Omolaja Odunuga

Dr Laja Odunuga    joined GSK in August 2011 as the Medical Adviser  of GSK  Anglophone West Africa  and later GSK Nigeria. He has supported all therapy areas across the business units of Pharmaceutical, Vaccine and Consumer and has brought significant improvement in the implementation of Medical Governance processes and Scientific Engagement activities at the LOC. As the NSC for the LOC, he has been responsible for training of staff and all third-party agents on AE reporting beside other roles of managing adverse event reports received in line with GSK processes. He has been the LOC Medical Lead for the Inspiration meetings since 2012 till date and also serves as the Medical Lead for the first LOC-facilitated webcast for pharmacists. In addition, he has facilitated the roll-out and successful implementation of several clinical research studies at the LOC and has served as the Study Accountable Person for some.

Dr Laja Odunuga is a Medical graduate of the University of Ilorin, with a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Lagos and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health in the National Post graduate Medical College. He started his medical  career  as a medical officer  and rose  to the  position of  Consultant  Public  Health physician  with  Lagos  Health Service  Commission. He worked at several government hospitals across the state including Massey’s Street Children Hospital and General hospital Badagry.  Dr Odunuga   started and completed his residency training programme in Public health at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile Ife.  He worked   as a General Medical Officer at Mkushi District Hospital Mkushi Central Province, Zambia. On his return to  Nigeria  he  worked  as  the  Child  survival Program Manager  on the  USAID  funded   project  community participation for  action in the  social sector  and  later  the  Technical Malaria  manage  for  Lagos  and Ogun on the Department for International Development (DFID)   funded  Malaria  control programme