Dr Yewande Alimi is the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Program Coordinator at Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and co-lead for the Africa Union Task force on AMR. She co-chairs the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Section for COVID-19 response across the continent and provides technical IPC support to the Africa Task Force for Coronavirus.
Dr Alimi is a trained Veterinary Surgeon and holds a Masters degree in Public Health (International Health) from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. Drawing on a range of experience that includes veterinary medicine, public health policy and research, Dr Alimi currently leads the implementation of the Africa CDC Framework for AMR Control in Africa Union member states. She also leads on the One Health activities, development and implementation of one health programs within Africa CDC, across the African Union organizations and member states.
Before joining the Africa CDC, Dr Alimi practised as a Veterinary Surgeon in Nigeria. She worked as a research analyst at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Health Technology Assessment, Austria and CompanDX, United Kingdom.
She serves on several advisory boards and groups across the continent and globally. She is the One Health Technical Advisor for Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium.
She is a member of the Scientific Task Force to Prevent Pandemics at the Source for the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Center.