OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
Below is a brief portfolio of the individuals who will be speaking to UNMSAites on the 6th of May, 2021.
Dr. Olayinka Fakorede is the elected liaison officer to student organizations of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), which represents 1.3 million medical students from 134 countries.
She was the
💡Program Coordinator for Healthy Lifestyles and Non Communicable Diseases in IFMSA
💡External Affairs Regional Assistant for IFMSA Africa Region.
💡She is a Medical Doctor and an intern at a teaching hospital in Nigeria.
💡She has represented IFMSA at International conferences including
◻️World Health Assembly
◻️WHO Africa Regional Committee
◻️ECOSOC Youth Forum
◻️ Global Youth Summit
◻️Association of Medical Education in Europe Conference while presenting abstracts and advocating for meaningful engagement of youth etc.
💡She is also currently a part of the Advisory team for Global Climate Health Alliance Regional Consultation for Africa, WHO EPI WIN Youth Network.
💡She represents IFMSA as a member of GAVI vaccine alliance Civil Society.
💡She is very Passionate about public health perspectives of infectious diseases, NCDs, it’s relation to Climate Change and also the social determinants of health.
💡 She is an advocate for Meaningful Youth Participation.
Webster Onuorah is a clinical medical student from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Medical Students Association (NAUMSA).
💡 Immediate Past NiMSA South-East Regional Coordinator
💡the current Director of the Auwal Shanono Foundation.
💡He’s an IFMSA Human Rights Educator, and a passionate youth leader.
💡He has served as a long term local officer, and national officer assistant in NiMSA Standing Committee On Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Including HIV/AIDS.
💡He has equally facilitated human rights sessions, and that of sexual and reproductive health and rights nationally and internationally.
💡He has served as a NiMSA Editorial Board Member (2018), and has attended a large number of NiMSA events such as the General Assemblies, and trainings.
💡He was a finalist , and member of the Johns Hopkins Innovate4health design sprint.
💡He’s equally committed to external affairs and advocacy, having served as a judge in the IFMSA Africa Hackathon on Meaningful Youth Participation, and a member of the Mental Health Advocacy Working Group in the Youth PreWHA 2021.
💡He has served as a member of the organizing committee charged with organizing the maiden NiMSA Pre-General Assembly.
💡He’s equally a member of the official IFMSA delegation to the 74th World Health Assembly.
💡He was part of the small working group charged with organizing the IFMSA Human Rights Day 2020, and currently a member of the small working group charged with fostering a culture of respect to our diversity in IFMSA, as well as making the federation a safe and all-inclusive space to all medical students with an intersectional future.
💡He was equally a participant of the first ever Global AMR Youth summit. He’s experienced in activity management, external affairs and advocacy, human rights advocacy, and Antimicrobial Resistance Advocacy.
💡He also partook in the IFMSA SCOPH Universal Health Coverage Hackathon 2020, and his team emerged the winner of the Hackathon.
Webster believes that our youths aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow; they’re leaders today, as young doctors, policy makers, and researchers.
Bold, innovative, and visionary, the youth are making noteworthy advances in the way we pursue global public health. He believes that youth must be empowered to push for greater accountability, stronger policies, and sounder investments to improve access to frontline health care providers.
He’s passionate about meaningful youth participation and inclusive youth engagement in decision making processes at all levels of development, both in health-related as well as health-unrelated issues.
Links for the ZOOM MEETING WILL BE OUT ON VARIOUS CLASS GROUPS BY 7am on the 6th of May, 2021.
Thanks and God bless you
Rt. Hon. Iferikigwe, Victor Chidera