Dr. Temitope Ilori

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Dr. Temitope Ilori as the new Director-General of the National Agency For The Control of AIDS (NACA), marking a historic milestone as she becomes the first female to hold this position. Dr. Ilori’s tenure commenced on February 22, 2024, with an initial term of four years.

The announcement was made by Toyin Aderibigbe, the Head of Public Relations and Protocol of NACA, in a press statement released to The PUNCH on Thursday. Dr. Ilori succeeded Dr. Gambo Aliyu, who served as the DG of the agency from June 2019 until February 2024.

Prior to her appointment, Dr. Ilori held positions as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine at the University of Ibadan and as a Consultant Family Physician at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. She holds an MBBS degree from the University of Ibadan and has received numerous accolades, including being the best graduating Fellow of the Faculty of Family Medicine, West African College of Physicians in April 2012. Dr. Ilori’s expertise spans various fields, including Public Health Nutrition, Immunization, and Women’s and Child’s Health, with over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals to her credit. She has also played significant roles in policy formulation and strategic development, having served as the Commissioner for Health in Osun State, Nigeria, from 2011 to 2014.

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