Founder | Women at Risk International Foundation | WARIF
Anita Kemi DaSilva is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a medical background that extends to Public health. A qualified and experienced specialist since 2002, Dr. Dasilva has worked in Lagos for over 10 years in private practice, where she has dedicated her time to working closely with non-government organizations and related agencies in addressing prevailing issues of gender-based violence, rape, and trafficking of young girls and women in communities throughout Lagos, by offering free medical support and counselling.
Dr. Dasilva graduated from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos and completed her postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Howard University, Washington DC. She received her Master’s degree in Public Health, John Hopkins University, and Baltimore, Maryland.
She has also expanded her expertise in the field with her participation in post-graduate medical courses in various specialists and is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos.
A member of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and the American Medical Association; she also serves as a board member of non-governmental organizations such as an Erulu Angela Adebayo Foundation (ERAF)
Dr. Dasilva is a strong advocate of gender equality and empower all women and girls and is known for her unmitigated passion for women’s right which has shaped her life and has led to her establishing the Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF). She believes that it is our primary social responsibility, to ensure that globally, all young girls and women live a society free of rape and sexual violence.
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