Dr. Babayemi Olakunde is a public health practitioner with over a decade of cumulative experience in clinical practice, public health programming, and research. He obtained his medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Sheffield, UK. He recently completed his doctoral program in public health at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Currently, he is the Chief Programme Officer at the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Nigeria, where he has served at different capacities, including HIV Testing Services (HTS)/Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Technical Lead under the NACA Comprehensive AIDS Programme with States. He was also alternate PMTCT Technical Lead under the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grant.
Dr. Olakunde is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Translation and Implementation Research (CTAIR), University of Nigeria. He also has interest in health services research, with particular focus on infectious diseases and maternal and child health. His overarching research goal is to provide evidence towards improving equity, affordability, accessibility, and quality of health care services.