Emma Orefuwa has worked in a variety of Public Health roles for the last eight years. Her initial degree was in Biochemical Sciences at the University of Salford in 2001. She then went on to study a Master of Science in medical entomology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (2002) and more recently gained a Masters in Public Health from Kings College in 2009.
Her other achievements include:
- Worked with the Carter Center, an international NGO based in Jos, Nigeria to investigate the susceptibility of a particular vector to local strains of parasite. This research fed into the evidence base for control efforts against Lymphatic Filariasis in Nigeria.
- Profiled the 2006 Chikungunya outbreak in Seychelles and worked collaboratively with the ministry of Health and sanitation in Seychelles.
- Chair of the first young researchers in progress session at the 4th European Mosquito Control association conference in Turin, 2009
- Conducted high profile reviews for the NHS, including a review of Paediatric intensive care services in London and an audit inpatient HIV care across London, South East Coast and the East of England. This had led to the development of quality indicators for inpatient care and was presented at the British HIV Association conference.
Emma has held a variety of project management roles within the NHS, initially in service improvement within South London and Maudsley NHS Trust then as a project manager for the Stroke modernisation Initiative at Guys and St Thomas’ and most recently at the London Specialised Commissioning Group.’ Emma is currently working as Engagement and Fundraising Manager for the African Foundation Development, an African Diaspora led organisation that works to enhance the contributions of UK based Africans towards development initiatives in Africa.
Emma holds a lean six sigma green belt. Emma is the secretary of the Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA).