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Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa Biography, Net Worth, All you need to know about NCDC DG
Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa Biography, Net Worth – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa as the new Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Adetifa will take over from Chikwe Ihekweazu, who has been given an appointment at the World Health Organisation (WHO).Biography of Dr Ifedayo Morayo AdetifaFull Name: Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa

Age: early 50

Gender: Male

Wife: He got married to his wife – but information about his wife and Children yet unknown.

Tribe: Yoruba

Nationality: Nigerian

Position: Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

Education: He obtained his medical degree at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State and trained in Paediatrics and Child Health at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Net worth: $1M

Below are eight you did not know about the NCDC new boss

Educational Background 

Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa obtained his medical degree at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, trained in Paediatrics and Child Health at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and received the Fellowship of the West Africa College of Physicians in Paediatrics in 2005. He studied Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and was awarded his MSc by the University of London in 2009. He got his PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 2012 for research in Tuberculosis Epidemiology.

West Africa College of Physicians and Paediatrics fellow 

He received the Fellowship of the West Africa College of Physicians in Paediatrics in 2005.

Netherland-Trained Epidemiologist

The NCDC new boss studied Epidemiology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he bagged his MSC and PhD.

Associate Professor

Until his appointment Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa was an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Research interests

Adetifa’s research interests are in vaccine impact/effectiveness studies, innovative approaches/surveillance tools for monitoring vaccination, Tuberculosis Epidemiology, and evidence synthesis including systematic reviews.

MRC/DFID African Research Leader Fellowship

In 2018 he was awarded the MRC/DFID African Research Leader Fellowship. He also a member of the Kenyan National Immunisation Coordinating Committee and a member of the World Health Organisation, Africa Region’s (WHO-AFRO) Regional Immunisation Technical Advisory Group.

Overseas service

Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa served overseas as a Clinical Epidemiologist at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kiliufi, Kenya.

Vaccine roles

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.

 

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