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Oluwafunke Ilesanmi

Enhancing Nigeria’s Response to HIV and AIDS, Lagos State, Nigeria


Oluwafunke Ilesanmi

Oluwafunke Ilesanmi, MBChB, MPH
Systems Strengthening Technical Advisor, Enhancing Nigeria’s Response to HIV and AIDS, Lagos State, Nigeria

Oluwafunke graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 2007 with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree and from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel with a Master of Public Health (Epidemiology) in 2012. She is currently the Systems Strengthening Technical Advisor (Lagos State) with Enhancing Nigeria’s Response to HIV and AIDS, a DFID-funded program in Nigeria. She has participated in and facilitated conferences, workshops and training activities on different aspects of public health. She is passionate about sexual and reproductive health as well as maternal and child health. She has volunteered in various capacities for health causes. As an undergraduate, she volunteered as a peer health educator/trainer with the Campus Health and Rights Initiative, a campus-based NGO that is concerned with reproductive health and rights issues among undergraduates on the university campus. During her Service year she volunteered as an HIV educator. After her Service year, she volunteered as a clinician with the AIDS Prevention Initiative Nigeria, an INGO that focuses on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support services in Nigeria.

She loves reading, travelling and experiencing new cultures.

Publications in journals

  • Ezechi OC, David AN, Gab-Okafor CV, Ohwodo H, Oladele DA, Kalejaiye OO, Ezeobi PM, Gbajabiamila TA, Adu RA, Oke B, Musa ZA, Ekama SO, Ilesanmi O, Odubela O, Somefun EO, Herbertson EC, Onwujekwe DI, Ujah IAO. Incidence of and socio-biologic risk factors for spontaneous preterm birth in HIV positive Nigerian women. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2012;1293. Available from: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2393/12/93