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Ayorinde Ajayi is the regional director for sub-Saharan Africa. He manages seven Population Council offices (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, South Africa, and Zambia) and oversees the organization’s research portfolio in the sub-Saharan region. Ajayi’s areas of expertise are capacity building and developing culturally appropriate service-delivery models for Africa.
Ayorinde, or Ayo Ajayi MD – Ghana
Prior to joining the Council in 1990, he was the regional vice president for the Pathfinder Fund. He has also taught and worked at Boston University and served as a government health officer in Nigeria. Ajayi has been a consultant to the US Agency for International Development, the World Health Organization, and several United Nations agencies.
Ajayi’s professional activities include serving as a board member for the Africa Health and Population Research Center, which he helped found, and as chairman of the advisory committee on access for the International Partnership for Microbicides. He completed his medical training at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and received a masters in public health from Boston University. (Read more on this page of the Population Council).
In ‘members of the Committee of Microbicides’, see his first name written in this way: Ayo Ajayi, Population Council, Ghana.
Some of his publications: Ajayi, Ayorinde and John Kekovole. 1998. “Kenya’s population policy: From apathy to effectiveness,” in Anrudh Jain (ed.), Do Population Policies Matter? Fertility and Politics in Egypt, India, Kenya, and Mexico. New York: Population Council.
Ajayi, Ayorinde, Wesley Clark, Annabel Erulkar, Karin Hyde, Cynthia Lloyd, Barbara Mensch, Cecilia Ndeti, and Barry Ravitch. 1997. Schooling and the Experiences of Adolescents in Kenya. Nairobi: Population Council and the Government of Kenya’s Ministry of Education.
Mensch, Barbara, Andrew Fisher, Ian Askew, and Ayorinde Ajayi. 1994. “Using situation analysis data to assess the functioning of family planning clinics in Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe,” Studies in Family Planning 25(1): 18–31.
Ajayi, Ayorinde, Leah T. Marangu, Janice Miller, and John M. Paxman. 1991. “Adolescent sexuality and fertility in Kenya: A survey of knowledge, perceptions, and practices,” Studies in Family Planning 22(4): 205–216. (See on this page of the Population Council).
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