Dr. Gafar Alawode is an experienced public health practitioner and a seasoned program manager. He has managed several donor-funded development projects at the senior level in Nigeria and other developing countries, including Liberia and Uganda. He was a Country Manager for Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health (LATH), State Team Lead for the DFID-funded Partnership for Transforming Health System 2 (PATHS2), Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Health Finance and Governance project, and Country Director for Health Policy Plus. Dr. Gafar designed and worked with other stakeholders to introduce UHC-related innovations, including the Legislative Network for UHC and the UHC 2023 Forum.
He was appointed a member of the core group for health financing resilience in the community of practice by the World Bank. He’s presently a managing partner at DGI Consult Ltd., and he leads the Prevent Epidemics project being managed by LISDEL as a project director. He obtained a Master’s degree in Tropical Medicine from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, after acquiring a first degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He is a member of the UK Faculty of Public Health (MFPH) of the Royal College of Physicians.