Dr Tajudeen is a medical doctor with postgraduate qualifications in Pediatrics and Public Health. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians and African Public Health Leaders Fellow of the Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs, UK. He has senior level experience in Child Health, Health System Management, Health Diplomacy, Maternal and Child Health, and Health in Humanitarian Emergencies. He has worked in different settings in the developing world; Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia. Dr Tajudeen is currently heads of the Division of Public Health Institutes and Research at the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he coordinates the establishment and strengthening of National Public Health Institutes across the 55 African Union Member States. He oversees the establishment of the five Africa CDC Regional Collaborating Centers in Lusaka, Abuja, Libreville, Nairobi and Cairo. He coordinates the Africa CDC Institute for Workforce Development and the continental public health research agenda. Dr Tajudeen also heads the healthcare preparedness and countermeasures section of the Africa CCD COVID-19 response, and co-chairs the case management technical working group of the Africa Taskforce on COVID-19.