Rita Oladele

University of Lagos

Rita Oladele is a medical doctor with a specialist qualification in clinical microbiology. She obtained her fellowship (FMCPath) of the Nigeria postgraduate medical college in 2010. She hosts an annual Invasive Fungal Infections forum in Nigeria and is the current President of Medical Mycology Society of Nigeria (MMSN) and the co-chair of the PanAfrican Mycology Working group. She completed her residency-training program in 2010 and she obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Manchester in 2018. She has expertise in conducting research on clinical mycology and has been instrumental in mapping the epidemiology of invasive fungal infections in Nigeria. She was the principal investigator in a 13-center cryptococcal antigen screening survey and has facilitated the training of over 700 health care providers in Nigeria on the screening, diagnosis, and management of cryptococcal disease in 2018. She was a contributor to the 2018 ECMM guidelines on mucormycosis. She is the principal investigator in a 10-center on histoplasmosis study in advanced HIV disease patients. She is presently the postgraduate coordinator of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Parasitology, University of Lagos, Nigeria. She has 36 published papers in peer-reviewed journals with over 350 citations.