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Lola Dare

Title President and Chief Executive
Organization CHESTRAD

Dr. Lola Dare has been a community physician, epidemiologist, social development consultant and a global health advocate for nearly 30 years. She is currently President and Chief Executive of CHESTRAD International. With headquarters in Nigeria, and offices in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, CHESTRAD’s is a global development agency and social enterprise whose mission is to advocate for the development of equitable and sustainable health systems and youth empowerment programs.


Dr. Lola Dare graduated MB BS from the College of Medicine University of Ibadan and obtained her Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has been awarded certificates in Population and Development and International Health, and the David E. Bell and Takemi Fellow of the Harvard School of Public Health twice. She holds a certificate in Advance Management from INSEAD, the European Business School in France. In 2009, Dr. Dare was awarded an honorary membership of the Faculty of Public Health, United Kingdom, by distinction; and Fellow of the same Faculty by distinction in 2011. She currently serves as its Overseas Regional Adviser for Africa. Dr. Dare was also Chair of the Technical Evaluation Reference Group of the Global Fund, Southern Civil Society Representative on the International Health Partnership Plus (IHP+) and is consultant for various agencies and governments working in Africa.


She convenes Global Health South an Alliance of Southern Civil Society in Global Health and is Executive Secretary of the African Council for Sustainable Health Development (ACOSHED).

Posts By Lola Dare

Accountability in Global Health: What works, what doesn’t, and what we need to do about it

A side-event at the UN General Assembly, and two new reports, shine the light on accountability processes at the global, regional, national, and sub-national levels. Spoiler alert: civil society engagement in countries is critical.

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