Lola Dare is a community physician, epidemiologist, global health practitioner, development consultant, social entrepreneur and irrepressible health advocate of over 30 years. Lola is the President of CHESTRAD Global an African-led social enterprise that deploys data and evidence to champion country context and independent voices of women, children and young people in global health and development debate.
Lola has been in the forefront of advocacy for resilient, accountable right based health care services and systems strengthening, and has engaged with policy makers, parliamentarians, large donor funded programmes, national governments, intergovernmental organizations and agencies. Lola is an innovative thought leader whose voice is well respected, informed and authentically southern in all level dialogues on health and development. As President of CHESTRAD Global, Lola has oversight for its effort across three regions; Africa and the Middle East; Europe, Pacific and Asia; and the Americas. Furthermore, she has oversight for its flagship initiatives including I Will Give Africa, a platform for organized philanthropy and social impact investments; and the Tariro Project, a technology and data enabled platform to build Africa’s human capital potential from zero to 60 months.
Lola, a graduate of the College of Medicine University of Ibadan, Nigeria, holds a Master’s of Science degree in Epidemiology, bias in statistics (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine); awarded certificates in Population and Development and International Health as David E. Bell and Takemi Fellow of the Harvard School of Public Health, United States of America. Lola is a member of the West African Postgraduate Medical College, Faculty of Public Health and fellow of the Nigerian National Postgraduate Medical College, Faculty of Community Medicine. She holds a certificate in Advance Management from INSEAD. She is a Fellow, by distinction, of the Faculty of Public Health, United Kingdom