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