Dr. Emilomo Ogbe is a medical doctor and researcher with experience in gender mainstreaming, Bioethics and sexual and Reproductive Health, programme management, policy analysis and research in West and East Africa and South East Asia. She is a Board member of the Postpartum Support Network Africa, Ethics Review Member of Marie Stopes International and Researcher at the University of Gent, where her research is focused on the influence of social networks on health decision making and utilisation of GBV services by refugees. She is currently a Steering Committee member and one of the Principal Investigators for the ‘Personal and Family Coping with Covid 19’ Consortium across over 22 Low and Middle income countries. She has a Masters in Gender and Development with a focus on Health, from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK and a MD degree from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos.
Emilomo worked as a consultant with the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organisation, Geneva and as a Project coordinator for an EU FP7 project focused on postpartum maternal and infant health across 4 sub-Saharan African countries at the International Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Ghent, Belgium. She has co-coordinated and evaluated other sexual and reproductive health projects in Kenya, Nigeria, Philippines and the United Kingdom, focused on vulnerable groups for multi-donor projects for DFID, USAID and WHO. She has conducted a strategic assessment of a Women’s rights’ Organisation in Nigeria (WRAPA) and also supported a strategic assessment for the Global Funding Facility project for the World Bank. She has and continues to provide Gender technical advice to the World Health Organisation, Geneva and the International Organisation of Migration.
Emilomo has lived and worked in Nigeria, Belgium, Kenya, India, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the Philippines, and worked on global health and development projects that span across over more than 20 countries. She is fluent in English and speaks some French and Dutch. She has published several peer reviewed publications.