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Babatunde Sanni
Country Director and Public Health Team Lead , Optidel-Global Public Health and Environmental Consulting
Pretoria, South Africa
A Medical Doctor and Global Public Health Specialist with over 18 years experience in managing International and National Health Programs. Career experience in WHO, BMGF, GIZ, UNFPA, USAID, CDC, Howard University Projects, South Africa Department of Health, JSI, Janssen & Janssen Pharmaceutical and MSH. currently looking for new opportunities in the USA. Possess legal status to work in USA.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
I am a Global Public Health Expert, with Experience in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Malawi and Namibia.
Implemented consultancy services in South Africa National Department of Health, South Africa National AIDS Council-Global Fund , BMGF, NEPAD, Italian Cooperation and GIZ, USAID Projects in MSH and John Snow, Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), Janssen and Janssen Pharmaceutical and Wits University Consortium.
I have worked as a Lead Technical Staff at International level in the United Nations - WHO South Africa and also consulted for World Health Organization, UNFPA, UNDP, and Stop TB Partnership Projects. currently working as a Country Representative of a Global Public Health and Environmental Consulting Firm-Optidel based in South Africa. www.optidel.org
I have led Public Health Teams into achieving outstanding performances and high impact interventions. Experience in Public Health Emergencies including the response against the Ebola epidemic.
I am presently looking for new opportunities and challenges in the United States. Have a Greencard approval and getting set to relocate
Education:
•Master of Public Health (MPH), National School of public health formerly Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA), University of Limpopo, South Africa (2009)
(Certificate awarded with distinction in Biostatistics)
•Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of surgery (MBBS). University of Ibadan - Nigeria (2000)
•Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programme. University of Pretoria. South
• Certificate in Advanced Health Management Programme, Yale School of Public Health / Foundation for Professional Development (2009) South Africa (Certificate awarded with distinction)
• Certificate in Quality Improvement Leadership and management, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge MA, USA (2017)
•Project Management Course - MONASH University Australia, South Africa Campus. (2008)
Affiliations and Achievements:
In the last one year and a half, I have been able to successfully implement the following consultancy services for reputable organisations:
1. Janssen and Janssen Project: Gap analysis of DR-TB in Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia and Mozambique – To inform investment case
2. WHO: Supported the Greenlight committee mission for DR-TB in South Africa- Nov 2018
3. South Africa AIDS Council Project: Technical assistance to the Global Fund TB Unit at the National Department of Health. Appointed by the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) through the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Secretariat. The aim is to optimize the quality of the TB module of the Global Fund grant and make recommendations for improvements and then work with the stakeholders to address the challenges identified
4. BMGF Project: Provided project management and technical Support to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) TB Programme in South Africa: Grant managed the National TB Programme Quality Improvement Project and the TB Think Tank award.
5. UNFPA Project: Facility assessments of the status of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH)-Including Cancers, HIV, TB and Sexual and Gender Based Violent (SGBV) integration and implementation in 10 health facilities in Eastern Cape (Alfred Nzo district) and KwaZulu-Natal (uThukela District)
6. UNFPA: Technical support for the Implementation of SRH/HIV integration in 5 Facilities of uThukela District of Kwazulu-Natal
7. German Cooperation Project: Baseline Study of the GIZ South Africa Multi-sectoral HIV prevention (MHIVP) III Project
8. USAID Project: Technical support to facilitate the achievement of target for the EQUIP-USAID Malawi Project

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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English
    Nationality:
    Nigeria
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