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Mrs Kemi Ogunyemi

Mrs Kemi Ogunyemi is the special adviser to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on health. A compassionate nurse, with over 30 years’ experience, she was a commissioner at the Lagos State Health Service Commission for two consecutive terms. In this role, she executed recruitment and training of all health personnel in 27 Lagos State General Hospitals.

A cancer nurse specialist, with over 25 years’ experience, she holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and another in Nursing, from the University of Phoenix, USA. Professionally registered in both the US and the UK, Ogunyemi has been at the forefront of cancer care and the promotion of healthcare services in the US, UK and Nigeria.

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With extensive knowledge in hospital administration policies and strategies, Ogunyemi has been able to successfully establish healthcare units internationally and in Nigeria. She was a member of many hospital and healthcare committees during her time in the US and the UK.

She has held many positions of leadership, such as unit director, Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta, Georgia; and unit manager/lead chemotherapy nurse, Haematology/Oncology Outpatients Department, at the Royal Free Hospital, London. She also published a poster presentation on the management of patients receiving high dose Interleukin2 at the Oncology Nursing Society Conference, in Orlando, Florida, in 2005.

An adept trainer, Ogunyemi has successfully implemented the training of all employees in the secondary health facilities in Lagos State on customer service and attitudinal change. Her passion for women and children’s health led to her founding of Alfo Healthcare Initiative, an NGO dedicated to the promotion of quality healthcare for underprivileged women and children.

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Ogunyemi is also a public speaker and has been invited to conferences and events to enlighten and create awareness on the attainment of the well woman.

Ogunyemi, who has continued to demonstrate excellent leadership skills, has won many awards, including the Transformational Leadership Award, in 2008.

She is happily married, with children.

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