Improving Maternal Health In Nigeria, My Driving Force – Prof. Afolabi
Born in 1970, Bosede Afolabi, is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. She has dedicated over 19 years of her life in improving the lives of mothers and their babies in Nigeria.
Aside her career, Afolabi is a feminist who frowns against women being discriminated. While she does not have the legal power to fight for women, she has focused most of her research on how to tackle some of the challenges they faced, especially during pregnancy, hence, her discovery of physiological and cardiovascular abnormalities in pregnant women with sickle cell disease, including those of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and vasodilator hormones in pregnancy.
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