Dr Samuel Akingbesote
State Manager Oyo State
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Education Qualifications :Bayero University Kano, Nigeria ,Texila American University, Guyana, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
Professional Qualifications :MHE; MPH; M.B,B.S
Dr Samuel Akingbesote coordinates the implementation of the USAID Tuberculosis Local Organizations Network 3 (TB- LON 3) project in Oyo State. He manages efforts to innovatively engage stakeholders in finding people with tuberculosis and rapidly scaling up tuberculosis services in the state.
He is responsible for supporting the State Tuberculosis Program to rapidly find, prevent, enroll, treat and monitor the diagnosis of drug-susceptible and drug-resistant tuberculosis patients. Dr. Akingbesote facilitates facility and community assessments for the expansion of tuberculosis services and collaborates with the private sector as well as sub-partners for effective program planning and implementation.
Other tasks within his purview include supervision of facility and community activities to deliver quality tuberculosis services to beneficiaries and timely data collection, collation, and reporting.
Dr. Akingbesote has vast experience in the planning and implementation of tuberculosis programs. He has led the USAID TB-LON 3 project to increase coverage of COVID-19 vaccination, tuberculosis case notification, childhood tuberculosis case finding, enrolment of people with drug tuberculosis, and the use of artificial intelligence to improve community tuberculosis case notification.
He has also successfully managed USAID and Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria projects in Ondo and Oyo States. Before joining the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) in 2020, he was a Program Manager with the Ondo State TB, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Program. In this role, he provided technical strategic, financial, and programmatic guidance for the implementation of tuberculosis programs at state and local government levels.
Dr. Akingbesote is an alumnus of Bayero University Kano, and Texila American University, Guyana, where he gained a Masters in Health Economics and Public Health respectively. He had earlier earned a Bachelors Degree in Medicine and Surgery from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria in 2008.
He has certifications in leadership and management, monitoring and evaluation, epidemiology, biostatistics, and clinical management of HIV. He has facilitated and participated in numerous trainings on tuberculosis. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and a member of the Ondo State Weight-Lifting Association. His research interests in tuberculosis and COVID-19.
He is married with children and, his hobbies are watching movies, sports and listening to music.