Fadekemi Akinfaderin-Agarau

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Fadekemi Akinfaderin-Agarau

2000 Global Fellow
Founder of Education as a Vaccine Against AIDS with Damilola Adebiyi

Fadekemi Akinfaderin-Agarau 2000 Global Fellow

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Empower youth in Nigeria to educate their peers about HIV/AIDS through innovative community and school-based initiatives.


Fadekemi Akinfaderin received a BA from Wesleyan University, Connecticut for a double-major in Chemistry and Molecular Biology/Biochemistry. She also holds a Master's in Public Health from the Population and Family Health Department at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York.  Apart from her involvement in EVA, Fadekemi has served in an advisory role and has contributed to the development of HIV/AIDS and adolescent reproductive/sexual health policies in Nigeria and to international organizations. Fadekemi has also worked extensively on the scientific aspects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in international settings.

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