Edima Ottoho

Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory
Associated Site:
Nigeria_Federal Capital Territory_Combo Group

About my site

My site - Nigeria_Federal Capital Territory_Combo Group started in 2018 as a small group of colleagues in the PEPFAR/USAID-funded LOPIN project in Nigeria who were interested in self-development. We later expanded our group to staff of sub-grantees and partner organizations when we observed a growing interest in the University of Washington's courses in our region. The LOPIN project later ended in 2021, but the learners who had now moved on to other endeavors remained connected to the site. In recent years, our site has opened registration to many others in the healthcare/public health field who are in the quest for self-development. We are no longer affiliated with any existing public health organization/institution but I manage the administrative/logistics needs through my consulting outfit - Conserv Multiservices Limited (whenever that is necessary). Our site has a great mix of highly experienced practitioners with 10-25 years of experience, and other entry and mid-level professionals of different specialty areas in health/medicine/public health working in public, private for-profit, and non-profit, as well as academic settings. This has fostered networking and networking opportunities among site participants and also enriched our meeting discussions. We give participants the opportunity to co-lead discussions in meetings and also facilitate the course. In some of our courses, we have had well-meaning individuals who have responded to our call for sponsorships and have offered full and partial scholarships to participants who show interest but cannot afford to pay the course fees. We pride ourselves in promoting equity, being inclusive and supportive, and creating a conducive environment for learning.


Edima Ottoho is a public health professional with over 11 years of work experience. She is currently studying for a doctorate degree - DrPH Leadership, Management, and Policy at Boston University. She holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Services Management (Nigeria), a Master of Business Administration (United Kingdom), and a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics and Biotechnology. Edima is a licensed Project Manager (PMP®). Her expertise is in healthcare program design, planning, coordination, evaluation, financing, and digitization. She also has career and research interests in strategic leadership in global health, addressing health disparities, workforce development, and population aging.

Part-time, Edima is a Course Instructor and teaches the Masters in Public Health (MPH) students at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). She serves as the Emerging Women Leaders (EWL) fellow at BUSPH; and is also actively involved with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI)’s Gender, Rights, and Resilience (GR2) program on a project to foster women’s leadership in global health in Boston. She worked briefly (on a practicum) with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Local and Regional Health (OLRH) where she led an evaluation of the local health hiring process and co-developed health equity-related guidelines for shared services in Massachusetts.

She is a board member of the SmileTrain Young Leadership Circle (YLC) - a cause she is very passionate about, and an Equity and Inclusion fellow of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). She was previously a Frederic Bastiat fellow (under the Mercatus Center of George Mason University), a Women in Leadership Development (WILD) fellow, and a Design, Equity, Action, and Leadership (DEAL) fellow for the West African Academy of Public Health.

Edima aspires to become a global health leader, one who leads with compassion, conscience, and commitment to influence equitable policies/programs. She is investing significantly in personal development and is open to building connections in the global health community and beyond.

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