Dr. Olayinka Akinyemiju is a specialist palliative care doctor with a passion for pediatric and family health. A passionate and highly motivated doctor who is always willing to learn in order to develop and enhance the skills required having a positive impact on people’s lives.
Dr. Akinyemiju obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 2006, a Diploma in Pediatric Palliative Medicine from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2009, a certificate in pain management and children in hospice, massacheuset, 2011 and a certificate in occupational health and safety from the university of Cape Town, 2014.
She completed her Internship at St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos in 2007. She was a Medical officer in Lifeline Children’s hospital before moving to join the Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta in 2008 as one of the pioneering staff involved in the creation of one of the first few Palliative medicine and Pain Centers in the country.
She has a passion for outreach, research, counseling and testing for different groups in the society. As well as offering Home based care to cancer and HIV/AIDS patient.
She was selected to present at the 19th World Children’s Hospice international conference in 2008- TOPIC-Palliative care in pediatric HIV/AIDS and presented at the CHI conference in 2010. (Palliative care in children at the juvenile remand home in Abeokuta.)
She has won several awards in the past such as, Rotaract Club Leadership Award, Award For Dedication and Hard work, Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta
Dr. Akinyemiju participated in many extra curricula activities such as, General Secretary for Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta, Vice President for Federation of Catholic Medical and Dental Students
She is a member of the following groups: Nigerian Medical Association, Home base care team for the management of HIV /AIDS, Abeokuta, Hospice and Palliative Care association of Nigeria, Children’s Hospice International, International Children’s Palliative Care Network, Rotary Club Of Abeokuta.