Daniel Adeyinka

University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Daniel A. Adeyinka is a public health physician with demonstrated experience and strong research interests in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, health financing, child survival, maternal health, adolescent sexuality, vulnerable population and family planning. He is the technical lead for Pediatric HIV Treatment, Care and Support in the National HIV/AIDS Division, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria. With his diverse experience in community health research, clinical management, and public health programming, he has worked in various research projects funded by different national and international organizations. So far, he has worked in more than 20 research projects as Principal Investigator (PI)/Co-PI/Collaborator. He has published more than 50 scholarly articles, guidelines, strategic documents, chapters, conference papers, and research reports in peer-reviewed journals. Under his guidance, the government of Nigeria has developed National Training Curriculum on HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care for Doctors and Nurses, National Guidelines for HIV Testing Services, Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Student Handbook. He has trained more than 100 health care professionals on pediatric HIV management. Dr. Adeyinka developed the originating concept and midwifed the designing of the 2016 national plan for scale-up of viral load testing in Nigeria, and the 2014 and 2016 national guidelines on HIV treatment, care and support. He has the technical know-how of writing government to government technical proposals and in attracting multi-million-dollar projects from international development partners such as Global Fund, CDC, and UN-agencies. He has reviewed several articles for reputable journals such as BMC Women Health and Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance (SHARA); and organizations such as Federal Ministry of Health and United Nations organizations. His path-breaking community works has brought considerable honor to him. In 2012, the Cross-river state Governor and the President of Nigeria honored him with state and national awards for his significant contributions in reducing inequity among the vulnerable population in Nigeria. He is an active member of the International AIDS Society (IAS) and Pediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa (PATA). He focuses on interventions that contribute meaningfully towards the improvement of health conditions among vulnerable populations by translating evidences from research into policy.