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How NLNG Science and Technology Prize  Enhanced My Research on Advanced Respiratory Devices – Prof. Amadi, Winner of Nigeria Prize for Science 2023

How NLNG Science and Technology Prize  Enhanced My Research on Advanced Respiratory Devices - Prof. Amadi, Winner of Nigeria Prize for Science 2023

How NLNG Science and Technology Prize  Enhanced My Research on Advanced Respiratory Devices – Prof. Amadi, Winner of Nigeria Prize for Science 2023

In other to close the gaps in meeting sustainable development goals, especially in reducing neonatal mortality and indeed bring about innovation for enhancement of healthcare therapy. Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry collaborate alongside stakeholders towards advancement in area of science and research sector in Nigeria.

At the public presentation of the winning work of The Nigeria Prize for Science 2023 by Professor Hippolite Amadi, whose research work concentrates on three technological innovations intended to save the lives of neonates by making the delivery of oxygen cheap and easy.

Mr Andy Odeh, in his remarks at the occasion, represented by Yemi Adeyemi, Acting Manager of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs,  said a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2023 ranked Nigeria as the country with the second highest number of maternal, neonatal and child deaths worldwide, adding that Nigeria stands the risk of normalising neonatal mortality if nothing is done to stop it.

“The top research innovations of Professor Amadi, as recognised by The Nigeria Prize for Science, are not merely a step forward for our nation but a beacon of hope for the countless newborn lives that hang in the balance. We cannot afford to let the cries of our newborns fade into the background of our daily lives. The urgency to combat neonatal mortality is a solemn duty to safeguard the future of our nation’s children, and we must answer that call with unwavering determination and immediate, decisive measures.
“NLNG is very proud of Professor Amadi’s discoveries through The Nigeria Prize for Science. Our vision of helping to build a better Nigeria is the core of the prize, and we believe strongly that the 2023 winning entry speaks in unambiguous terms as one of the ways we can achieve this vision. NLNG remains committed to the prize and will not relent in finding solutions to the nation’s development issues,” he stated.

The LCCI Director-General, Mr. Gabriel Idahosa, stated in his address that the business interactive forum provided a unique opportunity for the Nigerian business community to learn from Professor Amadi’s work. He said that if Nigeria, given its natural endowments, is to successfully transform its economy and achieve significant growth, science and technology and its integration into the socio-economic development process must be accorded the highest priority.

“It is important to note the recognition of Professor Amadi’s work in the field of newborn and child healthcare, which was selected from over a hundred entries. The work is not only based on how it can significantly advance neonatal care in Nigeria but also on how it can improve access and reduce neonatal care costs. We urge the government to provide targeted funding toward the local production of healthcare and pharmaceutical devices, as this will help reduce the burden of foreign exchange spent on importing most of our healthcare needs in Nigeria. Several lessons can be drawn from this achievement regarding our daily business and personal life,” he said.

He applauded NLNG, the prize sponsor, for being one of the best-run public-private partnerships that has consistently contributed to the Nigerian economy through dividends and taxes.

In his presentation, Professor Amadi stated the prize has helped the expansion of his research project in Nigeria which has led to the creation of additional advanced respiratory devices for neonates operable by nurses and local practitioners.

 

The Nigeria Prize for Science is a $100,000 award sponsored by NLNG to promote innovations in science and technology that will solve age-long problems and drive development in Nigeria.

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