Wale is a public health physician with 15 years’ of experience focused almost entirely on HIV prevention, diagnosis and treatment projects. His experience spans HIV clinical case management, project management and monitoring and evaluation across all six geopolitical regions engaging with community-based organizations as well as HIV treatment centers owned by private-for-profit, faith-based and government entities as well as international donors and multilateral agencies.
Wale is currently the Senior Technical Advisor (Outcomes & Evaluations) in a Presidential Emergency Plan For Aids Relief (PEPFAR) funded HIV award which supports over 50,000 persons living with HIV through about 195 hospitals spread across the South-South and South East regions of Nigeria. He leads a 40-person team with responsibilities for Monitoring and Evaluation, Health Informatics and Quality Improvement and HIV Disease Surveillance. He has worked with various organization including FHI360 and Management Sciences for Health.
He bagged his medical degree from the University of Ibadan and has undergone training at the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, the University of Stellenbosch South Africa as well as numerous certifications specific to the HIV sector with notable mention of the Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro) accreditation.
Wale brings to SHCCIN a near encyclopedic experience of the Nigerian HIV response and also his strengths in storytelling (showcasing the daily efforts of clinicians at the frontline of the fight against HIV). He will share with us insights from his network of policymakers, academics, managers of government health agencies and HIV service providers in clinics and hospitals across the country.
The curator is a non-executive and unpaid position with the society.