Ifeyinwa Rhodes-Vivour: 5 Things You Need to Know About Lagos LP Guber Candidate's Wife
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Ifeyinwa Rhodes-Vivour: 5 Things You Need to Know About Lagos LP Guber Candidate’s Wife

Ifeyinwa Rhodes-Vivour (Ph.D), the wife of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party has been in the news lately for speaking about her husband’s manifesto and what she will be doing as the First Lady of Lagos State.

Mrs Ify as she is being called is widely known and has proven to be a strong supporter to her husband’s campaign as the governor of Lagos State. With her recent political involvement, here are five things you do not know about her.

Ify’s Education and Career

Dr Ifeyinwa 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.

She proceeded to  Oxford University afterwards for a PhD and 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. 

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

Her Research Works.

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

She also collaborated with a research unit in Rwanda, focusing on Plasmodium Falciparum strains from the country. 

Her Charity Works

Dr Ify has an initiative, Afroscientric, which focuses on bridging the huge gap in young African women getting into the science field.

She has also 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.

Blogs and Achievements

Dr. Ify Rhodes-Vivour currently has a blog that focuses on all health issues that young Africans face or are prone to face and can easily relate to.

She was also nominated and awarded a Young Person of the Year Award.

Her background

Dr. Ify hails from the eastern part of NIgeria, in Anambra State precisely. She is the daughter of the Lt. Col Ifeanyi Aniebo from Umunze in Anambra State.

She was born in 1983 and she is currently 40 years old as of 2023.

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