Posts by Adejoke Ogungbire

Adejoke Ogungbire

Adejoke Ogungbire
With over ten years’ experience in Health Development, Adejoke Ogungbire (MPH) joins as Coordinator and Contributory Author for Nigeria. Adejoke is a Public Health Specialist in Health Promotion and Education with a background in Human Nutrition (BSc.) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, West Africa. Through her passion for health development, she has become an advocate for hard-to-reach and underserved populations in parts of Nigeria. She has pioneered a couple of development efforts locally and internationally in the area of infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and TB, alongside other health-related challenges. In 2000-2001, she worked with UNICEF alonside Ministries of Health and Education in initiating a childcare facility in Markurdi, Benue state, Nigeria, an effort that earned her the State National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Governing Board Chairman's award (2001). In 2006, she joined the award-winning non-governmental organization, Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) and became part of the editorial team of Nigeria's popular HIV online resource, E-forum ( and HIV treatment newsletter, Access Alert. She hopes to see a Nigeria, and indeed Africa, where everyone, regardless of age, sex, social or economic status, will be able to access adequate and appropriate health services without constraints.

Lassa Fever Outbreak hits Nigeria

Abstract: Since November 2015, at least 10 states in Nigeria have been affected by an outbreak of Lassa fever, an acute viral disease that causes...

Nigerians, Patriotism, Pathogens and Politics: Implications for Infection Prevention & Control

Abstract: The need for Infection Prevention and Control has become more important than ever, especially in the wake of globalization. In Nigeria the need for...