U.S. CDC appoints new country director for Nigeria

A new Country Director,  Dr. Mary Adetinuke Boyd, has been appointed for the U.S Center for and Prevention (CDC), office.
A press statement by the U. S Mission, Tuesday, said with the appointment of Dr. Boyd as the new country director she would lead the office, which is one of CDC’s largest country offices, and support CDC’s collective efforts in global HIV and Tuberculosis, global security, malaria elimination, and immunization.
According to the statement, “She joined CDC in the CDC Zambia country office, where she first served as Deputy Associate Director for Programs (2016-2018) and then as Senior Medical Advisor (2018-). 

While in Zambia, Dr. Boyd’s accomplishments included: leading the Antiretroviral Treatment Surge campaign; establishing the Zambia National HIV Clinical Mentorship program; and directing the first regional COVID-19 response ECHO community of practice in Southern and West .

“Dr. Boyd is a trained vaccinologist and conducted vaccine trials for influenza A (H1N1), live oral Shigella, Vibrio cholera, and Salmonella vaccine from 2009-2013 at the of Maryland’s Center for Vaccine Development.
“She subsequently joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where she led global vaccine efforts, including for Ebola, from 2013-2016.

“Commander Dr. Boyd is an active duty physician in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Service, and currently performs clinical practice at the U.S. Embassy Abuja Unit.  She received her undergraduate degree in neurobiology and physiology from the of Maryland, College Park, and completed her medical degree, residency, and fellowship in pediatrics and infectious diseases at the of Maryland, Baltimore.

“Since October , Dr. Boyd has served as Senior Advisor for HIV and TB Prevention for CDC as a regional and international expert on HIV and TB prevention. She takes over from Dr. Omotayo Bolu acted as Country Director since the end of the tenure of the former Director, Dr. Mahesh Swaminathan.”

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