Eyitayo Lambo

Former Minister of Health, Nigeria

Eyitayo Lambo was the Minister of Health in Nigeria from 2003 to 2007. He was the Health Economist and later Regional Adviser for health sector reforms, health care financing and health in socioeconomic development for the World Health Organization (Regional Office for Africa) between 1990 and 1999. He served as the Director of the Change Agent (for Health Sector Reform) Program developed by DFID UK with the Federal Government of Nigeria from October 2001 to July 2003 when he was appointed Minister of Health of Nigeria. Hon. Lambo taught at the Universities of Ibadan, Ilorin and Bendel State, all in Nigeria from 1974 to 1992. He was consultant lecturer to the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Nigeria Industrial Development Bank and African Development Bank. He was also external examiner to several Universities. He has published over sixty papers, articles and books in the areas of quantitative economics, modeling, operations research applied to health, strategic management, and health economics. Hon. Lambo holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics.

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