2020 Leadership Journey Project: Case comparisons of the impact of country level leadership on its Public Health and MNCH outcomes.
Dr. Folake Olayinka is a medical doctor and seasoned public health specialist with over 23 years of experience. She has particular expertise in routine immunization, polio eradication, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS and malaria programs. She has provided leadership, management and technical support to projects in Africa, United States, Caribbean, and Eastern Mediterranean region. She serves on a number of regional and global committees and advisory groups. Dr. Olayinka works with John Snow Inc (JSI) Virginia, USA and served most recently as the global leader of USAID’s global flagship project-Maternal Child Survival Program (MCSP) Immunization team.
She brings a unique combination of adaptive management, strong technical expertise and deep understanding of country technical assistance needs and best practice MNCH/FP/RH approaches. Dr. Olayinka is exceptionally skilled through her first hand work experience at community, country public and private sector and global levels. Dr. Olayinka is a professional with an inclusive style of leadership and is an accomplished public speaker and writer. She is a rising global leader and has demonstrated capability to lead global teams, forge country and multipartner relationships and make impact on global health.