A medical scientist, Prof Luke Edungbola, has promised to reward anyone who report a case of guinea worm disease in Nigeria to him or any accredited authority.
According to the University of Illorin’s bulletin issued on Monday, Edungbola made the pledge while speaking on the success of eradicating guinea worm disease in Nigeria.
Edungbola, a former deputy vice-chancellor of the university, stated that finding a remedy to human challenges, particularly health, required the efforts of every stakeholder.
The publication explained that the medical and public health parasitologist, pioneered the multi-various efforts which eventually made the disease to become history in tropical Africa.
It also stated that the parasitologist enjoined his colleagues to always give every situation their best, and their responsibilities go beyond classroom teaching but also involve translating and transforming their expertise to finding solutions to challenges.
Prof. Edungbola will be launching a book . y November; titled “The Eradication of Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm) in Nigeria: An Eyewitness Account”.