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Nigerian students to receive scholarships in public Health

By Guardian Nigeria
02 January 2022   |   2:37 am
Nigerian students studying for masters degree in public health at the School of Hygine and Tropical Medicine would recieve fianacial support. The grant, in the tune of 500 pounds will be awarded to successful beneficiaries to invest in their studies either to undertake research or travel in aid of completing their final research projects. The…

Nigerian students studying for masters degree in public health at the School of Hygine and Tropical Medicine would recieve fianacial support.

The grant, in the tune of 500 pounds will be awarded to successful beneficiaries to invest in their studies either to undertake research or travel in aid of completing their final research projects.

The grant, in honour of the memory of Dr Ijeoma Idaresit, an alumnus, is designed to uphold her legacy, dedication to learning for continuous improvement and her passion for improving mental health in patrnership with the institution.

According to the London School of Hygine and Tropical Medicine “Dr Ijeoma idaresit was an inspirational leader who resolved to be part of the solution to challenges within health care delivery and outcome in Nigeria.

After receiving her masters degree in public health, she went on to create the Edie and Amy company, a maternal focused online media and product organisation which currently reaches over 10,000 mothers monthly through a website and on social media platforms,  helping them through the hurdles.

The school continued that, “she’s also concerned about the dearth of maternal mental health support systems in Nigeria, she worked as the Conference Director of the Postpartum Support Network (PSN) Africa, an organisation which has educated up to 16,000 people, screened about 8,000 mothers, and provided free treatment for over 500 women suffering from postpartum depression and other mood disorders. At the start of the pandemic in 2020, she coordinated the team’s response, personally providing support for at least 46 women in 6 different online groups called the Warrior Mom Villages.”

Successful scholars from Nigeria will have an opportunity to go further in their academic pursuits and become better equipped to provide solutions in the healthcare space. Through this, the impact of Idaresit’s work will be amplified in the various projects carried out by the recipients, with the potential of meeting health needs in Nigeria.

Eligible students will be able to apply through the school’s website.