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Awele Elumelu

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Awele Elumelu

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Dr. Awele Elumelu is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Avon Medical Practice Limited, the Chairperson of Avon Healthcare Limited and oversees the healthcare investments in the Heirs Holdings’ portfolio, a family-owned investment company focused on transforming Africa through long-term investments and currently operating in twenty-three countries across the continent. Awele is focused on expanding and improving access to quality healthcare and achieving universal healthcare coverage in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation. Elumelu is the Private Sector Champion for Immunization in Africa by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, Gavi, and is a Trustee of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Africa’s leading philanthropy devoted to entrepreneurship. Dr. Elumelu is a strong advocate for innovative public-private partnerships to deliver life-saving vaccination programs while ensuring maximum cost efficiency. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Benin. Her experience as a medical doctor includes medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology and emergency medicine. In Nigeria, Dr. Elumelu has worked with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and in the UK, with Grantham and District Hospital, Grantham. In January 2018, Dr. Elumelu was appointed as the Champion for Immunization in Africa by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).