Sunday Atobatele

Sunday Atobatele, Partner, Sydani Group
Mr. Sunday Atobatele


Sunday Atobatele is a Principal and the Director of Sydani Fellowship Programme. A senior management consultant and seasoned public health professional, Sunday leads Sydani’s work across data analytics, health financing, and vaccine logistics and supply chain management. Passionate about the use of advanced data analytics for action, Sunday is responsible for Sydani’s work in operational research and drives the firm’s support to the government and partners in developing the culture of, and capacity for transforming and modelling data for strategic decision making at all levels. In his role as Sydani’s lead data expert, Sunday has led the development of a financial model and 5-year national investment strategy for transitioning polio investments to the Government of Nigeria and also worked as part of a consortium to develop and cost a 5-year strategy for sustaining and institutionalizing Social Investments in Nigeria for the office of the Vice President of Nigeria. In his health financing role, Sunday leads Sydani’s R4D-funded work in providing support to the Government of Nigeria to operationalize its Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) across both the demand (NHIS) and supply (NPHCDA) sides.

Before joining Sydani, Sunday worked with Solina Health where he served as a lead consultant to the NPHCDA’s BMGF-funded Technical Support Unit (TSU) providing technical support to solving complex challenges in PHC development across the 36+1 states of Nigeria; He also led Solina’s efforts in revitalizing Nigeria’s vaccine supply chain systems to improve routine immunization coverage and reduce the burden of vaccine preventable morbidity and mortality in under-fives. Sunday has also provided technical support to the Kano and Katsina State Primary Healthcare Boards on strengthening Routine Immunization Systems in the states.

Sunday has post-graduate training in public health from the Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA, executive leadership training in Immunization and vaccine supply chain systems from the WHO, and holds a master’s degree in public health (in view) from the University of Liverpool John Moores. He is an alumnus of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, where he obtained a 1st class in BTech (Hons) degree in Food Science and Technology.

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