BREAKING: Tinubu appoints ex-Osun Commissioner as DG NACA

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr Temitope Ilori as the Director General of the National Agency For The Control of AIDS (NACA), for an initial term of 4 years starting 22nd, February 2024.

Ilori was a Commissioner for Health in Osun State, from 2011 to 2014 and Chairperson of the Osun State Agency on Control of HIV/AIDS (O-SACA), and Osun State Technical Working Group on Immunization.

Until her appointment, Ilori was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine, University of Ibadan, and a Consultant Family Physician in the Department of Family Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.

She obtained her MBBS degree from the University of Ibadan and had her residency training at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.

She graduated as the best graduating Fellow of the Faculty of Family Medicine, West African College of Physicians in April 2012 winning the A.O. Senbanjo Prize. She is also an Associate Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN).

Ilori has a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) and a Master of Science (MSc.) Degrees in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

She is a PhD Fellow at the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa sponsored by the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa. Her areas of research interest include Primary Care, Immunization, Public Health Nutrition, Non-Communicable Diseases, and Women’s and Child’s Health.

She is a prolific researcher who has co-authored over 30 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Ilori has been involved in policy formulation and strategic development.

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