Professor Tanimola Makanjuola AKANDE was born in 1960, he is a Professor of Public Health with University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria and a Consultant Public Health Physician with University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. He is a specialist in Health Management. He studied Medicine at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he graduated in 1984. He is a member West African College of Physicians and Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), a Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College.
He was at various times Head, Department of Epidemiology & Community Health, University of Ilorin. He served in various Committees, Technical Working Groups and as Consultant to several international agencies and partners in and outside Nigeria. He was the National Chairman of Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria (APHPN) from 2013 – 2017. He was a member World Health Organization (WHO) African Region Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Measles and Rubella. He is a Senior Researcher with Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD).
He is currently a member of Expert Review Committee (ERC) on Poliomyelitis Eradication Initiative and Routine Immunization in Nigeria, member Scientific Advisory Board, Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium (VIMC), member Schmidt-Futures Vaccine Safety and Confidence-Building Working Group (VacSafe) and member of the Governing Council of Bingham University, Karu, Nigeria.
He is also a member, Board of Trustees PharmAccess Foundation Nigeria; Board of Trustees Centre for Afri-Health Development; Board of Trustees African Civil Society for the Care and Support of Tuberculosis Patients (ACT). He is also a Member of Board of Directors, Josephine Consults and member of the Advisory Board of Exochos Innovations Limited.
He is a seasoned academic with over 180 publications in reputable peer reviewed local and international journals.