The Research Unit in Applied Microbiology and Pharmacology of natural substances (U.R.M.A.Pha), University of Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Benin and the African Centre of Excellence for Water and Environmental Research (ACEWATER) Redeemer’s University (RUN ACEWATER have received a funding of one hundred thousand USD ($100,000) from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)-The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). The grant is for a joint research project to profile drinking water in Nigeria and Benin for the presence of Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistant Genes (ARGs) and Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria (ARB) and proffer sustainable and effective remedies in dealing with these emerging contaminants in drinking water for a period of two year (2 years). This study will provide baseline data for current drinking water quality in the both countries and will develop innovative strategies for the elimination of these contaminants in drinking water. It is expected that the project will involve capacity development of young scientists in both Universities who will have the ability to adequately respond to drinking water quality issues and other environmental concerns in the Sub-region. The grant will involve exchange of faculty and students. The U.R.M.A.Pha and ACEWATER have the requisite personnel, local expertise and understanding of the local needs in the field of research to allow for the successful implementation of the research project.
c/O Prof Emmanuel Unuabonah, Centre Director, ACEWATER, Redeemer’s University, PMB 230, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria.
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