Congratulations to the following 13 shortlisted applicants who have been selected and confirmed as 2020 OHAM Fellows.
Alaba Bukola Ayokunmi
Alaba Bukola is a Lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Ibadan. She obtained both her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree and Master of Veterinary Medicine degree (M.VSc) from the University of Ibadan. She has also completed a short course in Basic Horse Care and Management by the University of Florida, USA. A member of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA), she has garnered a wealth of experience in veterinary practice across the public and private establishments, serving in different capacities as Clinician, Farm manager, and a veterinarian. During the course of the OHAM Program, she will be mentored by Dr. Amid Adetayo.
Ahovey Babatunde Joseph
Ahovey Babatunde is a veterinary professional with close to a decade of experience in animal healthcare, pharmaceuticals and veterinary biologics usage and distribution. He works currently as an Adhoc Veterinary Doctor on the REDISSE (Regional Disease Surveillance and Systems Enhancement) project coordinated by the tripod of World Bank, Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD). He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Ibadan, and in the past, he has worked as Technical Sales Representative and National Sales Manager in various animal health care establishments. He is also trained in fisheries management, antibiotic use, and disease surveillance and response. During the course of the OHAM Program, he will be mentored by Professor Folorunso Fasina.
Nwachukwu Onyinyechi Eze
Nwachukwu Onyinyechi is a zoologist whose career objective is to confidently work towards provision of solutions to environmental and public health challenges. She obtained her BSc in Zoology and Environmental Biology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). She also completed a short term exchange program hosted in the Hokkaido University, Japan. She has received the Best Science Student Award by the Ebonyi State Government, and speaks Japanese as second language. During the course of the OHAM Program, she will be mentored by Mrs. Chaona Phiri.
Akinwotu Oluwatosin Olugbenga
Akinwotu Oluwatosin is a microbiologist and researcher. He is the coordinator of the nonprofit, Combat Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative (CARI-X), and is also a Research Assistant in the Microbiology Research Laboratory, University of Ibadan. He obtained his BSc. in Microbiology and MSc in Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology from the University of Ibadan. He is currently undergoing PhD studies in Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology in the same University. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC). During the course of the OHAM Program, he will be mentored by Dr. Stephen Akar
Inweregbu Ugochi Stellamaris
Inweregbu Ugochi is a public health professional with specialty in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) capacity building, budgeting and reporting. She works currently as a Scientific Officer/AMR assistant in the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), tracking all state and national AMR activities across the 36 states of the country. She obtained her B.Tech degree in Public Health from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and has participated in various public health trainings and workshops notably the Risk Communication and Community Engagement In Global Health Emergencies, Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks for HIV/AIDS, and the Antibiotic Use Point Prevalence Surveillance Methodologies. During the course of the OHAM Program, she will be mentored by Dr. Tosin Afowowe
Osayomwanbo Osarenotor is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology in the University of Benin, Nigeria. He holds a BSc. degree in Microbiology and a MSc. degree in Environmental and Public Health Microbiology from University of Benin, Nigeria in 2008 and 2012 respectively. He is currently at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, where he is studying for a PhD in Environmental Sanitation and Waste Management under the World Bank-assisted Centre of Excellence on Water and Environment RWESCK (Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Centre, Kumasi). He has published 10 peer-reviewed scholarly articles, has completed one PhD research grant from the World Bank and two ICGEB workshop attendance grant to his credit. His current areas of research are quantitative microbial risk assessment of water, environmental risk assessment, application of geographical information system technology for environmental management and waste management. During the course of the OHAM Program, he will be mentored by Dr. Temitope Sogbanmu
Oroke Andrew Monday
Oroke Andrew is a zoologist with keen interest in public health. He holds a B.Sc (Hons.) degree in Zoology and Environmental Biology, and a MSc. degree in Environmental Management (with distinction), both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). He is currently undergoing studies for an MSc. degree in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics in the University of Ibadan. He has served as volunteer researcher and green environmental advocate with Transenvironmental International Foundation; and graduate intern, International Development, Dataville Research LLC. He is a member of the West Africa Society for Toxicology, a YALI fellow, and a basic member of the Green Gas Management Institute. During the course of the OHAM Program, he will be mentored by Dr. Abbey Ikudaisi.
Seun Ogunyemi is an emerging agricultural advocate, social influencer, and undergraduate student of Animal Science in the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. He has also undertaken trainings in project management and public speaking. He has worked and volunteered in agricultural establishments, notably the OAU Teaching and Research Farm, and the Corporate Farmers International, where he presently holds the position of Campus Project Manager. As a student leader, he has led up to 2,500 students at a time (both postgraduate and undergraduate), serving in the capacity of President, Nigeria Association of Agricultural Students, OAU Chapter. As an emerging agricultural advocate, he has appeared on the Channels Television Business Morning interview, and also made a paper presentation at the International Cocoa Festival, Eti-Oni, Osun State. During the course of the OHAM Program, he will be mentored by Dr. Shehu Shamsudeen
Iyiola Oladunjoye is an environmentalist, science tutor and social entrepreneur. He holds a B.Sc in Microbiology from the University of Ilorin, where he graduated with first-class honors. He has also received certifications in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (UNICEF), and Introduction to Global Health (University of Copenhagen), amongst others. He has gained some experience in the academia, environmental management services, and a veterinary teaching hospital — all of which reflect his passion to contribute sustainable solutions to problems that affect environmental, human and animal health. Currently, works as a Graduate intern/Environmental microbiologist at EnvironQuest Nigeria and drives an environmental education course amongst a dedicated team advocating for climate actions that breed excellent environmental outcomes. He served previously as a Laboratory Intern at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Ilorin, and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST). During the course of the OHAM Program, he will be mentored by Mrs Foluke Areola
Omogunwa Funmilola Janet
Omogunwa Funmilola is a trained botanist and emerging HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) professional. She had obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Botany from the University of Ibadan. She has worked briefly in HSE roles in the private sector, acquiring varied knowledge in factory waste recycling, audit and monitoring of HSE procedures, as well as incidence investigation. She is currently undergoing postgraduate studies for the award of MSHE (Masters of Safety, Health, and Environment) at the University of Ibadan, where she is the Vice President of the Environmental Health Students Association (EHSA). During the course of the OHAM Program, she will be mentored by Mrs Ngozi Oguguah
Idris Ola is a medical doctor, aspiring changemaker and a One Health enthusiast. He attended the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, where he obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) degree. He also has a Primary Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology from West African College of Surgeons. He works currently as Medical Officer with the Lagos State Health Service Commission (LHSC). At different times, he has been a recipient of the Oyo State Government and Federal Government of Nigeria scholarship awards. He is a 2019 Mandela Washington fellow where he bagged the Outstanding Servant Leadership Award for his demonstration of excellent leadership skills. He’s a 2018 African Changemakers Fellow, and a 2017 fellow of Young African Leaders Initiative, West Africa. During the course of the OHAM Program, he will be mentored by Dr. Mohammed Ashiru.
Agiri Oluoma Godswill
Agiri Oluoma is a veterinarian and One Health advocate. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in 2018 and has additional certifications in project management, HSE, and environmental impact assessment. She is an ardent advocate for the One health concept and the SDGs focusing on goals 3 and 5 – good health and wellbeing and gender equality and has embarked on community outreach educating the public on the goals. She has previously served as veterinarian tasked with abattoir inspection and meat hygiene. Currently, she works in the capacity of Veterinary Clinician with Vetlane, a private animal healthcare organization focused on small animal medicine. An emerging One Health social media influencer, she is also skilled in public communication with graphic tools. During the course of the OHAM Program, he will be mentored by Dr. Kelvin Momanyi.
Mohammed Anwar Abubakar
Mohammed Anwar is a laboratory scientist and public health professional. He currently works as an Operations Assistant in the Incidence Coordination Center (ICC) of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), where he is a member of the Monkeypox and Lassa Fever Technical Working Group. He holds a B.Tech (Hons.) degree in Microbiology obtained from the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State. He has attended several trainings in the areas of Field Epidemiology, Emergency Response, and Integrated Surveillance Operations within and outside the shores of Nigeria. He is a public health enthusiast, with interest in surveillance, epidemiology, and public health emergency management, with experiences in multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral outbreak detection, prevention and response coordination/management. During the course of the OHAM Program, he will be mentored by Dr. Adewole Adekola.
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