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CARTA Fellow Makes Progress in his PhD studies

posted Oct 4, 2011, 1:11 AM by Makau Ngola   [ updated Oct 4, 2011, 1:45 AM ]
CARTA fellow, Sunday Adepoju Adedini of the Obafemi Awolowo University has made great progress in his PhD studies.  His research proposal for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the University of the Witwatersrand entitled “ The influence of contextual determinants of infant and child mortality in Nigeria” was approved by the Faculty of Humanities – Postgraduate Office early September 2011. 

 The proposal was externally reviewed by selected reviewers versed with African demography from Columbia University, New York and the Regional Institute for Population Studies in Ghana.  Sunday will now work with Prof Clifford Odimegwu, a CARTA supervisor, of the School of Public Health in the next two to five years to complete the thesis.
Sunday Adepoju Adedini
Additionally, two abstracts from Sunday’s PhD work have been accepted for oral presentation at the UAPS Sixth African Population Conference, 5-9 December 2011, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. and another one at International Conference on Family Planning, November 29 – December 2, 2011, Dakar, Senegal.  Both conferences will take place at a time when Sunday will be attending his second CARTA Joint Advanced Seminar (JAS 2) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa from November 21 to December 16, 2011.  Consequently, the papers will be presented on his behalf.  
An elated Sunday broke the good news to the CARTA Secretariat while commending the CARTA Fellowship scheme when he wrote “The supports I receive from the CARTA program have been of immense benefit.”