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Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2014 - List of participants

Oluwadamilola Olufunbi Olaogun

White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, Nigeria

Oluwadamilola Olufunbi Olaogun

Oluwadamilola Olufunbi Olaogun, MD, MPH
Project Manager, White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, Nigeria

Dr Oluwadamilola Olufunbi Olaogun has a medical degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Oluwadamilola had always been passionate about issues related to maternal and child health. During her compulsory one-year service she volunteered as an health instructor in a rural women community development initiative. During this period, she ran a series of health talk and provided an venue to present in clinic when there was problems. During her employment with Pro-Health International a non-governmental organization that is into free health care in rural community, she became known as the “teenage pregnancy doctor” because of her passion for adolescent sexual and reproductive health. For her MPH dissertation, she considered using supervised home delivery as an alternative to facility delivery for areas where culture and norm serves as a deterrent to facility delivery. In 2011/2013 she was selected as one of the three Nigerian Maternal Health Young Champion (MHYC). MHYC is an initiative of the Maternal Health Task Force of the Harvard School of Public Health in partnership with Institute of International Education. During this program, her focus was maternal health and socio-cultural barriers. Towards the end of the program, she founded Girl to Woman Health & development Foundation. She currently works with White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, Nigeria as the Project Manager. Oluwadamilola loves seeking ways of designing programs with an understanding of the local contextual background. She loves travelling, reading, listening to music, networking and baking.