THE AFRICAN GENETIC BIOCONTROL CONSORTIUM
Mrs. Emma Orefuwa
About Mrs. Emma Orefuwa
As a second-generation African diasporan of Nigerian and Seychellois descent, Emma Orefuwa has a passion for supporting Africans to act as agents of change, and for facilitating African solutions to African problems. She is the co-founder of the Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA), an African-led network of scientists, Public Health professionals, and other stakeholders dedicated to identifying unified approaches to fighting vector-borne disease across the African continent.
Emma brings 15 years of Public Health experience and has held a number of high-profile project and programme management roles within the UK National health service, International Development, and Global Health sectors. Emma currently serves as Director of Programmes, Africa, for UK/Swiss-based NGO the Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections (GAFFI), with responsibility for supporting GAFFI’s ambassadors, regional networks, program development, and strategic partnership building.
Emma is also supporting the set-up of the African Gene Drive for Vector Control Network, a new initiative of PAMCA.