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Abiola Olukayode Olaleye

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Abuja, Nigeria

Abiola Olukayode Olaleye

Abiola Olukayode Olaleye, MBBS, MPH (Cum Laude), MWACP
Regional Programme Officer (Epidemiology), "Support to ECOWAS Regional Action Plan on illicit drug trafficking, organised crime related to it and drug abuse in West Africa", United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Abiola Olaleye is a medical doctor with over ten years of progressive work experience in the field of epidemiology, Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV prevention, care and support, Adolescent Health (including drug abuse prevention), monitoring and evaluation of public health and development programmes. He holds a Master of Public Health with Distinction (Focus in Epidemiology and Biostatistics) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa; Certificate in Maternal Infections from Oxford Maternal and Prenatal Health Institute/Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research and Certificate in Quantitative Methods in Clinical and Public Health Research from Harvard University (edX programme).

He has worked in different projects with local and international Non-Governmental Organizations in Nigeria and South Africa including Management Sciences for Health, Clinton Health Access Initiative, and Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative. He was a UNICEF Master Trainer in Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Project. He has also provided technical assistance to state ministries of health on capacity building, Adolescent Health, Malaria case management, HIV/AIDS (including PMTCT), Maternal and Child Health. He is proficient in the use of computer and statistical software including Microsoft Office suite, Epi INFO, Epidata analysis, SPSS, and Stata. He is a recipient of the Academic Honourary Colours of the University of Pretoria and the Niger State Governor’s Youth Service Merit Award. At present, he is an employee of the UNODC.


  • Olaleye AO, Tsibolane Y, Van-Turha L, Monareng S, Chikobvu P, Boleme MS, Serenata C. I don’t know what I am doing because I am doing everything: perceptions and experiences of nurses about HIV counselling and testing among children in Free State Province, South Africa. AIDS care. 2016 May 26;28 (sup2):21-8.
  • Olaleye AO, Beke AK. Survival of smear-positive multidrug resistant tuberculosis patients in Witbank, South Africa: A retrospective cohort study. Infect Dis (Lond). 2016 Jun;48(6):422-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/23744235.2016.1153806
  • Olatunya OS, Olu-Taiwo A, Ogundare EO, Oluwayemi IO, Olaleye AO, Fadare JO, Adekoya-Benson T, Fatunla O, Agaja OT, Omoniyi E, Oluwadiya KS. Evaluation of a Portable Haemoglobin Metre Performance in Children with Sickle Cell Disease and Implications for Healthcare in Resource-poor Settings. J Trop Pediatr. 2016 Mar 19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmw015
  • Olatunya O, Oseni S, Olaleye A, Olatunya A, Akani N, Oyelami O. School Health Services in Nigeria: A sleeping giant? Afr J Health Sci. 2015;28(1):127-41.
  • Olaleye A, Ogundele O, Deji S, Ajayi O, Olaleye O, Adeyanju T. Attitudes of Students towards Peers with Disability in an Inclusive School in Nigeria. Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development. 2012 Dec 5;23(3):65-75. http://dx.doi.org/10.5463/dcid.v23i3.136
  • Olaleye AO, Ogundele OA, Awokola BI, Olatunya OS, Olaleye OA, Adeyanju T, Omisore AG. Occupational exposure to HIV and use of post-exposure prophylaxis in a general hospital in North Central, Nigeria. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health. 2013 Oct 31;3(1):11-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijosh.v3i1.6635
  • Olaleye AO, Irinoye OO, Faronbi JO, Afolabi AO, Omorinola OA, Kenfack AR. Nonfatal unintentional injuries in a peri-urban community in Nigeria. Zenith International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research. 2013;3(8):14-25.