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

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Art Exhibition: 'Life Within Landscapes'

09/06/2024 at 10.00

Explore Wolfson's newest exhibition, 'Life Within Landscapes', showcasing works by three Cambridge-based female contemporary artists, inspired by their Caribbean heritage.

Promotional graphic for Wolfson May Ball 2024, themed "dreamscapes," featuring an illustration of a figure in a canoe with a lantern and a silhouette of a face on a wavy backdrop.

Wolfson May Ball 2024: Dreamscapes

21/06/2024 at 20.00

Step from one dreamscape to the next, on a journey from restful lullabies to surrealist whimsy to thrilling nightmares, and emerge forever changed…

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Foundation Day Celebrations

28/06/2024 at 10.00

It's Wolfson's birthday! Wherever you are in the world, celebrate with us at one of our Foundation Day events.

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Graduation Ceremony - General Admission

29/06/2024 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.

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Entrepreneurship Hub End of Year BBQ

07/07/2024 at 14.00

Please join us at Wolfson for a BBQ to celebrate all that has been achieved during the Entrepreneurship Hub's first year.