Temitope Folaranmi


Dr Folaranmi provides strategic leadership and direction for STREAM Insight. He is a physician by training and practiced medicine in Nigeria. Over the years, Temitope has developed expertise in public healthcare systems, adolescent health and development and quality improvement in healthcare delivery for resource poor settings. He is currently a consultant with public health unit of Consultancy African Intelligence (Pretoria, South Africa) where he examines key issues across the broad spectrum of public health systems in Africa; these include the surveillance and determinant of health threats, promotion and treatment practices, policy and economics, and research and innovation.

He interned at Harvard University Health Services (Cambridge, MA, USA) where he worked on various healthcare quality improvement projects using Lean and Six Sigma strategies. He was also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Health, Obafemi Awolowo University where he evaluated the Data Management Process of World Bank assisted Health Systems Development Project II in various Nigerian States as part of a team. Temitope has been involved in various policy fora that address young people’s health. Among others, he was technical resource person for the National Consultative Forum on Advancing Young People’s Health and Development in Nigeria in 2010. He also co-reviewed the national training manual and clinical protocol for adolescent health workers on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Health.

He is the author of several research articles and conference presentations. This has earned him several academic and conference scholarships. Among others, his outstanding research in public health was recognized at the 2008 International Conference on Global Health in where he was a recipient of the New Investigator Award. He is an alumnus of the Sauvé Scholars Fellowship at McGill University Montreal Canada – a prestigious program on leadership and professional development for selected young world leaders. Temitope is a member of various professional societies including the Nigeria Medical Association, International Health Economics Association and the American Public Health Association.

He obtained his Medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and holds a Master of Public Health degree (Health Policy and Management) from Harvard University. Currently, He is completing his Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree at University of Oxford.