Dr. Bukola Fawole, BOLD Principal Investigator – Nigeria Dr. Fawole is a Senior Lecturer/Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan/University College Hospital, Ibadan.
Why were you interested in BOLD?
“The BOLD project aims to find a solution to a major public health concern in my country namely the reduction of adverse pregnancy outcomes for both mother and the newborn.
Findings from WHO Global Survey (conducted in 2005) and WHO Multi-country Survey (conducted in 2011) revealed that there was virtually no change in perinatal mortality rates in Nigeria during this period.
Nigeria continues to rank among the countries with the highest perinatal mortality rates. High fresh stillbirth rates reflect poor quality of intra-partum monitoring; an alarming proportion of fresh stillbirths were normal weight term fetuses. Given these poor indices, it is a privilege to collaborate in the BOLD initiative that hopefully will turn the page and lead to improved intra-partum monitoring and better outcomesfor mothers and their newborns.”