From Ilorin through The Netherlands
to London, here is Platforms Africa closeup on Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa, an associate Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, who took over flag of Nigeria’s war against COVID-19 and other diseases from Chikwe Ihekweazu
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa as the new Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Platforms Africa reports that Adetifa will take over from Chikwe Ihekweazu, who has been given an appointment at the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Below are, according to Platforms Africa findings, ten things you may not know about the NCDC new boss
Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa obtained his medical degree at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, North central Nigeria.
He trained in Paediatrics and Child Health at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
Physicians and Paediatrics fellow
He received the Fellowship of the West Africa College of Physicians in Paediatrics in 2005.
The NCDC new boss studied Epidemiology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he bagged his MSC and PhD.
Until his appointment Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa was an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Adetifa’s research interests are in vaccine impact/effectiveness studies, innovative approaches/surveillance tools for monitoring vaccination, Tuberculosis Epidemiology, and evidence synthesis including systematic reviews.
MRC/DFID African Research Leader Fellowship
In 2018 he was awarded the MRC/DFID African Research Leader Fellowship. He also a member of the Kenyan National Immunisation Coordinating Committee and a member of the World Health Organisation, Africa Region’s (WHO-AFRO) Regional Immunisation Technical Advisory Group.
Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa served overseas as a Clinical Epidemiologist at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kiliufi, Kenya.
Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa vaccine policy advisory roles include membership of the Kenyan National Immunisation Coordination Committee, the WHO AFRO Regional Immunisation Technical Advisory Group (RITAG), the Advisory Group of the WHO Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme, and the WHO Technical Advisory Group on RSV vaccines.
E-mail and Affiliation
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (IMOA); email@example.com (RAA)
AFFILIATION Medical Research Council (MRC) Unit, The Gambia, Fajara, The Gambia