Biography of Team Members
Adenike Grange - Founder/President
Adenike Grange is a Nigerian who received her high school, undergraduate and postgraduate education in Nigeria, the UK and the USA at various times during her career development to the level of a Professor of Pediatrics. Her research interest is in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. She is the author of over fifty scientific publications, reviews and reports in peer-reviewed journals. She has held appointments as the Head of Department of Pediatrics, the Dean of Clinical Sciences as well as the Director of the Institute of Child Health in the College of Medicine at the University of Lagos in Nigeria. She worked extensively as a team member and leader on WHO- and UNICEF- supported child health projects in Nigeria and in other African countries. She was the medical officer in charge of the Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health Department at the WHO in Nigeria for a period of three years during her leave of absence from the University She voluntarily retired from University employment in January 2005.
She is a past President of the International Pediatric Association (IPA). She represented the IPA on the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) from 2005 to 2007, helping to establish a broader participation of Civil Society Organizations in the governance of GAVI. She was until recently the Chairperson of the IPA Technical Advisory Committee on Immunization working in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Sabin Vaccine Institute and the Measles and Rubella Initiative.
She served as the Honorable Minister of Health of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 2007 to 2008. She subsequently concluded three-year tenure as the Chief Executive of a non-profit Maternal and Child Health 100-bed hospital dedicated to humanity by its Founder. She currently resides in USA. Her Personal Mission is to model and foster a principle-centered leadership that is based on ethical, transparent, quality and friendly service to all. In order to continue to give expression to this mission, she founded a child-focused civil society organization called Adegrange Child Foundation which currently operates both in Nigeria and the USA.