Senior Technical Immunization Officer, John Snow Inc. Immunization Center
Folake Kio-Olayinka is a senior technical immunization officer at John Snow Inc. Immunization Center. She has extensive experience with polio from her time as a senior immunization advisor with COMPASS (Community Participation for Action in the Social Sector) and its parent organization, USAID Nigeria, from 2001 to 2007. Kio-Olayinka finds it essential to examine the concept of partnership and to expand on it for successful eradication of polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases. During her time as a maternal and child health program manager with USAID Nigeria, she served as a member of the WHO Immunization Practice Advisory Committee (IPAC). She is an Aspen Institute New Voices fellow.