Advocacy Director, Merck for Mothers
Tayo has two decades of combined private sector and international development experience, 10 years of which was spent in the pharmaceutical industry in multiple roles that included community relations, government affairs, marketing and sales. He spearheaded Abbott's HIV patient relations function in Europe, developing services to support people living with HIV by partnering with community organisations. He also advocated for antiretroviral drugs access across Africa and developed a health care professional (HCP) train-the-trainer program that's educated over 3000 HCPs.
Over the last five years, Tayo has been focused on sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescents health (SRMNCAH), most recently, leading the establishment of an adolescents and youth constituency at The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) to advocate for better SRMNCAH policies and services at global, regional and national levels. He contributed to the development of the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health 2016 -2030. In Nigeria, in collaboration with multisectoral partners, he contributed to the passage of the National Health Bill, the development of the National Gender Policy Guidelines and the passage of violence Against Person's Prohibition in support of gender equality.