Experience

  • PUBLIC HEALTH CONSULTANT/RESEARCHER

    at VOICE OF CHILDREN FOUNDATION

    January 2018 - at Present

    Cross River State

    . Develop projects and manage systems for the Foundation • Work with health care teams to deliver health care services • Develop research tools, teams, plans and implement research into health services at primary care level

  • PROGRAMME MANAGER

    at Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (BMGF funded Project)

    March 2016 - September 2017

    Federal Capital Territory

    • Developed systems, procedures, workplans and practices for the 6 partner organisations of the project to ensure compliance with project objectives and goals • Managed project implementation and assessment for all project sub-grantees • Provided guidance for the development of tools and strategies for the development and implementation of advocacy strategies by project partners (NGOs, CBOs and FBOs) • Expedited the implementation of advocacy in improved health funding and child and family health issues in Nigeria • Development and Maintenance of a working relationship with stakeholders in both the legislative and executive arms of governance.

  • DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

    at University of Leicester, Department of Health Sciences

    October 2010 - March 2016

    Leicestershire

    • Designed and Implemented Primary Research – Qualitative and Quantitative inquiry • Explored, analysed and reported results of survey, interviews and focus group discussions to meet study objectives • Experience with using a variety of analytical software like SPSS and NVIVO and advanced analytical techniques like multivariable and multilevel modeling techniques • Developed a “health capacity building” link between the University of Leicester and CBO in Cross River State

  • UNDERGRADUATE/ASSOCIATE TUTOR

    at UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

    January 2012 - December 2014

    Leicestershire

    • Delivered teaching support to undergraduate medical students in “Health and Disease in Populations” (HaDPop) module; and in the development of career opportunities • Marked and provided feedback on student blogs and other assignments tailored to meet the needs of individual students in the University of Leicester using the Blackboard Learning Management System

  • PROGRAMME MANAGER

    at CROSS RIVER STATE EYE CARE PROJECT/SIGHTSAVERS INTERNATIONAL

    May 2004 - September 2010

    Cross River State

    • Successfully established and coordinated all programme activities the Cross River State Eye care Programme funded by SightSavers International • Established and coordinated all programme activities using Project Management Tools and Stakeholder engagement techniques • Efficient management of all resources (financial, equipment, manpower, surgical consumables) • Successfully steered the Programme towards V2020 compliance • Established fully trained and fully equipped eye care teams at primary and secondary levels of care in all the 18 local government areas of Cross River State, Nigeria • Developed annual project implementation plans and detailed budgets; Wrote monthly and annual technical reports in a timely fashion and presentation of same at Stakeholder meetings

  • NATIONAL PROJECT COORDINATOR

    at UK Quality Indicators Project UKQIP, Univ of Newcastle upon Tyne, Sch. of Pop. and Health Sciences

    February 2003 - May 2004

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    • Developed and facilitated user-designed regular capacity building workshops and sessions for key UK health care personnel in private and public health care facilities • Provided effective and efficient communication and liaison between UK participants and project staff in both the UK QIP office and the Centre for Performance Science (CPS) office in the US. • Provided support for health care personnel in participating health care facilities in the United Kingdom (UK) • Established and maintained a working relationship with key stakeholders in the UK health sector • Generated annual reports for the UK National Independent Health sector with the Project Director and other members of the team • Enhanced clinical practice through the identification and development of new indicators for project participants • Worked with and was responsible for the validity of all data collected on the national project software database in the UK

  • PUBLIC HEALTH CONSULTANT

    at Partnership for Transforming Health systems (PATHS/UK DFID)

    February 2004 - April 2004

    Federal Capital Territory

    • Desk review and report for routine immunisation in Nigeria • Preparation and Presentation of a Technical report showing a critical analysis of routine immunisation in Nigeria to illustrate the local demand and supply issues of routine immunization, with recommendations to improve routine immunization

  • IMMUNISATION CONSULTANT

    at WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION/NATIONAL PROGRAMME ON IMMUNISATION

    January 1999 - September 2001

    Federal Capital Territory

     Actively facilitated all efforts aimed at Polio eradication and Routine immunisation at state and local government levels including community mobilisation and advocacy.  Developed and facilitated capacity building sessions for health care workers at district, local government, state and national levels of care as well as the development of training materials for use by health care workers  Trained Immunisation Facilitators to carry out National EPI Coverage survey (30 by 7) and provided support for the implementation of State survey plans in Nigeria  Actively participated in the collation and analysis of Nigerian National EPI Coverage Survey Results  Developed strategies for the successful implementation of the Immunisation programme in Nigeria and its integration with other health programmes.  Facilitated conflict negotiation and trouble shooting at all levels.

  • PROGRAM OFFICER

    at Zeniten Ltd (Public Health Consultancy)

    March 1998 - January 1999

    Lagos State

     Developed, organised and facilitated capacity building / training workshops for health workers in the public and private health sectors including EPIInfo and EPIMap workshops,  Prepared and presented project proposals, work plans, budgets and technical reports for World Bank-Assisted Health System Fund (HSF) projects,  Led the health team for the successful execution and implementation of the Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) project in Osun State Ministry of Health including the supply of equipment and machines  Team lead for health surveys at community levels in the southern part of Nigeria

  • MEDICAL OFFICER

    at Private Hospitals in Lagos, Nigeria

    September 1995 - February 1998

    Lagos State

     Provided clinical and nutritional care to all patients including health education  Provided specialised care for women and children  Initiated and maintained routine immunisation programme for children in the private hospital environment  Resource Management  Provided Occupational Health services at the outpatient clinics

  • CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST

    at MASSEY STREET CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LAGOS

    September 1987 - July 1988

    Lagos State

     Provided nutritional care for children in this very low income population environment  Prepared research proposal for research work on “The nutritional status of pre-school children in the low-income population of Lagos”.

Education

  • DOCTORAL

    at UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

    2010 - 2016 (6 years) Leicester

  • MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH

    at UNIVERSITY OF WALES, CARDIFF

    2001 - 2002 (1 year) Cardiff

  • BACHELOR IN MEDICINE, BACHELOR IN SURGERY

    at UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN

    1988 - 1995 (7 years) Oyo State

  • BACHELOR IN HUMAN NUTRITION

    at UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN

    1982 - 1987 (5 years) Oyo State

Languages

  • English Native

  • Yoruba Conversation

  • French Elementary

Hives