The Health Workers Fund was set up in partnership with various corporate and individual partners to support the frontline health workers at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health Workers Fund
About The Health
The Coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented health challenge affecting everyone, especially, health workers. Without the health workers, there is no healthcare and millions of us are at huge risk.
To support them at this critical time, we set up the Health Workers Fund in partnership with various corporate and individual partners.
We have supported over 150 health workers across the 6 geo-political zones in Nigeria by paying them a monthly supplementary hazard allowance for a minimum of three-months to motivate frontline health workers across the country as they help keep us all safe.
The governing board of the Health Workers Fund, consisting of senior professionals drawn from different sectors, is saddled with various responsibilities among which is to administer the funds.
Dr. Olaokun Soyinka is the current Project Director and Independent Verification Agent for the Saving One Million Lives Program – a consultant to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
A vastly experienced public health administrator, Dr. Soyinka has at different times served as the Commissioner for Health in Ogun State; where he launched the flagship Health Insurance Program, as well as the Health Promotion Officer for the World Health Organization mission in Nigeria.
An MBA holder from the Cranfield School of Management, Dr. Soyinka’s career experience includes a distinguished medical practice history in the UK, as well as being an accomplished publisher of and writer for prominent medical journals and news publications in Nigeria and abroad.
He is a black belt holder in Karate and is fluent in French.
Oluwatoyin is the pioneer founder and manager of Sheafam & Tam limited – an international consultancy firm specializing in organizational development and management for both for-profit and non-profit businesses in Nigeria and the US.
She recently served as the Executive Director, West Africa for the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA), Ms. Adegbite-Moore has provided consultancy services for the Niger Delta Power Holding Company and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
A BA in Arts holder with a dual major in Political Science and French from Calvin University, as well as a Salzburg fellow, Oluwatoyin is an honoree in the inaugural Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa; with her proficiency in management, fund development and more recognized by numerous organizations, including the US Federal Reserve Bank.
Daniel has served as a mentor for the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellows as well as an advisor on economic growth and recovery to the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, where he coordinated the ERGP Power & Gas lab project.
He is the current Country Director for the Tony Blair Institute, Malawi, after being the chairman of the Edo State Economic Management Team and a Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on economic matters.
Passionate about achieving sustainable economic growth, Daniel’s unique background has been applied in projects designed to make Nigeria a globally competitive economy by helping to tackle the problem of unemployment through the design of corporate strategy and the shaping of public policy.
Obinnia is the current CEO of Hygeia HMO – a leading provider of health insurance services in the Nigerian market.
An alumnus of the prestigious Imperial College, London and the University of Lagos, Obinnia’s professional history in financial services cuts across executive roles in pension management and retail banking in and beyond Nigeria, which has seen him head the business transformation unit for the rest of Africa region at the Standard Bank Group.
A versatile and accomplished professional, Obinnia is licensed and/or certified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Obinna is a specialist in business development as well as risk and strategic management with niche in for driving aggressive expansion for companies in key growth phases.
With financial advisory experience for national and multinational corporations, Obinna has successfully delivered growth for companies in retail banking and health insurance.
Currently the Divisional Head, Business Growth and Transaction Banking for Sterling, Obinna is an alumnus of the University of Manchester and the Nnamdi Azikwe University. A Chartered Global Management Accountant, he is passionate about leadership and growing businesses.
Olapeju is a seasoned communications, sustainability, and development professional with a track record of delivering impactful projects across Climate action and environmental sustainability, Food security, Education, Renewable Energy and Gender Equality in her almost 2 decades of experience.
She started her career as a journalist before joining Sterling Bank. At Sterling Bank, she garnered deep experience in banking operations, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. She has served in various leadership roles including leading the Business Intelligence, Quality Assurance, Brand Management, Project management across the country and more recently became the Chief Executive Officer of Sterling One Foundation.
An alumnus of the University of Lagos, she is also a chartered member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria. She also holds a Master’s in Public and International Affairs.
Dr. Babayemi Osinaike is a Paediatric Dermatologist and currently leads the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
He is passionate about Quality Improvement in Healthcare and also leads a team of healthcare professionals dedicated to supporting patients with access to education.
He is a graduate of the University of Lagos Medical School and holds certifications from the London School of Economics and the Harvard Medical School. He is currently a Technical Adviser to the board of the One Health Workers Fund.