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Babatunde Sanni
Public Health Specialist
Ashburn VA, United States
A Medical Doctor and Global Public Health Specialist with over 15 years experience covering 26 countries in managing International and National Health Programs. Career experience in WHO, UNAIDS, BMGF, GIZ, UNFPA, USAID, CDC,URC, Howard University Projects, South Africa Department of Health, JSI, Janssen & Janssen Pharmaceutical and MSH. Currently available for opportunities
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
I am a Global Public Health Expert, with Experience in USA, Africa and Asia.
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.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 and COVID-19 pandemic.

•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
• 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:
Key Qualifiers:
•Sound technical competence and leadership in health and emergency programs (TB, HIV, Maternal and Child Health, SRH/Family Health and Non-Communicable diseases -NCDs)
•Sound Strategic Program design, coordination, implementation, and performance tracking
•Sound relationship and partnership building skills (In the last 4 months Africa Development Bank, Johnson and Johnson Foundation UK, Communicable Diseases clusters in (Nigeria, Kenya, DRC, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UN-OCHER)
•Global Health Security experience- WHO, URC
•Knowledge translation specialist (Research - implementation -scale up- impact)
•Specialize in resource mobilization and bid management experience -Global Funds, USAID, German Cooperation, Italian Cooperation, BMGF, private philanthropic (Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation – Secure the Future (BMSF/SF) bids and leveraging on CSR (Janssen and Janssen Pharmaceuticals)
•Specialize in monitoring and evaluation, with a focus on public health, capacity building and health
systems strengthening- Including evaluation of national and regional health programs
•Capacity development for M&E for programmatic, advocacy, and policy work- including health policy analysis
•Specialize in breaking new business grounds in countries and rescuing failing projects
•Sound research, analytics, report writing skills and presentation skills
•Strong global health diplomacy and negotiation skills (Multicultural)
•Expertly combined experience in multiple areas- medical, public health, project management, M&E across multiple health programs - Infectious diseases, NCDs, Global Health Security, and emergencies.

Overall, I have achieved progressive growth as a collaborative, cross-functional pioneer with a track record of leading landmark reviews of national programs in HIV, TB, reproductive health, and maternal, child, and women’s health. My extensive experience with United Nations has further equipped me with the skills to provide strategic and technical leadership for global health projects and build institutional capacity via data-driven research, process innovation, and training initiatives.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    15-20 years
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