Yewande Alimi

AMR and One Health Unit Lead, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Yewande Alimi, DVM, MPH is the One Health Unit Lead at Africa CDC, and co-lead for the Africa Union Task force on AMR. She co-chairs the IPC Section for COVID-19 response across the continent and provides technical IPC support to the Africa Task Force for Coronavirus.
As the One Health Unit lead at Africa CDC, Yewande has been at the forefront of developing and implementing comprehensive strategies that bridge the gap between human, animal, and environmental health. Through her leadership, Africa CDC has established four key programs on AMR, zoonotic diseases, food safety and climate change to address one health issues in Africa.
Drawing on a range of experience that includes veterinary medicine, public health policy and research, Dr Alimi leads the implementation of several strategies including the Africa Union Framework for AMR Control in Africa Union and the Africa CDC IPC Legal Framework in member states.





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