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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