OVERVIEW OF HEFAMAA
PROFESSOR ABAYOMI EMMANUEL AKINOLA
HONOURABLE COMMISSIONER FOR HEALTH
Professor Akinola Abayomi, is an experienced and versatile Medical Doctor who has served as a lecturer and practitioner in Africa as well as the West Indies and written numerous research publications on Cancer, Diabetes and Sickle Cell Anaemia.
Aged 59 years, he obtained a MBBS degree from the University of London, United Kingdom in 1983 and a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Ecology and Environmental Health Management from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2006.
Prior to obtaining his MPhil, Dr. Akinola Abayomi was a Consultant Haematologist and Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe Medical School and Harare Group of Teaching Hospitals, Zimbabwe between 1994 and 1998. He was also Chief Physician at the Princess Marina Hospital, Gabarone, Botswana in 1998.
A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (2010) and the Royal College of Pathologists of the United Kingdom (2013), Dr. Abayomi was the Consultant Haematologist, Faculty of Medicine & Research, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados from 1998-2006.
Between 2006 and 2008, he was a Bone Marrow Transplant Research Fellow at the University of Stellenbosch as well as a Consultant Clinical Haematologist, Constantiaberg Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.
Dr. Abayomi held sway as Head of Division, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa between 2009 and 2017.
Presently a Professor of Medicine at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, he has held various positions in the field of medicine including Consultant, Lagos State Biosecurity and Genomic Project, Lead Consultant to the West African Health Authority (WAHO), ECOWAS and President, Federation of South African Society of Pathology among others.
DR. ABIOLA IDOWU
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, HEFAMAA
Dr. Abiola Idowu was born on 10th April 1966. She attended Mary Land Convent Private School between 1970-1976. She proceeded to Comprehensive High School Ayetoro for her between 1976 -1981 where she obtained Senior School Certificate. Dr. Abiola Idowu proceeded to the Prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria where she obtained a Bachelor Of Science Degree in Zoology in 1986 at a young age and decided to study Medicine at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife where she obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and surgery MBBS (1994). She went through houseman ship at General Hospital, Ikeja in 1995. She worked in the private sector from 1996 to 2003 in general practice. During that period, she proceeded to College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital for Masters in Public Health (2000).
She joined the service of Lagos State Government in 2003 as a Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health. Dr. Idowu has a wide range of experience drawn from active service in both private and public Sector.
She functioned efficiently as the State Health Management Information Officer from May 2011 and Head of Research and Statistics in the State Ministry of Health, a post she held till March 2019.
Notable recent training and certifications are;
Clinical management in HIV/ AIDS (University of Washington, Global Health Department) March – June 2019, Managing Change in a healthcare environment. (Futurelearn, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia). February – March 2019, Project Management in Global Health. (University of Washington). January – March 2019, Leadership and Management in Health (University of Washington). September – December 2018.
In 2007, she was the Best performing Senior Officer in the Ministry of Health. The transmission of health information from paper based to electronic using DHIS from LGA level to State to Federal was championed during her time as Head of Research and Statistics and the Ministry of Health was recognized and given an award for this by the National Council on Health.
The research and statistics division provided evidence for promulgation of the Road Traffic Law 2012, banning motorcycles. Her Professional Affiliations includes the following: Nigerian Medical Association, Medical Guild.