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Adeniran Abosede Remilekun

Child Health Director at Federal Ministry of Health

A graduate of University of Lagos in Medicine and Master’s in Public Health with career spanning almost 28 years in the field of women and Children Dr Adeniran joined the Federal Ministry of Health in 1989 as Senior Programme officer and over the years rose to the position of Director of Child Health,2010.


During this period of service, has been involved in providing policy directions in:


Family planning including: family planning curriculum for doctors and nurse/midwives (public and private sector), roll-out of contraceptive logistics management system training, piloting and scaling up of community based Injectable contraceptive, development of costed family planning blue print for Nigeria.


Safe motherhood including celebration of safe motherhood day 22nd May, development of reproductive health policy, development of curriculum on emergency obstetrics and newborn care for health workers.


Child Health Including development of essential Newborn care course, roll-out of Chlorhexidine strategy to promote cord care practices, development of Nigeria every Newborn action plan, implementation of integrated management of child hood illness and integrated community case management of child hood illness.


Advocacy on MNCH including facilitating the Nigeria launch of campaign on accelerated reduction on maternal mortality in Africa (CARMMA) 2009, Nigeria first Newborn health conference in Nigeria (2014).


Dr Adeniran has chaired several technical working groups including: National Reproductive Health Technical Working Group, National Child Health Technical Working Group as well as the Core Technical Committee on Maternal Newborn and Child Health.