Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa has been appointed as the new Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Adetifa was appointed by Pressident Muhammadu Buhari to take over from Chikwe Ihekweazu, who recently got an appointment at the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Here are five things to know about the new head of the Centre.
- Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa trained in Paediatrics and Child Health at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
He received the Fellowship of the West Africa College of Physicians in Paediatrics in 2005.
Until his appoint, Dr Adetifa was an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr Adetifa’s research interests are in vaccine impact studies, innovative approaches and surveillance tools for monitoring vaccination.
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.