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HE (Dr.) Amina L. Abubakar Bello, FAPH

HE (Dr.) Amina L. Abubakar Bello is the wife of the executive governor of Niger State. She obtained her medicine & surgery degree from ABU Zaria. She is a fellow of the West Africa College of Surgeons, and also a member of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), and Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN). She has carried out research on several aspects of maternal mortality and reproductive health. She is the Founder of RAISE Foundation, a Minna based NGO uplifting the life of the less privileged

Prof. Vrajlal Sapovadia, FAPH

Prof. Vrajlal Sapovadia, FAPH is distinguished business management researcher and consultant working in USA and India. Being worked as faculty of finance, accounting and corporate law at Indian Institute of Management Indore and B. K. School of Business Management Ahmedabad, and onetime Professor & Interim Dean at School of Business & Entrepreneurship, American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola. He is a Chartered Accountant and Qualified System Auditor; he also holds a PhD in Management. He is widely published social science researcher with the globally acclaimed work "Controlling HIV/AIDS - a Judicial Measure”.

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Hon. Dr. Wale Okediran, FAPH

He is a former member of the House of Representatives and two- term President of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Fellow of General Medical Practitioners of Nigeria and Fellow of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria. He has served the Nigerian government for almost 30 years in various capacities including high level policy to improve enabling environment for heath of Nigerian citizens. He has been part of legislative advocacy in HIV/AIDS, regional dialogues in Africa, and policy development leading to improvements in health across the region

Dr. Samson Agbo, FAPH

A board-certified medical doctor and public health expert with over 33years’ work experience. He was the Chief of Child Survival, UNICEF Angola several years before taking up a position with R&S Manor MediCare Group Limited , a firm he cofounded. He was the head of Health and HIV for Save the Children UK from 2012 to 2014. He is an Aspen fellow; Chevening Scholar, WHO fellow and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary club. He has degrees from the Universities of Lagos, College of Medicine (MBBS, MPH); London, LSHTM (MSc. Epidemiology) and Liverpool (MBA).

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Dr Noredia Alile FAPH

Noredia is a graduate of University College Hospital, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Her interest is in Global Neonatology. She is a Helping Babies Breath master trainer and has explored how inefficient neonatal resuscitation contributes to infant mortality rates in underserved areas through the HBB program. She is Board certified in Paediatrics with the American Board of Paediatrics. She has volunteered in rural villages in Haiti and has received several awards for her role in patient advocacy. She is Founder/CEO Kia-Ora Wellness, LLC and since 2016, has been Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Attending Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Bola Kusemiju, FAPH

He holds both BSc and MSc in Mass Communication and a Master’s Degree in Public Health specializing in maternal and child health. He is a social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) specialist and public health consultant. He has consulted for the FMOH, the UNFPA, the USAID, UNICEF, UNDP Nigeria Office and the CS-SUNN. Mr. Bola Kusemiju is the First Nigerian and Non-Medical winner of the prestigious Organon International B.V Family Planning Scholarship Award. He is the CEO of Organisation for Communication and Capacity Building.

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Yanju K. Desalu, FAPH

He is the Chief Operating Officer of Look Media Nigeria, Lagos. He has over 20 years’ experience and background in management, marketing, advertising and finance and has made his mark in business development. He worked as the Head Manager (Private and Commercial Banking) at the Bank of Montreal, Calgary. He is a mentor and a life coach with profound expertise in capacity building. He holds a PMBA Marketing Diploma from California Lutheran University.

Dr. Nihinlola Mabogunje, FAPH

She is an accomplished development expert that has been in progressive leadership positions both in the public and private sectors. She has over 20 years of experience working on programs and projects on Maternal, Youth, Child and Gender in Nigeria with grants from DFID, USAID, The Global Fund, MacArthur, and Ford Foundation. She is a proficient writer, a transformation Leader and an excellent developer of projects and programs key performance indicators (KPIs). Lola is a recipient of the Chevening scholarship. She is the current Team Leader of the DFID-Funded SUNMaP -2 project supporting Nigerian government to work towards eliminating malaria

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Dr. Laz Ude Eze, FAPH

A young physician trained in University of Ibadan, Ibadan , he is a founding partner of Four ACES Consulting Services Limited and notable on-air personality. He obtained his MSc in Public Health (MPH) with Distinction and a Certificate in Global Health from the University of Kentucky, US. His experience cuts across public & private health & research institutions in Nigeria, US & Togo. He has worked on donor-funded projects including that of USAID, DFID, Global Fund, UNICEF and most recently – GAVI and BMGF. He has competencies in Public Health Project Management, including Monitoring and Evaluation, advocacy and capacity building

Dollin Holt, FAPH

Dolin is an expert in conflict resolution and peace building, and also the Founder/Executive Director of Caprecon Development Foundation, UK. He graduated from the Universities of East London and Bedfordshire with post-graduate degrees in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies (MA), International Human Rights Law (LLM) and Media Representation (MA by Research. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the management committee, Network for Peace and several others.

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Iroiso Ikpokonte, FAPH

He is a business monk, polymath and autodidact. He had his first degree in Mechanical Engineering from the FUT Minna, Nigeria. He is the CEO/Founder of JUNE, a hardware, software, and design company. He was a part of the Zamantakewa project in Kaduna. He designed and developed a novel and fast Fingerprint Matching Algorithm (Quick), and native RPC and storage libraries which improved speed, security and efficiency of the entire platform by over 300%. He also helped to plan, design and build the backend infrastructure and front-end client for the National Examination Council (NECO) biometric platform in Nigeria

Abubakar (Billy) Tafawa Balewa, FAPH

Has served as the Special Assistant to a Bauchi State Governor for about 7 years. Presently, he is a Senior Consultant at the Centre for Good Governance and Electoral Reforms, Bauchi. He holds an MSc in Development Studies, an MBA, International Business from NDA (Nigerian Defence Academy) and Birmingham City University respectively. He is keen on programmes in public health nutrition and food security. He was part of the project ‘Problems and prospects of Agricultural SME’s in Nigeria.’ He led the Nigerian Delegation to the 63rd World Assembly of Youth Congress in Windhoek, Namibia, Nigeria. He’s a member of ECOWAS election observation Mission for the 2016 Presidential election. He is passionate about African countries achieving demographic dividend

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Christopher T. Zielinski, FAPH

Chris is a Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead for the Partnerships in Health Information Programme, University of Winchester, UK. He has a background which combines work in knowledge management, media and communications. He has published articles and papers on intellectual property, development, ethics and knowledge management. He is multilingual (Fluent French, German, Italian and Polish) and a former translator qualified by UN and ILO. He has experience working with FAO, Rome; WHO regional offices at Brazzaville, Egypt, Geneva, and New Delhi. He is well travelled and belongs to the board of directors of World Association of Medical Editors.

Lundi-Anne Omam, FAPH

She holds a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Buea and has 9 years of experience in managing and implementing health project to improve health system. She is the Assistant Executive Director of Reach out Cameroon NGO and the County Coordinator for the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP). She is a life coach and a mentor. Her expertise cuts across health systems strengthening, infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS, Malaria), SRH, research writing & capacity building. She won the African Youth Award, 2015 and is a global outreach member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

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Ezinne Anyanwu, FAPH

Ezinne is Founder, Managing Director and Chief Healthcare Strategist at Efferent Services Limited Nigeria, and a licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Texas. She holds an MSc in Health & Medical Informatics from Brandeis University and a Master Certification in Advanced Business Process Management from the University of San Francisco. She is a member of American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honours Society.She has received various awards including Project Eagle Award, Rising Star, Associate Spotlight and Accelerate Leadership Award and Designation

Chioma Blessing Kanu, FAPH

Chioma is the Senior Program Officer, Reproductive Health, Gender and SDGs at Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC). She obtained her MBA, Business Administration and Management from University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus (UNEC) and B.A in English from UNILAG. She led the team that advocated for Food Security to principal officers in AIT and Guardian newspaper in 2012. She implemented mapping and analysis of young peoples’ aspiration by V4C, to improve the lives of adolescent girls and women in 3 northern states. She designed and implemented the UNMC sponsored project on Legislative-Executive –CSOs-Media capacity dialogue session on MDG in Kano, Katsina and Zamfara states in 2013.

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Ferhat Khan, FAPH

Ferhat holds an MSc in Pharmacology, a B.Pharm and PGDM obtained at ABU Zaria. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. She is an academic and currently lectures at the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She is vast in her field and has published several articles in peer review journals. She attended the International symposium on the role of herbals in cancer prevention and treatment. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-India. February 9-10, 2016. Ferhat Khan has held managerial positions in her field and still practices as a consultant. She seeks to contribute to the betterment of humanity through her acquired professional experiences

Temple Jagha, FAPH

Temple bagged a BSc and an MSc in Medical Sociology from the University of Jos, and is currently in a DrPh. (Doctor of Public Health) program with Walden University USA. He has over two decades of executive management experience in development practice. His resume also boasts of broad international development experience in Africa and the Middle East and has worked with several development agencies to implement health programs in Nigeria. He is accomplished in developing monitoring and evaluation systems and structures for projects and countries, and develops capacity of teams to implement M&E across disciplines.

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Edwin Ikhuoria, FAPH

Edwin is the current Africa Executive Director for ONE Campaign and the former Nigeria’s Country Representative. A development strategist and policy expert, he has over 20 years of experience in the development sector. He has worked across multiple sectors in the fight against poverty and advocacy for health, agriculture and food security. He previously worked with The World Bank, USAID MARKETS, National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS), Development Associates and Credit Awareness on various research, policy, communications and advocacy assignments. He holds two masters degrees - one in Development Management and the other in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In his private time he loves to work with young people as a life coach.

Dr Anwar Rafay, FAPH

Dr Rafay is a development professional, with a first degree in Medicine and specialization in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Aga Khan University, Karachi. Dr Rafay has over 20 years of experience serving in the public and private sectors. He has worked on projects funded by international development agencies (World Bank, USAID, CIDA and recently DFID/UKAID). Currently, he is collaborating with Institute of Health Matrix and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington in determining global, regional and national estimates of risk factors for 206 disease entities. He has also worked on estimating DALYs, YLL and HALE for morbidities and causes of mortalities among women, children and socially secluded groups.

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Rt. Honourable Mulikat Akande-Adeola, FAPH

She is a consummate Lawyer and an astute politician. She earned her LL.B degree at Ahmadu Bello University and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1983. She obtained her LL.M at the University of Lagos. She was elected into the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, representing Ogbomosho North, South and Orire Federal Constituency in 2007. She served as a member of the ECOWAS Parliament from 2007 to 2011. She was the Majority Leader of House of Representatives of Nigeria 2011-2015. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), and International Bar Association (IBA). She is also the Founder of Jokodolu Foundation, a nonprofit working to alleviate the plight of indigent women and children

Tonte Ibraye ,FAPH

He is the national coordinator of White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria (WRAN) for Safe Motherhood. Over the last 15 years, under the leadership of Tonte Ibraye, WRAN has successfully advocated for the introduction, approval and implementation of the policy on Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) at all levels in 2013 which was included by Kwara state government as a line item in its 2015 budget. WRAN also in collaboration with HERFON, Save the Children led an advocacy that resulted in the passage of the National Health Act. WRAN was part of the efforts that led to the approval of task shifting policy in 2012 by the National Council on Health

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Hauwa Abbas, FAPH

Hauwa is a seasoned professional leader who has over 10 years of local and international public health experience. She has a background in International Relations and Politics, and is a certified CPD accredited coach. She was an analyst for the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). She is the Charter President of Rotary Club of Abuja Federal (RCAF) 2015-16. She sat on the committee for the First Nigerian National Vaccine Summit (2012) and contributed to the UN Commission Implementation Plan for Nigeria on 13 Life-Saving Commodities for women and child in 2013. She is the founder of Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative (SLNI.) Through SLNI, she has delivered programs which demonstrated unprecedented success in community mobilization, service delivery and awareness raising in support of RMNCAH

Mahlet Teferi, FAPH

Dr Teferi is a young medical doctor and outstanding leader who is currently in the frontline of response to COVID-19 in Ethiopia. She has a background in International Relations and Politics, and is a certified CPD accredited coach. She was an analyst for the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). She is the Charter President of Rotary Club of Abuja Federal (RCAF) 2015-16. She sat on the committee for the First Nigerian National Vaccine Summit (2012) and contributed to the UN Commission Implementation Plan for Nigeria on 13 Life-Saving Commodities for women and child in 2013. She is the founder of Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative (SLNI.) Through SLNI, she has delivered programs which demonstrated unprecedented success in community mobilization, service delivery and awareness raising in support of RMNCAH

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Mehad Nasreldin, FAPH

Dr Nasreldin is a distinguished young public health physician and Managing Director/CEO of SMAfrica an emerging Sudanese social enterprise. She is also a motivational speaker, trainer, social charity activist, a coach and a mentor to many young Africans. In October 2014 She founded Sudan Volunteer Organization for Motivation (SVOM), an organization committed to reorientation of Sudanese youth towards mental resilience and to build up young citizens in Sudan and the African continent and has collaborated with movements like Strong Independent African Women and also notable for her "Why Motivation is Essential in Our Lives" on TEDx. She was chosen to be Tourism Ambassador for the biggest digital marketing company in Sudan.

Paula Iriowen Ohanyido, FAPH

Paula Iriowen is a seasoned ecologist and public health nutritionist, who is renowned as a global voice for planetary health movement. A doctoral researcher that comes with greater than two -decade experience in teaching as a lecturer in the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), the apex military training institution and consulting for sustainable development. Her work track spans the highly technical field of bio-ecology and its intersection with human nutrition and wellness, especially in the face of growing impact of climate change in the Sahel and the collateral effect on health outcomes in women and children as a result of poverty and malnutrition. She has held various leadership positions in public, private and development arenas and consulted for multilateral and bilateral public health programmes and governments across the region. She is experienced in leading international multidisciplinary teams. She currently serves as Executive Director of Innovation and Access to Development Initiatives (IADI) and Governing Council Member of the Academy of Learning Nigeria. In the course of her rich career experience, she has also worked in the areas of strategic public health planning and environmental health risk management

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