WEST & CENTRAL AFRICA

UNITE Members per Country
Ivory Coast1
Nigeria4
Sao Tome and Principe1

REGIONAL CHAIR

AKUA SENA DANSUA

THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA

Ambassador Dansua served on several Parliamentary Associations including the Parliamentary Network of the World Bank (PNoWB), the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). Parliamentarians for Global Action( PGA), e-Parliament Network, with roles such as Secretary General to the Interim Steering Committee of Coalition of African Parliamentarians Against HIV/AIDS (CAPAH), a Pan-African network to improve advocacy, policymaking, oversight and increased Parliamentary participation in the fight against HIV/ AIDS and Secretary to the Ghana Chapter of the African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC).

Her tour of duty in Berlin saw among others, a marked enhancement in relations between Ghana and Germany. Ambassador Dansua was invited as the only foreign diplomat, to participate in the Expert Group meeting convened by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on future global epidemics chaired by Bill Gates in March 2015 Ambassador Dansua founded the “Advocates for Gender and Development Initiatives” (AGDI) in Ghana, an NGO that seeks to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment with Dayi FM, a community radio station.

Ambassador Dansua is member of UNITE since January 2020.

MEMBERS

YÉO FOZIE

IVORY COAST

Yeo Fozie is an MP for the Ivory Coast National Assembly holding the chair for the Security and Defense Committee. Being one of the most well-known politicians in the country he has a strong political knowledge of Local Politics.

ABUBAKAR UMARU

NIGERIA

Abubakar Umaru currently serves as a Member of House of Representatives from Yabo constituency in Nigeria. Holds a Master degree in Mathematics from Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto. Priorly lectured at the Nigerian State College of Education and served as a local government secretary. Abubakar is actively involved in the Committee on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria Control. Abubakar Umaruis a member of UNITE since June 2020.

SAMUEL BABATUNDE ADEJARE

NIGERIA

Samuel Babatunde Adejare is the Deputy Chairman of Healthcare Services. He contributed as a Commissioner for the Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure and of the Environment for the State of Lagos, Nigeria. Adejare has graduated from the College of Medicine and has a Master degree in Public Health from the Lagos State University. Awarded from the Elder Council Nigerian Medical Association and the Association of General & Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria; received recognitions for his contributions to the environmental regeneration. Samuel Babatunde Adejare is a member of UNITE since June 2020.

MUHAMMAD USMAN

NIGERIA

Muhammad Usman is the past Member of the House of Representatives in the Parliament of Nigeria. Former Executive Chairman of Makarfi Local Government and a member of the Caretaker Committee and Supervisory Councilor for Health. Awarded for the Contributions to the cause of the Vaccine Access for All. Committed to the Women and Children Welfare and Advocacy for Vaccines Access, a close collaborator of the IVAC Projects. Supported legislations on strengthening the Nigerian Health System and improving the quality of health care. Muhammad Usman is a member of UNITE since November 2019.

OLANREWAJU TEJUOSO

NIGERIA

Lanre Tejuoso is a former Senator in Nigeria. Former Chairperson of the Health Committee at the Nigerian Senate. Senator Tejuoso is a medical doctor and one of the most seasoned voices on Health in Nigerian Politics, awarded as Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary. He was responsible for upliftment of the living conditions of many constituents in areas of power, infrastructure and welfare. Senator Tejuoso is also a manufacturing director of Teju Industries and Berger Paints Nigeria and has a great amount of experience in business. Senator Lanre Tejuoso is Member of UNITE since April 2019.

ARLINDO CARVALHO

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE

Arlindo Carvalho is the president of the PCD party in Sao Tome and Principe and also of the Center of Endemic Diseases. As a medical doctor and activist, he helped reduce mortality related to Malaria in the country. Arlindo Carvalho is also a former Minister of Health in Sao Tome and Principe. Carvalho is a member of UNITE since February 2019.