Kate Obayagbona MD, MPH, MWACS
Kate is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynecologist with the West African College of Surgeons, prior to this she had obtained a master’s in Public Health from Leeds University UK and had spent several years working within various capacities and several projects for different development Organizations. The GF R8 Malaria Grant, USAID funded MIP project, PEPFAR funded Global HIV AIDS Initiative Nigeria the largest funded program for HIV, and USAID (the learning program) are some of the projects she is thankful to have been part of and draws strength from.
She is very passionate about health systems strengthening, research development and management, capacity building, disease prevention and control, and improving the quality of women and children’s health.
Kate’s career so far reflects her belief in research as the bedrock of medicine and has engaged in several research endeavors, including work with the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, NICE UK on the Systematic Review of qualitative evidence of Needle Exchange Programme for Injecting Drug Users, Evaluation of Hamara Healthy living Centre Beeston Leeds and a descriptive retrospective study of the Maternofetal outcome of Abruptio placentae among pregnant women in a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital.
She intends to continue in these strides as a global health leader and to affect lives positively.