Babatunde Akinola

Babatunde Akinola, MSH’s country director for the Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program in Nigeria, has more than 20 years of experience across the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, medicines regulatory agencies, multinational corporations, and the public health space. Akinola leads the MTaPS team in Nigeria to strengthen antimicrobial resistance containment programs in collaboration with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control and state government ministries of health, with a focus on multisectoral collaboration, infection prevention and control, and antimicrobial stewardship. Akinola has been working at MSH as a Senior Technical Advisor for quality assurance and pharmacovigilance, supporting the strengthening of supply chain competencies and performance of the health system in Nigeria since 2019. Prior to joining MSH, he served as a regulatory officer at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Nigeria. He holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a master’s degree in information science from the University of Ibadan in Ibadan, Nigeria; a master’s degree in business administration from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria; and a post-graduate diploma in public health from the University of Western Cape, South Africa.