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Adesegun Olayiwola FATUSI, the President of Society for Adolescent and Young People’s Health in Nigeria, is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians in Community Health, and Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at the College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He worked previously as a Reproductive Health Adviser for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)’s programme in Nigeria (1996-2001).

Within the University system, he had previously served as the Head of Community Health Department, the Director of Population and Reproductive Health Programme, the Director of the Institute of Public Health, and Provost of the College of Health Sciences. Among others, he holds the International Masters of Public Health degree from the Hebrew University, Hadassah, Israel (with summa cum laude honours), and is a 2001/2002 Packard-Gates Leadership Fellow at the University of Washington, USA.

He is a leading expert in Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal and Adolescent Health, and is actively engaged in research, training, programme management and policy development at international, national, and sub-national levels. He has led several national research initiatives including the National Study on School Health, Performance Factor Special Study on Reproductive and Child Health, the National AIDS & Reproductive Health Survey, Assessment of Injection Safety and Health Care Waste Management, National Tuberculosis Survey and Follow-Up Study, and Quality of Tuberculosis Study. He was also as the Nigerian Principal Investigator for several international studies, including the Learning-Plus Initiative (on HIV and school health) Family Health and Wealth Study, and the Global Early Adolescent Study. Furthermore, he has served as the lead consultant for the development of several policy-related documents and strategic plans, including those on adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, reproductive and maternal health, and youth development in Nigeria and beyond.

He has served as a consultant to several government agencies as well as international development organisations, including WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP, UNAIDS, World Bank, USAID and CDC-funded programmes, and DfID-funded projects. He is currently the Chair of Nigeria’s National Adolescent Health & Development Technical Working Group, Vice President (Sub-Saharan Africa) for the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH), and a member of the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing.

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Adesola Olumide

General Secretary

Adesola Olumide is a Senior Medical Research Fellow and Consultant Community Physician at the Institute of Child Health ICH, University of Ibadan and University College Hospital, Ibadan Nigeria. Her main research interests are in adolescent and young people’s health and in non-communicable disease (injury and substance abuse) epidemiology.

In addition, she is interested in developing electronic-media based interventions to reach adolescents who are avid users of these technologies. She coordinated the Adolescent Health component of the MPH programme in Child and Adolescent Health (CAH) run by the Institute of Child Health from 2008 to 2017. In addition, she was the Coordinator of the Infant Welfare/ Well-child Clinic in the Institute of Child Health from 2014 to 2017. She also serves on the National Adolescent Health Technical Working Group. Over the course of her career, she has served as Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI on a number of projects. Some of these include the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN) Junior Researchers’ award to conduct a study on building the capacity of university drivers in provision of first aid for road crash victims; the Well-being of Adolescents in Vulnerable Environments (WAVE) study (a multi-city collaborative study) and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.-sponsored baseline study conducted to provide information on young people’s use of technology to access Sexual and Reproductive Health information and services in Nigeria.

Adesola, assumed office as the Ag Director of the Institute of Child Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan in 2017. She was recently invited to serve as a Commissioner on the WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission on Child Health and Well-Being. She has a keen interest in mentoring of junior colleagues and her research interests have expanded to include utilization of research findings to develop and implement evidence-based interventions to address problems of adolescents and young people.

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Bamidele M. BELLO

Financial Secretary

Bamidele M. BELLO is a highly dynamic researcher, research manager, training facilitator with high level of professional commitment and increasing international experience. She holds a BSc. and Masters of Public Health Degree from the University of Ibadan, and is at the concluding stages of her PhD studies in Child and Adolescent health at the University of Ibadan.

She had previously worked in volunteer position with the World Health Organisation Nigeria office, and as the Senior Programme Officer in charge of Research at the Population and Reproductive Health Programme (PRHP). At PRHP, she coordinated the field implementation of several funded research works, including multi-country studies. Among others, she had responsibilities for the planning and coordinating the technical and scientific dimensions of the field implementation of various research agenda, including the Nigerian arm of the longitudinal 6-country Family Health and Wealth Study (funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through JHSPH).

She has also served part of the core technical team and as the Field Manager for the National Tuberculosis Survey and Follow-Up Study (funded by the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria through the Association for Reproductive and Family Health) implemented across in six states in Nigeria in 2012, and the Quality of Tuberculosis care in Nigeria carried out across 12 states in 2017. She was the Coordinator of the Nigerian Arm of the multi-partner funded 15-country Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS), as well as the formative research and testing of materials undertaken for the World Health Organization headquarters by AHEAD in the context of the development of the Global Accelerated Actions for Adolescent Health (AA-HA!) framework. She also has excellent skills in proposals development, knowledgeable both community-based and facility-based studies, and skilled in the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analyses.

She is also adept at development of training materials and training facilitation. Among others she was one of the technical experts who developed Nigeria’s National Training Manual on Adolescent Health. She also has experience in policy development; she, for example, served as a Technical Associate for the development of Nigeria’s “Integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Chid, Newborn, Adolescent, and Child Health +Nutrition Strategic Plan” in 2016.

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Yetunde Winifred Olagbuji


Yetunde Winifred Olagbuji is a Medical Practitioner and graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. She is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians with specialization in Community/Public Health. She has also completed the MPH program in the Health Systems Management track from the University of Liverpool.

She is currently the Director of Planning, Research and Statistics of Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Board. She has also been consistently passionate about the health of the adolescents and young people for more than 12 years as evidenced by her involvement in outreach programs and community-based activities for adolescents. She has been involved in planning, research, monitoring and evaluation, evidence-based programming and policy advocacy. She also authored a book on adolescent girls titled the “Guide to achieving a successful female adolescent hood”. She runs the Youth Health and Life Skills Development Initiative (YHLDI); an NGO with primary focus on promoting the health, well-being and development of adolescents and young people in Nigeria. She also runs a weekly self-sponsored program for young people tagged “Time out with Dr Yetty” and maintains a rich web presence on adolescent health through regular blogging on www.bloggingwithyetty.org. She has also served as a member of technical working group of various public health programs and projects in Ondo State notable among them is the Adolescent and Youth Friendly Health Program funded by Ford Foundation. She is a publisher of scientific manuscripts and a reviewer of national and international scientific peer-review journals.
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Emmanuel S. ADEBAYO


Emmanuel Adebayo has been involved in adolescent health and development for more than ten years. He has experiences in project development, planning, implementation and evaluation. He’s education and experiences have harnessed his skills in management of public health programs. He holds a bachelors degree in Human Anatomy and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria and a PhD in Adolescent Health from the University of Ibadan.

He has international certificates in Adolescent health, Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health programs and a certification in Project management among several others. He is a fellow of the Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship Programme. He has conducted several researches and has presented papers at both local and international scientific conferences. He’s devoted and committed to the development of the African Youth. This devotion has led him to participate in several youth oriented programs and events. He is also the author of “My best friend and worst enemy” – a book on self esteem for adolescents.
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