Community and Clinical prevention Services Coordinator
Babatunde Ajidagba has a rich blend of professional educational background in both basic and medical sciences, and over a decade experience of public health programming. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Microbiology, and Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He has also obtained certificates in Sexual and Reproductive Health (through Women Deliver E-course), and in Project design and Proposal writing (through Women Deliver C-exchange youth initiative E-course). He is a certified ATLAS.ti professional trainer in qualitative data analysis. He is skilled in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
As a student, he served as the Coordinator of the Campus Health and Rights Initiative (CHRI) – a youth-led, and youth-focused organisation with particular focus on sexual health and rights of university undergraduates. His experience with CHRI gave him is entering point into public health programming, and a foundation that he has consistently built upon in the recent years. Over the last five year, he has particularly deepened his experience of working as a researcher, and linking research with programming to design and drive evidence-based intervention of public health programmes. His research experience cuts across operation research, implementation research, and monitoring and evaluation with national bodies and internationally-funded programmes. His research work has particularly focused on HIV/AIDS, cancer, sexual violence, and he has contributed towards national policy developed. He is an acknowledged young leader in the field of sexual and reproductive health, and belongs to the cohort of Class of 2013 Women Deliver Young Leaders.