Adekemi Adeniyan

Health | Nigeria

2021 New Voices Fellow


Adekemi Adeniyan is the founder and executive director of Dentalcare Foundation. She is a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative RLC, West Africa; an associate fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, United Kingdom; and a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity at the Atlantic Institute. She is the 2019 winner of the Nigerian Her Network “Woman of the Year” award for Healthcare and was listed among the 2020 Leading Ladies Africa “100 most inspiring women in Nigeria.” Adekemi is passionate about improving the Nigerian oral healthcare system and exploring the intersection of community and culture in relation to oral health. Her vision is to ensure that everyone has equal access to oral healthcare irrespective of their age, status, or gender.