Our Vision

To develop the next generation of healthcare leaders in Africa who excel in governance and the provision of quality services

Our Mission

To deliver context-specific and innovative capacity development programmes that address identified skill gaps across the health system

Who We Are

As an institution, we are committed to empowering current and future generations of healthcare professionals with the requisite skills, tools, and capabilities to address context-specific health system challenges.

Ultimately, our aim is to develop a cohort of healthcare leaders in both the public and private sector who will positively transform their respective organizations and communities to improve health outcomes and wellbeing.

Our Board

Kelechi Ohiri

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Kelechi Ohiri

is the Chief Executive of the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation, and Visiting Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health. He was previously the Special Adviser to the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance of Nigeria and also served as a Senior Adviser to two Ministers of Health in Nigeria.

Prior to this, he was an Engagement Manager with the London Office of McKinsey and Company, where he served clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Before McKinsey, Dr. Ohiri worked with the World Bank Group in Washington DC, having joined through the Young Professionals’ Programme. His focus was on Social Protection and strengthening health systems in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Dr. Ohiri has written policy papers, peer-reviewed academic publications, co-authored books on health-systems and has served on expert advisory panels for the Institute of Medicine, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Bank and the World Health Organization. He is currently on the Board of the World Health Organization’s Alliance for Health Systems and Policy Research, served as Chair of a working group on Programmatic Sustainability for the Global Fund to Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria, and as Co-Chair for the Business Planning Team of the new Global Financing Facility for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. He is also a 2013 Desmond Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute.

Dr. Ohiri earned a medical degree from the University of Lagos. He also holds a Master of Public Health degree and a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management, both from Harvard University. He was a Healthcare Management Fellow at Harvard and has worked as a primary care physician in various settings.

Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq

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Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq

Muntaqa is Partner at Flint Atlantic Capital, an impact investments firm that aims to transform the healthcare landscape in Africa by leveraging deep insights to make high impact investments that unlock the market potential of the health sector across all stages of the value chain from early stage to growth stage companies.

Muntaqa has over 11 years experience in the healthcare sector, including 5 years as the Chief Executive Officer and founding board member of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria - a platform that mobilizes private sector resources, partnerships and capabilities to improve health outcomes through innovation, market shaping engagements and impact investments.

Prior to this role, Muntaqa was the Senior Technical Advisor to the former Honourable Minister of State for Health in Nigeria, Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate. In this position, he was responsible for leading a number of landmark healthcare reform programs. He commenced his career as a healthcare investment banker at Morgan Stanley in the U.K where he focused on the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical sector (Mergers & Acquisitions).

Muntaqa is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, England, where he earned an M.Phil in Bioscience Enterprise. He holds an MBBS degree from Imperial College School of Medicine, London UK and an intercalated BSc degree in Management (with Finance) from the Tanaka Business School, London, UK.

Muntaqa was honoured as a 2016 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and as a 2017 Aspen Spotlight Scholar. He is an Eisenhower Fellow He is also a Chartered Alternatives Investment Analyst (CAIA).

Orode Omolara Doherty

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Orode Omolara Doherty

Dr. Orode Doherty is a US Board-Certified Pediatrician and Public Health Physician and Medical Director of Ingress Health Partners. Here she is working on expanding integrated comprehensive primary healthcare employing a continuity of care model incorporating technology and behavior change at community level. She is a co-Founder of the African Children’s Hospitals Foundation, established with the aim of significantly expanding access for sick and injured children in Africa to quality specialty care at designated dedicated Pediatric centers.

She received Pediatric training at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where she was an award-winning Pediatric resident and clinician. As pioneer Pediatrician in ICAP, Columbia University, she led teams that established over 100 maternal and newborn care clinics for mothers living with HIV in several states in Nigeria, creating curricula for training health providers and tools for supervision.

Until recently she was Country Director for Africare Nigeria, where she provided thoughtful leadership around enhancing the capacity of women and their families to improving health and livelihoods through behavior change, education and enhanced access to resources and technology.

She holds a Master’s in Public Health (Maternal & Child Health) from Harvard University’s School of Public Health. Her 27-year professional career has spanned clinical pediatrics, health and hospitals systems strengthening, community development, establishing livelihoods and the promotion of life skills in youth.

She and her husband ‘Funso have three children. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Associate Fellow of the West African Postgraduate Medical College, Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative West Africa, and a member and moderator of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Nneka Mobisson-Etuk

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Nneka Mobisson-Etuk

MD MBA MPH, a 2014 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and Yale Associate World Fellow, Co-Founder and CEO at mDoc.

Prior to mDoc, she was Executive Director for the Africa Region at IHI, a leading global health organization focused on healthcare quality improvement, where, through her leadership, IHI dramatically expanded its efforts at building sustainable change in healthcare delivery systems in Africa, the results of which are directly impacting millions of lives in 13 priority countries.

A pediatrician by training, Nneka was previously Vice President of Community Health and Population Health Management at the Connecticut Hospital Association, where she provided leadership to hospitals in the area of population health management, and devised statewide health initiatives to better address community health and reduce costs. At McKinsey & Company, she worked primarily in the area of strategy development for payers and providers, health care IT, and pharmaceutical companies. At The World Bank, she worked on investing in private health care in resource-poor countries and developing the health care strategy for Africa. She has also worked at Merck and Co., Center for Disease Control (CDC), and Society for Family Health (SFH).

Nneka earned a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), her Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, and her MD and MBA from Yale University and completed her Pediatrics residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

She is a member of the African Leadership Network, and sits on several boards and committees

Our Team

Adedayo Falokun

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Adedayo Falokun

Adedayo is the programme manager at the Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA).

Prior to joining HLA, he worked at the Commercial Services Department of the US Consulate in Lagos, where he was responsible for market research, providing market intelligence across key sectors of Nigeria’s economy and identifying new opportunities for prospective US investors seeking to enter the Nigerian market.

He has also worked in the financial sector as a Strategy and Value-Added Services (VAS) personnel, coordinating programs and partnership efforts for EdFin Microfinance Bank, an education-focused financial institution based in Lagos.

Adedayo holds an MBA from Africa’s leading Business School, the Lagos Business School, Pan-African University, Lagos from where he was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Society, an exclusive global network of top MBAs and business professionals from leading AACSB-accredited business schools across the world. He also attended the IESEG School of Management, Paris as an international MBA fellow in 2022.

He is a published author of two books and is very passionate about leadership and human capital development. He runs a leadership mentoring program for young adults through a platform known as Dayspring Resource Center in Lagos.

Henry Okachi

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Henry Okachi

Henry Okachi is one of Africa's emerging thought leaders and social transformation catalyst with a keen interest in human capacity development and strengthening the foundation for the emergence of Africa's next generation of strong value-based, results-driven leaders across key sectors to drive Africa's rebirth.

He is a volunteer leadership facilitator with the Paradigm Initiative - a social enterprise providing leadership development interventions,  ICT-enabled support systems and driving digital rights advocacies in order to improve livelihoods of under-served youths across Africa, and Gemstone Group - a Leadership Development Institution aimed at raising leaders of excellence, among others.

Henry is a transformative writer and the author of "The Making of a Brighter Future: the simple things individuals and nations can do to create their desired future".

He enjoys supporting learning and strategic development initiatives aimed at improving workforce/institutional performance and driving big impacts at both individual and institutional levels, and he leads eLearning implementation and learning programme delivery work at the HLA.

Henry has a background in Electronic Computer Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education in view.

Tobi Makanjuola

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Tobi Makanjuola

Tobi is a Marketing and Communications Intern at the Healthcare Leadership Academy.

In this role, he is responsible for content creation and digital marketing. He develops multimedia content to drive communication campaigns. He also serves as an e-learning administrator.

Prior to his current role, he was a Communications Officer at a leading real estate development company in Nigeria.

Tobi is a graduate of Covenant University and is enthusiastic about providing design and development digital solutions for businesses.

Liz Ezekiel

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Liz Ezekiel

Liz is the Partnerships Lead, Communications & Alumni Engagement Officer at the Healthcare Leadership Academy.

In her role, she leads external engagement and establishing strategic partnerships, coordinates virtual events/learning sessions and manages communications at the HLA. 

Driven by a fascination for conversations, she is enthusiastic about discovering, planning and executing strategic messaging and behaviour-change communication that contributes to sustainable change and improves development outcomes. 

As a non-profit sector professional whose capacity is constantly evolving across a gamut of roles, she has actively led and supported project cycle management in varying non-profit organizations, encompassing content development, strategy and administration. 

Liz has a BSc in Sociology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Faculty

Jane Davies

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Jane Davies

is Director of the MBA, Senior Faculty in Management Practice and Deputy Director of the Centre for Process Excellence and Innovation at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS).

Jane teaches the value of delivering operational excellence through courses in Operations Management, Operations Strategy, Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement and Project Management to undergraduates, graduates and executives.

She received the CJBS faculty teaching award in 2013 and 2015. Jane conducts industry focused research on the operations’ strategies of organisations. Specifically, she aims to understand the impact of operational decisions and the role of operational excellence in driving organisation value and growth. Her work is published in Production & Operations Management Journal, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and Journal of Business Venturing.

Before her academic career, Jane spent ten years consulting to companies in the finance, telecoms and public sectors on operational excellence initiatives and technology change projects.

She holds a Master’s degree in Operational Research from the London School of Economics, a Master’s in Business Administration from Babson College and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Boston University. She is a Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College.

Habiba Balogun

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Habiba Balogun

is the Membership Director, Nigeria Chapter or the International Coach Federation. She is the director and principal consultant of Habiba Balogun Consulting Limited, an Organisation Effectiveness and HR Consultancy. She is also a certified leadership coach, a CMD-certified trainer, and a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, which is the science of studying how successful people think, speak and behave. Habiba is a fellow of the Aspen Leadership Network and the Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa. She is a director of Accion Microfinance Bank, Fate Foundation, KIND (Kudirat Initiative for Democracy) and a founding Director of Lagos Preparatory School, the most highly accredited British International School in Africa.

She is multi-lingual, speaking 5 European languages, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in French and Italian from the University of London, a Masters degree in Organisational Management, including Leadership Coaching and Team Facilitation, from George Washington University, Washington DC.

Drawing on her 26 years experience in business, industry, management, leadership and consulting, her coaching specialty is executive coaching of female Chief Executive Officers. She does take on male chief executives who need to successfully acquire the additional qualities and attributes demanded by new leadership positions. She is a gender activist and sought-after moderator, trainer, and public speaker. She is also actively involved in several not-for-profit & social entrepreneurship organizations in Nigeria. She specialises in organisation development & effectiveness, team buiiding, strategic planning, executive coaching, career development, professional development, soft skills training, & hospitality start-up and recruitment campaigns.

Ike Anya

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Ike Anya

Ike Anya MBBS Nigeria MSc (Public Health) London MSc Tropical Medicine and International Health, DTM& H (London) is a Principal Consultant at EpiAfric (www.epiafric.com) and manages all engagements in Western Europe. He has worked as a Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control and Deputy Director of Public Health with the National Health Service in London and is an honorary lecturer in public health at Imperial College. He has over 15 years of experience in clinical medicine and public health in Nigeria and the UK.

He has worked as a clinician in the private and public health sector in Nigeria (National Hospital Abuja, General Hospital, Gwarzo, Lagos University Teaching Hospital and Ruz Medical Centre Abuja). In the UK, he worked as specialist registrar in public health medicine at Bristol Primary Care Trust, the Health Protection Agency and University College London. A Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, he has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Imperial College, University College London, the University of the West of England and Bristol University.

Previously a Lead Partner for the General Medical Council, he was a member of the is Black & Ethnic Minority Health and Epidemiology & Public Health Section Councils at the Royal Society of Medicine and member of the Advisory Committee for Medecins Du Monde’s Project: London. He is co-founder of the Abuja Literary Society, the Nigerian Public Health Foundation, and the Nigeria Health Watch (www.nigeriahealthwatch.com), a TED Global Fellow and cofounder of TEDxEuston.

Chikwe Ihekweazu

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Chikwe Ihekweazu

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu is the National Coordinator/ Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Nigeria’s National Public Health Institute.

Until July 2016, he was the Managing Partner of EpiAfric (www.epiafric.com)- a public health consultancy firm that provides expertise in health project design and evaluation, research, health communication and postgraduate professional development. He was also the curator of the health policy advocacy platform: Nigeria Health Watch (www.nigeriahealthwatch.com).

Dr Ihekweazu is an infectious disease epidemiologist and consultant in public health medicine with 20 years experience in his field. From 2011 to 2014 he was co-Director of the Centre for Tuberculosis at the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa. Prior to this, he was a Consultant Medical Epidemiologist, working for the UK's Health Protection Agency, leading the South East Regional Epidemiology Team.

Dr Ihekweazu has undertaken several short-term consultancies for the World Health Organisation (WHO), mainly in response to major infectious disease outbreaks (including two Ebola outbreaks) taking him to work in Geneva, Liberia, Malawi, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Turkey and Nigeria. He is widely published in medical peer review journals in his areas of expertise. Dr Ihekweazu is on the board of the NGOs: Public Health Foundation of Nigeria, Society for Family Health, Education as a Vaccine and on the Africa Policy Advisory Board of ONE.

He is a TED Fellow and co-founder TEDxEuston and TEDxAbuja.

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe

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Cheluchi Onyemelukwe

is Managing Partner and Lead Consultant at Health Ethics and Law Consulting. Cheluchi is also the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization Centre for Health Ethics Law and Development.


Cheluchi holds a doctorate degree in law, specialising in Health Law, Ethics and Policy from Dalhousie University, Canada. She also holds a first class degree in law from the University of Nigeria.

She has taught at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. She has consulted for different national and international development organisations and advised on a wide range of legal and policy issues in health, social protection and inclusion, governance and development sectors, including guidelines under the National Health Act, health insurance legislation and guidelines.

She was the lawyer member of the Core Working Group that drafted Nigeria’s new National Health Policy (2016). She also provided technical advice and support for the development of Lagos State’s Youth Policy, 2016, an important document for the State with Nigeria’s largest youth population.

She is a member of the National Committee on Health Research Ethics Committee, the highest policy making body on research ethics in Nigeria, which provides oversight of research ethics committees in various institutions in the country. Cheluchi serves on the board of Sharing in Health, an organization that was established to provide medical literature online to medical students in developing countries, and is a member of several professional bodies, including the Nigerian Bar Association and the World Association of Medical Law.

Her research on health law and policy has been published in reputable journals in Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand. Cheluchi has won numerous awards, scholarships, and fellowships, including the Killam Scholarship, the Canadian Institute of Health Research Fellowship in health Law, Ethics and Policy, the Justice Olujide Somolu Prize for Civil Procedure at the Nigerian Law School and the Faculty Prize for the Best Graduating Student at the University of Nigeria.

Will Mitchell

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Will Mitchell

is a Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto, where he holds the Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technology and Commercialization.

Will is also a Visiting Professor at Duke University, where he teaches in multiple programs including health management programs. Will is a faculty associate of Rotman’s Centre for Health Sector Strategy. He is a board member of Neuland Laboratories, Ltd., based in Hyderabad.

Will studies business dynamics in developed and emerging markets, investigating how businesses change as their competitive environments change and, in turn, how the business changes contribute to ongoing corporate and social success or failure. Much of his research emphasizes health sector management in the public and private sectors. He teaches courses in health sector management, pharmaceutical and med-tech strategy, entrepreneurship, and emerging market strategy in business programs in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and elsewhere.

Kevin A. Schulman

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Kevin A. Schulman

MD, MBA, is a professor of medicine and the Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Professor of Business Administration at Duke University. He currently holds several faculty and leadership appointments at the University.

In 2013 he served as a Visiting Professor in General Management at Harvard Business School and was appointed to this role for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years.

At Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, Dr. Schulman oversaw the growth of what has become the country’s largest health sector management program at any top business school. He served as director of the Health Sector Management Program (HSM), and the Center for the Study of Health Management for over a dozen years. During this time, he graduated almost 1500 students with a Certificate in Health Sector Management.

He is the Founding Director of the unique Master of Management in Clinical Informatics program (MMCi), originally offered through the Fuqua School of Business and now housed in the Duke University School of Medicine. He is the Founding President of the Business School Alliance for Health Management (http://www.BAHM-Alliance.Org), which is a consortium of the leading business schools offering health management programs. He is a founding member of the Global Educators Network for Health Care Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GENIE) Group(www.thegeniegroup.org). He regularly teaches courses in healthcare innovation, healthcare biomedical technology, health IT and strategy, and global health care systems.

Kayode Omoregie

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Kayode Omoregie

is a senior lecturer and fellow in Finance and Strategy at the Lagos Business School (LBS) where the mainstay of his current teaching, research and consulting interests are corporate finance, financial strategy, financial modeling, business strategy, business restructuring and evaluation of the financing absorptive capacity of businesses.

Mr Omoregie has over 2 decades of experience in audit, financial reporting, corporate finance, strategy, performance, corporate restructuring and process consulting with various organizations including Arthur Andersen (now KPMG Professional Services) and Kiwi Nigeria Ltd., (A Sara Lee Chicago Company).

Kayode Omoregie is a chemist (BSc), chartered accountant (FCA), chartered tax practitioner (FCTI) and a business recovery /restructuring practitioner (FBR). He received his education at the University of Lagos, Lagos Business School (MBA) , IESE Business School (University of Navarra, Barcelona), University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa, and Swiss Management Centre University (SMC), Switzerland.

Mr Omoregie holds several board level / independent directorship appointments. He is a senior partner at Osaretin Omoregie & Co [OO & Co] (Chartered Accountants), the CEO of Resource Edge Limited (Performance, Strategy Consulting and Financial Advisory), a senior advisory partner at Nayzer Consulting Limited, the finance director / CFO of a major aluminium products manufacturing company, and a fellow and member of the Governing Council, Business Recovery and Insolvency Pracitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN).

Temi Adaramewa

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Temi Adaramewa

Temi Adaramewa is a public health professional with over a decade of experience devoted to expanding access to safe and effective healthcare services across Africa. She is currently the Public Health Practice Lead at CcHUB. She has served as a Senior Technical Advisor with the World Bank and as State Team Lead at the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF), designing programs focused on reducing mortality and improving quality service delivery across Africa.  

Temi is considered a key strategic player and thought leader in healthcare and has hands-on experience implementing and evaluating high-impact population-centered programs within a diverse network of stakeholders and partners."

Temi holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Ryazan State Medical University,Russia and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health from the University of York.

Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey

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Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey

MD, MPH, is the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Senior Technical Director, Africa Region, and Director of Project Fives Alive!

Currently operating at national scale after starting in three districts in 2008, Project Fives Alive! is a partnership between the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Catholic Health Service (NCHS) in Ghana, working in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service to accelerate the reduction of under-five mortality in Ghana through the application of quality improvement methods. In this role, Dr. Sodzi provides strategic, technical, and operational leadership in support of IHI’s growing work in Africa, in addition to working to improve the processes of maternal and child health services at a national scale in Ghana. He is a public health physician, has years of experience in district medical practice, is the immediate past Vice President of the Ghana Medical Association, and writes a weekly column online and in Ghana’s Daily Graphic titled “Affirmatively Disruptive.”

He serves on the governing board of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Authority and the Council of the University of Health and Allied Sciences.

Mamsallah Faal-Omisore

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Mamsallah Faal-Omisore

MBBS MSc MRCGP DRCOG DCH DTM&H is a Lagos-based family physician, also working part-time as a health policy consultant and in medical education. In addition, she is a clinical team member of Primary Care International a NGO focused on sustainable solutions for primary healthcare.

Dr Faal-Omisore’s career spans 20+ years with stints in general practice in the UK, HIV operational research with publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as a clinical lecturer position in family medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand and faculty presenter for the medical education services of the Medical Protection Society.

Akintola Owolabi

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Akintola Owolabi

studied Electronic/Electrical Engineering at the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife where he graduated with a first class honours degree. He went on to complete an MBA at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos and trained as an accountant at Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers). Dr. Owolabi qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986.

After considerable exposure to Auditing, Taxation and Consulting; he elected to go to the University of Ilorin, Department of Accounting and Finance as a Senior Accounting Fellow having become a Fellow of the Institute. While lecturing at Ilorin, he returned to higher education at Obafemi Awolowo University where he was awarded MPhil and PhD degrees in Management & Accounting.

Over the past five years, Dr Owolabi has been engaged in teaching, research and consulting in areas which include Financial Modeling, Corporate Financial Accounting, Strategic Cost Management, Taxation and Environmental Accounting at the prestigious Lagos Business School of the Pan-Atlantic University

Kendra Njoku

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Kendra Njoku

MBBS, MSc PH, FISQua is a medical doctor and public health professional with wide and varied experience in global health, both at the local and international frontiers.

She is an Improvement Adviser for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). In this capacity, she supports several quality improvement initiatives across Africa.

Dr. Njoku is currently based in Lagos, Nigeria where she leads IHI’s work in a Learning Collaborative aimed at the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality. Dr. Njoku brings a wealth of experience from working in several other African countries such as Malawi, Ethiopia, and Liberia.

Prior to joining IHI, she worked with Doctors without Borders and as a Quality Manager in PharmAccess Foundation/SafeCare where she worked to institute quality improvement in over 80 healthcare facilities in Nigeria spread across Lagos, Ogun, Kwara, Anambra, Cross Rivers, and Ekiti States. Dr. Njoku has an MScPH from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is a Fellow of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare.

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