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Conference speaker

Ifedayo Adetifa


Ifedayo Adetifa

Director General

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Nigeria

Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa is the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC). Dr. Adetifa is a paediatrician and epidemiologist whose work has covered areas of paediatric HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and vaccine-preventable diseases epidemiology.

He has focused on vaccine epidemiology research with a focus onevidence generation for vaccine policy in Africa through vaccine impact studies and seroepidemiology. He was a member of the Kenya SARS-CoV-2 Serology Consortium and is a member of the World Health Organization, African Region (WHO-AFRO) Regional Immunisation Technical Advisory Group, the WHO Respiratory Syncytial Virus Technical Advisory Group, and the Programme Advisory Group for the Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme. Prior to leading the NCDC, he was an Associate Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)and Clinical Epidemiologist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)- Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) and prior, a Clinical Epidemiologist at the Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia.