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General News of Tuesday, 7 March 2023


Here are 12 things you don't know about Dr. Ify, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour’s wife

Dr. Ify Rhodes-Vivour Dr. Ify Rhodes-Vivour

Dr. Ifeyinwa Rhodes-Vivour (Ph.D) is the wife of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in Lagos State.

With four days to the presidential elections, the campaign has intensified across the state.

Mrs. Ify as she is known has proven to be a strong pillar to her husband.

While she is unknown to the political terrain, below are a few facts you didn't know about her.

Below are a few facts about her

1) She is the daughter of Lt. Col. Ifeanyi Aniebo from Umunze in Anambra State.

2) Dr. Ify is an Oxford University graduate.

3) She is a Ph.D holder.

4) Dr. Ify is a molecular geneticist with a special focus on malaria drug resistance.

5) She was born in 1983 and she is 40 years.

6) The award-winning scientist has recorded groundbreaking research in achieving a malaria-free environment.

7) Dr. Ify attended Queen Mary’s University, where she bagged a degree in Medical Genetics before heading to Nottingham University for a second degree in Biomolecular Technology.

8) While studying for her Ph.D., Dr. Ify was the youngest person, the only black person, and the only Nigerian in the Wellcome-Oxford-WHO unit in Thailand and the Malaria Department at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge.

9) Dr. Ify has worked to find a cure for malaria, one of Africa’s deadliest diseases. These include conducting Clinical Research in Thailand, conducting Field work along the Thai-Laos Border, and presenting her work at the 21st World Malaria conference in Mae Sot and the Genome conference in Cambridge.

10) She also collaborated with a research unit in Rwanda, focusing on Plasmodium Falciparum strains from the country. Additionally, she contributed to a charitable cause by distributing parasite-impregnated bed nets to children between the ages of 2 and 8 at a motherless children’s home in Bangkok.

11) She also has an initiative, Afroscientric, which focuses on bridging the huge gap in young African women getting into the science field.

12) Additionally, she has a blog that focuses on health issues that young Africans can relate to.