Chief Medical Director, Taprobane Medical Center
Abimbola is the Chief Medical Director at Taprobane Medical Center (TMC), a health care center located in the Capital of Nigeria that provides primary and secondary care. TMC provides a wide variety of services ranging from child and maternal care, specialty medicine (dermatology, gastroenterology, general medicine, neurology, mental health) to specialty surgery (ENT, Orthopedics, General Surgery, OB Gynae). They are also a source for emergency services and diagnostic services (laboratory, sonology, radiology). Driven by their mission to increase access to healthcare, TMC provides free eye tests, blood pressure tests and is actively engaged in community outreachand programs to ensure that cost is not a barrier to accessing critical health services. In addition, Abimbola is sharing information about preventive therapies through lectures, advocacy, social media and radio. Through TMC, Abimbola is driven to improve access to affordable and high quality healthcare in her community. Abimbola also serves as a Supervising Consultant at the Federal Inland Revenue Service Staff Clinic and a Project Coordinator of the Hepatitis B and C Treatment of Staff of FIRS in Northern Nigeria. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the College of Medicine, (MBBS) Ibadan and received a Postgraduate Fellowship granted by the West African College of Physicians in Family Medicine She is a former Secretary of the Society of Family Physicians and a member of the Guild of Medical Directors in Abuja.
What Abimbola hopes to gain from the VV GROW Fellowship:
Abimbola hopes to gain business management skills to ensure that her business is sustainable as well as people management skills to identify and build effective teams. She hopes to gain insight into ideas that will create impact within her business and community.
What Abimbola can offer other fellows:
Abimbola can share her experiences as a role model within a male dominated sector in order to help inspire other fellows to do what they set their minds to.
Connect with Abimbola on Social Media:
Facebook Page (business): https://www.facebook.com/Taprobane-Medical-Center-Abuja-704120266340653/
Facebook Page (personal): https://www.facebook.com/abimbola.silva