Dr. Akinsete is CEO/National Director of Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria. A Consultant Public Health Physician, Administrator, Teacher, and Broadcaster, she is also a Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. Akinsete has worked in every level of government in Nigeria – from local to State and to Federal levels. At the global level, she has contributed to World Health Organisation (WHO) publications on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), served as WHO Fellow in Geneva, and as UN Cares Facilitator at the United Nations HQ in New York.
Dr. Akinsete is a member of several professional bodies, serves as a Commissioner on the Nigeria NCDI Poverty Commission, an Adjunct Lecturer at the Eko University of Medicine, and is a member of the Board of the University of Ibadan Research Foundation. A Chartered Management Consultant, Akinsete is a key resource person for the West African Health Organisation and represents the Women’s Board at the United Nations.