Medical Research Council, Banjul, The Gambia
Kolawole Salami, MD, MPH
Research Clinician at the Medical Research Council, The Gambia
I was born in Ibadan, South West Nigeria some 36 years ago. I hold a MD degree from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. I also have an MPH from the Hebrew University-Hadassah, Israel. Prior to enrolling for this program, I worked as a medical officer in the clinical services department of the Federal Medical Center, Birnin -Kudu, in Northern Nigeria. At the FMC, I was an integral member of the hospital's PMTCT group as well as the focal person in pediatrics ARV delivery. Before that I have worked as a medical officer at Primary Healthcare Center in Delta state, Nigeria. An appointment that fuelled my interest in preventive medicine and sexual and reproductive health. I currently work as a research clinician at the Medical Research Council, The Gambia, in a large randomized clinical trial of malaria interventions, but my interest primarily lies in sexual health and how I can use public health skills to make positive impact on the sexual health of young people in Sub-Saharan Africa. My job description here also includes clinical duties and I am amazed at the high prevalence of STIs and HIV in this part of the world.