The INFORM Africa steering committee is the central governance body of the research hub that comprises of key representatives of the NIH and the South African and Nigerian governments, including the hub’s PIs, with significant stakes in the project’s aims and expected outcomes. The Steering Committee provides support, guidance and oversight on the project’s progress. Its primary responsibilities involve deciding the hubs scope and directions, budgets and timelines, devising governance procedures, as well as prioritizing key deliverables within the hub’s strategic aims. 

 

INFORM Africa PIs 

Alash’le Abimiku, PhD 

Man Charurat, PhD 

Chenfeng Xiong, PhD 

Vivek Naranbhai, MBChB, PhD 

NIH PROGRAM AND RESEARCH OFFICERS

Rosemary McKaig

Denise Russo

Brad Newson

Gifty Dankyi

Sudha Srinivasan

Sina Barbara

NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES

Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa- Director General, Nigeria Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) 

Dr. Gambo Aliyu- Director General, National Agency for the control of AIDS (NACA) 

Esther Ikomi- Assitant Director, National Agency for the control of AIDS (NACA) 

Oluwatoni Akinola- Technical supervisor, Nigeria Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) 

 

SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES

Dr. Adrian Puren- Executive Director, NICD and Head of the Centre for HIV and STIs at NICD 

Nicholas Crisp- Deputy Director General, National Department of Health.