Aliko Ahmed

Dr Aliko Ahmed


He is an accomplished and outcome-focused public health physician with extensive strategic and management experiences nationally and internationally. Excellent track record of board-level leadership and delivery of major public health programmes. Sound technical knowledge and skills in public health and clinical practice. Humble and collaborative with an interdependent mindset.  

Aliko Ahmed

Aliko Ahmed is a public health physician, epidemiologist, and global health diplomat with decades of working experience in clinical medicine, academia, and public health practice across low- and high-income countries. He is currently the Regional Director of Public Health for the East of England region and is responsible for the strategic development and oversight of public health programmes aimed at preventing ill-health, improving population health outcomes, and reducing health inequalities within the region. He led the regional public health response to the pandemic working with several stakeholders including local authorities and Universities. 

Aliko's global health interest is in sustainable health policy solutions, particularly in the translation of evidence into public health policy and practice in Africa. He works and advises African governments, public and private institutions in Africa. He is a Senior Fellow, the convenor of the Public Health Africa Policy Forum at Chatham House, and one of the global commissioners appointed to the recently launched the Chatham House Global Commission for Universal Health. He is an Associate Director at Cambridge Public Health and a Fellow of Wolfson College at Cambridge University. He Chairs the UK Faculty of Public Health’s Africa Group and holds honorary Professorships in Public Health at several universities.

Aliko received his primary medical qualification at Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria and holds postgraduate degrees in Public Health from both the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Cambridge. He undertook his higher specialist training in Public Health Medicine in Cambridge and currently holds fellowships at the UK Faculty of Public Health (FFPH) and the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) London

  • Translational research to support public health policy development
  • Africa in Global Health History - contributions, aspirations and solutions
  • Optimising faith assets for sustainable health outcomes

What's on

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Art Exhibition: Richard Batterham stoneware

23/09/2023 at 10.00

A display of works from the Bradshaw-Bubier studio pottery collection.

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Art Exhibition: 'Patterns of Renewal'

23/09/2023 at 10.00

We're delighted to be the first to exhibit new paintings by Gurpran Rau in 'Patterns of Renewal' - including a series of works inspired by nature and the woods of Cambridgeshire.

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Wolfson Howler with Vidura BR

02/10/2023 at 20.00

The Wolfson Howler is back, bringing you the best comedy Cambridge has to offer!

Illustration from Punch magazine in 1848

The Police Outrage: A Killing, a Coverup, and a Campaign for Justice in Victorian London

17/10/2023 at 17.30

One summer night in 1851, a London police officer beat a young man to death. This talk tells the story of what happened next: a struggle for truth, justice, and equality before the law.

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Graduation Ceremony

21/10/2023 at 09.00

Graduation ceremonies are the culmination of students’ hard work and commitment, and a moment to celebrate the completion of their Cambridge degree.