Dr Babatunde Akeem Saka

Dr. Babatunde Saka- Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium, Nigeria.

Dr Babatunde Akeem Saka is a public health specialist with special attention on molecular epidemiology and prediction. Dr Saka graduated from the University of Ibadan with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree where he also completed his Master of Science and PhD in Preventive Veterinary Medicine. He worked in the private sector until 2011 when he was appointed as a Research and Teaching Assistant for the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine in the University of Ibadan. He served in this capacity as a clinical instructor, project design and monitoring as well as research assistant to the leading aquatic epidemiologist and toxicologist in the university for five years. Dr Saka presently works with the GET Consortium as the Project Director and in an administrative capacity as the Global Executive Secretary. He is IFBA certified. He currently serves as a technical consultant on Biosecurity and One Health as well as the Secretary of the Data Safety and Monitoring Board to Lagos State Ministry of Health. He is a member of the Lagos State Biosecurity and Biobanking Governing Council, Nigerian Biological Safety Association, Genetic Toxicologist Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, and International Federation of Biosafety Associations. He is serving as the laboratories coordinator as well as the Deputy Incident Manager for Lagos State Covid Response.