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President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Doctor Ifedayo Adetifa as Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control’s new boss.

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In a statement released by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu sign, President Buhari named Doctor Ifedayo Adetifa as a member of his important committee. 

Doctor Ikekweazu, who is in charge of the NCDC gave WHO appointment and many Nigerians were wondering who the new boss would be in charge of NCDC, especially now that the delta Covid-19 virus has ravaged the world.

Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa got his medical degree from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, North Central Nigeria. He was trained in Paediatrics and Child Health at Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

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Doctor Ifedayo Adetifa

The doctor is also a fellow of the West African College of Physicians and Paediatrics. In 2005, he received the Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians in Paediatrics.

Doctor Ifedayo Adetifa earned his MSC and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

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In 2018, Doctor Adetifa was given an award for the MRC/DFID African Research Leader Fellowship. Doctor Ifedayo Adetifa is a member of the Kenyan National Immunisation Coordinating Committee and member of the World Health Organisation, Africa Region’s (WHO-AFRO) Regional Immunisation Technical Advisory Group.

He served as a Clinical Epidemiologist in the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kiliufi, Kenya. Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa is also a member of the Kenyan National Immunisation Coordination Committee, the WHO AFRO Regional Immunisation Technical Advisory Group (RITAG), the Advisory Group of the WHO Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme, and the WHO Technical Advisory Group on RSV vaccines.

He is working on pneumococcal conjugate vaccine impact studies in Kenya and Nigeria and is involved in rotavirus vaccine impact studies in Kenya.

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