Sylvia Adebajo provides leadership and oversight to HIV intervention programs in the Council's Nigeria office. Her work focuses on reaching key and vulnerable populations with critical HIV prevention, treatment, and care services.
Adebajo joined the Council in 2008 to direct the implementation of the Men’s Health Network Nigeria, a nationwide initiative that provided men at highest risk of HIV infection—including uniformed personnel, university students, and truck drivers—with health services free from stigma and discrimination. Earlier, she was the principal investigator on a University of Toronto study that estimated HIV prevalence and identified behavioral risk factors among men who have sex with men in Lagos and Ibadan. She has also provided technical expertise as a consultant to the World Health Organization and Médecins Sans Frontières.
Adebajo holds a master’s of public health from the University of Lagos and master’s of science from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is a PhD candidate at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.