Folake Kio-Olayinka

Health | Nigeria

2016 New Voices Fellow


Dr. Folake Kio-Olayinka is a Senior Technical Immunization Officer at the John Snow Inc. Immunization Center. She has extensive experience with polio from her time as a Senior Immunization Advisor at COMPASS/USAID-Nigeria from 2001 to 2007. She finds it essential to examine the concept of partnership and to expand on it for successful eradication of polio and other vaccine preventable diseases. During her time as a Maternal Child Health Program Manager with USAID Nigeria, she served as a member of the WHO-Immunization Practice Advisory Committee (IPAC), giving her unique insight on how the two sectors can collaborate and intersect.