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Dr. Ifeyinwa Maryann Okafor

Lecturer
Medical Laboratory Science
okaforify@unical.edu.ng

PhD (Haematology) University of Calabar 2014 MSc (Haematology/ BGS) University of Calabar 2008 BMLS (Haematology /BGS) University of Calabar 2002 My research interest is in nutritional anaemia, Haematology oncology,immunohaematology haemoglobinopathies and haemostasis/coagulation studies. Major research has been in nutitional anaemia, assessing iron status of pregnant women, studies on anaemia and malaria infection in pregnancy, soluble transferin receptor as a marker in the diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy.

Okafor I. M. and Okoroiwu H. U. (2017).Effect of Tobacco Cigarette Smoking on some Haematological Parameters of Cigarette Smokers in Southern Nigeria. Asian Journal of Medicine and Health. 3(23)44.50.


Akpan P. A., Okafor I. M. and Anakebe S. (2017).Altered protein and iron levels of patients with active tuberculosis in a Nigerian Health Facility; African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Biology. 1(4), 55-61.


Okafor I. M., Akpan P. A., Usanga E. A. (2012).Prevalence and Types of Anaemia in Malaria Infected Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. Journal of Natural Science Research, 2(7):73-78.


Asuquo J. I., Okafor I. M., Usang E. A. and Isong I. (2014).Von Willebrand Factor Antigen Levels in Different ABO Blood Groups in a Nigerian Population. International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science. 3(1): 24-28.


Henshaw Uchechi Okoroiwu, Item Justin Atangwho, Emmanuel Kufre Uko, Okafor I. M. (2016).Haemostatic property of Chromolaena odorata leaf extracts: in vitro and in vivo evaluation in wistar rats. Journal of Biological Research 2016; 89:6211


Okafor I. M., Okpokam D. C., Antai A. B. and Usanga E. A. (2014).Soluble Transferrin Receptor as a marker in the Diagnosis of Iron Deficiency Anaemia; A study in Calabar. International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science. 3(1):40-46.


Itam K. P. and Okafor I. M. (2016).Use of apheresis in the treatment of Haematological Conditions. World Scientific News, 50:250-265.


Enoh J. E., Thumamo Pokam B. D., Eyo A. O., Okafor I. M., Assob Nguedia J. C., Boris T. F. and Ngowe N. M. (2017).Drug Induced Hematological Disorders in Patients on Antituberculosis Drugs in the South West Region of Cameroon. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research www.ejpmr.com ejpmr, 4(1),155-161


Okpokam D. C., Okafor I. M., Akpotuzor J. O., Nna V. U., Okpokam E., Osim E. E. and Usanga E. A. (2016).Response of Cellular Elements to Frequent Blood Donations among Male Subjects in Calabar, Nigeria. Trends in Medical Research 11 (1): 11-19,


Okafor I. M., Antai A. B. and Usanga E. A. (2017).Evaluation of Soluble Transferrin Receptor, Soluble Transferrin Receptor/Ferritin Ratio and other Iron Related Parameters of Pregnant Women in Cross River State, Nigeria. Tropical Journal of Medical Reasarch. 5(3), 56-62.


Okoroiwu H. U., Okafor I. M., Uko E. K. and Atangwho I. J. (2017).Some hematological parameters of Wistar rats treated with Chromolaena odorata leave extracts; Journal of Biological Research; 90:51-55


Mbah M., Ogban G. I., Okafor I. M., Ejezie G. C., Alaribe A. A. A. (2012).A survey of Bancroftian Filariasis by Detecting Microfilaria and Circulating Antigenamia in Biase, Cross River State. Global Journal Of Medical Research, XII (1):5-10.


Okafor I. M., Okpokam D. C., Antai A. B., Usanga. E. A. (2016).Iron Status of Pregnant Women in Rural and Urban Communities of Cross River State, South-South Nigeria. Niger. J. Physiol. Sci. 31 (December 2016) 121-125 www.njps.com.ng


Ukwe Linda I. and Okafor Ifeyinwa M. (2017).Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Pharmaceutical Value of Snake Venom. Calabar Journal of Health Sciences, 1-13.

Asemota E. A., Okafor I. M., Okoroiwu H. U., Eworo E. R., Anyanwu O. S., Efiong E. E. and Udomah F. (2018).Zinc, Copper, CD4 T-cell count and some hematological parameters of HIV-infected subjects in Southern Nigeria. Integrative Medicine Research 1-8.


Okpokam D. C., Ani E. J., Okafor M. I., Okpokam O. E., Osim E. E and Emeribe A. O. (2014).Changes in some Biochemical Iron-related Parameters following repeated Blood Donation among 184 Male Subjects in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Blood Donor Bay, Calabar, Nigeria. Mary Slessor Journal of Medicine. 13(1):67-79.


Okafor I. M., Eyo A. O., Okon E. A., Akpan, P. A. (2013).Some Haematological Parameters of Tuberculosis Infected Nigerians: A Study in Calabar, Nigeria. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. 19:95-100.


Okafor I. M., Akpan P. A., Nwofor O. M. (2013).Prevalence of Malaria Parasitaemia among Women of Different ABO Blood Groups in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Mary Slessor Journal of Medicine. 12(1): 11-17.


Akpotuzor J. O., Ibanga, I. and Okafor I. M., (2010).Prevalence and Titre of Alpha and Beta Haemolysin among Transfused Adults in Calabar, Nigeria. Journal of Medical Laboratory Science v 19 (2): 27-30.


Okafor I. M., Mbah M., Usanga E. A. (2012).The impact of Anaemia and Malaria Parasite Infection in Pregnant Women; Nigerian Perspective. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences, 1(1): 34-38.


Mba M., Okafor I., Useh M. F., Ejezie G. C. and Alaribe, A. A. A. (2013).Studies on the Diagnosis and Transmission Dynamics of Lymphatic Filariasis in Biase Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria; 4th International Conference on Medical Biological and Phamarceutical Science. (ICMBPS2013).


Ogar C. O., Okafor I. M. and Akpan P. A. (2016).Seroprevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infection among Health Centre Workers in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IJBLS) 2016 Vo1. 5, No. 1:17-22


Okafor I. M., Asemota E. A., Antai A. B. and Usanga E. A. (2013).Prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anaemia among Pregnant Women in Calabar, Cross River State Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences. 7( 2): 60-64.

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Showing All Conferences Attended

Mentoring for Academic Excellence
Workshop on Mentoring for Academic Excellence, University of Calabar.
Start: Saturday 30th March, 2013
End: Sunday 31st March, 2013
Pre-Service Training (PST) Supply Chain Management
Pre-Service Training (PST) Supply Chain Management (SCM) Reorientation Training for Schools of Pharmacy and Medical Laboratory Sciences, Enugu, Nigeria.
Start: Sunday 13th September, 2015
End: Sunday 20th September, 2015
ISTH Congress
ISTH Congress, Toronto, Canada. Papers Presented Response of Leucocyte Count, Leucocyte Differential Count and Thrombocytic Count on Frequent Blood Donations among Male Subjects in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Donor Clinic, Calabar, Nigeria.
Start: Saturday 20th June, 2015
End: Thursday 25th June, 2015
Scientific Conference of Federation of African Association of Medical Laboratory Scientist
The Maiden Scientific Conference of Federation of African Association of Medical Laboratory Scientist in Abuja, Nigeria. Paper Presented: Malaria Parasitaemia and Morphological Classification of Anaemia in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar.
Start: Sunday 2nd October, 2011
End: Thursday 6th October, 2011
British Blood Transfusion Society Conference
British Blood Transfusion Society Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom. Papers Presented Prevalence and Titre of Alpha and Beta Haemolysins among Blood Donors attending University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Donor Clinic in Calabar, Nigeria.
Start: Wednesday 13th September, 2017
End: Friday 15th September, 2017
International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference
International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conferences for Academic Discipline, University of Las Vegas, United States. Paper Presented (a) Some Haematological Parameters of Tuberculosis Infected Nigerians: A Study in Calabar. (b) Prevalence and Types of Anaemia in Malaria Infected Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria.
Start: Thursday 21st March, 2013
End: Monday 25th March, 2013
Annual Scientific Conference and Workshop
50th Annual Scientific Conference and Workshop of Association of Medical Laboratory Scientist of Nigeria, Akure, Ondo State.
Start: Thursday 21st August, 2014
End: Sunday 24th August, 2014
Optimising the Diagnosis, Research and Management of Haematological and Blood Disorders
Pre-Conference Workshop on Optimising the Diagnosis, Research and Management of Haematological and Blood Disorders in Developing Countries, University of Abuja. Paper Presented: Soluble Transferrin Receptor as a marker in the Diagnosis of Iron Deficiency Anaemia: A Study in Calabar.
Start: Wednesday 8th July, 2015
End: Friday 10th July, 2015
Quality Teaching for Quality Learning
Quality Teaching for Quality Learning in Higher Education at University of Calabar.
Start: Monday 28th October, 2013
End: Monday 28th October, 2013
Emirates Society of Haematology Conference
Emirates Society of Haematology Conference, Dubai. Paper Presented Iron Status of Pregnant Women in Urban and Rural Communities of Cross River State, Nigeria.
Start: Thursday 31st March, 2016
End: Saturday 2nd April, 2016
Pre-Service Training Curriculum
Medical Laboratory Pre-Service Training Curriculum Review by Supply Chain Management of Nigeria funded by USAID, Calabar.
Start: Saturday 5th July, 2014
End: Thursday 10th July, 2014
Continuous Education Course
Continuous Education Course on Specialist Transfusion Science Practice (STSP); NHS Blood and Transplant, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Start: Monday 18th September, 2017
End: Friday 22nd September, 2017
ISTH 2018 Congress
ISTH Congress, Dublin, Ireland. Paper Presented: Impact of Cigarette Smoking on Platelet Count, Mean Platelet Volume and Platelet Distribution Width of Male Cigarette Smokers in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.
Start: Wednesday 18th July, 2018
End: Saturday 21st July, 2018
Safe Blood for Africa
Safe Blood for Africa Workshop on the use of ELISA Technique, Owerri, Nigeria.
Start: Sunday 20th July, 2014
End: Saturday 26th July, 2014

Showing All Grants Received

Grant Description:
Princess of Wales International Bursary Award for 2017 by the British blood transfusion society. As the awardee I was presented with a laurel and l received the sum of £2,500 as travel expenses to attend BBTS conference in 2017 at Glasgow and I was also sponsored to attend a training in Blood Transfusion Science in Sheffield
Grantor:
BRITISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SOCIETY

Amount:
2500.00  GBP
Date Received:
14.09.2017
Grant Description:
Medical Laboratory Pre-Service Training Curriculum Review by Supply Chain Management of Nigeria funded by USAID, Calabar, Nigeria.
Grantor:
USAID

Amount:
50000.00  NRN
Date Received:
05.07.2014
Grant Description:
TETFUND Scholarship for Conference attendance at University of Las Vegas, USA.
Grantor:
TETFUND

Amount:
850000.00  NRN
Date Received:
21.03.2013
Grant Description:
International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis Travel Grant to attend ISTH Conference in Dublin, Ireland.
Grantor:
ISTH

Amount:
1200.00  EURO
Date Received:
18.07.2018
Grant Description:
Safe Blood for Africa Workshop on the use of ELISA technique, Owerri, Nigeria.
Grantor:
Safe Blood for Africa

Amount:
75000.00  NRN
Date Received:
20.07.2014
Grant Description:
Pre-conference Workshop on Optimising the diagnosis, research and management of haematological and blood disorders in developing countries at University of Abuja.
Grantor:
University of Calabar

Amount:
144000.00  NRN
Date Received:
08.07.2015