Kemi Ogundipe

Posted 27 June 2023

Kemi Ogundipe, MD, MPH is the pediatric advisor for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) based in Brussels. In this role she has been supporting their pediatric care programs globally since 2018 by advising MSF projects on the organization and quality of their pediatric care and contributing to MSF guidelines that are used for neonatal and pediatric care worldwide. Previously, Dr. Ogundipe worked extensively in MSF projects, both as a pediatric mobile implementing officer and project doctor. She is from Lagos, Nigeria where she lived until her completion of secondary school. She has also lived in the USA and currently resides in Brussels, Belgium. She is an alumnus of Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric training at Baylor College of Medicine in a specialized training program focused on global health and pediatric HIV and TB. She holds a master’s in public health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a concentration in maternal and child health. She has practiced as a pediatrician in Botswana, Lesotho, South Sudan, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea and Saipan (US Territory). Over the past year, she has travelled to Haiti, Niger, Benin and Nigeria directly supporting MSF’s pediatric care activities and has contributed to the newly released first edition of the MSF international pediatric guidelines. Her interests are in pediatric HIV and TB, neonatal care, malaria, childhood malnutrition, preventive health and healthcare system improvements.