Prof. Olugbenga Mokuolu
Professor Olugbenga a Biomedical researcher with over 24years experience in competences that cuts across clinical, academic and programmatic issues especially as they pertain to malaria control and care of the newborn diverse public health activities. He is also a medical leader serving in different administrative and technical capacities at national and international levels. He is currently the National Malaria Technical Director in Nigeria. As a clinician his competencies cut across diverse interests ranging from care of newborns, malaria case management, and diverse public health activities.
He is a graduate of the prestigious College of the Medicine University of Ibadan, where he obtained his first medical degree. He also has an advanced medical degree in Pediatrics with special focus in infectious diseases/treatments/ control and care of the newborn. He has won national and international awards related to his academic outputs, including Joint winner NLNG 2017 Prize for Science in Nigeria. He has provided technical support to various countries in mobilizing resources for malaria control. Academically, he is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, with neonatology and malaria as his main areas of research focus. He is serving as Malaria Technical Director at the National Malaria Elimination Program
Professor Olugbenga has received several awards including Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Annual Prize in Science where he was joint winner of the 2017 NLNG Prize in Science. He has also been appointed in several international and national capacities including Chair of Technical Expert Group on Antimalarial Treatment Guidelines (World Health Organization. Geneva, Switzerland). Professor Olugbenga has over 90 publications in peer review journal, chapters in textbook and edited proceedings