Buhari Appoints Ifedayo Adetifa As New NCDC DG Buhari
Ifedayo Adetifa has been appointed director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control by President Muhammadu Buhari (NCDC).
Chikwe Ihekweazu, the previous NCDC Director-General, was newly appointed as an assistant director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) in charge of health emergency intelligence.
Adetifa, a paediatrician and infectious diseases epidemiologist, received his first degree from the University of Ilorin in Kwara state, according to his profile on the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s website.
“I received my undergraduate medical training at the University of Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria and completed residency training in Paediatrics at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria for which I was awarded the Fellowship of the West Africa College of Physicians in Paediatrics,” the profile reads.
I studied for the MSc in Epidemiology at the School and got my PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.”his bio reads