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Dr. Olayemi Olupitan

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Dr. Olayemi Olupitan

Project Director GC7 TB &HIV Grant and N-THRIP

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  • Education Qualifications :
    University of Warwick
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Brief About Olayemi Olupitan


Dr. Olayemi Olupitan is the Project Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Grant Cycle-7 TB &HIV grant, and the GF Nigeria TB-HIV Reach, Integration & Impact Project (N-THRIP). She directs these projects which are a combined tuberculosis (TB) &HIV effort pivotal to transforming TB & HIV programs. Under the leadership and coordination of the National AIDS and STDs Control Programme (NASCP), the National TB and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), this project will increase the identification of all forms of TB cases in the community and ensure prompt access to high-quality, patient-centred prevention and treatment through a nationwide coverage of TB Public-Private Mix active TB case finding effort, and Community TB testing.

The HIV component of the grant will focus on four states (Ebonyi, Anambra, Kwara, and Gombe) for end-to-end HIV comprehensive services, community prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) scale-up in all states,  Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in the four Global Fund supported states and in other states where US Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Implementing Partners will be operating, and support harm reduction program (specifically needles and syringes) in 12 states.

Other focus areas include Health Systems Strengthening/Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) and national-level support activities. Under her leadership, the project team aims to efficiently scale up and integrate gender-sensitive facility and community TB and HIV services towards epidemic control while strengthening resilient and sustainable systems to provide quality health services.

Within the Institute, Dr Olupitan has worked as a Program Associate at the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Training Centre (NTBLTCP), as a Program Officer for TB/HIV, as a Regional Medical Officer/Senior Program Officer, Acting Regional Manager in the Lagos Regional Office, as a Regional Manager in FCT Regional Office, the Project Director of the ACHIEVE Rivers State ART Surge Project and more recently, Assistant Director at the PEPFAR Program Coordinating Unit, where she led the coordination of the PEPFAR-IHVN supported states and sub-partners for seamless program implementation on the Action to Sustain Precision and Integrated HIV Response towards Epidemic Control (ASPIRE) grant.

She studied Medicine at Igbinedion University Okada, Edo State, and has a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Warwick in England. Dr Olupitan is a member of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) and has facilitated and participated in numerous training sessions /workshops within and outside Nigeria.

She is interested in HIV, TB, and COVID-19 research and enjoys reading, networking, swimming, and traveling.