Director General of West African Health Organisation (WAHO)
Professor Stanley Okolo, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, is the Director General of West African Health Organisation (WAHO). He graduated from the University of Nigeria, had postgraduate medical training in Nigeria, United Kingdom and Canada, and spent the vast majority of his professional career in England before being nominated in March 2018 to head WAHO as one of Nigeria’s Statutory Appointees to the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS). An award winning leader, clinical academic and executive coach, Professor Okolo has had key regional and international leadership roles in healthcare, academic partnerships, and professional organisations. He has a PhD from the University of London, a professorship at University College London, and numerous scientific publications to his name.
Stanley believes that to improve population health, intervention programs in developing countries should address the wider issues of health and well-being as well as illness and disease. He is a strong advocate of using constructive disruption to achieve accelerated health improvement.