Dr. Mairo Mandara MBBS, FWACS, FFPH (UK), FoE

Africa Advisor

An Obstetrician/Gynecologist and public health physician with extensive

knowledge and experience in strategic planning and implementation of health

and social transformation initiatives, Mairo is an Honorary Fellow of Education (FoE).

She has worked with a wide range of stakeholders both locally and internationally,

including high-level government officials, traditional and religious leaders,

women’s groups and civil societies across Africa.


Mairo has led many initiatives, including being the Senior RH/HIV Advisor for USAID, Health Systems

Specialist for the University of Columbia, Country Representative of Packard

Foundation, and Country Representative of Gates Foundation. She was a

Senior Fellow with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) UK,

supporting the localization of the foundation’s program in Africa, including the

Universal Health Care and PHC initiatives, as well as leading on the Keeping

Girls in School in Africa Initiative. As part of her civic responsibility, Mairo is the founder and Board Chair of Girl Child Concerns, an NGO dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls

through providing educational opportunities and lifesaving skills for girls, including

married adolescents, and providing income generation for poor women



She is currently a member of the National Reproductive Health Working Group, and a

Council Member of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Nigeria.

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