Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Meet Morenike...

... a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

Dr. Morenike Ukpong
Ibadan/Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Morenike is a microbicide advocate from Ibadan, Nigeria where she works as a paedodontist (children’s dentist). She initially became involved with IRMA through her engagement in rectal microbicide advocacy in Nigeria as well as her repeated contact with Jim Pickett at international conferences.

As the coordinator of the Nigeria HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Group, Morenike focuses her work on enhancing HIV prevention among Nigerians. Rectal microbicides are important as an HIV prevention tool, and she sees it as necessary and important to advocate for microbicide research and development for the overall well-being of her fellow Nigerians.

In order to create greater awareness around rectal microbicides, Morenike is clear that they must be included in any discussion of our HIV advocacy agenda.

With all of this hard work, it’s no wonder that one of Morenike’s favorite free time activities is sleeping!

Check out more Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocates here.

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