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Dr. Egbe Dawodu MBBS, MBA, MSc, MRCP is a founding Partner of the Anadach Group where she leads the Management Consulting and Clinical Service Improvement Product Lines. Her primary areas of focus have been hospital restructuring, due diligence evaluation, strategic planning and implementation.


Dr. Osifo-Dawodu was previously an Adviser at the Innovation Practice at the World Bank Institute. Prior to joining the innovation practice, as one of the core members of the Nelson Mandela Institution's management team she helped develop and start the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja - a Pan African University with Graduate Students from over 20 African Countries. She previously managed the Human Development Group at the World Bank Institute where she was responsible for the World Bank's capacity building programs in health, education and social protection. She has a relatively unusual background in the World Bank Group having led and worked on both health policy dialogue and projects with Governments at the World Bank and with the private health sector projects at the International Finance Corporation.


At the World Bank, Dr. Osifo-Dawodu was a health specialist in the Middle East and North Africa, and East Asia Regions. She led the World Bank's policy dialogue on key health issues in Egypt, Yemen and West Bank and Gaza. She also participated in policy dialogue on health issues in Jordan and Morocco. At the IFC, she led the IFC negotiation and structuring of investment packages for a Specialty Clinic in the Philippines and a specialized developing country health equity Fund domiciled in the US. She also provided specialist advice on hospital projects in Mexico, Vietnam, and South Africa, and responsible for assessing/due diligence the viability of several IFC potential investments in health and education in several countries in Middle East, Africa and South Asia.


In addition, Dr. Osifo-Dawodu also worked with Booz, Allen and Hamilton on healthcare projects in the US and South Africa. Dr. Osifo-Dawodu is a qualified medical doctor and a member of the UK Royal College of Physicians. She holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, an MSc from Oxford University and MBBS from the University of Ibadan. She has authored several articles, contributed to books and was the lead author of“Establishing Private Health Care Facilities in Developing Countries: A Guide for Medical Entrepreneurs". World Bank Institute. 2007. (with Seung Hee Nah) Dr. Osifo-Dawodu belongs to several professional organizations including the American College of Physician Executives and the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas. She was also on the advisory boards of Sproxil which focuses on innovative applications of its Mobile Phone Authentication technology, and the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. She was a member of the technical committee for the African Development Bank E-Health Awards and as a member of the joint Pfizer/M-Health Alliance ageing and m-health working group.


Dr. Osifo-Dawodu was also an Expert Reviewer for the Health Sector in the E-Transform Africa Study – a joint initiative by World Bank, African Development Bank and African Union. She is often invited to peer review grants and journal articles on health in emerging markets.




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