Dr Orode Doherty
Dr. Orode Doherty Director, Africare Nigeria is a speaker at the LagosMums Parenting Conference.
Dr Doherty is a US Board-Certified Pediatrician and Public Health Physician who focuses on healthy communities, supporting development, establishing livelihoods and reducing disease. Dr. Doherty received Pediatric training at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where she was an award winning Pediatric resident and clinician.
She holds a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University’s School of Public Health. As pioneer Pediatrician in ICAP, Columbia University’s HIV and AIDS program, she led teams that established over 100 maternal and newborn care clinics for mothers living with HIV in several states in Nigeria, creating curricula for training health providers and tools for supervision.
As Country Director of the International Non-Profit, Africare, she manages a diverse portfolio including large-scale comprehensive community nutrition and malaria programs; expanding access to clean cooking fuels; and pioneering integrated life skills, leadership, health literacy and sports interventions for in-school youth with extensive partnerships with the private sector.
Dr. Doherty provides thoughtful leadership around enhancing the capacity of women and their families to improving health and livelihoods through behavior change, education and enhanced access to resources and technology. She serves on the advisory boards of the Healthcare Leadership Academy, the African Cycling Foundation, HCPLink, a platform connecting healthcare professionals, and is a Trustee of Lagos Mums Inc. and the Mindscapes Children’s Museum.
She is a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa and a Fellow and Moderator of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is married to ‘Funso and they have three children.