta, Ogun state
Education
May 2010 - October 2015
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Field of study
  • Spatial Epidemiology/ Parasitology
January 2006 - May 2009
University of Agriculture
Field of study
  • Zoology(Parasitology)
May 2001 - December 2003
University of Agriculture
Field of study
  • Zoology

Publications

Publications (55)
Poster
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Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) programmes rely mainly on community implementers/volunteers-community directed distributors (CDDs) /teachers for mass administration of medicines (MAM).  The decision to volunteer, especially in rural settings is usually assumed to reflect a negligible opportunity cost, largely sustained on intrinsic motivation. Ho...
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Background: The impact of single-dose mass drug administration (MDA) of ivermectin for onchocerciasis on mosquito populations was investigated in Ogun State, Nigeria. Methods: Indoor and outdoor collection of mosquitoes was carried out in two intervention (IC) and two control communities (CC) at three different periods: pre-MDA (baseline), 2-3 d...
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Background: This study investigated the impacts of single-dose mass drug administration (MDA) with ivermectin for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis on mosquito populations in Ogun State, Nigeria. Methods: Mosquito samples were collected indoor and outdoor in two communities before and after MDA. The communities were pair-matched with two othe...
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Global health gains can be achieved through strengthening health systems to identify and address implementation challenges in low- and middle-income countries. Participatory research, that promotes joint problem and solution finding between communities and different health systems actors, supports policy implementation analysis at all levels. Withi...
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In most endemic sub-Saharan African countries, repeated infections with soil-transmitted helminth (STH) occur as early as six weeks after the end of mass drug administration (MDA) with albendazole. In this study, we designed a new health educational board game Worms and Ladders and evaluated its potential to complement MDA with albendazole and redu...
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Background: We redesigned the Schisto and Ladders health educational board game and evaluated its potential to encourage compliance to school-based mass drug administration with praziquantel. Methods: Two hundred and seventy-five children from six schools who rejected praziquantel treatment were divided into intervention and control groups. Befo...
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Polyparasitism is widespread in many communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is paucity of data on polyparasitism in infants and preschool-aged children (IPSAC), to inform policy developments. Therefore, a survey of 1110 consented IPSAC was undertaken in Egbedore Local Government Area (LGA), Osun State, Nigeria, to determine the prevalenc...
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Background Ascariasis, Trichuriasis and Hookworm infections poses a considerable public health burden in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a sound understanding of their spatial distribution facilitates to better target control interventions. This study, therefore, assessed the prevalence of the trio, and mapped their spatial distribution in the 20 administr...
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Introduction Individuals and communities affected by NTDs are often the poorest and most marginalised; ensuring a gender and equity lens is centre stage will be critical for the NTD community to reach elimination goals and inform Universal Health Coverage (UHC). NTDs amenable to preventive chemotherapy have been described as a ‘litmus test’ for UHC...
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Background: The control and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) is dependent on mass administration of medicines (MAM) in communities and schools by community drug distributers (CDDs) who are supported and supervised by health facility staff (FLHF) and teachers. Understanding how to motivate, retain and optimise their performance is...
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The burden of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) infections in Nigeria is enormous with serious public health significance. This study, therefore, assessed helminthiasis among school-age children and the hygiene conditions of schools in Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria between December 2015 and April 2016 from four randomly selected primary schools. S...
Preprint
Background Ascariasis, Trichuriasis and Hookworm infections poses a considerable public health burden in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a sound understanding of their spatial distribution facilitates to better target control interventions. This study, therefore, assessed the prevalence of the trio, and mapped their spatial distribution in the 20 administr...
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Bacteria of medical importance abound all around us and are transmitted through different contacts within our community i.e. schools. To determine the possible role of fomites in dissemination of medically important pathogenic microorganisms, a study was carried out in public community schools within Abeokuta environs. The prevalence of bacteria wa...
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A cross-sectional survey was carried out in primary schools to determine prevalence, intensity and spatial co-distribution of Schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths (STH) infections in Ogun State, Nigeria. A total of 2148 pupils from 42 schools were examined for Schistosoma and STH infections from urine and fresh fecal samples respectively....
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Objective Schistosomiasis and intestinal helminthiasis are major public health problems with school-aged children considered the most at-risk group. Pre-school aged children (PSAC) are excluded from existing control programs because of limited evidence of infections burden among the group. We assessed the prevalence of infections and effect on nutr...
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This cross-sectional study was undertaken to assess the status of school-based water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) resources and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) in Odeda, Ogun State, Nigeria. The status and condition of WASH resources were determined in eight selected schools (three with WASH support and five without). Stool samples were also...
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S U M M A R Y The Nigerian national control programme (NCP) for schistosomiasis does not have a specific action plan for female genital schistosomiasis (FGS), mainly due to gaps in epidemiological and clinical surveillance. To address this, we conducted a pilot investigation for FGS in girls (>5 and ≤15 years) and adult women (≥16 years) in four ru...
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This study investigates the prevalence of malaria and evaluates Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) utilization for malaria control in Ikenne LGA, Ogun State, Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in five major communities in Ikenne Local Government Area (LGA) namely: Ilisan, Ikenne, Iperu, Ogere and Irolu. Fifty (50) households were sy...
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Provision of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) resources has been advocated as necessary add-on strategy for sustainable control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) alongside annual mass drug administration (MDA) of albendazole to endemic communities. This study investigated the burden of STH and status of WASH resources in eight rural commu...
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There is a hypothesis that Mass drug administration (MDA) of ivermectin and albendazole for the treatment of onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis could have an impact on the burden of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) in MDA communities. We, therefore, assessed the burden of STH (Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, and hookworm) infect...
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Aim: Nomadic farming of cattle is a common practice in rural farming area of Nigeria. This study investigated the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites among nomadic cattle herds in Eruwa, Oyo State, Southwestern Nigeria. Study Design: Cross-sectional. Place of Study: The study was conducted in Eruwa, Oyo State, Southwestern Nigeria. Methodology...
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Vector snails of trematode parasites are important because of their role in the transmission of parasitic diseases. However, information on the diversity and distribution of snail hosts in Abeokuta area of Ogun State is scanty. Snails were collected from 31 water bodies including streams, rivers and dams on a monthly basis for six months. The snail...
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This study assessed the geohelminth and nutritional status of preschoolers in a periurban community of Ogun state. Fresh stool specimens were collected for laboratory analysis, processed using ether concentration method, and examined under the microscope for geohelminth ova. Demographic characteristics and daily nutrient intake of children were sub...
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Aedes albopictus (Skuse) was first recorded in Nigeria in 1991 during a post epidemiological surveillance of yellow fever epidemics in Delta State. In this report, we present a map of the current distribution of Ae. albopictus and its possible epidemiological implications based on accessible records of mosquito fauna in Nigeria using electronic e-j...
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Background: Trichomoniasis is the most prevalent treatable sexually transmitted disease in the world. This study investigated the prevalence of trichomoniasis and associated risk factors among pregnant women attending ante-natal sessions in a tertiary health care facility in Abeokuta. Materials and Methods: High Vaginal Swabs (HVS) were collected a...
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The acceleration of the control of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections in Nigeria, emphasizing preventive chemotherapy, has become imperative in light of the global fight against neglected tropical diseases. Predictive risk maps are an important tool to guide and support control activities. STH infection prevalence data were obtained from su...
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Aim: This study investigated the prevalence of gastrointestinal helminth infections in ruminant livestock at DUFARMS holding of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, in Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. Methodology: Faecal samples were collected directly from the rectum of 170 ruminant livestock and processed using ether-concentration met...
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Parasitic infections including gastrointestinal helminths are major cause of wildlife health complications and death. A cross-sectional study was conducted in the newly established Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Zoological garden to examine occurrence of gastrointestinal parasitic infection among the captive animals in the park. Faecal...
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The acceleration of the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) in Nigeria, using preventive chemotherapy, has become imperative in the light of global fight against neglected tropical diseases. Predictive risk mapping can be used to support control activities. Disease data were obtained from STH surveys carried out in 2011. The data were g...
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Background: Long lasting insecticide net (LLIN) is one of the major tools utilized in the control and prevention of malaria across all age groups. Aim: This study compared the accessibility and usage patterns of LLIN in rural communities of Odeda and Imeko-Afon local government areas (LGAs). Materials and Methods: Three villages were selected each...
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Schistosomiasis prevalence data for Nigeria were extracted from peer-reviewed journals and reports, geo-referenced and collated in a nationwide geographical information system database for the generation of point prevalence maps. This exercise revealed that the disease is endemic in 35 of the country's 36 states, including the federal capital terri...
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Seasonal fluctuations of the Simulium damnosum Theobald complex and the prevalence of Onchocerca volvulus Bickel in blackflies caught in river systems bordering the Nigeria–Benin border were assessed for their direct impact on the epidemiology of onchocerciasis in South-western Nigeria. Entomological evaluation and heteroduplex assay (HDA) techniqu...
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There is an urgent need for information on schistosomiasis in preschool children, who are often excluded in mass treatment programmes. The prevalence and intensity of Schistosoma haematobium infection were determined in preschool children aged ≤ 6 years in two rural communities in Ijebu East, south-western Nigeria. Two urine samples each were colle...
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Epidemiological studies were carried out to assess the prevalence and community microfilarial load (CMFL) of onchocerciasis after repeated annual treatment with ivermectin along Ogun river System, southwest Nigeria. Skin snips were taken from consented participants in 11 selected communities along the River system. The microfilarial load of the com...
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Until recently, the epidemiology and control of schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa have focused primarily on infections in school-aged children and to a lesser extent on adults. Now there is growing evidence and reports of infection in infants and pre-school-aged children (≤ 6 years old) in Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Uganda, with rep...
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Bulinus spp, are freshwater snails that serve as intermediate hosts of Schistosoma heamatobium which cause urinary schistosomiasis in human beings. The knowledge of their spatial distributions can be used to map the extent and risk of the disease in endemic areas. This paper therefore, presents the geo-spatial distribution of Bulinus sp. in Abeokut...
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Introduction Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with over 150 million people. Inadequate basic social amenities and weak primary healthcare infrastructure have promoted the transmission of schistosomiasis. Presently, there is little no control programme due to absence of detail distribution of the disease that can be use in planning con...
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A survey was carried out to assess awareness, possession and use of insecticide-treated nets (ITN) by mothers in preventing malaria among children under 5 years old. Pretested questionnaires were administered by trained research assistants to women that have had a child in the last 59 months, irrespective of place of child delivery. Malaria was con...
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The control of schistosomiasis in Nigeria is mainly by mass treatment with praziquantel through the school system, with an absence of any provision for pre-school children. We therefore determined the prevalence and intensity of urinary schistosomiasis in pre-school children between the ages of 1-6 years in Ilewo-Orile a rural and endemic community...
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Background Simulum damnosum Theobald sensu lato (s.l.) is the vector of the parasitic filarial worm Onchocerca volvulus Leuckart which causes onchocerciasis. In order to understand the vector population dynamics, a preliminary 12 months entomological evaluation was carried out at Abeokuta, the Southwest Zone of Nigeria, an onchocerciasis endemic ar...

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Despite repeated annual treatment with anti-helminthic drugs, soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) remains an important factor in school children morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa as school children are rapidly re-infected within 3 months after treatment. We designed a health education board game "Worms and Ladders" inscribed with health education and STH preventive messages and evaluated its potential for promoting good hygiene practices among school children for the integrated control of STH during mass drug administration (MDA).