Olufunmilayo Lesi



Olufunmilayo Lesi, FWACP, FMCP currently leads the Hepatitis team in the Global HIV, Hepatitis and STI Programmes at the World Health Organization and coordinates hepatitis activities in collaboration with other WHO Departments to provide technical and strategic support for viral hepatitis elimination efforts in countries. She is Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL), Nigeria and was previously Honorary Consultant and Head of Hepatology at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital where she established a liver disease care programme for Hepatitis B and C and liver cirrhosis and cancer. She was recently the regional advisor for viral hepatitis at the WHO Regional Office for Africa where she led the technical support for the development of national strategies and policies related to hepatitis epidemiology, prevention, and management in over 22 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and proactively contributed to enhancing the regional profile of viral hepatitis

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