Aliko Ahmed is the Regional Director of Public Health for East of England, and previously the Director of Public Health for Staffordshire NHS and County Council. He qualified in clinical medicine and received specialist training in epidemiology and public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Cambridge and the NHS.
Currently, he leads and oversees the strategic responsibilities and programmes aim to protect and improve the health of the people in the East of England and to reduce health inequalities in the region. This includes delivery of specialist health protection services and the provision of technical advice and support to local governments and the National Health Service to improve quality and population health outcomes.
He has almost three decades of experience working as a clinician, academic and public health practitioner in health systems across low and high-income countries. His clinical work has been mainly in infectious and communicable diseases including STIs and HIV programmes. His academic interest is in translational research to inform policy, and is involve in many academic-service-based collaborative research partnerships across the UK and globally. He maintains a special interest in global health especially in collaborative approaches for sustainable health solutions in Africa.
He is a Senior Fellow at Centre on Universal Health @Chatham House – where he convenes the Public Health Africa Policy Forum. He co-chairs the Global Health Bridge programme @Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, Chairs the Faculty of Public Health Africa Group and is the Co-Convener of the Better Health for Africa Initiative UK.