"I dream of a disease-free Africa with a strong health system that can effectively combat infectious and non-communicable disease. I want to see a continent with zero maternal and child mortality." That is an excerpt of my dream for Africa published in the special Lancet edition for the 2013 Women Deliver conference.
I am a highly motivated medical doctor, passionate universal health coverage advocate and curious health system consultant. I earned a Bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery from Obafemi Awolowo University in 2010 with distinction in physiological sciences.
I have a certificate in Basics of Health Economics from the World Bank Institute, and currently studying at University of Liverpool for a Master's degree in Management of Health Systems.
In 2011, I was awarded the prestigious Excellence Award by the Association of Resident Doctors for leading innovative changes that improved welfare of members of the association and patient outcomes.
My interest in reducing health inequity propelled me to initiate the Here2Heal (H2H) Project in conjunction with the Lagos State Government in early 2013 to improve access to free quality medical services in low-income communities. This earned our team the prestigious 2013 Lagos State Governor's Honors Award based on the enormous impact of H2H on beneficiaries in the target communities.
I strongly believe health is a human right and no one should be denied essential health services because of financial cost. This belief has been formed through my years of practice as a medical doctor in a primary health centre, teaching hospital and several private hospitals, and as a health insurance intern at Total Health Trust HMO Limited, a member of South African Liberty Group.