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olatunji@sun.ac.za

Olatunji Adetokunboh, PhD

Researcher and National Public Health Liaison

Research theme: Rapid Response to Emerging Threats

Olatunji is a Researcher/National Public Health Liaison at SECEMA. Prior to joining SACEMA, he worked as Technical Advisor and Manager for various HIV and Reproductive Health projects in South Africa and Nigeria. He also worked with the Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council and Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Stellenbosch University.

Olatunji is a medical doctor with masters and doctoral degrees in clinical epidemiology and epidemiology respectively. His research focuses on evidence synthesis and multilevel modelling approaches to infectious disease epidemiology, with special interest in vaccine-preventable diseases and HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa.

Recent publications

Adetokunboh, O.O, Z.E. Mthombothi, E.M. Dominic, S. Djomba-Njankou, J.R.C. Pulliam (2021) African based researchers’ output on models for the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases and public health interventions: A scoping review PLOS One. 16(5): e0250086 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250086


Atuhaire, L., O. Adetokunboh, C. Shumba and P.S. Nyasulu (2021) Effect of community-based interventions targeting female sex workers along the HIV care cascade in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis Systematic Reviews 10:137 doi: 10.1186/s13643-021-01688-4


Local Burden of Disease HIV Collaborators [Adetokunboh, OO] (2021) Mapping subnational HIV mortality in six Latin American countries with incomplete vital registration systems BMC Medicine 19:4 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-020-01876-4


Deshpande, A., M.K. Miller-Petrie, P.A. Lindstedt, M.M. Baumann, K.B. Johnson, B.F. Blacker, H. Abbastabar, F. Abd-Allah, A. Abdelalim, I. Abdollahpour, K.H. Abegaz, O. Adetokunboh et al. (2020) Mapping geographical inequalities in access to drinking water and sanitation facilities in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000-17. The Lancet Global Health 8(9):e1162-1185. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30278-3


Murray, C.J., A.Y. Aravkin, P. Zheng, C. Abbafati, K.M Abbas, M. Abbasi-Kangevari, F Abd-Allah, A. Abdelalim, M. Abdollahi, I. Abdollahpour , K.H Abegaz, O.O Adetokunboh, & et al. (2020) Global burden of 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet. 396(10258):1223-1249. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30752-2


Wang, H., K.M. Abbas, M. Abbasifard, M. Abbasi-Kangevari, H. Abbastabar, F. Abd-Allah , A. Abdelalim, H. Abolhassani, L.G Abreu, M.R Abrigo, A.L Abushouk, & O. Adetokunboh O et al. (2020) Global age-sex-specific fertility, mortality, healthy life expectancy (HALE), and population estimates in 204 countries and territories, 1950–2019: a comprehensive demographic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet 396(10258):1160-1203 doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30977-6


Vos, T., S.S. Lim, C. Abbafati, K.M. Abbas, M. Abbasi, M. Abbasifard , M. Abbasi-Kangevari, H. Abbastabar, F. Abd-Allah, A. Abdelalim, M. Abdollahi, O. Adetokunboh & et al. (2020) Global burden of 369 diseases and injuries in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet 396(10258):1204-1222. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30925-9


Murray, C.J., C. Abbafati, K.M. Abbas, M. Abbasi, M. Abbasi-Kangevari, F. Abd-Allah , M. Abdollahi, P. Abedi, A. Abedi, H. Abolhassani, V. Aboyans, O. Adetokunboh, & et al. (2020) Five insights from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet 396(10258):1135-1159 doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31404-5


Tamuzi, J.L., B.T. Ayele, C.S Shumba, O.O. Adetokunboh, J. Uwimana-Nicol, Z.T. Haile, J. Inugu, & P.S. Nyasulu (2020) Implications of COVID-19 in high burden countries for HIV/TB: A systematic review of evidence. BMC Infectious Diseases. 20(1):1-8 doi: 10.1186/s12879-020-05450-4


Adetokunboh, O.O., & E.B. Are (2020) Distribution and Determinants of HIV Prevalence in South Africa. Annals of Epidemiology. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2020.08.061


Deshpande, A., M.K. Miller-Petrie, P.A. Lindstedt, M.M Baumann, K.B. Johnson, B.F. Blacker, H. Abbastabar, F. Abd-Allah, A. Abdelalim, I. Abdollahpour, K.H. Abegaz, O.O. Adetokunboh et al. (2020) The global distribution of lymphatic filariasis, 2000- 18: a geospatial analysis. The Lancet Global Health 8(9):e1186-e1194. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30286-2


Lozano, R., N. Fullman, J.E. Mumford, M. Knight, C.M. Barthelemy, C. Abbafati, H. Abbastabar, F. Abd-Allah, M. Abdollahi, A. Abedi, H. Abolhassani, O. Adetokunboh, & et al. (2020) Measuring universal health coverage based on an index of effective coverage of health services in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet. 396(10258):1250-1284. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30750-9


Nnaji, C.A., M.S. Shey, O.O. Adetokunboh, & C.S. Wiysonge. (2020) Immunogenicity and safety of fractional dose yellow fever vaccination: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Vaccine. 38(6):1291-1301. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.12.018


Yaya, S., O.A. Uthman, M. Kunnuji, K. Navaneetham, J.O. Akinyemi, R.M. Kananura, V. Adjiwanou, O. Adetokunboh, & G. Bishwajit. (2020) Does economic growth reduce childhood stunting? A multicountry analysis of 89 Demographic and Health Surveys in sub-Saharan Africa. . BMJ Global Health. 5(1). doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2019-002042


Frank, T.D., A. Carter, D. Jahagirdar, M.H. Biehl, D. Douwes-Schultz, S.L. Larson, M. Arora, L. Dwyer-Lindgren, K.M Steuben, H. Abbastabar, L.J. Abu-Raddad, O.O. Adetokunboh et al (2019) Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and mortality of HIV, 1980 to 2017, and forecasts to 2030, for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study. The Lancet HIV 6(12): e831-e859, doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(19)30196-1


Adamu, A.A., O.A Uthman, M.A. Gadanya, O.O. Adetokunboh, & C.S. Wiysonge (2019) A multilevel analysis of the determinants of missed opportunities for vaccination among children attending primary healthcare facilities in Kano, Nigeria: Findings from the pre-implementation phase of a collaborative quality improvement programme. PLOS One 14(7): e0218572 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218572


Adetokunboh, O.O., A. Awotiwon, D. Ndwandwe, O.A. Uthman, & C.S. Wiysonge (2019) The burden of vaccine-preventable diseases among HIV-infected and HIV-exposed children in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. 15(11), 2590-2605. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2019.1599676


Adetokunboh. O.O., D. Ndwandwe, A. Awotiwon, O.A. Uthman, & C.S Wiysonge. (2019) Vaccination among HIV infected, HIV-exposed uninfected and HIV-uninfected children: A systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence related to vaccine efficacy and effectiveness. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. 15(11) 2578-258915. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2019.1599677


DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis