Adebimpe Adebiyi, Director of Family Health, Ministry of Health, Nigeria

Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi is a Dental Surgeon, Public Health Service Administrator, Manager and Planner with a career of over 27 years in the Federal Ministry of Health traversing various areas of the Nigerian Healthcare delivery system, including general dental practice, manpower development, healthcare financing, coordination and supervision of Federal Tertiary Health Institutions.

She is currently responsible for initiating policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of health policies on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health as well as Elderly care, Nutrition and Health Promotion.

In the course of her stepwise career, she has facilitated, participated in and organised workshops, seminars and panel discussions locally and at international levels. She has also held several administrative and managerial positions including the Chief Dental Officer for Nigeria from November 2009 to April 2016. She had a stint as the Acting Director, Department of Hospital Services from May to June, 2016 before her appointment as Director/Head, Department of Family Health,  Federal Ministry of Health,  Nigeria in July,  2016, a position she holds till date.

In 2013, Dr Adebiyi was conferred with the Membership of the prestigious National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies and in 2014 she became a Fellow of the International College of Dentists in recognition of her contributions to the development of the Nigerian Oral Healthcare system. Her personal career goal is to use her God-given prowess in transforming inefficient systems to internationally acceptable performance standards pivoted on cost effective models.