Tolu Oni Is One Of 127 Young Global Leaders for the Class of 2019


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UK-based Nigerian woman, Tolu Oni has been announced as one of the 127 Young Global Leaders for the Class of 2019.

Young Global Leaders is an independent non-profit organisation. Their mission is to create a dynamic global community of exceptional people with the vision, courage and influence to drive positive change in the world.

Tolu, an Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa, is the only woman from Nigeria out of the 10 leaders from Africa.

About Tolu Oni

Tolu Oni was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She completed her bachelor’s degree in international health at the University College London with a keen interest in diseases of global importance and the factors that influence health policy and outcomes. 2004, medical training, University College London Medical School, UK and her Public Health Medical Specialty in South Africa.

2012, PhD research degree in urbanisation and health, and population health transition from the Imperial College London. Tolu has won many awards including election to the South African Young Academy of Science in 2013 and currently serves as the co-chair of the executive committee.

Elected to the 2014 Young Physicians Leadership Programme by the Inter-Academy Medical Panel and the World Academy of Science. She also received the Carnegie Next Generation of African Academics and the Claude Leon Merit research awards.

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