Opeyemi Familusi was born and raised in Ibadan south western Nigeria.
She grew up on the University of Ibadan where she had most of her formal education up until University level and qualified with a MBBS degree.
As a medical student she was actively involved in working in adolescent health and was an active member of the Action Group on adolescent health (AGAH) a youth serving non for profit organization.
Following graduation she had a short spell working as a medical officer in a Primary Health Care center in a rural community (Mabudi) Plateau state in the Middle belt region of Nigeria for a year.
Here she was exposed to grass root medicine and it many challenges. The innumerable problems of this community typified the health challenges faced by most rural communities in developing countries.
Working as the only medical officer in a rural community was challenging but certainly rewarding as a little intervention did go a long way.
She subsequently pursed her postgraduate education in the UK and has trained as a general practitioner and attained membership of the Royal college of General practitioners in the UK (MRCGP) following her general practice training.
In the last year she has taken up a Job as a General practitioner in an under -served area in East Yorkshire in the UK.
She currently tends to patients with multiple socioeconomic challenges some of which is related to drug and alcohol misuse. Her prior experience has steered up a keen interest in global health and service to the underserved in our societies.
She is looking forward to ways to integrate her training in primary care to global health delivery.
She is excited to have the opportunity to learn from your various wealth of experience.