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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.