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Fellows Living in: West Africa

Samuel Akuffo

Pharmacist & Operations Lead
Accra

Ghana

Samuel Akuffo is the Global Fulfillment Operations Lead for Zipline International’s operations in Africa, leading the health and fulfillment operations teams across all the Zipline’s distribution centers in Africa. In this role, he provides the direction and guidance in operational excellence, stakeholder management, customer experience and people management for the operations teams as they implement Zipline’s global strategy of using on-demand aerial logistics (drones) to increase access to vital healthcare commodities across Africa, especially in areas that are very hard to reach...

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Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri

Psychiatrist
Lagos

Nigeria

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Dr. Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri, popularly referred as the "Celebrity Shrink" is a multiple award-winning mental health physician, advocate and coach who is passionate about people’s mental wellness and provides workable tools to ensure that. Maymunah is a leading voice in Nigeria on mental health and wellness and has almost 20 years of experience as a practicing physician...

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Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman

Broadcast Journalist and News Anchor
Accra

Ghana

Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman is a multiple Pulitzer Center grantee and an award-winning broadcast journalist and news presenter in Ghana. He is a regular contributor on the U.S. public radio program The World as a freelance journalist reporting on science, global health inequities, racism, and sustainable development...

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Muhammad Saddiq Ahmad

Nurse & Non-profit Leader
Abuja

Nigeria

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Muhammad Saddiq Ahmad, CEO of Rural Health Mission Nigeria, dedicates himself to dismantling healthcare barriers in underserved communities. As Deputy Chief of Infection Control at Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe, he ensures safety standards...

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­­­Hyeladzira Garnvwa

Health Financing
Abuja

Nigeria

As a Health Financing Specialist, Hyeladzira Garnvwa advocates for the enhancement of quality and equitable access to Primary Health Care by formulating strategic documents and leveraging evidence to shape national policies. With over eight years of experience in research and health policy implementation, she has demonstrated a history of contributing to policy research, development, analysis, and monitoring and evaluation for Results-Based Financing in Health...

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­­­Abraham L.B. Freeman

Environmental Advocate
Monrovia

Liberia

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Abraham L. B. Freeman is a CNN and Deutsche Welle featured Social Entrepreneur, an SDG Champion, a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity, and the founder of Environmental Rescue Initiative — a community-based organization that recycles plastic waste into usable materials, advocates against environmental degradation, and engages underserved communities to recognize environmental determinants of health through education and innovation in Liberia...

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­­­Elliot Koranteng Tannor

Senior Lecturer, Consultant Nephrologist & Non-profit Leader
Kumasi

Ghana

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Dr. Elliot Koranteng Tannor is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine of the School of Medicine and Dentistry of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), a Senior Specialist Physician and Consultant Nephrologist at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana and an International Society of Nephrology - Global Kidney Health Atlas Fellow...

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Adekemi Adeniyan

Dentist & Non-profit Founder
Ado Ekiti

Nigeria

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Adekemi Adeniyan is a visionary rural dentist on a mission to break down barriers and ensure equitable access to oral health for underserved communities in Nigeria. As the founder and executive director of the Dentalcare Foundation, she is at the forefront of promoting oral health equity through the provision of free dental education and services in areas that have long been neglected...

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Stephen Sevalie

Commanding Officer | Psychiatrist
Freetown

Sierra Leone

Dr. Stephen Sevalie is a psychiatrist with a background in public health and development management. He is a Lecturer in College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences and clinical and research lead with the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed forces.

His broad background and experience in teaching, research and clinical practice in the context of limited resources has provided him a unique skill set to support health initiatives in disadvantaged populations...

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