Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, World Bank
Olusoji Adeyi, MD, MBA, DrPH, is the Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group. He has served as the World Bank’s Sector Manager for Health, Nutrition and Population in Eastern and Southern Africa, with responsibilities for the institution’s support for policies, strategies and programs in the sub-region. Dr. Adeyi was founding Director of the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm) at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Formerly coordinator of public health programs at the World Bank, Dr. Adeyi led a number of initiatives on global public health policies and strategies, and analyses of the integration of health systems and health interventions. Dr. Adeyi has extensive experience in policies, strategies and programs for health systems, service delivery and disease control at the global, regional and country levels in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He has also had responsibilities with the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria, the World Health Organization, UNAIDS and Harvard School of Public Health. He has authored research papers and books on service delivery, quality of care, maternal health, health financing, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and chronic non-communicable diseases.
The Ebola epidemic last year in West Africa exposed large and fundamental healthcare inefficiencies on the African continent, which constrained the development of a suitable and timely response to the outbreak. These deficits included: inadequate numbers of qualified health workers, poor healthcare and social services infrastructure, deficient logistics, slow surveillance and health information systems, weak […]